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EU Energy Focus Bulletin - Jan 2016

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EU Energy Focus service is a free, Government-funded service that aims to ensure that UK companies, research institutions and other organisations are well informed and have every chance of success in applying for and securing European funding for energy-related projects. Our services include one-to-one discussion of proposal ideas, webinars on key subjects and review of draft proposals. Through this bulletin we aim to provide you with information on sustainable energy policy and funding in Europe and in the UK.

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EU Energy Focus Bulletin - Jan 2016

  1. 1. 0845 6000 430 www.euenergyfocus.co.uk We’re here to help you The EU Energy Focus service is a free, Government-funded service that aims to ensure that UK companies, research institutions and other organisations are well informed and have every chance of success in applying for and securing European funding for energy-related projects. Our services include one-to-one discussion of proposal ideas, webinars on key subjects and review of draft proposals. Through this bulletin we aim to provide you with information on sustainable energy policy and funding in Europe and in the UK. Ecobuild 2016, London (UK) 9th March 2016 A member of the EU Energy Focus team will be at Ecobuild on 9th March. We will make a presentation on the forthcoming Energy Efficiency Call and participate in one-to-one meetings at a networking event, details at https://www.b2match.eu/ecobuild2016 Please contact the EU Energy Focus team if you would like to arrange to meet at the event. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Call for Proposals 2016 Call for Proposals launched The Call was launched on 19th January 2016. The deadline for proposals is 3rd May 2016 The Call budget is €118M. Further details of the Call can be found at http://www.fch.europa.eu/page/call- 2016. Please contact the EU Energy Focus team if you are interested in submitting a proposal to this Call. European Information Day on 2016 Call for Proposals – 3rd February 2016 An Information Day will be held in Brussels on 3rd February 2016. Details of the event and the registration page can be found at http://fch.europa.eu/event/fch-ju-info-day-2016 Webinar on 2016 Call for Proposals The EU Energy Focus team is arranging a webinar to take place in February. Details will be circulated once finalised. 2014 Call results and funded project example A full list of projects funded by the FCH JU can be found at http://www.fch.europa.eu/fchju-projects. UK involvement headlines are:  €10M of the €82M budget allocated to UK organisations  10 of the 15 projects funded has UK involvement  67% of the projects have UK involvement - positive news for the UK, benefiting from the learning in over half of the funded projects. The NewBusFuel project is an example of a funded project, details are:  UK-led project: Element Energy Limited is the coordinator of the project  Partners: involves 27 partners, including 5 others from the UK (Aberdeen City Council, Air Products plc, Birmingham City Council, ITM Power Ltd and London Bus Services Ltd).  EU funding: €2.5M from the FCH JU between 2015 and 2017.  Aim: to resolve significant knowledge gap around the technologies and engineering solutions required for the refuelling of a large number of buses at a single bus depot. August 2011 Advice and Support for accessing EU funds for Energy R,D&D Email Bulletin January 2016 Horizon 2020 – see page 9 for background Horizon 2020 Page 1 European Developments Page 5 UK News Page 5 Events Page 8
  2. 2. Page 2 of 9 0845 6000 430 www.euenergyfocus.co.uk The consortium involves 10 of Europe’s leading hydrogen station providers. The partners will work with 12 bus operators in Europe, each of whom have demonstrated political support for the deployment of hydrogen bus fleets. In each location engineering studies will be produced, by collaborative design teams involving bus operators and industrial experts, each defining the optimal design, hydrogen supply route, commercial arrangements and the practicalities for a hydrogen station capable of providing fuel to a fleet of fuel cell buses (75-260 buses). Public reports will be prepared based on an analysis across the studies, with an aim to provide design guidelines to bus operators considering deploying hydrogen buses, as well as to demonstrate the range of depot fuelling solutions which exist (and their economics) to a wider audience. Details of the project can be found at http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/197930_en.html 2016 Horizon 2020 Energy Calls for Proposals 2016 Horizon 2020 Energy Calls for Proposals – deadlines in February and April 2016  The EU Energy Focus team is available to provide support to UK coordinators and participants.  