Learn more about the open funding calls for energy related topics under the Cluster 5 Work Programme, Horizon Europe.

Cluster 5 Work Programme

€188.6 million dedicated to energy topics

The Horizon Europe Cluster 5 Work Programme for 2023 and 2024 is currently open. As of May 2024, a budget of over €188.6 million is dedicated to energy topics alone, offering significant opportunity for researchers, businesses, citizens and policy makers to engage in the programme.

The 2023-2024 Work Programme is seeking proposals across 20 different energy topics that will deliver climate action and support the energy transition. Click on the different destinations below to see more information about the current European Commission funding calls for energy related topics.

Destination 3 - Sustainable, Secure and Competitive Energy Supply

Budget 2024 - €138.6 million

Four calls between June 2023 and January 2025

12 topics including: Integrated electric mobility applications, Offshore wind, Solar, Synthetic renewable fuel technologies, Ocean energy, Renewable energy management systems, CCUS, among others

For further information on these opportunities, click on the links below and they will bring you to the EU Funding and Tenders portal.

Call TitleOpening DateDeadlineTopics
HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02 17/09/2024 21/01/2025 13
Destination 4 - Efficient, Sustainable and Inclusive Energy Use

Budget 2024 - €50 million

5 topics including: Zero Emission Buildings, Positive Energy Districts, Historical Buildings, Electrification of Heat, Renewable Technology Integration, Lifecycle Data, Decarbonisation, Smart Grid Readiness, Circular Energy Renovation, Building Information Modelling, and Participative Urban Planning, amongst others.

For further information on these opportunities, click on the links below and they will bring you to the EU Funding and Tenders portal.

Call TitleOpening DateDeadlineTopics
HORIZON-CL5-2024-D4-02 17/09/2024 21/01/2025 5

National Contact Point

The National Contact Point (NCP) is first point of contact for queries and guidance on Horizon Europe funding opportunities, including contractual and IPR issues, proposal development, consortium building, grant application and follow up support. 

For further information on current funding opportunities and how you can get involved, please contact your dedicated national contact point.

Mark Sweeney

NCP for Horizon Europe Cluster 5 - Climate, Cluster 6 - Environment and NCP for Climate Adaptation Mission

Mark has worked in the environmental and energy sectors for over 25 years. He is highly experienced in national and EU funding mechanisms and has worked as a National Contact Point across several European framework programmes (CIP Eco-innovation, Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe). He currently works for Enterprise Ireland as a National Contact Point responsible for Horizon Europe Cluster 6 and the Climate Destination in Cluster 5. Mark also acts as a National Contact Point for the EU Mission: Adaptation to Climate Change.

Email Mark queries related to Climate topics: Mark.Sweeney@enterprise-ireland.com

Ann-Marie Colbert

Programme Manager - International Energy Research and NCP Horizon Europe Cluster 5 Energy

Ann-Marie is the Programme Manager for International Energy Research at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). As part of this role, Ann-Marie acts as a National Contact Point for Horizon Europe Cluster 5 Energy. Ann-Marie holds a degree and masters in business, as well as a Diploma in Management Practice and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Policy. She has extensive experience of working in the energy sector, and of both national and EU funding mechanisms. Ann-Marie currently manages engagement in international energy research activity through Horizon Europe Cluster 5 and the International Energy Agency Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs).

Please email Ann-Marie with your queries related to Energy topics at annmarie.colbert@seai.ie

 

Philip Cheasty

NCP for Horizon Europe Cluster 5 - Energy, NCP Nuclear Fission and Fusion Energy and NCP for Climate-neutral and Smart Cities Mission

Based in Enterprise Ireland, Philip is the National Contact Point Point (NCP) for Horizon Europe Cluster 5 - Energy, NCP for the Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission, NCP for Nuclear Fission and Fusion Energy and National Representative for the Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. Philip has extensive experience in European Framework Programmes and previously had responsibilities for FP7 (NMPB) and Horizon2020 (Energy).

Email Philip queries related to Energy topics: philip.cheasty@enterprise-ireland.com

Bob Flynn

National Delegate and NCP for Horizon Europe Cluster 5 - Transport

Bob is the National Contact Point (NCP) for Horizon Europe Cluster 5 - Transport. He holds an honours primary degree in engineering and a PhD from the University of Limerick where he focused on property prediction in aluminium aerospace alloys. He has previously worked in industry in an engineering role and as a research officer at the Materials Ireland Research Centre at UL, leading projects on materials-related activities. He currently works for Enterprise Ireland as the National Delegate and NCP for the Horizon Europe programme for Cluster 5 covering mobility, as well as National Representative for the Clean Aviation, European Rail and Digital European Sky Joint Undertakings programmes.

Email Bob queries related to Mobility topics: bob.flynn@enterprise-ireland.com

National Support Network members

  1. Enterprise Ireland
  2. Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland 
  3. Environment Protection Agency 
  4. Science Foundation Ireland
  5. Marine Institute
  6. Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
  7. Irish Universities Association
  8. Irish Research Council
  9. Department of Food, Agriculture and the Marine
  10. Health Research Board

Dedicated Funding Guide for SMEs

Are you an SME looking to learn about EU funding support? Is energy your area of interest?

Read SEAI’s reference guide for grants on energy topics – ‘Navigating EU Funding Opportunities for SMEs’

This guide presents key information and relevant resources for SMEs to access EU funding programmes including Horizon Europe, LIFE Programme, Single Market Programme, Connecting Europe Facility and Innovation Fund.

Download the Guide