Horizon 2020: €72 million for 45 new energy-efficiency projects

Horizon 2020: €72 million for 45 new energy-efficiency projects

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45 new energy-efficiency projects, covering 34 countries, have just been launched with funding from the Horizon 2020 programme.

The new projects work towards more energy-efficient buildings, heating and cooling, industrial systems, and products; they engage with consumers or mobilise investment in sustainable energy. Whilst some projects foster research and innovation, others aim at the market uptake of best available technologies.

The European Commission contributes a total of €72 million to these projects with a view to creating an energy landscape that is cleaner, affordable, more competitive and more secure.

Most projects are run by consortia composed of at least three partner organisations in three different countries. Spain is the country where most project coordinators (9) are based, followed by Germany (8) and France (6).

The European Commission had received 393 proposals for research & innovation and market-uptake projects by the call's closing date on 5 June 2014. Independent experts determined that 85 of the proposals met the evaluation standard. The best 45 (or 53 % of the proposals ranked above the threshold) were selected for funding.

The new projects will be managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) which is responsible for the Horizon 2020 Energy-efficiency calls.

List of new projects

Current funding opportunities

A new Energy-efficiency Call is currently open in 14 areas. Deadline for submission of proposals is 4 June 2015.