The EU opens calls for proposals for funding for R&D projects in the energy sector

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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The Eurogia2010 initiative supports international cooperation consortia in conducting R&D projects in low-carbon energy technologies. Between 2008 and 2014, 31 projects were selected, with a budget of almost 200 million euros.


Between 2008 and 2014, the European Union opened calls for proposals for funding for R&D projects in the energy sector. This initiative is transacted through Eurogia2020, the Eureka energy technologies cluster, which promotes and supports international cooperation consortia in conducting R&D projects in low-carbon energy technologies. Eurogia2010 covers the entire energy value chain, from renewable energy to efficiency, reducing the carbon footprint of fossil fuels, etc.

This funding is open throughout the year, with four application submission dates. The next dates are 2 March and 25 May. All ideas must pass though two submission stages: in the first, a project summary (Project Outline) must be sent on any of these submission dates, to be assessed by the Cluster. If the assessment is positive, the consortium will be contacted by Eurogia2020 to submit the complete report (Full Project Proposal) on any of the subsequent submission dates available after this confirmation.

The Eureka label provided by the Eurogia2020 Cluster facilitates access to national and/or regional funding for proposals, and also to the network of potential customers linked to Eurogia2020. The aim of this cluster is to help cooperation project ideas of a certain volume to become projects. Between 2008 and 2014, 31 projects were labelled, with a budget of almost 200 million euros.

The conditions and details of this process can be found at http://www.eurogia.com/ and the Secretariat may also be contacted contact@eurogia.com. In Spain, the body that manages this is the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) and contact with its sectoral experts is at dptoetfsd@cdti.es.

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