Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

€114 million available for Horizon 2020 energy projects

Creation date: May 7, 2019

You can now apply for funding for your project developing renewable energy solutions and working to enable near-zero emissions from fossil fuel power plants and carbon intensive industries.

Starting today, EU funding of €114 million in total is available to help you carry out a project in these areas.

The deadline to submit a proposal is 27 August 2019.

More details below.

Topic Details Indicative budget available
LC-SC3-NZE-4-2019

Integrated solutions for flexible operation of fossil fuel power plants through power-to-X and/or energy storage

€20 million
LC-SC3-NZE-5-2019-2020

Low carbon industrial production using CCUS

€33 million
LC-SC3-CC-1-2018-2019-2020 Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) aspects of the Clean-Energy Transition €10 million
LC-SC3-RES-7-2019

Solar Energy in Industrial Processes

€10 million
LC-SC3-RES-16-2019 Development of solutions based on renewable sources that provide flexibility to the energy system €15 million
LC-SC3-RES-23-2019 Development of next generation biofuel and alternative renewable fuel technologies for aviation and shipping €20 million
LC-SC3-RES-29-2019-2020

Converting Sunlight to storable chemical energy

€6 million

How to apply?

Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically, following the link from the topic's page on the Funding opportunities portal. Please follow the guidelines on proposal submission and evaluation.

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

Need more details? Join the info days

The Horizon 2020 Energy info days will take place on 25-26-27 June in Brussels. They will present the funding opportunities for research, innovation and market uptake projects on clean energy.

See the draft agenda and register now on our event page

What are the requirements for applying?

The requirements for submitting a project proposal are detailed in the relevant documents published on individual call page. Please consult also 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 will the grants be awarded?

The submitted proposals are evaluated by independent experts drawn from the European Commission's database of external evaluators. 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 database of independent experts. 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 opportunities portal.