INEA has selected 27 new projects under the Mobility for Growth, the Automated Road Transport, and the Green Vehicles calls.
9 May is the deadline for the Member States to transpose into national laws the Directive on Security of Netowrk and Information Systems (NIS Directive), the first EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity. To help Member States rapidly transpose the NIS Directive and build their capabilities, the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom programme is providing €38 million in funding until 2020 to support national CSIRTs as well as other NIS Directive stakeholders, such as the operators of essential services and digital service providers.
INEA has invited 47 applicants to submit full project proposals in the second and final selection stage of two Competitive Low-Carbon calls for funding, focusing on renewable energy systems integrated in buildings (LC-SC3-RES-4-2018) and improving renewable technologies (LC-SC3-RES-11-2018). The deadline to submit the full project proposals is 23 August 2018.
The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has received 15 proposals by the 26 April deadline for the 2018-1 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Energy call requesting nearly €71 million in total EU funding. The total available budget for the call is €200 million. Evaluation of the proposals with the help of external experts will start end of May.
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.
Over €560 m was requested by applicants, the total available budget is €138.3 m. According to estimates, up to twelve projects may be funded through these funds (indicative).
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.”