INNOVATION FUND – new calls open in November 2022 and April 2023

1 November 2022

A new call for ‘large-scale’ projects is expected to be launched in November 2022 (deadline: March 2023). And the next call for ‘small-scale’ projects is expected to launch in April 2023 (deadline: September 2023).

The Innovation Fund finances breakthrough technologies for renewable energy, energy-intensive industries, energy storage, and the capture, use and storage of carbon. This fund gives impetus to the green recovery by creating local future-proof jobs, paving the way for climate neutrality and strengthening European technological leadership worldwide.

The focus of the Innovation Fund:

  • Innovative low-carbon technologies and processes in energy-intensive industries, including products substituting carbon-intensive ones
  • Innovative renewable energy generation
  • Energy storage
  • Carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU)


To apply for the Innovation Fund, your project must meet the following criteria:

  • Your project is highly effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Your project is highly innovative.
  • Your project has reached a certain level of maturity.
  • Your innovation/project offers opportunities for wider application.
  • Your project is cost effective.
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