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 currently managing the Horizon 2020 calls for research & innovation projects proposals under the following themes:

Smart, green and integrated transport Secure, clean and efficient energy

Over €2.3 billion in 2014-2020, of which €950 million in  2018-2020:

Over €3 billion in 2014-2020, of which €1.3 billion in 2018-2020:

Check for open funding opportunities

Smart cities and communities Next-generation batteries

About €83 million in 2019:

Over €114 million in 2019:

Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy Funded Horizon 2020 projects
  • Blue Growth (part of the Horizon 2020 energy and transport budgets)

INEA has currently ca. 480 H2020 projects in its portfolio.

Energy

Nine energy topics, with a total budget of €96 M, are currently open for applications.

The deadlines for submitting project proposals are:

  • 6 September 2018
  • 16 October 2018

The Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days, on 23 - 25 October in Brussels, presented the 2018- 2020 Horizon 2020 Energy Work Programme, with the focus on funding opportunities for energy projects in 2018. For more info, including recordings and presentations, visit the event page.

Competitive Low-Carbon Energy call is part of the Horizon 2020 "Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy" challenge. More details can be found in the 2018 - 2020 Work Programme.

See other energy-related funding opportunities* in Horizon 2020.

*This overview is indicative and does not claim completeness

Transport

There are no open calls for funding at the moment. You can find more information about closed and upcoming calls on the Horizon 2020 Participant portal:

These calls are part of the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge.

Their specific focus is to support research and innovation activities in relation with low-carbon and sustainable transport; automated road transport; electrified vehicles; safe and resilient transport systems; European industrial leadership as well as behavioural issues and user needs for mobility solutions.

The last Horizon 2020 Transport Info Days took place on 13 December 2017 in Brussels, presenting the 2018- 2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme, with a focus on funding oportunities for transport projects in 2018. To watch a recording of the event or to consult the various presentations, visit the event page.

More information

There might be other EU funding opportunities in transport and energy research announced on the Participant Portal.

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

How to communicate on your H2020 project?

Take a look at the communication guidelines that will help you understand what to include in your communication plan, how to acknowledge the EU funding and what INEA can offer to support your communication efforts.

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