Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

€90 million available for Horizon 2020 new Next-Generation Batteries projects

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.

Creation date: December 3, 2019

Four next-generation batteries topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme were open for application as of 3 December. They made available EU funding of €90 million.

The projects are selected for funding in a single-stage evaluation. The new extended deadline to submit a proposal was 28 April 2020.

Building a Low-Carbon, Climate Resilient Future: Next-Generation Batteries brings together research and innovation efforts on the next generations of batteries from various parts of Horizon 2020.

Deadline 28 April 2020
Call Reference Description Estimated Budget
LC-BAT-8-2020 (ENERGY) Next-generation batteries for stationary energy storage €20 million
LC-BAT-9-2020 (ENERGY) Hybridisation of battery systems for stationary energy storage €10 million
LC-BAT-10-2020 (TRANSPORT) Next generation and realisation of battery packs for BEV and PHEV €40 million
LC-BAT-11-2020 (TRANSPORT) Reducing the cost of large batteries for waterborne transport €20 million

How to apply?

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

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

What were the requirements for applying?

The requirements for submitting a project proposal were 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.