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The European Commission published a separate cross-thematic work programme with new Horizon 2020 funding opportunities under the title “Building a Low-Carbon, Climate Resilient Future: Next-Generation Batteries”.

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.

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ENISA launches the Cybersecurity Strategies Evaluation Tool

20-09-2018

The new National Cybersecurity Strategies evaluation tool will help Member States evaluate their priorities according to their National Cyber Security Strategies. For each strategic objective, the tool offers recommendations and ideas on how to improve.
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The Human Brain Project launches voucher programme

20-09-2018

The Call invites researchers to apply for free access to the HBP Platform's services and engineering support to advance their research. Each voucher provides the winner with 6-12 months of HBP engineering time. The deadline for application is 25 October 2018.

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Registration open for the virtual info day on H2020 transport

19-09-2018

The virtual information day on the Horizon 2020 transport calls for funding in 2019 will take place on 23 October 2018 at 09:30 Brussels time. The event will be dedicated to the upcoming funding opportunities offered by the EU's Horizon 2020 Programme to projects focusing on smart, green and integrated transport. In total, nearly €355 million will be made available under the Mobility for Growth (MG), Automated Road Transport (ART) and Green Vehicles (GV) calls, as well as the Next-Generation Batteries (BAT) call.
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New Energy topics with short deadlines

19-09-2018

Opening of short-deadline calls
New H2020 topics under the Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy work package will open for application in September. For all the following calls, the deadline is 11th of December 2018.
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Luxembourg participation in H2020

18-09-2018

In 2018, Luxembourg ranked for the first time as Innovation Leader on the 2018 European Innovation Scoreboard. Indeed, Luxembourg applications in H2020 programmes increased by +195% with 417 applications. You can find more detailed information in our memo on Luxembourg participation in H2020.
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