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.
Swiss eligibility: Switzerland is fully associated to Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020 Funding: Participant Portal
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Energy Work Programme: 10. Secure, clean and efficient energy
List of energy topics for 2020: Topic preview for Energy. The cross-cutting call "Next-Generation Batteries" is closed. New opportunities may be available under the Green Deal Call – see link in the “Related Links” box.
Types of projects, eligibility: Factsheet
Excel file with all H2020 calls: All Horizon 2020 topics (updated 04.06.2020)
For information about the next Research and Innovation Framework Programme FP9 (2021-2027), please visit our Horizon Europe webpage.