The European Commission received 261 proposals for Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) before the latest cut-off date on 25 May 2019.
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.
Over the course of three days – 19, 20 and 21st of June 2019 – we will focus on topics and challenges for the next EU Research and Innovation Programme (2021-2027) – Horizon Europe as well as on the European Innovation Council, a very powerful instrument foreseen to strongly support European “breakthrough innovators”.
The annual Energy Infrastructure Forum takes place today and tomorrow in Copenhagen. The forum is a platform for exchange of views between policy-makers and stakeholders and was set up as part of the Energy Union strategy. Its aim is to remove technical and regulatory barriers to energy flowing freely across the EU, and discuss major issues relating to infrastructure and EU energy policy.
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is to host a workshop at its Prague headquarters on 4 June 2019 to consult with industry and academia on Horizon Europe EGNSS Downstream R&D. At the workshop, participants will discuss priorities for EGNSS downstream applications, receivers, and market uptake in Horizon Europe – the European Commission’s ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme that will succeed Horizon 2020.
The results from the fifth EIT InnoEnergy’s PowerUp! competition – which saw participation from over 300 start-ups from 24 countries across Central and Eastern Europe – have now been announced.
It is voting season: 12 projects are competing for the Citizens’ Award and you can help them win!
As part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the Awards competition recognises this year’s top projects in sustainable energy. These projects are contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable future for all EU citizens.
The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 3.4 billion of new financing that will strengthen research and innovation and enable companies to expand and improve access to water, transport, and education. This will support new projects in 17 countries.
The European Commission has selected 47 projects that will receive around €324 million under Horizon 2020’s Societal Challenge “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials”.
Update: presentations and recordings of the event were made available.
EASME organises a webinar for potential applicants on the finance topics in the Energy Efficiency Call 2019. The webinar covers the topics on Integrated home renovation services, Innovative financing, Mainstreaming energy efficiency finance and Project development assistance.