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Delivering on the European Green Deal: Financing clean technology with the Innovation Fund

On 21 October 2021, the European Commission and CINEA organised an event in the framework of the as part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2021 Extended Programme to discuss Europe’s clean energy future and get an overview of projects to be funded by the first small-scale call, highlighting their contribution to the European Green Deal at the Innovation Fund session. All the videos and presentations are available on the event page.

Innovation Fund: Lessons learned from the first call for small-scale projects and state aid support

On 12 October 2021, the Directorate General for Climate Action and the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) organised an event to present useful take aways from the Innovation Fund call for small-scale proposals, the revised state aid rules applying to clean tech projects, as well as relevant national aid schemes. All the videos and presentations are available on the event page.

Innovation Fund: Lessons learnt from the applications to the 2020 calls

On 28 April 2021, the Commission organised an online event on the first two calls for projects launched in 2020 under the Innovation Fund. The event provided an overview of the project applications invited to the second stage of the large-scale call and discussed lessons learnt and best practices. In addition, the event presented an overview of technological pathways derived from the applications to the first call for small-scale projects and feedback from the survey for applicants. All the videos and presentations are available at the event page.

Technical workshop on project maturity, scalability and innovation selection criteria

On 12 March, a web-streamed workshop addressed the project maturity, innovation and scalability selection criteria, due diligence, project development assistance and knowledge sharing under the Innovation Fund.

Technical workshops on GHG emission avoidance and relevant costs

On 5-6 February 2020 a group of technical experts selected by the members of the Innovation Fund Expert Group (IFEG) met to discuss potential methodologies to estimate GHG emissions avoidance and relevant costs of innovative projects eligible for funding under the Innovation Fund, in the preparation for the first call for proposals expected for June 2020.

Innovation Fund: Info Day on second call for large-scale projects

On 10 November 2021, CINEA organised together with DG Climate Action an Info Day to present the recently launched second call for large-scale projects under the Innovation Fund. All the videos and presentations are available on the event page.