Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Three Horizon 2020 topics open for submission

Creation date: December 8, 2015

€153.46 million in total will be available for project proposals under Competitive Low Carbon Energy and Smart Cities & Communities topics:

 

  • LCE-01-2016-2017: Next generation innovative technologies enabling smart grids, storage and energy system integration with increasing share of renewables: distribution network (€20 million)
  • LCE-02-2016: Demonstration of smart grid, storage and system integration technologies with increasing share of renewables: distribution system  (€73.46 million)
  • SCC-1-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities lighthouse projects  (€60 million)

 

The submission deadline is 5 April 2016.

 

Please note that there may be further opportunities in the field of Horizon 2020 energy research. For a complete overview of funding opportunities please visit the H2020 Participant Portal.

 

What are the requirements for participation?

The requirements for submitting a research proposal are detailed in the relevant call documents published on each call page. Please also consult the General Annexes of the H2020 Work Programme for 2016-2017 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. The list of associated countries can be found on the Participant Portal.

  

How to apply?

Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically, following the link from the topic page on the Participant Portal. Please follow the guidelines on proposal submission and evaluation. For all questions related to Horizon 2020, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.

 

How will the grants be awarded?

The submitted proposals are evaluated by external experts drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database.

  • Applicants receive the evaluation results at the latest five months after the submission deadline
  • Grant agreements are signed with the successful applicants within eight months after the submission deadline

 

More information

Further information on the Competitive Low Carbon Energy and Smart Cities & Communities topics is available on Horizon2020 website and in the recordings of three Horizon 2020 Information days:

- On Horizon 2020 Energy: 14-15 September 2015

- On Horizon 2020 Smart Grids & Storage: 2 October 2015

- On Smart Cities & Communities: 6 November 2015

 

Become an expert

External 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 expert profile rather than that of an applicant, and would like to be considered as a proposal evaluator, please sign up in the Participant Portal.