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    This page aims to give you an overview of the types of European funding most suitable for your discipline in relation to the Innovation Axis.

    Basic Research

    Horizon 2020 offers 2 programmes for basic research: the grants of the European Research Council (ERC), aiming at excellence, and the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA), promoting mobility.

    Career Funding (ERC & MSCA)

    Research & Development for Societal Challenges

    Topics in the Energy sector will mostly be found in Societal Challenge “Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy”. Further topics of interest may also be found in “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport” and “Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research, and the bio-economy” and to a lesser extent in “Inclusive, innovative and secure societies”.

    Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research, and the bio-economy
    Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy
    Smart, Green and Integrated Transport
    Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

    Research & Development for Industrial Challenges

    Some Energy sector topics will be found in the Industrial Leadership pillar under Leadership in Enabling & Industrial Technologies, specifically in the Key Enabling Technology (KET) of Advanced Materials, Nanotechnologies and Advanced Manufacturing and Processes. A further opportunity are the Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).

    NMP in Leadership in Enabling & Industrial Technologies (LEIT)
    Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)

    Cooperation and funding for innovation

    Facilitating cooperation activities in research and innovation is the key to bridging the gap between research and the market. Partners for various types of cooperation are available in the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) database. Below are a selection of partnering profiles related to this thematic. Further cooperation opportunities are published on the EEN Marketplace.

    Enterprise Europe Network