The service is free and confidential.  Proposal review for the February deadline is currently being scheduled. Please contact the Helpline team if you would like to book a proposal review slot for either the February or April deadlines, flagged in the table below*. Webinars and key messages from the 2014 and 2015 Call evaluations This month the EU Energy Focus team delivered a webinar on the Horizon 2020 evaluation criteria for proposals to Horizon 2020 Energy, and how to address them. It also included key messages from the 2014 and 2015 Call evaluations including:  The importance of technologies that are proposed for research or demonstration being at the appropriate Technology Readiness Level (TRL) for the Call topic and including evidence of this assessment.  The need to address both the ‘Specific Challenge’ and the ‘Scope’ of the relevant Call topic and to describe how the project will contribute to the ‘Expected Impact’ set out in the Call topic.  The importance of the ‘Impact’ evaluation criterion for Innovation Actions (demonstration projects) where it has a higher weighting than the other criteria and for which it is used to differentiate between proposals that have the same score.  The importance of quantifying the forecast impact of the proposed work supported by evidence of the baseline and the assumptions made in the calculation.  The need to include a tailored dissemination and exploitation plan in the proposal.  Unlike FP7 there is little opportunity for contract negotiation and evaluators cannot request amendments so proposals have to be acceptable as submitted. A recording of the webinar can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/jol3pxp. The key messages conveyed have been flagged by the Commission and are important to bear in mind as you prepare your proposal as they will help you to focus your efforts in order to maximise your chances of success. We encourage you to listen to the recording of the webinar if you are considering submitting a proposal for the February 2016 Call deadline. Webinar attendees feedback included “Excellent guidance on how to address impact” and “Examples of evaluators’ comments are really useful”. The table shows the topics covered by the 2016 Calls and the significant budgets that are available. The table below includes hyperlinks to more information on the specific challenges, scope and expected impacts for each of the topics.
  3. 3. Page 3 of 9 0845 6000 430 www.euenergyfocus.co.uk A full list of the 2016/17 Call priorities can be found in the Call summary at http://docs.euenergyfocus.co.uk/H2020_Energy_Call_summary_2016_17_v2.pdf Please check the published version of the Work Programme to ensure that you have the latest information on the topics. The published version of the Work Programme can be downloaded at http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2016_2017/main/h2020-wp1617-energy_en.pdf What is the application process and timeline for applying to a Horizon 2020 Energy Call? The EU Energy Focus team has produced a flow chart showing the Horizon 2020 application process, the timescales involved, and what actions the potential proposer and the European Commission undertakes. This flow chart should help if you considering applying for the 2016-17 Calls. Please contact us if you have any questions about the process. The flow chart can be downloaded at http://docs.euenergyfocus.co.uk/H2020_Energy_application_process_020415.pdf Are there any examples of Commission funded projects available? The following are examples of funded projects involving UK organisations: Low Carbon Energy research project – PowerKite: total EU funding €5.1M, €1M to the UK PowerKite will design, build and deploy a power take-off system (PTO) for a novel tidal energy collector concept, the Deep Green subsea tidal kite by Minesto. The project involves 9 partners from 3 countries. Over 30 months, the project will progress the state of the art in several fields: PTO modelling, electrical design, mechanical design, data acquisition, analysis and optimisation. The project is coordinated by Midroc Project Management in Sweden. UK partners are the Queen’s University Belfast and Applied Computing and Engineering Ltd. Other partners are from Belgium and Sweden. More information about the project can be found at http://www.sspa.se/news/powerkite-%E2%80%93-power-take-system-subsea-tidal-kite Low Carbon Energy research project – Bio-HyPP: total EU funding €5.7M, €400,000 to the UK To reach the goals of improving the efficiency of combined heat and power systems, while simultaneously widening the biomass feedstock base as well as increasing operational flexibility, the Bio-HyPP project aims to develop a full scale technology demonstrator of a hybrid power plant system – a combination