A new funding call under Horizon 2020 was approved for Energy Efficiency projects with a total budget of EUR 194 million for 2016 and 2017. The eligible projects types are Research & Innovation, Innovation and Coordination & Support and eligible project activities should target consumers, buildings, heating & cooling, industry, products & services, finance for sustainable energy.
Horizon 2020 has opened the first topics with a deadline on 21st of January 2016:
For each proposal the Commission estimates as viable a grant request of EUR 2.5 – 5 million for Research & Innovation and Innovation projects and between EUR 1 – 2 million for Coordination & Support projects. The application process is a single stage one and activities such as feasibility studies and development of products/services can be deployed within the same project.
Source: Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME)