Project

Support for the management of the Innovation Fund calls for proposals (DG CLIMA)

The objective of this study project is to support the Commission (DG CLIMA) with the management of the calls for proposals issued under the Innovation Fund in 2020 and 2021.

The EU Innovation Fund (IF) aims to create financial incentives for companies and public authorities to invest in the next generation of low-carbon technologies today. It also aims to make EU companies global technology leaders. The IF is the successor to NER 300, the EU programme to support the demonstration of carbon capture and storage and innovative renewable energy technologies, and extends its scope to energy storage and energy-intensive industries.

The objective of this project is to support the Commission (DG CLIMA) with the management of the calls for proposals issued under the Innovation Fund in 2020 and 2021. Building on the pre-paratory work on the Innovation Fund completed to date, this study focuses on:

Task 1 – Further development of methodologies, call text & supporting documents

Task 2 – Support for applicants

Task 3 – Support for INEA staff and expert evaluators

Task 4 – Lessons learned from the first calls

Duration

From August 2020 until October 2021

Client

European Commission (DG CLIMA)

Partner

ICF (lead)