of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and a micro gas turbine (MGT) – using biogas as main fuel in lab environment. The focus of the technology demonstration plant is to prove the functional capability of the plant concept, followed by detailed characterisation and optimisation of the integration of its subsystems. Topic area Budget for 2016 Calls Budget per project Call launch date Deadline Low carbon energy technology development including PV, CSP, wind, ocean, solar heating, hydropower, geothermal, CHP, bioenergy, CCS http://tinyurl.com/p3zzn7b €120M €0.6M to €10M 27th Oct ’15 16th Feb ‘16* Smart grids and storage development and demonstration and socio-economic research http://tinyurl.com/pdapotb €150M €1M to €15M 8th Dec ‘15 5th April ‘16* Smart cities and communities http://tinyurl.com/poflwrp €60M €12 to €18M 8th Dec ‘15 5th April ’16* Addressing barriers to energy efficiency in the areas of heating & cooling, engaging consumers, buildings, industry & products and financing innovation http://tinyurl.com/pzwpuv8 €43M €0.5M to €2M 15th March ‘16 15th Sept ‘16 Low carbon energy technology demonstration including PV, wind, ocean and biofuels http://tinyurl.com/pdapotb €85M €3M to €15M 10th May ‘16 8th Sept ’16
  4. 4. Page 4 of 9 0845 6000 430 www.euenergyfocus.co.uk The project is coordinated by DLR in Germany. The UK partner is Hiflux Ltd. Other partners are from the Netherlands and Italy. More information can be found at http://www.bio-hypp.eu/ Case studies The EU Energy Focus team has prepared two case studies on projects funded under the 7th Framework Programme, the predecessor to Horizon 2020. One of the case studies is on CCS and the other on battery storage. The case studies highlight the roles of the UK partners, the benefits of participating in collaborative European projects and the innovation effects of the project. Further case studies will be uploaded as they are finalised. The case studies can be downloaded at http://www.euenergyfocus.co.uk/horizon-2020/horizon-2020-factsheets-case-studies Where can I find more about these Calls for Proposals and the support available? Webinars on the 2016 Horizon 2020 Energy Calls In October the EU Energy Focus team delivered a series of webinars about the 2016 Horizon 2020 Calls for Proposals. The webinars included details of the Call topics as well as information about the administrative and financial arrangements for the Horizon 2020 Programme and the services provided by the EU Energy Focus team. Recordings of the webinars and the slides that were presented can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/on6vctc Presentations and recordings of European Information Days available The European Information Days on the 2016 Energy Calls were held on 14th and 15th September in Brussels. The presentations and recordings of the speakers can be accessed at http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=events&eventcode=0B56FA95-AFE0-D63B-DD0527FE301EC26C Recordings of the Call-specific Information Days are also now available at:  smart grids and storage http://tinyurl.com/pvy48gk  energy efficient buildings http://tinyurl.com/orynp2r  smart cities and communities http://tinyurl.com/qjccjgy  energy efficiency http://ec.europa.eu/easme/node/6551 The recordings are an excellent opportunity to hear from the Commission Scientific Officers about the funding priorities. Partner searching opportunities A Brokerage Event was held on 16th September. The event was attended by over 300 delegates all looking for partners for Horizon 2020 proposals. You can view the profiles for those involved at http://www.b2match.eu/energycall2016 UK Technology Stakeholder Groups The UK Stakeholder Groups meet via conference call approximately four times per year. There are UK Stakeholder Groups for bioenergy, solar, wind, CCS, smart cities, smart grids, ocean and a group on energy efficiency is in the process of being set-up. Stakeholder group membership is an opportunity to help influence future Work Programme content; receive the latest news on Work Programme development; and build your networks and knowledge to take advantage of these funding opportunities. It is important to have representative groups made up of industry, academia and public sector to help ensure the feedback on the Work Programmes match as closely as possible to UK priorities, strengths and interests. With the different technology sectors providing this input, it should give UK organisations the best chance of success in attracting EU funding and activity here, against increasingly tough competition from other Member States. We are interested in hearing from organisations, particularly trade associations or industry, about joining the stakeholder groups. Please contact the EU Energy Focus team if you would like more information or would like to join any of these groups.
