KIC InnoEnergy, the European company for innovation, business creation and education in sustainable energy, has launched a new Call for Innovation Proposals aimed to boosting the effectiveness and speed of the go-to-market process of green innovations in Europe. KIC InnoEnergy supports research institutions, companies and universities with the last stage of the go-to-market process for innovative sustainable energy products and services, helping them to create public-private consortia that have the ability to take high-potential ideas to the market faster and more effectively, and offers significant financing schemes. The deadline for proposal submission is 7th April 2017. Details of the Call for Proposals can be found here.
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.
Get assistance to develop bankable sustainable energy investment programmes The European Commission’s European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF) has set up a new assistance scheme to support ambitious public beneficiaries in developing bankable sustainable energy investment programmes. These projects shall relate to the energy efficiency sector, small-scale renewable energy and/or urban public transport. The technical assistance facility aims to bridge the gap between sustainable energy plans and real investments through supporting all activities necessary to prepare investments into sustainable energy projects. EEEF is supporting beneficiaries by allocating consultant services to the planned investment programmes (for example for feasibility studies, energy audits and evaluating the economic viability of investments). It also covers direct staff costs of the beneficiaries and external legal service costs required. EEEF is open for project proposals on a first-come-first-serve basis, subject to availability of funds and the Fund’s appetite for proposed sector/technology etc. More information can be found here.
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.