Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

More than €500 million requested in Horizon 2020 energy funding

Creation date: February 6, 2019

INEA has received 69 project proposals by the deadline of 5 February for the H2020 Energy call on Energy Systems and Smart Cities and Communities. They have requested €501.3 million, while the available EU funding is €183.6 million.

The projects will now be assessed and the results of the selection will be announced to the applicants no later than 8 July 2019.

Topic Scope Submitted proposals Indicative available budget
LC-SC3-SCC-1-2018-2019-2020 Smart Cities and Communities 7 €83 million
LC-SC3-ES-1-2019 Flexibility and retail market options for the distribution grid 20 €37.3 million
LC-SC3-ES-2-2019 Solutions for increased regional cooperation in the transmission grid 3

€25 million

LC-SC3-ES-6-2019 Research on advanced tools and technological development 35 €28.35 million
LC-SC3-ES-8-2019 European Islands Facility - Unlock financing for energy transitions and supporting islands to develop investment concepts 4 €10 million


The selection of projects will be done by external independent experts. These evaluators are drawn from the European Commission's 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 Funding and Tender opportunities portal.

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