  5. 5. Page 5 of 9 0845 6000 430 www.euenergyfocus.co.uk KIC InnoEnergy Call for Proposals launched KIC InnoEnergy, the European company for innovation, business creation and education in sustainable energy, has launched a new Call for Innovation Proposals aimed to boosting the effectiveness and speed of the go-to-market process of green innovations in Europe. KIC InnoEnergy supports research institutions, companies and universities with the last stage of the go-to-market process for innovative sustainable energy products and services, helping them to create public- private consortia that have the ability to take high-potential ideas to the market faster and more effectively, and offers significant financing schemes. The deadline for proposal submission is 4th April 2016. Details of the Call for Proposals can be found at https://cip.kic-innoenergy.com/home.html A webinar will take place on 19th February 2016, details can be found at https://cip.kic- innoenergy.com/events.html Solar Facilities for the European Research Area As part of an FP7 Energy Infrastructure funded project, SFERA II, five EU research infrastructures in Concentrated Solar Power are opening their doors to welcome experimental projects using their facilities. The access is free of charge as part of the EU Transnational Access programme (the period of access can be up to 8 weeks for 2 to 3 people). This is a great opportunity for the scientific community to access high-flux temperature facilities. The deadline for applications was originally 31st January 2016 but has been extended. Details of how to access the facilities can be found at http://sfera2.sollab.eu/access EU-China Research and Innovation Co-Funding Mechanism - First call launched by China The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has published its first Call for Proposals under the EU-China Co-Funding Mechanism (CFM) for Research and Innovation. The CFM is designed to support mainland-China-based research and innovation organisations participating in Horizon 2020 projects. This first Call covers a variety of thematic areas including food, agriculture, biotechnology, information and communication technology, space, aviation, energy, health, transportation, water resources, energy conservation, advanced manufacturing, new materials, sustainable urbanization, and exchanges of young scientists. Two deadlines are planned for 2016: 31st March and 31st July 2016. The total budget for 2016 is 200 million RMB (€28M). The EU-China CFM is the last of a series of support schemes put in place by EU international partner countries to enable a stronger and more balanced collaboration between their universities, research institutes and enterprises with European ones under Horizon 2020. More details can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/news/eu- china-research-and-innovation-co-funding-mechanism-first-call-launched-china Consultation to encourage innovation – deadline 11th February 2016 On 15th January DECC launched a consultation to ensure regulation in the energy sector encourages innovation, and invites views on effectiveness of current regulatory framework in enabling innovation. The consultation focuses on the activities of DECC and the Oil and Gas Authority, with other energy sector regulators undertaking parallel engagement exercises. The deadline for responses is 11th February 2016 at 5pm. The consultation document can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-ensuring-regulation-encourages-innovation UKERC conference – Energy systems challenges in a world in transition UKERC is convening a residential conference in Oxford on 22-23 March 2016 that will bring together different perspectives on the energy system, and identify the key energy system challenges for the research community, government and other actors. The conference, which is supported by the RCUK Energy Programme, is an important opportunity to help inform future research priorities. UKERC would like to bring together the various centres investigating the energy system and are keen for participation (attendance, advice or support) from a broad group. More information can be found at http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/events/energy-systems-challenges-in-a-world-in-transition.html European Developments in the energy sector UK news from the energy sector
  6. 6. Page 6 of 9 0845 6000 430 www.euenergyfocus.co.uk There is currently an opportunity to shape the conference programme by responding to the questionnaire at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KHMN88T ETI publishes report on bioenergy value chains This month the Energy Technologies Institute has published a report entitled “Delivering Greenhouse Gas Emission Savings through UK Bioenergy Value Chains”. The report reaffirms the potential of bioenergy as a low carbon game changer for the UK’s future energy system with its importance as a development priority heightened following recent energy policy announcements. The report says taking decisions and positive action on the role of bioenergy over the next five to 10 years protects the country’s option to pursue the lowest cost route to delivering the UK’s climate change commitments by 2050. The report can be downloaded at http://www.eti.co.uk/bioenergy-should-be- accelerated-in-the-uk-to-deliver-affordable-low-carbon-energy-options/ Biomass and Fossil Fuel Research Alliance Call for Proposals BF2RA (The Biomass and Fossil Fuel Research Alliance) operates a programme to support research into the clean and efficient use of