The Innovation Fund delegated regulation defines as 'large-scale' projects with capital expenditure above EUR 7.5 million, and as 'small-scale' projects below this threshold.
The first call for large-scale projects is open until 29 October 2020.
The first call will fund clean energy and clean industry innovative investments to contribute to the green recovery of EU economy and maintain the momentum in EU journey to climate neutrality.
Key elements of the first call for proposals for large-scale projects:
|Launch of large-scale call||3 July 2020 at 12:00 CET|
|Deadline for submission of applications to 1st stage||29 October 2020 at 17:00 CET|
|Information on evaluation results and invitation for the 2nd stage or PDA||Q1 2021 (indicative)|
|Deadline for submission of applications to 2nd stage||Q2 2021 (indicative)|
|Information on 2nd stage evaluation results||Q4 2021 (indicative)|
|Award of the grants||End 2021 (indicative)|
Background information on the preparation of the first call for large-scale projects.
14/07/2020 - Innovation Fund webinar 1: the 1st stage application step by step
15/09/2020 - Innovation Fund webinar 2: GHG emission avoidance & FAQs
The Innovation Fund is also open to small-scale projects with total capital costs below EUR 7.5 million. They can benefit from simplified one-stage application and selection procedures.
The Commission is working on the first call for small-scale projects to be launched in end of 2020.
More details on the background of the call are available here.