The Commission is currently discussing changes to the 2019 Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC) Workprogramme to allocate an extra € 45.4 million in total to energy and climate change research in the EIC Pathfinder Future and Emerging Techologies (FET) proactive topics FETPROACT-EIC-05-2019 and FETPROACT-EIC-06-2019, see the European Commission anouncement here.

The main changes proposed are:

  • The call deadline will be postponed until 13 November 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.

  Check more information on the Opportunities section of the European Commission.