biomass and fossil fuels, to build capacity in this area. Bids are currently invited for proposals for specific research related to the following:  Energy Storage  Improved Performance of Large Plant  Asset Management including Intelligent Control This is a two-stage proposal process. The deadline for submission of outline proposals is 19th February 2016 at 5pm. Details of the Call for Proposals can be found at http://www.bf2ra.org/callforproposals.htm Call for Proposals on Advanced Materials for Energy Generation and Transmission EPSRC has launched a Call for Proposals for Advanced Materials for Energy Generation and Transmission. The Call is for applications for proposals to set up virtual research centres for energy materials. There is up to £6M in total available to support up to three multi-institutional and multi- disciplinary centres. The deadline to notify EPSRC of intent to submit is 16th February 2016 and the deadline for full proposals is 6th April 2016. Details can be found at https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/advancedmaterialsforenergygeneration/ ERA-NET funding opportunities including launch of Bioenergy Call for Proposals On the 1st December the Department of Energy and Climate Change, in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network, hosted an event in Birmingham to promote the latest ERA-NET funding opportunities from the Horizon 2020 Programme. The event was also webcast and recorded to allow companies from across Europe to participate in the event. The recording and presentations can be found at http://tinyurl.com/zypdhp2 The ERA-NET Call for Proposals for bioenergy projects was launched at the event. The Bioenergy Sustaining the Future (BESTF) activity will provide funding to collaborative bioenergy projects that demonstrate at least one innovative step and will result in demonstration at a pre-commercial stage. The following countries are participating in the Programme: Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK. The deadline for submitting outline proposals is 29th February 2016. This is followed by a consultation period and the deadline for full proposals is 12th May 2016. Projects are expected to start in March 2017. Details including the Call guidelines and national criteria can be found at http://eranetbestf.net/three/call/ The Calls for Proposals for offshore wind (DemoWind2 programme) and CCS (ACT programme) are due to open in 2016. Supergen Energy Storage Challenge EPSRC, as part of its contribution to the Research Councils UK Energy Programme, is looking to support collaborative research proposals in Energy Storage technologies. The grant holders of successful proposals funded through this Call will be required to become members of the Supergen Energy
  7. 7. Page 7 of 9 0845 6000 430 www.euenergyfocus.co.uk Storage hub led by Professor Peter Bruce at the University of Oxford. The Call closes at 16.00 on 9th February 2016, and there is up to £4M available from EPSRC to support proposals. Proposals may be up to three years in duration. More details can be found at https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/supergenstorage2/ China–UK research and innovation bridges competition Innovate UK, the Research Councils UK and the Ministry of Science and Technology for the People's Republic of China are to invest up to £16 million in collaborative research and development projects that propose new commercial solutions to critical challenges impacting the socio-economic growth and development of China in relation to energy, healthcare, urbanisation and agri-food. The UK investment has been made possible through the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills- managed Newton Fund. The aim of the competition is to bring together companies (small to medium-sized companies and/or larger businesses), research organisations, academics and other collaborators from China and the UK for the joint research and development of new solutions to key socio-economic challenges, in the form of innovative products, processes or services. The principal market a project must consider is China. Projects must be collaborative, involving both UK and Chinese participants, with both a UK lead partner and a Chinese lead partner. On the UK side, projects can be led by either a business or a research organisation. The lead partner should be able to demonstrate a clear route to commercialisation of the proposed product(s) or service(s), and should have a primary focus on the translation of research and/or knowledge. The competition opened on 16th November 2015, registration closes on 23rd March 2016 and the deadline for proposals is 30th March 2016. More information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/oja9fko Game-changers: support for innovations from business for the energy sector Small businesses with innovative ideas that could be adapted to the energy sector are invited to apply for a share of £1.5 million to support feasibility studies. Innovate UK is seeking businesses operating primarily outside the energy sector to lead projects that tackle challenges in the oil and gas, nuclear or energy systems. Innovate UK expect businesses working in inspection, ICT, digital, sensors, virtual reality, gaming, robotics, autonomous systems, advanced materials and manufacturing will have ideas of interest to the energy industry. Existing defence, aerospace, automotive, telecommunications, forensics, medical, space and creative industries technologies could also be relevant. The competition opens on 28th March 2016 and the deadline for video submissions is at noon on 11th May 2016. Consortium-building workshops will take place in early 2016. There will be a briefing event for potential applicants in London on 6th April 2016. More information can be found at https://interact.innovateuk.org/competition-display-page/-/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/energy- game-changer
