European collaboration to advance local and regional renewable energy systems. We are providing €500,000 in support for Irish partners who take part in ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems.

About ERA-NET Smart Energy Systems Joint Call

The European Research Area Network (ERA-Net) Smart Energy Systems is a joint call (RegSys) for transnational projects to support regions and local communities move towards a decarbonized energy system by 2030.

The call opened for applications in May 2018. We, SEAI, are providing €500,000 in support for Irish partners. This fund is available for proposals to develop technologies, systems and solutions to enable a resilient European energy system through interconnected renewable energy supplies.

Applications criteria

Proposals must be submitted jointly by applicants from Ireland and at least one other European partner country.

A project partner search and matchmaking platform has been developed to help applicants in Ireland find potential research partners. There are 21 national and regional funding partners across 18 countries with €33 million in funding available.

Closing date

The closing date for preliminary Project Outlines is 14:00 Central European Summer Time on the 11th of September 2018. The deadline for submission of completed proposals is 14:00 Central European Time on the 2nd of November 2018.

Key dates

Project StagesDates
Call Open 23 May 2018
Project Outline Deadline 11 September 2018
Full Application Deadline 2 November 2018
Evaluation Period 2 November 2018 – 1 March 2019
Deadline Funding Decision Feedback 8 March 2019
Expected Project Start Before 15 December 2019

Contact us

If you are interested in applying, please contact us in the early stages of project proposal preparation. Please refer to the Call Text and ERA-Net Website for further information