SEAI coordinates Ireland’s participation in IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) through an appointment call.

Task participation – Call for applications

The next SEAI IEA TCP Task Appointment Call deadline is planned for later in 2020, but may be delayed to 2021 depending on budget availability. The Call Document and Application Form will be available on our website at Call Launch.

Successful applicants to the Call will participate in a research network that has thousands of experts across government, academia, and industry dedicated to advancing common research and the application of specific energy technologies. The collaborations are focused on identifying optimal pathways for future energy systems and on developing new and improved technologies, processes and policies to deliver these.

More information on the TCPs and Tasks/Annexes can be found on the IEA website:

Who should apply?

The Call is open to public and private sector organisations based in Ireland (including Irish subsidiaries of overseas companies). Applications will be accepted from Companies, Research Performing Organisations (e.g., Universities, Institutes of Technology and Publicly Funded Research Institutions), NGOs, Public Sector Bodies and Semi-State Bodies who are based in Ireland.

Proposals from individuals applying in their own right will not be accepted.

Task participation – Expression of Interest: Open!

Prior to the Launch of the next SEAI IEA TCP Task Appointment Call, interested applicants may submit an expression of interest to SEAI to indicate their interest in applying to participate in particular IEA TCP Tasks/Annexes.

Expressions of interest should be emailed to Please note that your expression of interest can include up to two applicant organisations (Lead and Partner Applicants) and up to two nominated participants (Lead and Partner Participants). Your expression of interest should not be more than 500 words and should include:

  • TCP name, Task/Annex name and number
  • Name of the Lead and Partner Applicants
  • Name of the Lead and Partner Participants
  • Experience of the nominated Participants pertaining to the Task/Annex activities
  • How the nominated Participants plan to contribute to the Task/Annex activities and work programme

Experts who have submitted an expression of interest prior to Call Launch will be informed by email of online update(s) relating to the upcoming Call Launch.

Contact us

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