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Innovation Fund

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


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.

Data Protection Notice for processing personal data during evaluation of project proposals fort he Innovation Fund Programme

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Second small-scale call

  1. Call launch
    31 March 2022

    Call is now open apply at the Funding and Tenders Portal

  2. Info Day
    6 April 2022

    Recording and presentations of the info day here.

  3. Call closing
    31 August 2022
  4. Info on evaluation results
    Q1 2023 (expected)
  5. Award of the grants and PDA
    May 2023

Supported projects

Innovation Fund Data

Overview of the signed projects




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