Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Horizon 2020

Funding areas

INEA is running parts of Horizon 2020, the EU's €77 billion research and innovation programme for 2014-2020, in the areas of transport and energy.

The Agency is managing the funding and following up the research & innovation projects under the following Horizon 2020 societal challenges:

 

Horizon 2020 societal challenges
Smart, green and integrated transport Secure, clean and efficient energy
€2.9 billion in 2014-2020, of which €722.5 million in 2016-2017 : €3.8 billion in 2014-2020, of which €664.38 million in 2016-2017:

Cross-cutting activities

Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy

Cross-cutting activities

  • Blue Growth (€17 million in 2016-2017 from Smart, green and integrated transport and Secure, clean and efficient energy budget)

 

Funding opportunities

 
Competitive Low-Carbon Energy

Applicants can submit their project proposals under topics in the area of smart grids and storage. The available total budget is over €114 million. 

More information on the call

Apply here 

 
Mobility for Growth

17 topics with a total budget of €216.2 million are open for research and innovation proposals in the fields of aviation, waterborne transport, road safety, green urban mobility, transport logistics and infrastructure, as well as research supporting policy making. 

More information on the call

Apply here

 
Automated Road Transport

Project proposals on automated driving systems for passenger cars, trucks and urban transport, as well as the underlying digital infrastructure, can be submitted under three topics with a total budget of €50 million.

More information on the call

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Green Vehicles

Nine topics with a total budget of €133 million are open for research and innovation proposals on the use of alternative fuels, hybrid and electric vehicles, improved heavy duty vehicles, and fast charging infrastructure.

More information on the call

Apply here

 

Smart Cities and Communities

A call for proposals is open for Smart Cities and Communities lighthouse projects. Lighthouse cities should develop intelligent, user-driven and demand-oriented city solutions that could be replicated in other urban districts across Europe, with the involvement of follower cities. The total budget is €69.5 million, of which €12 to €18 million will be allocated to individual projects (indicative). 

More information on the call

Apply here

 

Blue Growth

One topic with a total budget of €8 million is open for research and innovation proposals paving the road for commercial application technologies that will improve current European marine observing, surveying and monitoring capabilities, as well as support business and services within the marine space. 

More information on the call

Apply here

 

Please note that there might be further EU funding opportunities in transport and energy research announced on the Participant Portal.

You will find more information about the calls managed by INEA on the dedicated pages via the left hand-side menu.

For all questions related to Horizon 2020, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.

 

Funded projects

INEA is currently funding and following up on Horizon 2020 projects in the field of transport and energy.

Interested in projects on heating and cooling technologies? Have a look at the overview of EU-funded projects in this field, including INEA-managed projects.