Horizon 2020 Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy Info Day

Horizon 2020 Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy Info Day


Horizon 2020 Work Programme for Research & Innovation
Horizon 2020 Work Programme for Research & Innovation

Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days 

23, 24 & 25 October 2017   
The Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days present the new funding opportunities offered by the Energy Work Programme 2018-2020. This year the content of the event is structured across three days:
Day 1: the 23 October 2017 introduces the overall policy background, launches the work programme and covers Global Leadership for Renewables, Decarbonisation of Fossil Fuels, and cross-cutting issues;
Day 2: the 24 October 2017 presents Smart Cities & Communities and Energy Systems;
Day 3: the 25 October 2017 focuses on Smart & Efficient Energy.

The Horizon Energy Information Days will:

  • present you the Energy priorities of the Horizon 2020 calls for proposals 2018-2020 "Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy";
  • update you on the European Energy policy;
  • provide you guidance on how to apply for funding;
  • give you an opportunity to network and find project partners.


Registrations have been closed on  Friday 06 October  2017 at 12:00 CET.  To access the website of the event click here

Paperless event - download the App

If you have registered, please download the App of the event B2match –Matchmaking and Event Networking on the Apple Store (for iPhone) or Google Play (for Android). This will give you access to your customised programmed based on your selected sessions.

Networking opportunities

The event also offers two different brokerage events to network:
1. One overarching event organised by the National Contact Points for Energy and covering all thematic areas on Tuesday 24 October 2017 in Rue Mont des Arts, Brussels. Register here
2. A second event dedicated to Smart and Efficient Energy taking place on 25 October 2017 in the Foyer area of the Charlemagne building. Register here

Who should attend?

More than 800 participants coming from the research and innovation community, including SME associations, businesses, European and national trade associations, chambers of commerce, European institutions, universities, research centres, financial institutions, etc. participated at the H2020 Energy Info Days in 2017.

Event date and venue

This 3-day event starting on Monday 23 October 2017 at 09:30 CET and ending on Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 18:00 CET, will take place in the European Commission Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, 1000 Brussels.  

Web streaming links & Recordings

The event was be web-streamed. The links to the sessions are now available here below. To access your session just click on the link of your choice. 

Monday 23 October 2017

09:30 - 10:30: Welcome and introduction (Room DE GASPERI)

11:00 - 12:30: Actions on global leadership in renewables  (Room DE GASPERI)

14:00 - 14:30: Energy relevant activities in other programme parts (parallel session - Room DE GASPERI)

14:00 - 14:30: Actions on near-zero co2 emissions from fossil fuel power plants and carbon-intensive industries (parallel session - Room MANSHOLT)

14:30 - 15:00: Joint Actions cross-cutting issues (parallel session - Room DE GASPERI)

14:30 - 15:00: Energy-relevant-activities in other programme parts (parallel session - Room MANSHOLT)

15:00 - 15:30: Support to first-of-a-kind renewable energy projects (parallel session - Room DE GASPERI)

15:00 - 15:30: Horizon 2020 rules for participation (parallel session - Room MANSHOLT)

16:00 - 16:20: Communication, dissemination and exploitation in proposals (parallel session - Room DE GASPERI)

16:00 - 16:20: Horizon Prizes (parallel session - Room MANSHOLT)

16:20 - 16:45: Preparing a good proposal  (Room DE GASPERI)

16:45 - 17:30: Q&As and closing remarks  (Room DE GASPERI)


Tuesday 24 October 2017

09:30 - 12:30: Smart Cities and Communities: all sessions (all sessions - Room DE GASPERI)

14:00 - 17:30: Smart citizen-centred energy systems (all sessions - Room DE GASPERI)


Wednesday 25 October 2017

09:00 - 09:45: Energy efficiency policy background & general calls presentations  (Room DE GASPERI)

09:45 - 10:30: How to write a good proposal  (Room DE GASPERI)

11:00 - 12:30: Buildings energy efficiency (parallel session - Room DE GASPERI)

11:00 - 12:30: Energy  consumers and  energy services (parallel session - Room MANSHOLT)

11:00 - 12:30: Energy efficiency industry (parallel session - Room JENKINS)

14:00 - 17:30: Transforming the energy sector through digitalisation (parallel session - Room DE GASPERI)

14:00 - 15:30: Financing energy efficiency (parallel session -Room JENKINS)

16:00 - 17:30: Energy Efficiency Policy support (parallel session - Room JENKINS)

16:00 - 17:30: Capacity building-public-authorities (parallel session - Room MANSHOLT)



Here you can download the presentations of the different sessions according to the agenda.

Download the full Agenda.


Monday 23 October 2017


Actions on Global leadership in Renewables 

Energy-relevant activities in other programme parts

Actions on near-zero CO2 emissions from fossil fuel power plants and carbon intensive industries

Joint Actions and cross-cutting issues

Energy-relevant activities in other programme parts

Support to first-of-a-kind renewable energy projects (InnovFin EDP)

Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation

Communication, Dissemination & Exploitation in proposals

Horizon Prizes

Preparing a Good Proposal: What evaluators want


Tuesday 24 October 2017


Smart Cities & Communities - policy context

Presentation of 2018 Smart Cities & Communities call

All you need to know about the selection process

Preparing a Good Proposal: What evaluators want, followed by Q&As



Policy context Clean Energy for All European, SET-Plan, Mission Innovation, …

Consumer engagement and demand response (LC call: EC3 + EC-1&2)

Demonstrating flexibility for the distribution grid, regional cooperation for the transmission grid & innovative grid service (LC call: ES-1, ES-2, ES-5)

Integrated local energy system for islands and continent (LC call: ES-3 and ES-4)

Pan European forum for R&I (LC call: ES-7) – The BRIDGE initiative

Preparing a Good Proposal: What evaluators want


Wednesday 25 October 2017


Energy efficiency policy background & general calls presentation

Transforming the energy sector through digitalisation

How to write a good proposal- tips & tricks

Buildings Energy Efficiency

Energy consumers & energy services

Energy Efficiency in Industry

Financing energy efficiency

Capacity building- public authorities

Energy Efficiency Policy support




Recordings and presentations from previous Info Days



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