Smart Grids European Technology Platform

The European Technology Platform for Electricity Networks of the Future, also called ETP SmartGrids, is the key European forum for the crystallisation of policy and technology research and development pathways for the smart grids sector, as well as the link between EU-level related initiatives.


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On this issue of the newsletter you will find information about GRID+ interaction workshops and webinars as well as on its latest launched supporting tool: Grid Innovation on-line, which facilitates knowledge flows and exchanges among new, ongoing or completed R&D&I projects. Do not hesitate to access or submit your articles!
September will be a very busy month at GRID+. All tools and methods developed along 3 years to support EEGI stakeholders in the roll-out of the smart grids in Europe will be fine-tuned. Therefore we kindly advice you to do not miss the next and last issue of the EEGI Newsletter, which will be full of details on what is in it for you.

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EUROGIA2020 - Call for proposals on low carbon energy related research and development projects

EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA low-carbon energy technology cluster, announced its latest call (CALL 03) for the submission of transnational low-carbon energy related research and development projects.

EUROGIA2020 is a bottom-up, industry driven, market oriented programme which addresses all areas of the energy mix, from renewable energy to efficiency, and reduction of carbon footprint of fossil fuels.
All innovative project ideas that will reduce the carbon footprint of energy production and use potentially qualify for EUROGIA2020 label. This quality label facilitates the access of project ideas to the national and regional funding, and also to the interested customers. Although the label is very selective, the goal of EUROGIA2020 is to help important collaborative project ideas to become reality. Between the years 2008 -2013, 29 transnational projects were labeled representing close to 200 M€ of project costs.

Successful national funding is helped by the fact that the public authorities from EUREKA Member countries liaise closely with EUROGIA2020 throughout the project evaluation process.

The process is one of continuous submission with 4 cut-off dates per year. The next cut-off date is September 22, 2014 by close of business. And the projects submitted in the preliminary project outline (PO) format will be reviewed by the EUROGIA technical committee on October 9, 2014 in Brussels and necessary feedback will be provided to move to the full proposal stage. The technical committee will also review full proposals (FPP) which are ready to seek the EUREKA label and eligible for funding by national funding authorities. The technical committee consists of representatives of European national funding agencies, research universities and industrial organizations.

Autumn Cut-Off Dates:
• September 22, 2014
• November 21, 2014

Applicable conditions and details of the submission process can be found on or by contacting the EUROGIA2020 Secretariat,, + 32 2 502 18 14


CEF Connecting Europe Facility Energy Call for Proposals 2014 already opened

The aim of the Connecting Europe Facility is to accelerate investment in the field of trans-European networks and to leverage funding from public and private sectors. While the bulk of the investment needed in energy should be delivered by the market and its costs recovered through tariffs, it is however recognised that Union financing may be needed for specific projects with wider regional and European benefits which are unable to attract market-based financing.

The objectives for this call for proposals are defined in the Section 3 of the multiannual work programme adopted in 2014, which aims to enable projects of common interest (PCI) to be prepared and implemented within the framework of the trans-European networks policy in the energy sector. In particular, this call for proposals shall contribute to supporting energy infrastructure projects of common interest that have significant societal benefits and that ensure greater solidarity among Member States, but which do not receive adequate financing from the market. Special focus shall be placed on the efficient use of public investment.

The call has a funding of 750mill euro. The deadline for proposals closes the 19th August 2014.

ETP SmartGrids identified the top priorities among the Smart Grids SRA 2035 Research Topics.

After an interactive workshop with several experts and open consultation process, the ETP SmartGrids finally published a summary of the top priority topics from the Strategic Research Agenda 2035 that require early adoption by European and National funding programmes.

Access the report on priority topics from the SRA2035 here.


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