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Mapping report on funding instruments for energy innovation

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SMARTSPEND, a project aiming at increasing the efficiency of European funding for clean energy, releases an updated Mapping Report on Funding Instruments for Energy Innovation.

The updated report is a broad guide of the most relevant and available instruments to support clean energy research and serves as a reference document on funding for clean energy project developers, administrators, policymakers and energy stakeholders. The newly-released version updates a September 2020 report on public and private funding support for energy technology research and innovation.

Overview of the funding instruments

The report by SMARTSPEND is designed as a guide providing an overview and synthetic information on Clean energy Public and Private funding instruments available for clean energy solutions, including:

  • European funding instruments – 10 various instruments are covered including Horizon Europe, Interreg, CEF Energy, Interreg, InvestEU, LIFE, Innovation Fund, PCP, etc. which majority of them will remain active for the next 7 years 
  • National funding instruments - 8 countries covered: Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Portugal and Cyprus
  • Regional funding instruments - 10 regions from Western and Eastern Europe
  • Private funding instruments – Over 100 private funds specifically active in clean energy
     

The report includes an overview of the available final and draft Recovery and Resilience Facility Plans from 24 EU Member States and the energy priorities they have included in their national RRF Plans available prior to the publication of the report. 

The report is available for download here.

 

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