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Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument - Energy, Climate and Transportation

With support from Horizon 2020 SME you will be able to conduct international research and innovation projects in support of EU policies for SME innovation and growth. Funding is offered in two separate project phases: 1) proof-of-concept and feasibility studies, and 2) development and demonstration activities. It is offered to a variety of innovative SME projects within energy, environment and climate, and transportation.

  • Grant amount: 0.5 - 2.5M €
  • Funding for: Development and demonstration
  • Upcoming deadlines: 30 calls

Horizon 2020 Energy

With support from Horizon 2020 Energy you will be able to conduct international research projects in support of EU policies for energy. Support will be given to projects within the three areas of energy efficiency, low carbon technologies (wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, biofuels, heating and cooling etc), and smart cities and communities.

  • Grant amount: 1 - 5M €
  • Funding for: Research, development, and demonstration
  • Upcoming deadlines: 24 calls

Horizon 2020 SME Instrument - New business models

With support from Horizon 2020 SME  - New business models you will be able to develop business models in support of EU policies for SME innovation and growth. Funding is offered in two separate project phases: 1) proof-of-concept and feasibility studies, and 2) development and demonstration activities. It is offered to a variety of innovative SME projects within SMEs in all industries.

  • Grant amount: 0.5 - 2.5M €
  • Funding for: Development and demonstration
  • Upcoming deadlines: 11 calls

Horizon 2020 Transportation

With support from Horizon 2020 Transportation you will be able to conduct international research projects in support of EU policies for transportation. Support will be given to e.g. projects increasing the mobility within aviation, rail, road, water, logistics, urban mobility, infrasctructure, intelligent transportation systems, and green vehicles.

  • Grant amount: 1 - 5M €
  • Funding for: Research, development, and demonstration
  • Upcoming deadlines: 24 calls

Horizon 2020 Environment

With support from Horizon 2020 Environment you will be able to conduct international research projects in support of EU policies for environment. Support will be given to projects aimed at mitigating negative environmental impacts, i.e. projects aimed at waste and recycling, water innovation, and carbon emissions reduction and climate protection.

  • Grant amount: 1 - 5M €
  • Funding for: Research, development, and demonstration
  • Upcoming deadlines: 4 calls

Eurostars

With support from Eurostars companies can conduct international high-tech and knowledge intensive R&D projects with large market potential. Funding is offered for projects within all areas of technology. The coordinating entity must be an SME, which spends a minimum of 10% of turnover or personnel on R&D activities.

  • Grant amount: 0.3 - 1.3M €
  • Funding for: Development
  • Upcoming deadlines: 2 calls

The Market Development Fund

With support from the Market Development Fund you will be able to carry out projects for market maturation including. Co-financing for testing and adaption of the product under reality-like conditions. 

  • Grant amount: 0.2 - 0.7M €
  • Funding for: Demonstration
  • Upcoming deadlines: 1 call

FFI - Hållbar produktion

The Swedish government has in cooperation with the automotive industry decided to grant 1 billion SEK in funding every year to research within innovation and development with emphasis on climate & environment and security issues. The reason for this effort is the enormous importance the Swedish automotive industry and infrastructure has to the growth of the Swedish economy. The programme Hållbar Produktionsteknik has the overall goal of contributing to the reduction of emission of fossil carbon dioxide and emission from vehicles and machines. The programme has a budget of 450 MSEK. 

  • Grant amount: 0.1 - 1.5M €
  • Funding for: Research and development
  • Upcoming deadlines: 1 call

The Maritime Fund

The purpose of The Maritime Fund is to strengthen and develop the shipping and ship building industries with the aim of creating new jobs and strengthening the companies in the industry.

  • Grant amount: 0.07 - 0.3M €
  • Funding for: Research and development
  • Upcoming deadlines: 1 call

InnoBooster

InnoBooster is a funding programme within Innovation Fund Denmark. The programme invests in promising ideas from small and medium sized companies, start-ups and scientists.

  • Grant amount: 0.01 - 0.7M €
  • Funding for: Research, development, and demonstration
  • Upcoming deadlines: 1 call

FFI - Trafiksäkerhet och automatiserade fordon

This programme will contribute to the long term vision of zero traffic related deaths, mainly by promoting the development of safer vehicles in a modern road infrastructure.

  • Grant amount: 0.1 - 1.5M €
  • Funding for: Research and development
  • Upcoming deadlines: 1 call

Innovationsprojekt i företag

Innovationsprojekt i företag is a programme directed towards small and medium sized companies with the ambition to grow by means of innovation and development. Innovation in this context is characterized by new successfull products, services, processes and designs. The overarching goal is to strengthen Swedish companies' global competitiveness and contribute with increased growth and more jobs. The programme offers up to 5 million SEK in public funding.

  • Grant amount: 0.05 - 0.5M €
  • Funding for: Research and development
  • Upcoming deadlines: 1 call

Fast Track to Innovation Pilot

Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) aims to reduce the time from idea to market by supporting projects undertaking innovation from the demonstration stage through to market uptake. FTI is the only fully bottom-up measure in Horizon 2020 promoting close-to-market innovation activities and open to all types of participants. Industry participation is required. 

