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Innovation Fund

 The Innovation Fund is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies. It focuses on mature, highly innovative technologies and big flagship projects with European value added that can bring on significant emission reductions. Around EUR 38 billion of support from 2020 to 2030 (at EUR 75 / tCO2) will be made available from 2020 to 2030.

The target areas include innovative renewable energy generation, energy storage, carbon capture and utilisation, carbon capture and storage as well as low-carbon processes in energy intensive industries.

This fund will be financed through the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and unspent funds from its predecessor, the NER 300 programme.

The Fund will issue calls directed towards large-scale projects with total capital above €7.5 Million yet small-scale projects may still benefit from separate calls having simplified application and selection procedures.

Background to the Innovation Fund can be found on the European Commission’s official website.

The National Contact Point (NCP) for this EU fund is the Funds and Programmes Division (FPD) within the Parliamentary Secretariat for European Funds, Office of the Prime Minister. However, FPD works closely with the relevant local competent bodies to ensure adequate consultation and coordination.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the EU Funds Programme Manager, Ms. Maria Dimech on ​  (+356 2555 2604) keeping Director General, FPD, Inġ. Anthony Camilleri in copy,​ to obtain further guidance. 

Please refer to the national contact point (NCP) for guidance. The NCP can also assist in communication with the European Commission through the Funding and Tenders portal. Furthermore, applicants are also advised to contact the relevant national competent bodies to ensure alignment with national policies that may be applicable to their project proposal. Such a (non-exhaustive) list of competent bodies can be found in this link.

A summary of the Innovation Fund’s main points, created by the NCP, can be found here​

In case you require any information on the previous programme, NER 300, please click here​​.




The next round of Large-Scale Projects Call is planned to take place in November 2022. As part of the REPowerEU plan, the Innovation Fund will include a REPowerEU window in its next Large-Scale Projects Call that aims to accelerate the decarbonisation of industry with the aim of transforming Europe’s energy system. The budget for this call will be increased to 3 Billion EUR. The call will consist of the General Window which allows submissions of project proposals in the usual categories (as was done in the past), but now will also include the REPowerEU window.

The RePowerEU window will support:

 (1) innovative electrification and hydrogen applications in industry

(2) innovative clean tech manufacturing (such as electrolysers and fuel cells, innovative renewable equipment, energy storage or heat pumps for industrial uses)

(3) mid-sized pilot projects for validating, testing and optimising highly innovative solutions.

NB pillar (3) is applicable to all sectors and categories under the Innovation Fund.

We strongly encourage relevant stakeholders and interested applicants to frequently visit this section of the website to stay updated with the latest news and information from the NCP (the Funds and Programmes Division), including notifications of forthcoming/ open calls and information sessions organised by the European Commission.

If you would like to be included in the NCP’s mailing list to receive regular updates, please send an email to



Contact Information:

 Contact Name
Funds and Programmes Division
The Oaks Business Cente,
Block B
Triq Farsons,
Ħamrun, HMR 1321​

2555 2604