Scottish Enterprise is a partner in a new project that will provide funding for transnational, collaborative R&D projects on the digitalisation of energy systems. The overall aim of the Joint Call 2020 – Digital Transformation for Green Energy Transition – is to unleash the potential of digital transformation for a sustainable energy society.
€25m of funding has been committed by agencies from 20 countries, 16 European plus India, Israel, Morocco and Turkey – together with the European Commission. Around £2m of grant funding is available for partners in the Scottish Enterprise area participating in projects. To be eligible, projects must have a minimum of 2 independent partners from two different EU or EEA countries (The UK is still counted for eligibility for the Horizon 2020 programme).
The deadline for compulsory Expressions of Interest is 17th February 2021. The deadline for Full Proposals will be 6th May 2021. Eligibility checks and evaluation of Full Proposals will take place from May to October and applicants will be informed of the outcome in November 2021. Selected projects would start in 2022.
All the call information, document etc. can be found on the call webpage.
Smart Energy Systems ERA-NET will hold a Webinar on 13 January 2021, to explain the call and the application procedures. Please register here. A second Webinar will be held on 24 March for projects invited to Stage 2. Scottish Enterprise will also hold an on-line Information Day for Scottish applicants, details to follow.
Please contact Karen Fraser at Scottish Enterprise (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.