Changes in two topics: FETPROACT-EIC-05-2019 and FETPROACT-EIC-06-2019

The Commission is currently discussing changes to the 2019 Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC) Work programme to allocate an extra € 45.4 million in total to energy and climate change research in the EIC Pathfinder Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) proactive topics FETPROACT-EIC-05-2019 and FETPROACT-EIC-06-2019, and postpone the call deadline to 8 October 2019.

Main changes are:

• The call deadline will be postponed until 8 October 2019.

• The scope of sub-topic (c) of FETPROACT-EIC-05-2019 "Breakthrough zero-emissions energy generation for full decarbonisation" has been expanded to now include research on novel, advanced technologies for batteries, solar and fuel cells in addition to its previous subject areas. A budget of between € 35.4 million and € 52.4 million will now be reserved for this sub-topic.

• FET Open and Proactive projects that address the area of low-carbon energy and climate change technologies can now apply to the FETPROACT-EIC-06-2019 transition to innovation activities topic. Between € 10 million and € 13 million will be allocated to projects from this area.

There will be a webinar June 14th at 15hrs (Brussels time) where these changes will be explained in detail and to answer questions.

More information is available in the full press release

The updated draft work programme text is available here at the bottom of the page

FET Open and FET Proactive programme lines are also part of the EIC pilot and are also known as EIC Pathfinder.