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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 first call was targeted towards large-scale projects. It was launched on 7th July 2020 with the first stage closing on 29th October 2020 and the second stage will be closing on the 23rd June 2021.
The Second Call for proposals under the Innovation Fund was launched on the 1st December 2020 and closed on the 10th March 2021. The call focused on small-scale projects in renewable energy, energy-intensive industries, energy storage, and carbon capture, use and storage, with total capital costs below EUR 7.5 million. 
Please find more details under the link ‘Past Calls’.

Lessons Learnt Webinar
The Commission will be holding a ‘Lessons Learnt’ session on Wednesday 28th April at 10 am CEST. The lessons learnt will be from applications submitted under the 2020 calls (i.e. the large-scale and small-scale projects calls). An outlook on the upcoming calls for this year will also be given.
The full agenda and web streaming link can be found in this link. No prior registration is required.
One can already submit questions to the presenters via SLIDO. The event code is #IFLL
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