On 15 March 2016 new Horizon 2020 topics on Energy Efficiency were opened. They focus on facilitating the market uptake of energy technologies and services; fostering social innovation; removing non-technological barriers; promoting standards and accelerating the cost effective implementation of the Union’s energy policies.
The Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 [pdf 1.35MB] for Energy Efficiency was officially adopted on 13 October 2015. The total budget for the Energy Efficiency Calls amounts to approximately €194 million for 2016 and 2017.
The Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency call 2016-2017 provides support for innovation through:
- Research and demonstration of more energy-efficient technologies and solutions;
- Market uptake measures to remove market and governance barriers by addressing financing, regulations and the improvement of skills and knowledge
and focuses on five areas:
- Heating and Cooling
- Industry, Services and Products
- Finance for Sustainable Energy
Some activities build on the experience of the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme; the previous funding scheme that came to an end in 2013. The latest IEE projects will run until 2017.