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.
The Commission Delegated Regulation on the EU Innovation Fund provides the overall framework for its operation.
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 large-scale call
- Call launch3 November 2022
Call is now open apply at the Funding and Tenders Portal
- Info DaysTook place on 29-30 November 2022
- Call closing16 March 2023
- Info on evaluation resultsQ2 2023 (expected)
- Award of the grants and PDAQ4 2023
Large-scale are projects with a capital expenditure above EUR 7.5 million
Small-scale are projects capital expenditure between EUR 2.5 and 7.5 million
Projects per eligible country
Check which projects are implemented in your country
Innovation Fund: 239 applications competing for EUR 3 billion from the third call for large-scale projects
Innovation Fund budget comes from the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS).
Commission launches market testing survey for the future operation of the EU ETS Innovation Fund
The survey will remain open until 7 March 2023.
Innovation Fund: Info Day on the third call for small-scale projects
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