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Horizon 2020 Energy Topics 2018

Horizon 2020 Energy Topics 2018 and Energy and Island's Economy

As its not always easy to navigate the various European web-sites, you can access the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018 - 2020 "Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy here

Summary guide on the topics for 2018 in the Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy Work Programme here
With the University's declared interest in the Blue Economy and Blue Growth and with Islands central to developing opportunities for building energy systems for resilient communities, two relevant calls are:
LC-SC3-ES-3-2018-2020 Integrated Local Energy Systems (Energy Islands) Innovation Acation €5-6 million at TRL 5-8, Closes April 2018
Scope: To develop and demonstrate solutions that analyse and combine in a well delimited system, all the energy vectors that are present and interconnect them where appropriate.
LC-SC3-ES4-2018-2020 Decarbonising Energy Systems of Geographical Islands 76. Innovation Action. €7-10 million. TRL 5-8 Deadline April 2018
Scope: Achieve high levels of local renewable energy sources penetration; Achieve highly integrated and digitalised smart grids based on high flexibility services from distributed generation, demand response and storage of electricity, heat water etc etc
More details of both calls can be obtained by downloading an abstract about each call, here
If you are an SME, Stephen has prepared an updated guide to writing H2020 bids and this can be downloaded from his web site here
With recent initiatives having been announced by Scottish Enterprise on developing resilient island communities, if you are interested in either of these calls please contact Patrick McCarthy at
H2020 Post Brexit
The UK Research Office UKRO has prepared guidelines concerning UK Participation in EU Funding for Research, Innovation and Higher Education. These can be viewed here. The UK Government has issued a paper on future science and innovation on 6 September 2017. “Collaboration on science and innovation – a future partnership paper” forms part of a series setting out key issues for a future partnership between the UK and the EU. The paper states that “the UK will seek to agree a far-reaching science and innovation agreement with the EU that establishes a framework for future collaboration.” It explores a number of areas, including the Framework Programmes, nuclear research and the EU space programmes as well as defence research.


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