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Innovation Fund: Lessons learnt from the applications to the 2020 calls

On 28 April, the Commission is organising an online event on first two calls for projects launched in 2020 under the Innovation Fund.

The event will provide an overview of the project applications invited to the second stage of the large-scale call, and present lessons learnt and best practices. It will also provide an overview of the applications received for the small-scale call and present the results of the applicants’ survey on the application process. Finally, it will give an outlook on the second round of Innovation Fund calls planned for the fourth quarter of 2021. A detailed agenda will follow soon.

If you missed it, you can watch the recording and see the presentations below.

Background information

With its around €10 billion of support over 2020-2030, the Innovation Fund is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies, aiming to bring to the market industrial solutions to decarbonise Europe.

The first call for large-scale projects (capital expenditure above EUR 7.5 million) opened on 3 July 2020 with a budget of EUR 1 billion for breakthrough technologies in renewable energy, energy-intensive industries, energy storage, and carbon capture, use and storage.

On 1 December 2020, the Commission launched the first call for small-scale projects (total capital costs between EUR 2.5 and 7.5 million) with a budget of EUR 100 million for breakthrough technologies in the same sectors.

The large-scale call closed on 29 October 2020 and the small-scale call on 10 March 2021. Evaluation by independent external evaluators is under way.

  • clean technology
  • Wednesday 28 April 2021, 10:00 - 11:45 (CEST)
  • Live streaming available

Practical information

Wednesday 28 April 2021, 10:00 - 11:45 (CEST)
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Further information