As the successor of the NER300 programme, the Innovation Fund improves the risk-sharing for projects by giving more funding in a more flexible way through a simpler selection process and is also open to projects from energy-intensive industries.
The Innovation Fund will contribute to greenhouse gas reduction. It is designed to take into account the lessons learned from its predecessor, the NER300 programme.
The Innovation Fund focuses on highly innovative technologies and big flagship projects with European value added that can bring significant emission reductions.
Innovation Fund support is available to projects located in all EU Member States, Norway and Iceland.
The Commission Delegated Regulation on the Innovation Fund provides the overall framework for its operation.
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Second Large-scale Call
The European Union is investing over €1,1 billion into 7 large-scale innovative projects under the Innovation Fund. The grants will support projects aiming to bring breakthrough technologies to the market in energy-intensive industries, hydrogen, carbon capture, use and storage, and renewable energy
The first three projects to be financed since the creation of the Innovation Fund signed their grant agreement with the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), the implementing body of the Fund, during the COP26 side event