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European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency
Innovation Fund

The Innovation Fund programme contributing to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction


Policy Background

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 EU Innovation Fund is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies and will contribute to greenhouse gas reduction.

What is funded?

The EU Innovation Fund focuses on highly innovative technologies and big flagship projects with European value added that can bring significant emission reductions.

National Contact Points

The EU Innovation Fund support is available to projects located in all EU Member States, Norway and Iceland.

Legal Framework

The Commission Delegated Regulation on the EU Innovation Fund provides the overall framework for its operation.

Competitive bidding

A new tool for financing innovative low-carbon technologies under the Innovation Fund

Knowledge Sharing

Knowledge sharing is an essential part the Innovation Fund because it supports the replication and the faster market penetration of the fund supported technologies or solutions.

Tools and Guidelines

Useful documents to support the calculation of greenhouse gas emission avoidance potential.

Clean Energy Newsletter

Browse the newsletter featuring funding opportunities and activities on clean energy run by CINEA, including the EU Innovation Fund programme.

Data Protection Notice

Data Protection Notice for processing personal data during evaluation of project proposals for the EU Innovation Fund Programme.

Third small-scale call

  1. 30 March 2023
    Call launch

    Call is now open apply at the Funding and Tenders Portal

  2. 4 - 5 July 2023
    How-to webinar and Online orientation sessions
  3. 19 September 2023
    Call closing

    17:00 CEST (Brussels Time)

  4. Q1 2024 (expected)
    Info on evaluation results
  5. Q2 2024
    Award of the grants and PDA

Supported projects

Innovation Fund Data

Overview of the signed projects




  • General publications
  • Agencia Ejecutiva Europea de Clima, Infraestructuras y Medio Ambiente

Innovation Fund overview