Joint Call 2020 (MICall20) on digital transformation for green energy transition

Announcement of Call for Proposals 

The European Joint Programming Platform ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems (JPP ERA-Net SES) in collaboration with the global Mission Innovation Initiative is pleased to announce the Joint Call 2020 on digital transformation for green energy transition  ("MICall20"). The aim is to support transnational research and innovation activities unleashing the potential of digital transformation for a sustainable energy society. The total available budget exceeds € 27 Mio (including funding from the European Commission). The Joint Call 2020 will be launched during the fall 2020. 

Please find here the Joint Call 2020 flyer

All call related information will be released on this webpage, it will be updated in the course of the call processes.

Digital transformation for green energy transition


By accelerating the implementation, adaption and knowledge creation of digital solutions in energy systems and networks, this call supports the following objectives:
  • Advance the green energy transition in all sectors of the energy system while ensuring security of supply
  • Shaping new transnational business and investment opportunities by sector coupling and development of new value chains in innovative and cost-effective energy solutions, thereby creating new employment opportunities and contributing to the development of an environmentally sustainable financial growth
  • Ensuring social sustainability and coherence with digitalisation in other sectors in the progression of the green energy transition

Overall objectives

  • Increase the development and uptake of latest digital innovation and solutions in the energy domain
  • facilitate well established open and harmonised marketplaces that better connect the ICT and the energy domain
  • improve knowledge and awareness for policy makers, regulators and utilities on digital solutions

Indicative Call procedure timings

 Proposal phase  Call opens  Q4 2020
   Compulsory advisory period  Q1 2021
   Full proposal submission deadline  Q2 2021
 Selection phase  Project selection  Q2-Q4 2021
 Project phase  Project start date   Q4 2021


Project proposals must be submitted electronically through The NordForsk Application Portal. The full call text and template for the project outline is going to be published on this page.

National/Regional Funding Agencies Participating in this Call

To be announced

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This initiative has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements no. 646039 and no. 775970.
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