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Horizon 2020: new Next-Generation Batteries call published

Creation date: July 26, 2018

The updated Work Programme for Horizon 2020 covering both H2020 Energy and Transport funding opportunities in 2018 - 2020, was published yesterday.

It notably features a new cross-cutting call for project proposals, Building a Low-Carbon, Climate Resilient Future: Next-Generation Batteries, which brings together research and innovation efforts on the next generations of batteries from various parts of Horizon 2020.

In 2019, €114 million* will be available to fund projects in seven topics of the call. The application period will start on 24 January 2019.

Call identifier Topic Budget
LC-BAT-1-2019 Strongly improved, highly performant and safe all solid state batteries for electric vehicles € 25 m
LC-BAT-2-2019 Strengthening EU materials technologies for non-automotive battery storage € 24 m
LC-BAT-3-2019 Modelling and simulation for Redox Flow Battery development € 5 m
LC-BAT-4-2019 Advanced Redox Flow Batteries for stationary energy storage € 15 m
LC-BAT-5-2019 Research and innovation for advanced Li-ion cells (generation 3b) € 30 m
LC-BAT-6-2019 Li-ion Cell Materials & Transport Modelling € 13 m
LC-BAT-7-2019 Network of Li-ion cell pilot lines € 2 m


The projects to be selected for funding in this call are expected to integrate renewable energy sources (such as wind or solar energy) in the electricity grid, as well as to further electrify transport. Ultimately, the call aims to drive the transition towards a de-carbonised society.

For more information, visit the Horizon 2020 Participant Portal.

To find out more about the European Battery Alliance, click here.


 * indicative