CELTIC-EUROGIA Proposers Days – 15th & 16th of September 2020


CELTIC and EUROGIA are pleased to announce this Online Proposers Day in September to bring together both Eureka Cluster communities. The next Call for Project Proposals is open until 19th of October, this is a perfect opportunity to respond better to current trends that require a cross-cutting approach. The goal of the joint call is to expand knowledge, boost visibility and promote cooperative efforts for innovative results.

Please have a look at the Agenda 

The aim of this Proposers Day is to learn about CELTIC and EUROGIA, to discuss project ideas with potential partners  and to find out about funding opportunities in your countries. Due to Covid 19 this Proposers Day will be held in an online format to provide you a save environment during this challenging times to exchange on the latest project ideas.

This Proposers Day is a discussion fora for organisations that are interested to participate in a research project and want to benefit from performing collaborative research through one of the EUREKA Clusters CELTIC-NEXT or Eurogia.

We expect that Project Proposals in telecommunications and ICT as well as in the green Energy domain will be created.

Please do not hesitate to prepare a pitch presentation to give your new proposal idea the perfect visibility during this online proposers day.  Please keep in mind that  presentation file(s) must be emailed as soon as possible but at the latest by 9th September 2020 to office[at]
Please use the following presentation template the presentations are limited to 6 minutes:


Find out about Proposal Ideas of previous Proposers Days and CELTIC Events.


Brokerage Webinar


       PP Presentations

If you are interested in join us please register by sending an e-mail to with these information: name, surname, job position and affiliation.

The webinar will be hosted via the app GoToMeeting. After the registration you will receive an e-mail with the link and the password to access the webinar.

This call stays in the green energy and decarbonizing technology scope. See Eurogia Technology Roadmap.


Eurogia & Celtic-Next Joint call

Eurogia is pleased to announce the second joint call with CELTIC-NEXT cluster. This initiative will represent an opportunity to respond better to current trends that require a cross-cutting approach. We aim at expanding our knowledge, boosting visibility and promoting cooperative efforts for innovative results. The digital incorporation into the energy industry and services along its value chain is an indispensable part of energy transition, thus a priority for our cluster. We are looking to become the ultimate clean, intelligent and distributed energy ecosystem hub. The Call deadline is October 19, 2020.


  • Celtic Eurogia Proposal Form - Call 2020 (426.41 KB) Download
  • CELTIC Eurogia Proposal - GUIDE (337.27 KB) Download

Call 16




deadline: 4th September 2020 (postponed to 11th September)

 This call stays in the green energy and decarbonizing technology scope. See Eurogia Technology Roadmap.




On June 29th (10 - 12 a.m. CET), Eurogia held a WEBINAR on CALL 16

Webinar Programme:

·                  10:00 - 10:05: Introduction by Niccolò Cividini (Eurogia Office Manager);

             10:05 - 10:20: Welcome speech by Murat Pinar (President of Eurogia);
           10:20 - 10:40: Presentation of the Call 16 by Sinem Altuncu (Eurogia General Manager) and Pierre Besse (Eurogia Technical Committee Chairman);
           10:40 - 11:00: Feedback from Members of the Board: Hulya Akinc and Sophie Theys;
           11:00- 11:30: Feedback from Public Authorities: Umut Ege (Tubitak), Michael Walch (FFG) and Oscar Fernandez Moyano (CDTI);
        11:30 - 11:45: SMEs intervention on the experience with Eurogia by Şahin Çağlayan (Co-founder and CEO of REENGEN);
       11:45 - 12:00: Question from the public and discussion;
           12:00: Closing remarks by Sinem Altuncu.
Here You can find the presentations made in the Webinar

     This call stays in the green energy and decarbonizing technology scope. See Eurogia Technology Taxonomy.


