Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Competitive Low-Carbon Energy

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.

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 Horizon 2020 work programme.

Funding opportunities

Please visit our newsroom to discover all the latest available funding for Horizon 2020 energy projects, including Next-Generation Batteries projects. For a complete overview of all Horizon 2020 funding opportunities please visit the Funding and Tenders Portal.

How to apply?

Applicants should submit their proposal electronically following the link to the topic page before the deadline. Please follow the guidelines on proposal submission and evaluation

You can also consult the  General Annexes of the H2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020 for general rules on funding, such as the list of countries that can apply for funding, standard eligibility criteria, submission rules, types of projects and their funding rates and other useful information. 

See also:

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

More information

In autumn, INEA and the European Commission are organising two info days to present in detail some of the above calls for funding, to explain the selection process and to answer questions from applicants.

  • Follow the recording of the info day covering Smart Energy System calls for proposals

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

Become an expert

External evaluators of project proposals are drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. The Commission is looking to expand the database through a call for experts covering a very broad range of fields. If you fit the expert profile rather than that of an applicant, and would like to be considered as a proposal evaluator, sign up in the Funding and Tenders Portal.