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 Brokerage event for the 2016/17 Horizon 2020 Calls for Proposals is taking place in Brussels on 16th September 2015. The Brokerage Event is an opportunity to arrange bi-lateral meetings with organisations from across Europe. You can upload your organisation profile, review those of others and arrange meetings on the event website. A member of the EU Energy Focus team will be attending the Brokerage event so if you are unable to attend and would like us to represent your organisation at the event please contact us.
The Informal Group of RTD Liaison Offices (IGLO) is undertaking a survey to collect feedback on the Horizon 2020 Proposal Evaluation and Grant Agreement Preparation processes. The feedback will be shared with the Commission and with the Executive Agencies involved in running the Horizon 2020 Programme. The survey is anonymous and all information provided will be treated as confidential. The deadline for completion of the survey is 1st October 2015. More details and the link to the survey can be found 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.