The work programme addresses the challenge of transitioning towards a de-carbonised society, building on the COP21, the EU 2020 targets, and the 2050 Energy Roadmap. The focus is on electric batteries for vehicles, with a budget of €114 Million for 2019 and €70 Million for 2020.

With this initiative, the Commission is looking to respond to future needs within the Union: it aims at creating an industrial value chain based in Europe. At the moment, the European Union is currently dependent on other regions for the production of batteries. Next-generation electric batteries are considered a technological enabler for the European Union.
The calls for proposals address the political, industrial and technological initiatives of the European Union. In addition, they cover the three layers of research and innovation to create new technologies: in the short term Li-ion technology, in the medium term other ion materials, and in the longer term solid-state batteries.

In addition to the battery initiative in Horizon 2020, the Commission is taking into account battery-related research as it plans its future FET-Flagship initiative, a large initiative funded over a period of 10 years with a budget of €1 Billion.

Details of the work programme with all the funding opportunities is available here.


For more information, please contact our EU funding experts NCPS. They are here to help you identify the right call for your project, and to guide you during the application phase.

Luxinnovation is the National Contact Point for Horizon 2020, the European framework programme for research and innovation. Building on our decade-long experience of EU funding programmes, we are able to respond to questions on where to get up-to-date information on programmes and calls for project proposals, what programmes are the most suitable for you or where and how to find European partners.

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