Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Over €3 billion requested by the deadline of H2020 energy research calls

Creation date: May 6, 2015

INEA has received 315 project proposals by the deadline of four calls in the fields of Competitive Low Carbon Energy (LCE) and Smart Cities & Communities (SCC) on 5 May, requesting over €3 billion in total EU funding. The total available budget for all four calls is €425 million. Evaluation of project proposals will start in June.


The call H2020-LCE-2015-1 will support with €101 million projects advancing research on renewable electricity, heating and cooling technologies, biofuel technologies, as well as decarbonisation through carbon capture & storage, and improved power plants. 68 second-stage proposers requesting in total €416 million will compete for EU funding under this sub-call.


This was the second and the last selection stage of the call. Evaluations of the submitted proposals will start in June, and the results are expected for October at the latest.


The call H2020-LCE-2015-2 is designed for proposals demonstrating renewable electricity, heating and cooling technologies, biofuel technologies, as well as supporting the field of energy. 117 proposers requesting over €1 billion in total will compete for €93 million available under this call.


The call H2020-LCE-2015-3 with an indicative budget of almost €190 million focusses on the market uptake of renewable electricity and sustainable bioenergy, heating and cooling technologies, energy grids and storage solutions, energy and environmental efficiency measurement, as well as innovative energy solutions. 88 proposals requesting €643 million in total have been submitted for the call.


H2020-SCC-2015 calls for large scale demonstration project proposals on solutions integrating energy, transport, and ICT sectors. The call's indicative budget is over €106 million, whereas 42 applicants are requesting €911 million in total.


Evaluations of these calls will take place in June-July 2015, with the results announced to the applicants by the beginning of October 2015.


Evaluators of project proposals are drawn from the European Commission's independent expert 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 Participant Portal.