Joint Call 2021 Accelerating the Heating and Cooling Transition

Announcement of Call for Proposals 

The Joint Programming Platform Smart Energy Systems (JPP SES), in cooperation with the GEOTHERMICA ERA-Net network, have launched a joint call for proposals for transnational projects on 31 May 2021. Consortia are invited to submit their project concepts by 4 October 2021 (17:00 CEST).   
 

A Joint Call of two networks

This Joint Call 2021 seeks to accelerate the heating and cooling transition by bringing together national and regional programmes aimed at energy system integration and technological progress in the various heating and/or cooling technologies, with a strong presence but not limited to geothermal energy technologies. Both GEOTHERMICA & JPP SES networks have been organising Joint Calls in previous years and decided to join the know-how of seventeen energy research and innovation national funding agencies from fifteen countries involved in activities of ERA-Net GEOTHERMICA & JPP Smart Energy Systems to commit to the joint innovation initiative in coming years.  

Thematic focus of the Joint Call

The GEOTHERMICA and JPP SES Joint Call "Accelerating the heating and cooling transition" targets projects with a significant impact on the heating and/or cooling transition. The Joint Call is a two-stage process asking in stage 1 for pre-proposals and stage 2 for full project proposals with a budget allocated at approximately €32,5 million. 

The concept of the Joint Call combines integration issues and technology development illustrated in the model of thematic concepts below. 

 

 
A significant proportion of the projects resulting from this call are expected to focus on district heating and/or cooling systems, which does not preclude projects with different scopes and projects on industrial heating and cooling innovation. The projects should address one or more of the abovementioned elements of the heating and/or cooling chain. A significant proportion of the projects is also expected to focus on local and regional sources. Again, this does not preclude projects with different scopes.  

Participating funding organisations clarify the national and regional funding possibilities in detail in the published Call Text and Guidelines for Applicants- Annex 1. A national and regional focus on specific issues is subtle and creates opportunities for complementarity and joint progress. 

The overall purpose of the Accelerating Heating and Cooling Transition is to resolve challenges facing communities to improve demand for heating and cooling and its integration in the overall energy system by taking innovative ideas and transforming them into reality. Joint Call Team encourage you to discover more details on the scope and call objectives directly in the published Call Text and Guidelines for Applicants document- to download below.  
 

Call launch event and virtual matchmaking

You are invited to the Official Joint Call 2021 event
on 09 June 2021 15:00 - 17:30 CEST - Register here
 
The official launch and matchmaking event of the Joint Call 2021 will take place virtually. The virtual matchmaking event will be part of the launch event on 9 June 2021 and will take place via the online matchmaking platform, where you can start consortium building and co-create project proposal.
 

Agenda for the Official Launch and Matchmaking Event

15:00 - 15:05  Welcome  
15:05 - 15:45  Public opening of the Joint Call 2021 
                        "Accelerating the heating and cooling transition" 
15:45 - 16:15  Questions and answers 
16:15 - 16:30  B2Match platform introduction 
16:30 - 17:30  Online matchmaking for future projects 
17:30               End of the event  


The portal for virtual matchmaking (b2match) is open from 31 May 2021 until 04 October 2021.
 

Time Schedule

 Call opening  31 May 2021
 Matchmaking Portal open  31 May - 04 October 2021
 Launch and Matchmaking Event  09 June 2021, 15:00 CEST
 Deadline Submission of pre-proposals  04 October 2021, 17:00 CEST
 Start of submission of full propsals  30 November 2021 
 Proposal deadline  31 January 2022
 Deadline funding decision feedback  June 2022
 Expected project start  September 2022


Joint Call text and guidelines for applicants 

 
The full call text can be downloaded here
 
Project proposals must be submitted electronically on the Electronic Submission System (ESS)
 
The application form will be available on the ESS online platform 

Supporting documents for submitting on the ESS online platform available as per Call Text and Guidelines for
Applicant and below: 
  • Pre- and full- proposals templates: 

  • Annex 2: Template for pre-proposal download here  (Word file) 

  • Annex 3: Template for full proposal download here (Word file) 

  • Annex 4: Table for budgeting download here (Excel file) 

  • National submission: Many funding agencies will require, in parallel, national submission of the national part of the proposal according to the rules of the specific funding agencies. Please check nationally!  


 

National/Regional Funding Agencies Participating in this Call


Participants  

Funding Organisation
(Program Owner / Program Manager) 

Network 

Budget M  

Austria  

Austrian Research Promotion Agency, FFG 

SES  

1.83 

Wallonia 

General Directorate of Territoire, Logement, Patrimoine, Energie, SPW DG TLPE 

SES  

0.6 

Denmark  

 

Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program, EUDP 

GEOTHERMICA  

3.0 

Innovation Fund Denmark 

SES 

1.0 

Germany 

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy BMWi (geothermal) 

GEOTHERMICA  

2.5 

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy BMWi (solarthermal) 

GEOTHERMICA  

1.0 

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy BMWi (CSP) 

GEOTHERMICA  

1.0 

Hungary 

National Research, Development and Innovation Office, NKFIH 

SES 

0.2 

Iceland  

Icelandic Research Institute, RANNIS 

GEOTHERMICA  

0.5 

Ireland 

Geological Survey Ireland, GSI 

GEOTHERMICA  

0.3 

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, SEAI 

SES  

0.5 

Israel  

Ministry of Energy Chief Scientist Office, MoE-IL 

SES  

0.6 

Netherlands 

Netherland Enterprise Agency, RVO 

GEOTHERMICA  

8.0 

Norway 

The Research Council of Norway, RCN 

Both  

1.0 

Scotland 

Scottish Enterprise, SE 

SES  

1.1 

Sweden 

Swedish Energy Agency, SWEA 

SES  

2.0 

Switzerland 

Swiss Federal Office of Energy, DETEC - SFOE 

Both 

3.5 

Turkey  

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, TÜB?TAK 

Both  

0.75 

USA  

Department of Energy, DOE 

GEOTHERMICA  

3.3 


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