Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

€56 million available to renewable energy projects

Creation date: May 15, 2018

From today, you can apply for funding in seven energy topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme that are now open for proposal submission. The total available funding is €56 million.


The topics open for applications are:

LC-SC3-NZE-1-2018:  Advanced CO2 capture technologies (budget: €20 m)

LC-SC3-NZE-2-2018:  Conversion of captured CO2 (budget: €12 m)

LC-SC3-NZE-3-2018:  Strategic planning for CCUS development (budget: €3 m)

LC-SC3-CC-1-2018-2019-2020: Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) aspects of the Clean-Energy Transition (budget: €10 m)

LC-SC3-CC-2-2018:  Modelling in support to the transition to a Low-Carbon Energy System in Europe (budget: €5 m)

LC-SC3-CC-5-2018: Research, innovation and educational capacities for energy transition (budget: €4 m)

LC-SC3-CC-6-2018:  Transition in coal intensive regions (budget: €2 m)


The deadline for submitting project proposals is 6 September 2018 at 17:00 (Brussels time). The results of the selection will be announced not later than 6 February 2019.


The focus of the above funding opportunities is to support research and innovation activities in relation with renewable energy. Please note that there might be further EU funding opportunities in energy research announced on the EU Participant Portal.


What are the requirements for participation?

The requirements for submitting a research proposal are detailed in the relevant call documents published on each topic page. Please 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.


How to apply?

Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically, following the link from the topic page on the Participant Portal. Please follow the guidelines on proposal submission and evaluation. For all questions related to Horizon 2020, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.


How will the grants be awarded?

The submitted proposals are evaluated by external experts drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. Applicants will receive the evaluation results at the latest five months after the submission deadline. Grant agreements will be signed with the successful applicants within eight months after the submission deadline.


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 Participant Portal.


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