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European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

Support for Applicants

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the Funding & tender opportunities portal.

Additional guidance is available on how to submit a proposal using the application tool: Funding & Tenders Portal for beginners

This video tutorial features the steps to register your organisation and to get prepared for submitting a proposal. 

You find other useful information on the F&T opportunities portal such as an Online Manual guiding you through all steps of the application process.  

Info Days

Small-scale projects

On Wednesday 6 April 2022, the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) and the European Commission's DG Climate Action organised an Info Day to present the Innovation Fund's second call for small-scale projects

All the presentations and recording can be checked here.

Large-scale projects

The second large-scale call for projects closed on 3 March 2022. Currently the proposals are undergoing with the external evaluations. 

A new info day will be organised a few days after a new call will be launched. In the meantime you can check here the previous info day for the call LSC2021.

Tools and Guidelines

Here you will find examples of GHG calculators

Who can apply

Applicants can be public or private entities.

Projects must be located on the territory of one or more EU Member States, Norway or Iceland, and fall within one of the following categories: energy-intensive industries, innovative renewables, energy storage, carbon capture storage and carbon capture use.

Self-check questionnaire

This questionnaire is designed to support project promoters in understanding the objectives, scope and key requirements of the Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest funding programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies. It aims to provide early high-level orientation on potential fit and readiness of project ideas for the Innovation Fund. The questionnaire is designed especially to support promoters of small-scale projects (i.e., projects with expected capital expenditure between EUR 2.5 million and EUR 7.5 million).

Self-check Questionnaire

Contacts and support

Support to apply to the Innovation Fund is available to projects located in all EU Member States, Norway and Iceland. Check the list of the National Contact Points.

For support related to an open call, you can always contact the Innovation Fund Helpdesk via the Funding and Tenders Portal.