RegSys Joint Call 2018

Please note that the deadline for the project proposals has passed. Currently, all eligible applications are assessed.

Only consortia who have submitted a project outline are invited to submit a full project proposal in phase two of the RegSys Joint Call 2018. You will find all information required for the full proposal, including a budget template, in The NordForsk Call and Application Portal.

Announcement of Call for Proposals

 Joint call of €33.3 million for transnational projects in smart, integrated regional energy systems.

The ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems (ERA-Net SES) is pleased to announce a new call for proposals for European transnational projects on smart, integrated regional energy systems.

Call Aim

The European Union emphasizes the need to fundamentally transform our energy systems towards a sustainable, low carbon and climate-friendly economy. Innovative and competitive European companies should provide technology and services to deliver energy efficiency and low carbon energy solutions, inside and outside Europe. The European Union’s target is to become a leading region in renewable energy, reducing its dependency on fossil fuels and cut CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030. ERA-Net SES aims to contribute to this process, and especially Action 4 of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan: "To increase the resilience and security of the energy system”.  

The focus of the ERA-Net SES 2018 joint call (RegSys) is to support RDI initiatives contributing to the development of Integrated Local and Regional Energy Systems, and find solutions to efficiently provide, host and utilize high shares of renewables, up to and beyond 100% in the local or regional supply by 2030. Projects are asked to identify and address specific critical needs within a regional/local energy system, and to involve "need-owner(s)” and relevant stakeholders in co-creating Solutions.


Time Schedule

 Call launch  23 May 2018
 Project outline deadline (mandatory)  11 September 2018, 14:00 CEST
 Preliminary eligibility check  18 September 2018
 Proposal deadline  2 November 2018, 14:00 CET
 Evaluation period  2 November 2018 – 1 March 2019
 Deadline funding decision feedback  8 March 2019
 Expected project start  Before 15 December 2019 



Please note that the deadline for the mandatory project outline has passed.

Project proposals must be submitted electronically through  The NordForsk Call and Application Portal.

For the full call text, please click here.

Please note:

1) that the national requirements for Italy were modified on 17 July 2018 and have been changed in Annex C accordingly. The changes are highlighted in the text. Previous information is to be considered invalid.

2) The national funding agency in the Netherlands announced to increase their national funding budget by additional EUR 500.000. For actual available funding of Dutch partners, please contact the funding agency. 

National Funding Agencies Participating in this Call

Institution  Funding (€)  Contact Person  eMail Address  Telephone Nr. 
 Austria FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency 2.000.000 Urban Peyker  urban.peyker[at]  
+43 5 77 55 5049

 Austria KLIEN - Climate and Energy Fund  4.000.000 Urban Peyker urban.peyker[at]  +43 5 77 55 5049
IFD - Innovation Fund Denmark  1.000.000 Niels Langvad, Anitha Sharma +45 6190 5041
 Flanders (Belgium) Hermesfond - Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship 1.000.000 Bart De Caesemaeker  bart.decaesemaeker[at] +32 2 432 42 49
 France ADEME - Agence De l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie  2.000.000 Geoffrey Abecassis/ Olivier Greslou +33147652072/ +33147652084
 Germany PtJ - Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH  2.000.000 Paul Kunzemann, Jennifer Jucha +49 2461 619 6998
 Hungary NKFI Hivatal - Nemzeti Kutatási Fejlesztési és Innovációs Hivatal   300.000 Kinga Lorencz  kata.szalontai[at] +36 1 8967250 
 Ireland SEAI - Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland  500.000 Lucy Corcoran   lucy.corcoran[at] +353 1 8082084
  Israel MOE - Ministry of Energy  600.000 Gideon Friedmann gideonf[at]  +972 2 5316020 / +972 585337565
 Italy MIUR - Ministry of Education, Universities and Research  500.000 Giorgio Carpino/ Aldo Covello +39 06 5849 7147/ +39 06 5849 6465
The Netherlands   NWO - Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research  1.600.000*  Dr. Mark van Assem  era-net-plus-sg[at] +31 70 344 0915
 Norway RCN - Research Council of Norway (Forskingsrådet)  1.100.000 Erland Staal Eggen  ese[at] +47 9151 4529
 Poland NCBR - National Centre for Research and Development  500.000  Jolanta Drozdz  jolanta.drozdz[at] +48 223 907 106
 Romania UEFISCDI - Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding 500.000  Elena Simion  elena.simion[at] +40 21 307 1993
 Scotland (UK) SCOTENT - Scottish Enterprise 2.000.000  Morag Clark  morag.clark[at] +44 141 951 3043
Spain CDTI -  Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial, E.P.E.  700.000 Gema Del Rio Castro  gema.delrio[at] 
+34 91 581 0707
 Sweden SWEA - Swedish Energy Agency 6.000.000  Fredrik Lundström  Fredrik.lundstrom[at]  +46 165 442 112
 Switzerland SFOE - Swiss Federal Office of Energy  1.000.000 Michael Moser  michael.moser[at]  +41 58 465 36 23
 Switzerland SIA - Innosuisse - Schweizerische Agentur for Innovationsförderung  1.000.000 Alain Dietrich  Alain.dietrich[at]  +41 58 464 92 87
 Turkey TÜBITAK - The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey 1.000.000  Önder Zor  onder.zor[at] +90 312 298 9456
 Wallonia (Belgium) SPW - Service Public de Wallonie  500.000 Gilles Tihon/ Laurence Polain  +32 81 48 63 53/ +32 81 48 63 42

 *The national funding agency in the Netherlands announced to increase their national funding budget by additional EUR 500.000. For actual available funding of Dutch partners, please contact the funding agency. 

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National events for learning about the call

National call information event of the Swedish Energy Agency
June 20, 2018, 10:00-12:00 h CEST
Eskilstuna, Gredbyvägen 10

Integrated Regional Energy Systems information session of Scottish Enterprise
June 27, 2018, 09:30-14:30 h BST
Technology and Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD
High Level Networking Workshop on Energy Systems of The Italian Agency for the Promotion of European Research
July 5, 2018, 09:30-16:30 h CEST

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