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TOPIC : Community building and roadmapping for high performance and smart electrochemical energy storage

Topic identifier: FETPROACT-04-2019
Publication date: 27 October 2017

Types of action: CSA Coordination and support action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
26 July 2018
Deadline: 06 November 2018 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020 H2020 website
Pillar: Excellent Science
Work Programme Year: H2020-2018-2020
Work Programme Part: Future and Emerging Technologies
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

To network and coordinate the efforts of the European academic and industrial research and innovation communities from multiple disciplines towards developing a roadmap for long term research into radically new technologies for electrochemical energy storage. This area is critical for the development of a world-class European industry and for addressing the needs of many sectors, including e-mobility and renewable energy storage.

Scope:

Proposals should aim at networking and coordinating the efforts of the relevant stakeholders, notably academia, RTOs and industry and preparing a long term research roadmap for radically new electrochemical energy storage technologies, devices and smart systems. Such systems should aim at major performance gains (in terms of e.g. energy and power density, lifetime, energy efficiency, cost, fast charging and safety) and environmental sustainability. The roadmap should take account of relevant national and regional programmes, and complement the short/medium term research activities on battery technologies foreseen at European level and in the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan[1]. It should show what the major milestones are, position the proposed research in the global landscape and elaborate a clear path towards societal impact, technology development, innovation and exploitation.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.5 million and for a duration of 12 months would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts or for a different duration.

Expected Impact:
  • Increased synergies and collaboration between the relevant research and innovation stakeholders in Europe as well as with major initiatives that already exist or are under preparation
  • Increased industrial support and engagement in key energy application domains for the implementation of the research and innovation roadmap in the related areas.

[1]See https://ec.europa.eu/en/topics/technology-and-innovation/strategic-energy-technology-plan

Topic conditions and documents

1. Eligible countries: described in Annex A of the Work Programme.
A number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects. See the information in the Online Manual.

 

2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in Annex B and Annex C of the Work Programme.

 

Proposal page limits and layout: please refer to Part B of the proposal template in the submission system below.

 

3. Evaluation:

  • Evaluation criteria, scoring and thresholds are described in Annex H of the Work Programme. 
  • Submission and evaluation processes are described in the Online Manual.

4. Indicative time for evaluation and grant agreements:

Information on the outcome of evaluation (single-stage call): maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

5. Proposal templates, evaluation forms and model grant agreements (MGA):

Coordination and Support Action:

Specific provisions and funding rates
Standard proposal template
Standard evaluation form
General MGA - Multi-Beneficiary
Annotated Grant Agreement

6. Additional provisions:

Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
Classified information
Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply

7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions.

Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.

Open access to research data
The Open Research Data Pilot has been extended to cover all Horizon 2020 topics for which the submission is opened on 26 July 2016 or later. Projects funded under this topic will therefore by default provide open access to the research data they generate, except if they decide to opt-out under the conditions described in Annex L of the Work Programme. Projects can opt-out at any stage, that is both before and after the grant signature.

Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they plan to open or share their data, and will not be penalised for opting out.

Open research data sharing applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan.

Projects need to create a Data Management Plan (DMP), except if they opt-out of making their research data open access. A first version of the DMP must be provided as an early deliverable within six months of the project and should be updated during the project as appropriate. The Commission already provides guidance documents, including a template for DMPs. See the Online Manual.

Eligibility of costs: costs related to data management and data sharing are eligible for reimbursement during the project duration.

The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.

 

8. Additional documents:

1. Introduction WP 2018-20
2. Future and Emerging Technologies (FETs) WP 2018-20
18. Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation WP 2018-20

General annexes to the Work Programme 2018-2020

Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Regulation of Establishment
Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme

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