Innovative technologies for efficient, low cost, sustainable, compact and flexible energy harvesting, conversion and storage are crucial to reach the Green Deal targets of decarbonised energy systems while achieving the transition to secure and affordable energy. EU-funded early-stage research on innovative energy technologies is uncovering unique opportunities for systems integration of advanced and sustainable energy harvesting and storage technologies.
The proposals are expected to develop energy storage technologies or combined energy harvesting/storage technologies ready for investment and business development, with the perspective to capture specific systems integration opportunities.
Proposals are expected to address at least one of the following:
Transition activities foreseen in this Transition Challenge will aim to have an impact on sustainability, using non critical and non-toxic raw materials and ensuring circular approaches and/or high degree of recyclability in the whole lifetime, and on financial and business level, preparing a detailed plan to exploitation supported by a sound business model and identifying any regulatory hurdles that need to be addressed.
Budgets of above EUR 2.5 million may be accepted if duly justified.
For further information on your eligibility, please refer to the EIC Work Programme 2021 in section III.2.2.