  8. 8. Page 8 of 9 0845 6000 430 www.euenergyfocus.co.uk H FCH JU Information Day, Brussels (Belgium) 3rd February 2016 An Information Day on the 2016 Call for Proposals for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen projects will be held in Brussels on 3rd February 2016. Details of the event and the registration page can be found at http://fch.europa.eu/event/fch-ju-info-day-2016 Ecobuild 2016, London (UK) 9th March 2016 A representative of the EU Energy Focus team will be at Ecobuild on 9th March. We will make a presentation on the forthcoming Energy Efficiency Call and participate in one-to-one meetings at a networking event, details at https://www.b2match.eu/ecobuild2016 Please contact the EU Energy Focus team if you would like to arrange to meet at the event. Energy Game Changer Briefing Event, London (UK) 6th April 2016 Following the opening of Innovate UK's new competition, Energy Game Changer on 28th March 2016, the Knowledge Transfer Network will be hosting the official brokerage event on behalf of Innovate UK. This event will be an opportunity to find out more about the scope of the competition, how to apply, the types of funding available and what you can claim, and how to submit your application. More details and registration can be found at https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/energyktn/events-view/- /events/30469444 Forthcoming events
  9. 9. Page 9 of 9 0845 6000 430 www.euenergyfocus.co.uk Horizon 2020 Horizon 2020 (H2020) is the successor to FP7, the European Commission’s research and development funding programme. The first H2020 Calls were launched on 11th December 2013. The total budget allocation is understood to be around €70.2B. Energy is likely to receive 7.7% of the available budget for H2020, over €5B for the period 2014- 20. This compares to €2.35 billion under FP7. More information can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/ The Intelligent Energy Europe programme (described opposite) is part of H2020. Intelligent Energy Europe Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) was a European funding programme that supported non- technological actions aimed at reaching the EU’s sustainable energy goals. IEE aimed to tackle market barriers and raise awareness of European Energy policy and legislation among energy providers, promoters, advisers, trainers, agencies, policy makers and users. The first IEE Programme ran from 2002 to 2006 and funded more than 280 European projects, 50 local/regional energy agencies and 60 European events. IEE was then one of the three pillars of the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) which ran from 2007 to 2013. The second IEE Programme built on the experience gained from the first Programme and continued to support actions that tackled the non- technological barriers to the spread of efficient use of energy and greater use of new and renewable energy sources. It included the priorities of SAVE (energy efficiency), ALTENER (renewables), STEER (energy in transport) and Integrated Initiatives. http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligentH The SET-Plan The Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) outlines, from a European perspective, what needs to be done in terms of technology development, demonstration and deployment, to achieve the EU’s 2020 energy and emission targets and its 2050 vision. This includes ensuring security of energy supplies and retaining the EU’s competitiveness in world markets. In terms of status, it is a statement of EU energy technology policy, endorsed by Ministers and the Energy Council. The Plan puts a strong emphasis on the pooling of national innovation efforts into wider European co-operation. In addition to supporting the development and deployment of energy efficiency technologies, the SET-Plan’s priorities are split between a group of technologies identified as most likely to enable the EU to achieve its 2020 targets, and those that are important for it to achieve its 2050 vision. The technologies identified for 2020 are: 2nd generation biofuels; CO2 capture, transport and storage; wind, particularly off-shore wind; photovoltaic and concentrated solar power; smart grids; more efficient energy conversion and end-use devices and systems in buildings, transport and industry, for example poly-generation and fuel cells; and nuclear fission, including long-term waste management solutions. The technologies currently further away from deployment, but expected to have an important role in the EU meeting its 2050 vision are: energy storage; hydrogen fuel cell vehicles; generation IV nuclear fission; fusion; trans-European energy networks; and new technologies for energy efficiency, including materials, nano-science, information and communication, bioscience and computation. These priorities will be reviewed as necessary in line with technology developments to ensure that they remain the most appropriate and they will increasingly drive decisions on what technologies receive support under H2020 Energy grant funding and other relevant EU programmes. http://setis.ec.europa.eu/ Background to the EU energy innovation funding programmes