European developments

Launch of report on “Climate solutions for EU industry: interaction between electrification, CO2 use and CO2 storage”

The European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ZEP) has published a new report. The report investigates the relative merits of electrification, Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) and CCS as solutions to reducing emissions in European energy intensive industries. The report concludes that due to limits in both CCU and electrification, these must be combined with large-scale permanent CO2 storage, to meet required levels of decarbonisation and ensure the long-term sustainable future of key industries in Europe. The report can be accessed here.

New Common Dissemination Booster (CDB) service launched

The Commission has launched a new service called the CDB. They are looking for clusters of projects that are motivated and open to learning new dissemination techniques to help them make the best use of their common portfolio of results. Clusters can be based on common themes, target stakeholders, or service range to leverage complementary results. The CDB services are available to all, ongoing or closed, FP7 or H2020 projects as well as national or regional funded research and innovation projects. The service is provided free on a first-come-first-served basis. The deadline for applications is 30th November 2017. More information can be found here.

Commission launches the 2018 edition of the Women Innovators Prize

The European Commission has launched the fifth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to award women entrepreneurs who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market. The first prize is €100,000, with second and third prizes of €50,000 and €30,000 respectively. A special prize of €20,000 will be dedicated to the Rising Innovator Award (30-years-old or younger) for an exceptional innovator at the beginning of her career. The contest is open to women across the EU (or country associated to Horizon 2020) who have founded or co-founded their existing and active company before 1st January 2016. The contestant or company must have benefitted from public or private research and innovation funding. The deadline for applications is 15th November 2017. More information can be found here.

InnoEnergy PhD School open for applications

The InnoEnergy PhD School is about enabling transformation, turning cutting-edge research into innovative solutions that will have an impact on our world. Giving researchers the skills, insight and contacts needed to add depth and context to their research, creating new networks of emerging knowledge, expertise and vision to convert current energy systems into sustainable alternatives. The application deadline is 5th November 2017. Details 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.