Energy Research 2020

Country Austria
Influence of the
financing instrument
Thematic Scope power2gas technology
Type R&D Project Funding
Legal/Financial Form grant

The focus of this call is on research and development of innovative materials, technologies, systems and concepts, which would make important contributions to Austrian climate neutrality in 2040. It is important to develop technological skills, to pick up on trends such as digitization, to strengthen Austria as an innovation location for clean energy technologies and to improve export opportunities. Main areas for future projects: Energy systems and grid, Industrial energy systems, Storage and conversion technologies, digitalization as a cross-sectional technology. 

Possible usage of the funding instrument in the P2G context: Electrolyser plants and whole P2G Hubs can be funded.

Legal Entity KLIEN (Klima- und Energiefonds) and FFG (Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft)
KLIEN (Austrian climate and energy fund) and FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency)
Geographic Scope Austria and EU/EEA
Eligibility Criteria funding can be given to private companies, universities and research organisations, small and medium enterprises, associations, municipalities etc.
Co-Financing Rate 35-85 %; max funding for non-Austrian partners – 20% of overall project amount
Volume total available amount: 13,5 Mio. €
Duration exploratory projects – max. 12 months, cooperative R&D projects – max. 3 years
Limitations max. funding amount: for exploratory projects – 200.000 €, for cooperative R&D projects – 2 M€
Periodicity thus far yearly
Web Address https://www.klimafonds.gv.at/call/energieforschung/, https://www.ffg.at/7-Ausschreibung-Energieforschung