The amended CEF Telecom Work Programme 2017 has been published, including the announcement of the first call for WIFI4EU.
Today, the European Commission has announced the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme, including all funding opportunities for the two upcoming years available to research and innovation (R&I) projects.
The results clearly show that, at midterm, the CEF is already delivering on its promises and providing European added-value for the completion of the sectorial networks, facilitating synergies between them and leveraging private finance. So far, three and a half years on, the Commission has allocated €23.1 billion in grants (i.e. over 80% of the CEF grant budget) for projects in the three sectors, which have mobilised total investments of more than €45 billion. CEF-related financial instruments, including those under predecessor programmes, have generated additional investments in the three CEF sectors of €13.9 billion, out of which around €4.5 billion since 2014.
INEA has received 83 energy research project proposals by yesterday’s deadline of the Low-Carbon Energy call. The total available budget is €105 million. Successful projects are expected to demonstrate clean energy technology and propose near-to-market solutions for renewable energy sources. In total, nine topics were open for application in this round of the Low-Carbon Energy call.
“Admissibility and eligibility checks of the proposals will start on 18 July and evaluations by external experts on 4 September. Evaluation results will be announced in January 2018 at the latest.”
“The Project, co-financed by CEF Telecom, brings together HSBC, Barclays, the UK Government Digital Service (GDS), Orange, OT-Morpho and the Open Identity Exchange (OIX UK), to test the use of public sector eIDAS (Electronic Identity and Signature) standards for banking across borders.”
“To find potential partners, you can enter a keyword or a topic of a past call for proposal, or search by geographical criteria or by types of organisations. More advanced search criteria are planned for a release in December 2017.”
“The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has received 52 project proposals by the 18 May deadline for the CEF Telecom 2017-1 call, requesting over €43 million in total EU funding. The total available budget for the call is €27.5 million. Evaluation of the project proposals with the help of external experts will start in June.”
“The last call for funding under the current Horizon 2020 ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’ Work Programme opened today. Applicants are invited to submit their project proposals aiming to demonstrate innovative renewable energy technologies by 7 September 2017. The total available budget is €105 million.”
“The 2017-3 CEF Telecom calls virtual Info Day will take place on Tuesday 12 September 2017 and will cover four priorities of the 2017 CEF Telecom Calls which will open on 28 June 2017.”
“Today the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) and the European Commission launched the second Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom call for 2017. The call makes €25.5 million available to stimulate and support the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs). Interested applicants from all EU Member States, as well as Iceland and Norway, may submit proposals in the areas of Cyber Security, eDelivery, eHealth and eProcurement. The deadline for submission is 21 September 2017.”
“The evaluation of the third 2016 CEF Telecom call for proposals (CEF-TC-2016-3) has concluded, and 38 projects in the areas of Automated Translation, Cyber Security, eInvoicing and Europeana have been selected to receive co-funding from 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 27 EU Member States (plus Norway, Iceland and Serbia).”
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“The Grant agreement has been signed by INEA Director, Dirk Beckers and the Executive Vice-President of the project promoter “EuroAsia Interconnector Ltd.”, George Killas, in presence of the Energy attachés of Cyprus and Greece. The project worth €29 million in total has been selected for funding under the second 2016 CEF Energy call for proposals.”
“INEA has invited 55 project coordinators to submit full project proposals in the second stage of the selection process in three Competitive Low-Carbon Energy topics. They have time until 22 August 2017 to do so.
Successful projects are expected to develop the next generation of renewable energy technologies or investigate social, economic and human aspects of the energy system. The results of the final evaluation will be known at the latest by 21 January 2018.”
“This year’s Transport Innovation Challenge will reward transport innovators for their ideas for a cleaner and more efficient future in transport.”
“The Celtic Interconnector is the name of an EU Project of Common Interest (PCI) aiming the development of a potential electrical connection between Ireland and France, using subsea cables, with the capacity of approximately 700 megawatts (MW), enough to power 450,000 households. The project is being jointly developed by Ireland’s state-owned transmission system operator (EirGrid) and its French counterpart Réseau de Transport d’Électricité (RTE). The interconnector is expected to go live in 2025.”