Eureka Clusters AI Call


The EUREKA Clusters CELTIC-NEXT, EUROGIA, ITEA 3, and PENTA-EURIPIDES², have perceived a common cross domain interest in developing, adapting and utilising emerging Artificial Intelligence within and across their focus areas. These Clusters, together with a number of EUREKA Public Authorities, are now launching a Call for innovative projects in the AI domain. The aim of this Call is to boost the productivity & competitiveness of European industries through the adoption and use of AI systems and services

For more information 

Clean Growth Achievements


EUROGIA2020 Chairperson and the General Manager of Enerjisa Distribution Companies, Mr Murat Pinar demonstrated the achievements of EUROGIA2020 at EUREKA Edinburgh Meetings on the 7th of November.Murat Pinar presented the future energy challenges that the cities will encounter over next the 50 years as the 65 per cent of world population will be located in urban zones. Increasing energy demand in cities proves the importance of programmes such as EUROGIA2020. As the only programme in ERA covering the entire energy value chain, EUROGIA2020 develops sustainable energy technologies to tackle two major societal challenges : climate change and competitiveness. In order to achieve its ambitious targets, EUROGIA2020 launched a joint call with SET-Plan ( European Strategic Energy Technology Plan) in 5 low carbon sectors. Murat Pinar presented the project submission, evaluation and reporting processes of this joint project call to the EUREKA network representatives.

Funding opportunities for the French Energy Industry


EUROGIA2020 launched a joint call with SET-Plan on September 1, 2018. This call aims generate transnational projects in 5 low carbon sectors (CSP, PV, Wind, Geothermal and Ocean Energy)  to help achieve SET Plan targets through EUROGIA2020 Cluster. 

French Participants of EUROGIA2020 & SET- Plan Joint Call can apply for the 9 national project calls listed below in line with the core technology fields of their projects. 

The Investments for future programme

In order to achieve the identified targets of the various Declaration of Intents endorsed by the SET-Plan Steering group, France suggests to develop and pursue joint research projects together with other European SET-Plan countries through its funding programme “Investments for the Future” (PIA).

What is the “Investments for Future” Programme ?

The PIA (Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir – Investments for Future Programme) was established in 2009, and covers the period 2010-2020. It aims to prepare France for the challenges of tomorrow (competitiveness, environment, energy, health, etc.) and to increase its growth potential by investing in higher education and training, research, industry and SMEs, sustainable development and digitization. The Investments for Future programme is intended to support projects fostering innovation and the creation of jobs in sectors with strong potential for the French economy. It is a matter of strengthening France's strategic competitive advantages. The implementation of the Investments for the Future programme is steered by the General Secretariat for the Investment (SGPI). It is supported by several operators, including ADEME, who is one of the major actors responsible for innovation for energy and ecological transition in France. To date, 1,2 billion Euros from the PIA has been allocated through ADEME to about 300 energy projects.

Investment mechanisms

To support and manage these projects in the Energy area, ADEME offers project owners a support, in particular via State aid which is subject to European competition regulations. This is organized through calls for projects and includes : - state aid with systematic profit-sharing, known as "repayable advances" ; - grants, which are primarily reserved for research bodies. Projects are generally selected through calls for projects (Appels à projets - AAP). French authorities have decided to open the calls for projects of “Investment for Future” in the Energy area to collaborative projects of French stakeholders with European SET-Plan countries and beyond that to international cooperation. A non-French company can benefit from these investment mechanisms to receive financing for their innovative projects provided the demonstrators or projects will be located in France and directly benefit the French economy and job market. Additionally, the PIA also enables specific operators such as ADEME or BPI France to make equity investments when relevant, for instance for first-of-a-kind of innovative industrial solutions.