  • Grant amount: 1 - 3M €
  • Funding for: Development and demonstration
  • Upcoming deadlines: 1 call

Nordic Innovation

Nordic Innovation was established in order to help make Nordic businesses competitive and innovative. Nordic Innovations aims to generate increased value creation through cross-border co-operation. The goal to create partnerships between leading Nordic public and private sector institutions in the fields of trade and innovation.

  • Grant amount: 0.3 - 2M €
  • Funding for: Research, development, and demonstration
  • Upcoming deadlines: No calls

LIFE

The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value.

  • Grant amount: 1 - 5M €
  • Funding for: Demonstration
  • Upcoming deadlines: No calls

Mistra

Mistra plays an active part in meeting societal challenges by investing in the kind of research that helps bring about sustainable development of society. Every year, Mistra invests a sum of around SEK 200 million in various research initiatives to build bridges among academic disciplines, as well as between research, on the one hand, and companies, public agencies and other stakeholders on the other.

  • Grant amount: 0.2 - 3M €
  • Funding for: Research and development
  • Upcoming deadlines: No calls

Vinnova

Vinnova is Sweden’s innovation agency. Vinnova promotes sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovation and by funding needs-driven research collaborations between companies, universities, research institutes and the public sector. 

  • Grant amount: 0.01 - 2M €
  • Funding for: Research and development
  • Upcoming deadlines: No calls

The Swedish Energy Agency

The Swedish Energy Agency works for a sustainable energy system, combining ecological sustainability, competitiveness and security of supply.

  • Grant amount: 0.01 - 0.6M €
  • Funding for: Research and development
  • Upcoming deadlines: No calls

Bygginnovationen 2011-2016

Bygginnovationen is an ongoing programme from 2011 until 2016. The overall purpose of this program is to develop a strong and lasting innovation environment for the Swedish construction sector. This will be achieved by bridging the gap with Academia and thereby promoting the commercialization of knowledge, solutions and research results. 

  • Grant amount: 0.05M €
  • Funding for: Research and development
  • Upcoming deadlines: No calls

Green Development and Demonstration Programme

With support from Green Development and Demonstration Programme (GUDP) companies can undertake development, demonstration and networking projects that develop and/or demonstrate business-oriented thinking in the Danish food industry through green transition that simultaneously supports both environmental sustainability and economic sustainability.

  • Grant amount: 0.03 - 2M €
  • Funding for: Development and demonstration
  • Upcoming deadlines: No calls

EUDP

With support from the energy technological development and demonstration program (EUDP), you will be able to conduct projects with experimental development and testing of a technology, system or method under reality-like conditions and thereafter introducing it to market.

EUDP can offer funding for the development and/or demonstration of all types of energy technology contributing to the goals of the energy policy. Technologies include bio energy, hydrogen and fuel cell technology, wind energy, solar, waves, geothermal energy, energy efficiency, efficient recovery of oil and gas, CO2 storage etc.

  • Grant amount: 0.3 - 7M €
  • Funding for: Development and demonstration
  • Upcoming deadlines: No calls

FFI - Miljö & Energi

The Swedish government has in cooperation with the automotive industry decided to grant 1 billion SEK in funding every year to research within innovation and development with emphasis on climate & environment and security issues. The reason for this effort is the enormous importance the Swedish automotive industry and infrastructure has to the growth of the Swedish economy. FFI - Energi & Miljö is a programme directed towards all stakeholders within the automotive and transportation industry that want to conduct research on the reduction of emission of fossil carbon dioxid. The grant scheme totals 450 MSEK

  • Grant amount: 3M €
  • Funding for: Research and development
  • Upcoming deadlines: No calls

MUDP

The Environmental Technology Development Program (MUDP) supports the development of technologies, processes and/or services within environmental technology. MUDP supports projects within eight primary areas: Water, climate adjustment, circular economy and the reuse of resources in waste, cleaner air, less noise, fewer problematic chemicals, industrial environmental efforts, and ecological construction.

  • Grant amount: 0.07 - 2.5M €
  • Funding for: Development and demonstration
  • Upcoming deadlines: No calls
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  • Funding for: Research and development
  • Upcoming deadlines: No calls

ForskEL - Electricity

With support from ForskEL – Electricity you will be able to conduct research, development and demonstration projects aimed at developing and implementing environmentally friendly electricity production technologies. This includes the development of an environmentally friendly and secure electricity supply.

  • Grant amount: 0.03 - 3.5M €
  • Funding for: Research, development, and demonstration
  • Upcoming deadlines: No calls

Innovation Fund Denmark

In 2016, Innovation Fund Denmark will invest €80M in projects within research, technology development, and innovation. 

  • Grant amount: 0.7 - 4M €
  • Funding for: Research and development
  • Upcoming deadlines: No calls