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    Secure, Clean & Efficient Energy

    Reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint through smart and sustainable usage

    The aim of this societal challenge is to support the transition to a reliable, publicly accepted, sustainable and competitive energy system. This system will be less fossil-fuel dependent than today and thus cope with scarcer resources, increasing energy needs and climate change.

    The research and innovation opportunities in energy are organised around energy efficiency, competitive low-carbon energy and smart cities and communities.


    The energy sources and consumption patterns of Europe's industries, transport, buildings, towns and cities are largely unsustainable, leading to significant environmental and climate change impacts. The development of near-zero-emission buildings, highly efficient industries and mass take up of energy-efficient approaches by companies, individuals, communities and cities will require not only technological advances but also non-technological solutions such as new advisory, financing and demand management services.

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    Key Information

    Swiss eligibility:               Switzerland is fully associated to Horizon 2020 
    Horizon 2020 Funding:   Participant Portal 
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    Call descriptions, rules:   Work Programme (2016-2017)

    Scientific Disciplines

    • Economic Policy
    • Engineering
    • Industrial Technologies
    • Architecture & Urbanism
    • Sustainable Development

    Industrial Sectors

    • Electronics, Microelectronics
    • Telecommunication, Networking
    • Construction Technology
    • Materials Technology
    • Process Plant Engineering
    • Chemical Technology & Engineering
    • Energy Storage and Transport
      Energy Production, Transmission, Conversion
    • Fossil Energy Sources
    • Renewable Sources of Energy
    • Rational Use of Energy
    • Physical & Exact Sciences
    • Societal & Economic Concerns

    Main Target Audience

    • Universities / UAS
    • Research institutes
    • Industry / SMEs
    • End-users

    Your Contact

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    Stefan Fischer

    National Contact Point (NCP):
    •Information & Communication Technologies
    •Secure, Clean & Efficient Energy
    •Euratom
    Effingerstrasse 19
    3008 Bern
    Tel.:+41 31 380 60 10

    Open Calls

    Open Calls

    The Work Programme 2018-2020 is expected to be published at the end of the year. For preliminary information on the upcoming calls please contact us. 

    Upcoming Events

    Date City Vacancies
    03 OCT
    2017
    Organiser: Luxinnovation / European Commission - Health
    04 OCT
    2017
    Organiser: Euresearch Lugano / Laboratory of Science communication, Università della Svizzera italiana
    05 OCT
    2017
    Organiser: Enterprise Europe Network