FCH2 JU CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2014 H2020-JTI-FCH-2014-1 Closed!


The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) is implemented by specific programme and work programmes. 
The “Societal challenges” responds directly to the policy priorities and societal challenges that are identified in the Europe 2020 strategy and that aim to stimulate the critical mass of research and innovation efforts needed to achieve the Union's policy goals. 
The specific objective is to fully exploit the potential of Europe's talent pool and to ensure that the benefits of an innovation-led economy are both maximised and widely distributed across the Union in accordance with the principle of excellence.
Funding shall be focused on the following specific objectives: 
  • Health, demographic change and well-being.
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research. and the bioeconomy.
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy.
  • Smart, green and integrated transport.
  • Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials.
  • Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies.
  • Secure societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.


Actions foreseen within this call for proposals include the following topics:
  • FCH-01.1-2014: Standardization of components for cost-efficient fuel cell systems for transportation applications
  • FCH-01.2-2014: Cell and stack components, stack and system manufacturing technologies and quality assurance
  • FCH-01.3-2014: Development of advanced fuel cell systems and system components
  • FCH-01.4-2014: Hydrogen storage standardisation and components optimization for mass production
  • FCH-01.5-2014: Development of cost effective and reliable hydrogen refuelling station components and systems for fuel cell vehicles
  • FCH-01.6-2014: Engineering studies for large scale bus refuelling
  • FCH-01.7-2014: Large scale demonstration of refuelling infrastructure for road vehicles
  • FCH-02.1-2014: Research in electrolysis for cost effective hydrogen production
  • FCH-02.10-2014: Demonstrating the feasibility of central large scale electrolysers in providing grid services and hydrogen distribution and supply to multiple high value markets
  • FCH-02.11-2014: Large scale fuel cell power plant demonstration in industrial/commercial market segments
  • FCH-02.2-2014: Decentralized hydrogen production from clean CO2-containing biogas
  • FCH-02.3-2014: Stationary fuel cell system diagnostics: development of online monitoring and diagnostics systems for reliable and durable fuel cell system operation
  • FCH-02.4-2014: Robust manufacturing of stationary fuel cells with reduced quality control costs
  • FCH-02.5-2014: Innovative fuel cell systems at intermediate power range for distributed combined heat and power generation
  • FCH-02.6-2014: Development of centrifugal hydrogen compressor technology
  • FCH-02.7-2014: Stand-alone hydrogen purification systems for new hydrogen pathways
  • FCH-02.8-2014: Improvement of electrolyser design for grid integration
  • FCH-02.9-2014: Significant improvement of installation and service for fuel cell systems by Design-to-Service
  • FCH-03.1-2014: Hydrogen territories
  • FCH-04.1-2014: Educational initiatives
  • FCH-04.2-2014: Develop strategies to raise public awareness of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies
  • FCH-04.3-2014: Pre-normative research on vented deflagrations in containers and enclosures for hydrogen energy applications

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 93,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 06 November 2014 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • FCH2 JU CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2014 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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