The EU Energy Focus service is a free UK Government-funded service, that aims to ensure that UK organisations are well informed and have every chance of success in applying for and securing European funding for energy-related projects. It provides support for a range of European funding opportunities with a focus on Horizon 2020, but also covering opportunities such as the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. The service includes confidential, one-to-one discussion of proposal ideas, webinars on upcoming and current Calls for Proposals, consortium building support and review of draft proposals.
A flow chart showing the Horizon 2020 application process can be downloaded from here.
A number of the 2016 Calls for Proposals for Horizon 2020 Energy are now open. The Energy Work Programme can be downloaded from here. The 2016 Calls have a total budget of over €500m and will cover a range of technology areas including energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, smart grids and smart cities. A overview of the Calls including budgets and deadlines can be downloaded from here. Please contact the EU Energy Focus team with your queries on Horizon 2020 Energy.
The EU Energy Focus team has delivered webinars on the 2016 Calls for Proposals. The webinars included details of the Call topics as well as information about the administrative and financial arrangements for the Horizon 2020 Programme and the services provided by the EU Energy Focus team. The presentations and recordings of these webinars can be accessed from here.
The EU Energy Focus team coordinates stakeholder groups for bioenergy, solar, wind, CCS, smart cities, smart grids, ocean and a group on energy efficiency is in the process of being set-up. Stakeholder group membership is an opportunity to help influence future Work Programme content; receive the latest news on Work Programme development; and build your networks and knowledge to take advantage of these funding opportunities. Please contact the EU Energy Focus team if you would like more information or would like to join any of these groups.