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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 €10 Billion 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​ 2200 1164) keeping Director General, FPD, Inġ. Anthony Camilleri in copy,​anthony.c.camilleri@gov.mtto obtain further guidance. 

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 European Commission and CINEA are organising an event dedicated to lessons learned from the Innovation Fund 1st call for small-scale projects on 12 October, from 15:00 to 17:00 CET.  The event will also include presentations of the Revised Climate, Energy and Environmental Aid Guidelines (CEEAG) and the Dutch programme for Stimulation​ of Sustainable Energy Production andClimate Transition (SDE++).

This is an interesting session especially for those potential applicants interested in best practices and tips for a successful application in the next Innovation Fund calls.

The event will be web-streamed live using this hy​perlink.

During the event, you can ask your questions via Slido using the event code #InnovationFund

For more information please consult the eve​nt page.

Save the Date: For the second call for large-scale projects which is foreseen to be launched on 26th October, the Commission shall also be holding an info session on the 10 November 2021. Please save the date.​




The second round of calls is tentatively scheduled as per below:

Large-scale projects call (single-staged): 26th October 2021
Small-scale projects call: March 2022

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
Triq il-Kukkanja
Santa Venera, SVR 1411

2200 1164