The European Commission received 261 proposals for Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) before the latest cut-off date on 25 May 2019.
The EIC Accelerator offers optional equity investment in addition to a grant to small companies that want to put their breakthrough innovations on the market. Innovative companies can apply for a grant or up to 17.5 million in combined grant and equity financing to scale-up quickly and effectively. Read the Investment Guidelines for Applicants to know how!
The 2020 energy efficiency call of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme was presented on Thursday 27 June – the third day of the Energy Info Day organised in Brussels by the European Commission’s Executive Agencies, EASME and INEA. The presentations are now published. Before leaving on holidays, make sure you download them all!
If you are working on your proposal for funding for energy efficiency under the Horizon 2020 call, this article is for you! We collected and put together a number of steps and tips from EASME experts to help you focus on the most important elements.
The agenda includes items related to energy & climate, digital, transport and internal market policy.
Kosovo, which relies for its energy on coal, will benefit from cleaner, more reliable energy from the first large-scale wind farm in the country. The EBRD is supporting the wind farm at Kitka in the east of Kosovo with an €18 million loan.
Information days on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, Challenge “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials” – 2020 calls – will take place on 16 and 17 September 2019 in Brussels.
On Thursday, President Jean-Claude Juncker signed, accompanied by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, the political Roadmap implementing the synchronisation of the Baltic States’ electricity networks with the Continental European Network via Poland together with Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Lithuania, Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia, Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland and Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister of Latvia.
The 2019 CEF Energy call closed yesterday 13 June 2019 with INEA receiving a total of 17 proposals in the areas of electricity, gas and cross-border carbon dioxide networks (breakdown below).
The last Work Programme for Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy under Horizon 2020 will be published on 2 July 2019. It is designed to facilitate a smooth transition to the future Horizon Europe and LIFE programmes. Two intervention areas “Buildings in energy transition” (B4E) and “Smart and clean energy for consumers” (EC) bring together 18 topics focusing on energy efficiency as a cornerstone of the energy transition.
Your idea can be an innovation in renewable energy, a sustainable transition in the food supply chain, a mind shift in urban mobility or any other way to tackle climate change. As long as it’s in the cleantech domain.
This Science|Business conference – ahead of DG Research’s major stakeholder event in late September – offers an opportunity for the wider European R&I community to debate the right strategy and ambitions for Horizon Europe. On one level, it will invite reflection on the legacy of and lessons learned from Horizon 2020. More importantly, however, it will look to the future and gather high level recommendations for the incoming Parliament and Commission on what Horizon Europe might realistically be expected to deliver through to 2030.
Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe (BEV-E), a new €100 million investment fund was established by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and Breakthrough Energy Ventures during the Fourth Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting in Vancouver, Canada.
By Thomas Skordas, Director “Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure” and Jean-David Malo, Director for Open Innovation and Open Science, DG Research and Innovation
For 30 years, the EU’s Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme encouraged researchers from different disciplines to work together to convert crazy scientific ideas into proofs of concept, laying the foundations for radically new technologies. Now, the FET programme will be integrated into the new European Innovation Council and will help research to become industrial applications and systems more quickly.
More than 20 Horizon 2020 energy efficiency projects will showcase their innovative results, share best practices and discuss challenges at this year EU Sustainable Energy Week, 17-21 June, in Brussels. Energy efficiency is key in shaping Europe’s energy future as energy savings are an excellent way of saving money for consumers as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions.