Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Horizon 2020

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.

Funding areas

INEA is running parts of Horizon 2020, the EU's nearly €80 billion research and innovation programme for 2014-2020, in the areas of transport and energy.

Visit our newsroom to discover all the latest available funding for Horizon 2020 energy and transport projects, including Mobility for Growth and Next-Generation Batteries projects.

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:

Smart Cities and Communities Next-Generation batteries

About €83 million in 2019:

€90 million in 2020:

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.


The Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days took place on 25-26-27 June 2019 in Brussels. They presented the funding opportunities for research, innovation and market uptake projects on clean energy. The event aimed to help potential applicants in preparing successful proposals for Horizon 2020 calls for the year 2020.

The Horizon 2020 Energy Info Day, on 05 October 2018 in Brussels, presented funding opportunities for Smart Cities and Communities and Smart Energy System projects.

Visit the event page to watch the recording and download presentations.

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.

Visit our newsroom to discover all the latest available funding for Horizon 2020 energy projects.

See other energy-related funding opportunities in Horizon 2020.


You can find more information about closed and upcoming calls on the Funding and Tenders 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 latest Horizon 2020 Transport Info Day presented the 2019 funding opportunities offered by the EU's Horizon 2020 Programme to projects focusing on smart, green and integrated transport. You can find more information, including a recording of the event, here.

The most recent Horizon 2020 Transport info day took place in Brussels on 7 October 2019. Check out the event page for more details.

Visit our newsroom to discover all the latest available funding for Horizon 2020 transport projects.

More information

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

INEA also developed social media guidelines specifically for Horizon 2020 projects - if you are of plan to be on social media then please have a quick read through this document!

European Investment Project Portal (EIPP)

Are you a project coordinator based in the EU, and want to reach potential investors worldwide? Register your project in the European Investment Project Portal (EIPP) and boost its visibility to a large network of international investors!

How to exploit well the results of your projects

INEA listed various tools that can help you and your project to develop a good exploitation strategy and make the most out of your projects results. Please have a look here at the advisory, grants and financial tools that can support you beyond or as a complement to your grant.

For a quick summary, have a look on our short list of 10 best practices here.