European developments

OCEANERA-NET Cofund Joint Call 2017 now open

The latest Call for Proposals from the OCEANERA-NET Cofund was launched on 20th March 2017. A €17M fund has been created through the new OCEANERA-NET Cofund project, which brings together a consortium of governments and agencies from Spain, the Basque Country (Spain), Brittany (France), Pays de la Loire (France), Scotland (UK), Sweden and Ireland, with funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme. The Cofunded Joint Call 2017 will provide funding to companies and research organisations to deliver collaborative projects to demonstrate and validate ocean energy technologies. The pre-proposal deadline is 26th May 2017. The Call documentation can be downloaded here.

MaRINET2 opens Call for free access to testing facilities

On 10th April the MaRINET2 project opened a Call for applications with a deadline of 20th May 2017. Successful applicants will receive free access to a world-leading network of testing and research infrastructures. The Call is open to offshore energy technology developers, including wind, wave and tidal energy at system and component level.

MaRINET2 is a €10.5M project funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, and coordinated by the MaREI (Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland) Centre. The project will accelerate the development of offshore renewable energy technologies by providing free-of-charge access to a network of 57 research facilities across Europe.

Details on eligibility criteria, how to apply, available testing infrastructures etc can be found here.

Financing the energy renovation of public and residential buildings: Two new guidebooks

The partners in the H2020 funded Infinite Solutions project have published two guidebooks on setting up financing schemes to save energy in buildings. The first is on internal contracting and the second on soft loans and third-party investment. The publications can be downloaded here.

Public Consultation launched - Evaluation of Public-Public Partnerships (Art.185 initiatives)

The European Commission has launched a public stakeholder consultation as part of the Interim evaluation of H2020. Contributions are particularly sought from research funders, researchers, industry, entrepreneurs, innovators and all types of organisations that have participated in Horizon 2020 and in Calls for Proposals published by the Art.185 initiatives. The consultation is open until 30th April 2017. More information can be found here.

Call for Expressions of Interest - Clean energy technology studies

The European Commission Joint Research Centre has launched a Call for Expressions of Interest for clean energy technology studies. The Call for Expressions of interest is divided into 3 fields:

As a first step, interested parties are invited to submit an expression of interest by providing their full contact details and by listing the specific fields of interest. More details can be found here.