Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

55 applicants pass to the second stage of evaluation of three Horizon 2020 energy topics

Creation date: March 31, 2017

INEA has invited 55 project coordinators to submit full project proposals in the second stage of the selection process in three Competitive Low-Carbon Energy topics. They have time until 22 August 2017 to do so.

Successful projects are expected to develop the next generation of renewable energy technologies or investigate social, economic and human aspects of the energy system. The results of the final evaluation will be known at the latest by 21 January 2018.


Details of the first-stage evaluation

  • New Knowledge and Technologies (LCE-06-2017)

The LCE-06-2017 topic, with a total budget of €20 million, will support projects focusing on new knowledge and technologies in the area of renewable energy, wind energy and sustainable fuels.

In total 77 proposals were submitted in the first stage of the selection process and 14 proposals, requesting overall €53 million, are now invited to the second stage.

Take a look at the general feedback from the first-stage evaluation.


  • Renewable Energy Sources (LCE-07-2016-2017)

The LCE-07-2016-2017 topic targets projects developing the next generation technologies for renewable electricity as well as heating and cooling. The available funding is €64.5 million.

INEA had received 105 projects proposals in the first stage, out of which 35 proposals, worth over €152 million in total, are invited to the second stage.

Take a look at the general feedback from the first-stage evaluation.


  • Social Sciences and Humanities (LCE-31-2016-2017)

The LCE-31-2016-2017 topic, with a total budget of €10 million, focuses on Social Sciences and Humanities support for the Energy Union.

In the first stage 18 proposals were submitted and 6 of them, requesting over €22 million, passed to the second stage.  

Take a look at the general feedback from the first stage evaluation.



First stage:


requested budget

Second stage:


requested budget

Final selection:

projects to be selected* 

total budget available*


77 proposals

€300 million

14 proposals

€53 million

5-7 proposals

€ 20 million


105 proposals

€454 million

35 proposals

€152 million

14 - 18 proposals

€64.5 million


18 proposals

€65 million

6 proposals

€22 million

2-4 proposals

€10 million


200 proposals

€810 million

55 proposals

€227 million

21 - 29 projects

€94.5 million


How will proposals be evaluated?

The proposals will be assessed by evaluators 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 profile and would like to be considered for evaluations, please sign up in the Participant Portal.


More information

Call for application - details

First-stage submission results