Calls for projects

The French government launched on  February 9 2018, 8 calls for proposals related to the ecological and energy transition in the framework of the programme “Demonstrators for the ecological and energy transition”. These calls for proposals will give a financial support about 300M€ for excellent Research and Development projects. All the Calls for projects are published in French online :

 - Buildings and Blocks of high environmental performance : deadline = 17 June 2019 ; (collaborative projects with a budget of more than 2M€) 

Circular Economy and Waste Recycling : deadline = 17 June 2019 ; (collaborative projects with a budget of more than 2M€) 

- Eco-Efficient Industry : 3 deadlines = 15 May 2018 – 13 February 2019 – 16 September 2019 ; (collaborative projects with a budget of more than 2M€) 

Optimized Smart Grids : 3 deadlines = 15 May 2018 – 21 September 2018 – 17 June 2019 ; (collaborative projects with a budget of more than 2M€) 

-- Eco-efficient Farming and Food industry : 3 deadlines = 15 May 2018 – 13 February 2019 – 16 September 2019 ; (collaborative projects with a budget of more than 2M€)

Bio-based Chemistry and Materials ; advanced Biofuels : 3 deadlines = 17 September 2018 – 18 March 2019 – 16 September 2019 ; (collaborative projects with a budget of more than 2M€) 

Renewable Energy : 3 deadlines = 14 June 2018 – 25 October 2018 – 19 September 2019 ; (collaborative projects with a budget of more than 2M€) 

Biomass mobilization and Resources uses 3 deadlines = 15 November 2018 – 14 May 2019 – 14 November 2019 ; (collaborative projects with a budget of more than 2M€) 


EG20 &SET Plan : Project Pitch Session in Madrid on 17 October 2018



EUROGIA2020 Information and Project Pitch Session
Get your best ideas funded

Venue : CDTI Madrid
4 CID St.
Madrid, Spain


EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA Cluster for low carbon energy technologies, is organising an Information and Project Pitch Session on 17 October 2018 in Madrid, Spain under the auspices of CDTI.

EUROGIA2020 is a launching new project call in 5 low carbon sector areas: Solar PVCSP windgeothermal and ocean in collaboration with the European Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan. This event aims to generate project ideas in the above - mentioned 5 low carbon sectors and help good quality transnational projects access funds in EUREKA Member and Associated Countries.

For more information and registration, please visit the event website.

EUROGIA2020 - SET Plan



EUROGIA2020 - SET Plan:

EUROGIA2020 is a launching a new project call in collaboration with the European Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan to encourage companies to participate in transnational collaborations to develop innovative industrial RD&D projects for low carbon energy technologies.  

Both SET-Plan and EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA Cluster for energy, aim to accelerate the development and deployment of low-carbon technologies. Their common objective is to coordinate national research efforts and to help transnational energy technology projects access national funds. The SET Plan implementation plans jointly developed by the SET Plan countries [1], the European Commission, industry and research stakeholders, represent a wide range of strategic R&I actions that will be addressed in this call.  

First  call in five low carbon sectors: 
First call will be launched as of September 2018  in five low carbon sector areas of common interest to SET Plan and EUROGIA2020: solar PVCSP, wind, geothermal and ocean.This call aims to facilitate the access of low carbon energy technology projects to the national funds in committed EU Member States and EUREKA Member Countries. Applications from collaborative projects receiving EUROGIA2020 quality label will be considered by EUREKA Countries within the usual EUROGIA2020 framework.  

Applications for funding will be considered for these five technology areas. The call will fully respect the bottom-up EUREKA/ EUROGIA character and procedures.

Joint objectives EUROGIA2020 – SET Plan

·         Generating transnational, market oriented EUROGIA2020 projects in line with common SET Plan and  EUROGIA2020 objectives
·         Ensuring the active involvement of industry in SET Plan Implementation Plans through EUROGIA2020 Project Calls
·         Aligning EUROGIA2020  projects to the SET Plan targets and strategic priorities agreed by SET Plan Steering Group 
·         Using public support to lower investors` risks and boosting private investment
·         Increase Europe`s competitiveness in low carbon energy technologies

EUROGIA2020 in brief

·         Bottom-up approach involving industry, universities and RTOs to meet the key challenges
·         Wide range coverage of low carbon energy technologies to mitigate the climate change
·         Industry Oriented Approach: Designed by industry for industry
·         Flexibility: Enabling best national instruments and funding sources to develop low carbon energy technologies.

Call cut-off dates:
December 7, 2018
March 1, 2019

[1] EU 28 + Norway, Turkey, Switzerland and Iceland