Joint Call 2019 on Energy Storage Solutions (MICall19)

Announcement of Call for Proposals 

The European Joint Programming Platform ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems in collaboration with the global Mission Innovation Initiative is pleased to announce a Joint Call 2019 ("MICall19") for transnational Research, Development and Innovation projects on integrated energy storage solutions. The total available budget is above € 22 Mio. The Joint Call 2019 has been launched on 18 September 2019.
The European launch of the Joint Call 2019 ("MICall19”) will take place in Namur, Belgium on 7 October 2019 during the JPP Smart Energy Systems Conference 2019. Please find all information and registration on our website (here).
We would like to invite you to our virtual matchmaking room for the Joint Call 2019 ("MICall19”) in order to start consortia building and to co-create project proposals. Feel free to share the matchmaking opportunity in your networks. 

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

Scope and ambition

The Joint Call 2019 ("MICall19”) for projects focuses on the development of integrated storage systems and will support solutions answering to identified challenges within this area. It is highly encouraged to identify and involve "need-owners” in the solution development answering to the specified challenge .
The call will focus on challenge areas where different types of partners from different parts of society collaborate to offer solutions to existing energy systems. The Joint Call 2019 ("MICall19”) will support RDD projects that con-tribute to the development of sustainable, integrated storage solutions for both short- and long-term storage within areas such as electrical-, electrochemical-, material-, thermal- and mechanical storage.

Time Schedule

 Call opening  18 September
 Launch and Matchmaking Events  Fall 2019, see
 Compulsory advisory period for applicants  18 September 2019 - 22 January 2020
 Compulsory registration of interest deadline  12 November 2019, 14:00 CET
 Application portal opens for full project application  13 November 2019, 14:00 CET 
 Proposal deadline  22 January 2020, 14:00 CET
 Deadline funding decision feedback  5 May 2020
 Expected project start  Before 15 December 2020 


Project proposals must be submitted electronically through The NordForsk Call and Application Portal. The full call text can be downloaded here.

National and regional funding agencies participating in this call

 Country/   region  Funding   (€)   Organisation   name   Contact   Person  Mail  Phone 
 Austria  2.900.000
 Austrian Research
 Promotion Agency
Urban Peyker urban.peyker(at)  +43 5 77 55 5049
 Belgium -
 Flanders Innovation
 Geert Carchon
geert.carchon(at)  +32 2 432 4294
 Belgium -
 500.000  Public Service of Wallonia
 Tihon, Laurence
 Polain (alternate)
 +32 81 48 63 53, +32 81 48 63 42 
 Denmark  3.000.000
 Energy Technology
 Development and
 Annika Fischer  afi(at)  +45 25 72 82 93 
 Finland  3.000.000  Business Finland  Pia Salokoski  pia.salokoski(at)  +358505577672
 Germany  2.000.000
 Jülich GmbH
 Kunzemann, Dr.
 p.kunzemann(at), mat.hoffmann(at)  +49 2461-61 96998, +49 2461-61 96423
 India  2.000.000
 Department of
 Science and
 Dr. Sanjay
 Bajpai, Dr. GV
sbajpai(at), raghunath.reddy(at)  (011) 2659283,(011) 26590604  
 Israel  600.000  Ministry of Energy
 Friedmann, Yael
 gideonf(at), Yaelh(at)  +972-54-4519447
 Italy  600.000
 Ministry of
 Universities and
 Carpino, Aldo
 giorgio.carpino(at), aldo.covello(at)  +39 06 5849 7147, +39 06 5849 6465
 Morocco   tbc*
 Research Institute
 for Solar Energy and
 New Energies
 Nordic and
 Nordic Energy
 Karina Barnholt
 Klepper, Sofia
 Poland  600.000
 National Centre for
 Research and
 Jolanta Drozdz  jolanta.drozdz(at)  +48 22 39 07 106 
 Romania  500.000
 Executive Agency   for
 Higher Education,
 Development and
 Innovation Funding
 Elena Simion  elena.simion(at)  +4021.307.19.93
 Scotland  2.000.000  Scottish Enterprise   Morag Clark   morag.clark(at)   
 Sweden  2.000.000
 Swedish Energy
 fredrik.lundstrom(at)  +46 165442112
 Switzerland  500.000
 Federal Department
 of the Environment,
 Transport, Energy
 DETEC – Swiss
 Federal Office of
 Energy SFOE
 Dr Michael
 michael.moser(at)   +41 58 465 36 23
 Turkey  750.000
 The Scientific and
 Research Council of
 Zor, Tayyip
 +90 312 298 9456, +90 312 298 1806 
 Total  22.550.000        
*  Participation subject to approval. Please check the website for the latest information.

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Joint Call 2019 Webinars
In October and November our Joint Call 2019 („MICall19") webinars for call applicants and interested parties took place to gain more information on the topic of the call, (formal) application requirements, timelines, networking and matchmaking opportunities. Find more information and the slides here.
An additional Webinar for applicants who have submitted a registration of interest for the Joint Call 2019 (MICall19) took place in December, more information and the slides can be found here.
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