Research & Innovation - Participant Portal

Search

TOPIC : Driving energy innovation through large buyer groups

Topic identifier: EE-17-2015
Publication date: 11 December 2013

Types of action: CSA Coordination and support action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
10 December 2014
Deadline: 04 June 2015 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020
Topic Description
Scope:

Specific challenge: Buyers of energy-related products can foster innovation by specifying energy performance levels that are higher than the best levels available on the market. The larger the group of buyers, the higher is the potential market and therefore the greater is the interest of manufacturers to meet more ambitious product specifications and to deliver new more energy efficient products. This market-transformation tool, commonly referred to as 'technology procurement', has been applied successfully to a few products such as copiers, electric motors and cold appliances but it could be applied to many more energy-related products if more buyers knew how to use it.

Scope: Actions whereby groups of buyers are established and together set higher-than-available performance levels which manufacturers of sustainable energy productsare called to meet through product innovation. Products should represent a large potential for meeting the EU energy policy targets and have the potential for a large market demand.  Buyer groups should be large and influential and/or composed of market leaders. Technical specifications should be ambitious but achievable without large investments in research and development and without distorting competition between manufacturers of products with the same level of energy performance. It is important that the technology procurement process is associated with communication activities to encourage manufacturers to participate and to make their results more visible.

Proposals addressing the procurement of products that already exist on the market should be submitted under topic EE8.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 1.5 and 2 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: New energy-using or -producing products with at least 25% better performance than best available products. Improved competitiveness of manufacturers. Creation of influential buyer groups able to transform the appliances market.  

Type of action: Coordination and Support Actions

Cross-cutting Priorities:

Innovation Procurement
Socio-economic science and humanities

Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme with the following exceptions:
    - at least three legal entities shall participate in an action;
    - each of the three legal entities shall be established in a different Member State or Associated Country;
    - all three legal entities shall be independent of each other within the meaning of Article 8 of the rules of participation.
     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
    3.2 Guide to the submission and evaluation process
     
  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
     
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
    One-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.
     
  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    Coordination and Support Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard proposal template (administrative forms and structure of technical annex)
    Standard evaluation form
    Annotated Model Grant Agreement

     
  7. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
    Classified information
    Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.
    Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.

 

Additional documents

  • Frequently Asked Questions en
  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Specific Programme H2020 en
  • WP H2020 - 1. Introduction en
  • WP H2020 - 10. Secure, clean and efficient energy en
  • WP H2020 - 19. General Annexes en

Submission Service

No submission system is open for this topic.

Get support

A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) related to the Energy Efficiency call 
 

- List of H2020 projects supported under the Energy-efficiency Call 2014
For information and support of applicants to the H2020-EE-2015 Energy-efficiency Call
 

Go to the EASME website or contact the EASME energy team for enquiries on the Call. Note that pre-check of proposal ideas cannot be provided

National Contact Points (NCP)
– contact your NCP for further assistance.

Enterprise Europe Network – contact your EEN national contact point for advice to businesses with special focus on SMEs. The support includes guidance on the EU research funding.

Research Enquiry Service – ask questions about any aspect of European research in general and the EU Research Framework Programmes in particular.

IT Helpdesk – contact the Participant Portal IT helpdesk for questions such as forgotten passwords, access rights and roles, technical aspects of submission of proposals, etc.

Ethics – to ensure compliance with ethical issues, further information is available on the Participant Portal and on the Science and Society Portal.

European IPR Helpdesk assists you on intellectual property issues.

The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for their recruitment

CEN and CENELEC, the European Standards Organisations, advise you how to tackle standardisation in your project proposal. Contact CEN-CENELEC Research Helpdesk at research@cencenelec.eu.

Partner Search Services helps you find a partner organisation for your proposal.

H2020 Funding Guide your online guide on the procedures from proposal submission to managing your grant.