Six energy topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are open for application as of today, 3 December. They make available EU funding of €83 million in total.

The topics relate to renewable energy solutions (RES).

The projects will be selected for funding in a single-stage evaluation. The deadline to submit a proposal is 21 April 2020.

The topics for application are:




LC-BAT-8-2020 (ENERGY)

Next-generation batteries for stationary energy storage

€20 m

LC-BAT-9-2020 (ENERGY)

Hybridisation of battery systems for stationary energy storage

€10 m


Next generation and realisation of battery packs for BEV and PHEV


€40 m


Reducing the cost of large batteries for waterborne transport

€20 m


How to apply?

Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically, following the link from the topic's page on the Funding opportunities portal. Please follow the guidelines on proposal submission and evaluation.

For all questions related to Horizon 2020, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.

What are the requirements for applying?

The requirements for submitting a project proposal are detailed in the relevant documents published on individual call page. Please consult also the general annexes of the H2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020 for general rules on funding, such as the list of countries that can apply for funding, standard eligibility criteria, submission rules, types of projects and their funding rates and other useful information.

How will the grants be awarded?

The submitted proposals are evaluated by independent experts drawn from the European Commission's database of external evaluators. Applicants will receive the evaluation results at the latest five months after the submission deadline. Grant agreements will be signed with the successful applicants within eight months after the submission deadline.