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.
In preparation for the 16th February 2016 Horizon 2020 Call deadline for Low Carbon Energy proposals the EU Energy Focus team delivered a webinar focusing on how to address the evaluation criteria effectively. The webinar included a presentation on the evaluation criteria, examples of evaluator feedback from the 2014 and 2015 Calls for Proposals and an opportunity to ask questions. The slides and a recording of the webinar can be accessed here.
The 2016 Call for Proposals from the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) was launched on 19th January 2016. The Call budget is 118M€ and the deadline for proposal submission is 3rd May 2016. Details of the Call can be found here. Please contact the EU Energy Focus team if you are interested in submitting a proposal to this Call.
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.