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.
The EU Innovation Fund focuses on highly innovative technologies and big flagship projects with European value added that can bring significant emission reductions.
The EU Innovation Fund support is available to projects located in all EU Member States, Norway and Iceland.
The Commission Delegated Regulation on the EU Innovation Fund provides the overall framework for its operation.
A new tool for financing innovative low-carbon technologies under the Innovation Fund
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.
Useful documents to support the calculation of greenhouse gas emission avoidance potential.
Browse the newsletter featuring funding opportunities and activities on clean energy run by CINEA, including the EU Innovation Fund programme.
Data Protection Notice for processing personal data during evaluation of project proposals for the EU Innovation Fund Programme.
Third small-scale call
- 30 March 2023Call launch
Call is now open apply at the Funding and Tenders Portal
- 20 April 2023Info Day
- 4 - 5 July 2023How-to webinar and Online orientation sessions
- 19 September 2023Call closing
17:00 CEST (Brussels Time)
- Q1 2024 (expected)Info on evaluation results
- Q2 2024Award of the grants and PDA
The third call for small-scale projects launched under the Innovation Fund and with a grant budget of €100 million closed on 19 September 2023.
An important step towards scaling up production of renewable hydrogen in the EU.