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The 2016-17 Calls for Proposals from Horizon 2020 Energy are expected to be launched in late September/early October 2015. The exact content of the Calls has yet to be finalised but it is expected that the Calls will cover the following technology areas:

Topic area: Energy efficiency including heating and cooling, engaging consumers, buildings, industry, products, innovative financing
Budget for 2016: €93M

Topic area: Low carbon energy including smart grids, PV, wind, ocean, geothermal, biofuels and CCS
Budget for 2016: €350M

Topic area: Smart cities and communities
Budget for 2016: €60M

Information Days and Brokerage Event

The European Information Days on the new Calls will be held on 14th and 15th September in Brussels. The Information Days will cover all of the topics listed above, with more focused events taking place in October and November, see below. The September Information Days are now fully booked and a waiting list has been put in place. Details can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=events&eventcode=0B56FA95-AFE0-D63B-DD0527FE301EC26C

The Information Days will be broadcast online and recorded so you will be able to access the information even if you are unable to attend the event.

A Brokerage Event will be held in conjunction with the Information Days on 16th September in Brussels. The Brokerage Event is an opportunity to arrange bi-lateral meetings with organisations from across Europe. You can upload your organisation profile, review those of others and arrange meetings on the event website at http://www.b2match.eu/energycall2016

The Commission is also holding Information Days on Energy Efficient Buildings and Smart Cities and Communities. These will be held in Brussels on 16th October and 6th November respectively. Details of the Energy Efficient Buildings event can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=events&eventcode=15D37837-00DB-76EF-F5464112289AFF07

Details of the Smart Cities and Communities event will be available in September. For more information, please visit http://www.euenergyfocus.co.uk/newsletter/horizon-2020-update

For more information, please email [email protected] or [email protected] at RTC North Ltd.

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Neil Spann, Managing Director of Big Solar