Industry and Products

The Industry, products and services sub-area is aimed at improving the energy efficiency of products, production processes and technologies in support of the competitiveness of EU industry and services, taking into account the EU's energy and climate objectives.

In the area of industry, energy efficiency investments can lead to important productivity and operational benefits, which can represent up to 2.5 times (250%) the value of energy savings. This is why funding in this area aims at addressing:

  • design of manufacturing processes, energy recovery, energy audits and energy management systems,
  • re-use of industrial waste,
  • optimisation of the value chain and industrial symbiosis.

Development and market uptake of innovative highly efficient energy-related products, systems and services will also be part of the scope.

Funding opportunities: industry

We are looking for experts

Are you an experienced professional in energy efficient products and energy labelling?

The European Commission is looking for experienced professionals in this area to evaluate and recommend proposals for funding under the energy efficiency topics of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Do you have extensive experience in energy efficient products and energy labelling, including either technical implementation and/or awareness-raising campaigns in the field?

Do you have a very good command of written and spoken English and the willingness to work closely with the European Commission in driving the Energy transition?

If you answered yes to these questions and, if you are interested and available for occasional, short-term assignments, we invite you to upload your CV on the on Horizon 2020 Participant Portal so that it is included in our database.

At the European Commission we appoint independent experts to help us evaluate proposals, review projects and monitor programmes and policies. You may be contacted to carry out designated tasks at home or in Brussels only if you have the relevant experience matching our search criteria. 


Make sure to include all the details regarding your expertise on energy efficient products and energy labelling in your CV, and update it regularly since your application will remain on our database for future needs.

Remember to ensure that you select Horizon2020 amongst the list of EU Programmes covered by the database.


For more info check Horizon 2020 Participant Portal!vj67RD

Business opportunity for SMEs

During the EU Sustainable Energy Week in June 2016, we hosted a session presenting successful projects and funding opportunities for SMEs wanting to become more energy efficient. If you missed it, you can watch the recordings here.  If you are planning to apply for funding and you need some inspiration, take a look at these Intelligent Energy Europe funded projects in this area:

-Support and Training for an Excellent Energy Efficiency Performance with STEEP project

-The Save Energy in Textile SMEs project SET

-Energy Performance Contracting plus with EPC+ project

Horizon 2020 projects


Call Number of projects Projects
EE-18-2014 (SPIRE) 1 TASIO
EE-16-2015 (CSA) 4 EE-METAL, WaterWatt, Scoope, EnergyWater
EE-18-2015 (SPIRE) 3 Indus3Es, I-ThERM, SUSPIRE
EE-17-2016 (SPIRE)