Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

New Horizon 2020 Work Programme announced

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: October 27, 2017

Today, the European Commission has announced the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme, including all funding opportunities for the two upcoming years available to research and innovation (R&I) projects.

The total funding is over € 30 billion, of which €3.3 billion has been earmarked for funding projects focusing on a low-carbon, climate resilient future. Out of this amount, €2.15 billion will be managed by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA).

In the field of energy, €2.2 billion will be available to projects. INEA will manage the budget of €1.3 billion to fund R&I projects focusing on renewable energy, energy systems and smart cities and communities. Have a look at the full Horizon 2020 Energy work programme.

In the field of transport, €950 million will be available to R&I projects, out of which €850 million will be managed by INEA. Projects to be selected should work on mobility for growth, automated road transport and green vehicles. Read the full Horizon 2020 Transport work programme.

Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation said during the launch event of the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme: "Europe is a world leader in science and technology and will play a major role in driving innovation. The Commission is making a concerted effort – including with the European Innovation Council which takes its first steps today – to give Europe's many innovators a springboard to become world leading companies."

The first calls for proposals opened on 31 October, stay tuned! All information will be published in the EU Participant Portal, as well as on the INEA's website. We wish you all the best luck with your application!

Read the press release