Call for proposals 2020 - Innovation Fund Large Scale Projects InnovFund-LSC-2020-Two-Stage Closed!


This is a call for proposals for EU grants in the field of demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies under the Innovation Fund (IF)

The objectives of this call are to:

  1. support projects demonstrating highly innovative technologies, processes or products, that are sufficiently mature and have a significant potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  2. offer financial support tailored to market needs and risk profiles of eligible projects, while attracting additional public and private resources.


The following activities can be funded under this call:

  • activities that support innovation in low-carbon technologies and processes in sectors listed in Annex I to the EU ETS Directive, including environmentally safe carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) that contributes substantially to mitigating climate change, as well as products substituting carbon intensive ones produced in sectors listed in Annex I to the EU ETS Directive,
  • activities that help stimulate the construction and operation of projects that aim at the environmentally safe capture and geological storage of CO 2 (CCS),
  • activities that help stimulate the construction and operation of innovative renewable energy and energy storage technologies.

It covers the following topic:

  • INNOVFUND-LSC-2020 (Topic 1) — Large-Scale Projects

European community funding

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

  • 1.000,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 29 October 2020 - one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 23 June 2021 - 4 months ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (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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