The information day will cover priorities and main aspects of the of the 2018 CEF Transport call, evaluation and award process, as well as give tips on how to prepare submit a successful proposal. Interactive Q&A sessions will take place during the information day.
NEA has received 95 project proposals by the deadline of 4 April for topics under the Mobility for Growth, the Automated Road Transport, and the Green Vehicles calls. Over €491.4 million were requested. The total indicative budget of the calls is €112 million. Successful projects are expected to demonstrate innovative solutions towards low-carbon and sustainable transport, as well as contribute significantly to safe and resilient transport systems, automated transport, and the development of electrified vehicles and of advanced technological capabilities in transport.
A new highly-efficient silicon-based multiple solar cell has been developed in the labs of researchers partially funded by the INEA-managed Horizon 2020 Nano-Tandem project. The new cell can convert exactly one-third of the incident sunlight into useful electricity. This newest result is now published in the renowned scientific magazine Nature Energy.
In the high-level international setting of the ILA Air Show Berlin 2018, the European Commission and INEA are organising a workshop on disruptive aircraft configurations, which will be crucial to achieve the Flightpath 2050 environmental objectives, as well as to ensure and maintain the global competitiveness of the EU aviation industry.
Big data has given scientists – and companies – a treasure trove of new information for analysing, understanding and predicting human behaviour, but it’s also thrown up a raft of questions about privacy and ownership.
The European Commission has opened a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to stimulate and support the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs). Up to €30 million will be made available to meet the needs of public administrations, businesses and citizens in their cross-border activities.
The European Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Electronic Invoicing (EMSFEI) brings together stakeholders from national e-invoicing forums and from the user side of the market. Its objective is to help pave the way for a broad-scale adoption of e-invoicing at national and EU-level. The Forum creates a unique opportunity to exchange experiences and best practice across borders. It also discusses issues of common interest and may issue recommendations to the Commission.
The evaluation of the second 2017 CEF Telecom call for proposals (CEF-TC-2017-2) has concluded and 64 projects in the areas of Cyber Security, eDelivery, eHealth and eProcurement have been selected to receive co-funding by the European Union. The funding comes from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme in the telecommunications sector. The successful projects include participation of entities from 26 EU Member States plus Norway (EEA country).
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) conference will be held in Brussels from 5 to 7 June. The call for organising sessions and nominating candidates for the EUSEW Awards has been launched with a deadline on 23 February 2018.
INEA has received 159 project proposals by yesterday’s deadline of two Competitive Low-Carbon topics, focusing on renewable energy systems integrated in buildings (LC-SC3-RES-4-2018) and improving renewable technologies (LC-SC3-RES-11-2018 ).
INEA has received 204 project proposals by the deadline for 9 topics under the Mobility for Growth call. The total indicative budget is €155 million. Successful projects are expected to demonstrate innovative solutions towards low-carbon and sustainable transport, as well as contribute significantly to transport safety, and to the development of advanced technological capabilities in transport. In total, nine topics were open for application for this stage of the call (see table below).
Today, INEA is hosting a workshop gathering twelve Smart Cities and Communities projects implementing wide range of smart urban solutions. Within these projects, so-called ‘lighthouse cities’ test new innovative ideas. If successful, these solutions are then replicated by so-called ‘follower cities’. The goal of the workshop is to exchange good practices and discuss how to best replicate smart urban solutions in the follower cities.
The 39 projects selected for EU funding are the result of two Horizon 2020 calls – for Mobility for Growth (36 projects) and Automated Road Transport (3 projects) respectively. They will receive a total of €243.8 million after signing grant agreements with INEA, for which they have time until 27 May 2018 for Automated Road Transport, and 19 June 2018 for Mobility for Growth.
The information day today 23 January at 15:00 CET will be dedicated to the new elements for the second cut-off date of the call: Budget increase of the call to €1.35 billion corresponding to indicative budget increase for the Innovation and New technologies priority of the call (€490 million), lower minimum total eligible costs for the project for proposals submitted under the Innovation and New technologies priority of the call – the new threshold is €5 million instead of €10 million, as well as the exemption from the conditionality on grant disbursement associated with EFSI approval for proposals submitted under the Innovation and New technologies priority of the call.
The event will be dedicated to the new elements for the second cut-off date of the call: Budget increase of the call to €1.35 billion corresponding to indicative budget increase for the Innovation and New technologies priority of the call (€490 million), lower minimum total eligible costs for the project for proposals submitted under the Innovation and New technologies priority of the call – the new threshold is €5 million instead of €10 million and exemption from the conditionality on grant disbursement associated with EFSI approval for proposals submitted under the Innovation and New technologies priority of the call. The event will be streamed online.
The projects awarded the EU funding are expected to demonstrate clean energy technology and propose near-to-market solutions for renewable energy sources. They will receive €134.4 million to carry out their work plans after signing grant agreements with INEA, for which they have time until March 2018.
The EU Member States represented in the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Coordination Committee approved today the European Commission’s proposal to invest over €1 billion in 39 key transport projects that will develop sustainable and innovative transport infrastructure in Europe across all modes. Selected projects will improve the railway network, develop the infrastructure for electric cars, modernise Europe’s air traffic management, as well as pave the way towards zero emission waterway transport.
INEA Director Dirk Beckers and Head of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Department Andreas Boschen took part in the inauguration ceremony of the German Unity Transport project N° 8 (VDE8) today, in presence of Chancellor Merkel. The newly launched and upgraded double-track Nuremberg–Erfurt–Leipzig/Halle–Berlin line will cut the travel times from Berlin to Munich from the current 6.5 to about 4 hours, thus boosting the competitiveness of rail travel between both cities.
Starting from today, you can apply for EU funding to carry out a project focusing on smart cities, smart energy systems or renewable fuels. The calls are open under the 2018-2020 Horizon Work Programme, and have a total budget of €138.3 million. The deadline for submissions is 5 April 2018.
INEA launched ten new projects co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility programme (CEF) in Warsaw today, in presence of Jerzy Kwieciński, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economic Development. The projects are expected to develop the Polish rail network, improve the country’s air traffic management system, as well as make the road and maritime transport greener. With an overall CEF Transport support of €4.2 billion, Poland is a key beneficiary of the programme.