€194 million for Energy Efficiency in 2016 and 2017

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:

  • Consumers
  • Buildings
  • 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.

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