Starting from today, you can apply for EU funding to carry out a project focusing on smart cities, smart energy systems or renewable fuels. The calls are open under the 2018-2020 Horizon Work Programme, and have a total budget of €138.3 million. The deadline for submissions is 5 April 2018.
The topics open for applications are:
|Call identifier||Scope||Total budget||Budget per project*|
|LC-SC3-SCC-1-2018-2019-2020||Developing and testing solutions for smart cities and communities||€43 m||€14.5 – €20 m|
|LC-SC3-ES-3-2018-2020||Developing and demonstrating integrated local energy systems (energy islands)||€26.3 m||€5 – €6 m|
|LC-SC3-ES-4-2018-2019-2020||Decarbonising energy systems of geographical islands||€19 m||€7 – €10 m|
|LC-SC3-ES-5-2018-2020||TSO – DSO – Consumer: large-scale demonstrations of innovative grid services||€30 m||€15 – €20 m|
|LC-SC3-RES-22-2018||Demonstrating cost-effective advanced biofuel pathways in retrofitted industrial installations||€20 m||€8 – €10 m|
What are the requirements for participation?
The requirements for submitting a project proposal are detailed in the relevant documents published on each topic’s page. Please also consult the general annexes of the H2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020 for general rules on funding, such as the list of countries that can apply for funding, standard eligibility criteria, submission rules, types of projects and their funding rates and other useful information.
How will the grants be awarded?
The submitted proposals are evaluated by independent experts drawn from the European Commission’s database of external evaluators. Applicants will receive the evaluation results at the latest five months after the submission deadline. Grant agreements will be signed with the successful applicants within eight months after the submission deadline.
Source: INEA – The European Commission