Clean Growth Achievements


EUROGIA2020 Chairperson and the General Manager of Enerjisa Distribution Companies, Mr Murat Pinar demonstrated the achievements of EUROGIA2020 at EUREKA Edinburgh Meetings on the 7th of November.Murat Pinar presented the future energy challenges that the cities will encounter over next the 50 years as the 65 per cent of world population will be located in urban zones. Increasing energy demand in cities proves the importance of programmes such as EUROGIA2020. As the only programme in ERA covering the entire energy value chain, EUROGIA2020 develops sustainable energy technologies to tackle two major societal challenges : climate change and competitiveness. In order to achieve its ambitious targets, EUROGIA2020 launched a joint call with SET-Plan ( European Strategic Energy Technology Plan) in 5 low carbon sectors. Murat Pinar presented the project submission, evaluation and reporting processes of this joint project call to the EUREKA network representatives.

Funding opportunities for the French Energy Industry


EUROGIA2020 launched a joint call with SET-Plan on September 1, 2018. This call aims generate transnational projects in 5 low carbon sectors (CSP, PV, Wind, Geothermal and Ocean Energy)  to help achieve SET Plan targets through EUROGIA2020 Cluster. 

French Participants of EUROGIA2020 & SET- Plan Joint Call can apply for the 9 national project calls listed below in line with the core technology fields of their projects. 

The Investments for future programme

In order to achieve the identified targets of the various Declaration of Intents endorsed by the SET-Plan Steering group, France suggests to develop and pursue joint research projects together with other European SET-Plan countries through its funding programme “Investments for the Future” (PIA).

What is the “Investments for Future” Programme ?

The PIA (Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir – Investments for Future Programme) was established in 2009, and covers the period 2010-2020. It aims to prepare France for the challenges of tomorrow (competitiveness, environment, energy, health, etc.) and to increase its growth potential by investing in higher education and training, research, industry and SMEs, sustainable development and digitization. The Investments for Future programme is intended to support projects fostering innovation and the creation of jobs in sectors with strong potential for the French economy. It is a matter of strengthening France's strategic competitive advantages. The implementation of the Investments for the Future programme is steered by the General Secretariat for the Investment (SGPI). It is supported by several operators, including ADEME, who is one of the major actors responsible for innovation for energy and ecological transition in France. To date, 1,2 billion Euros from the PIA has been allocated through ADEME to about 300 energy projects.

Investment mechanisms

To support and manage these projects in the Energy area, ADEME offers project owners a support, in particular via State aid which is subject to European competition regulations. This is organized through calls for projects and includes : - state aid with systematic profit-sharing, known as "repayable advances" ; - grants, which are primarily reserved for research bodies. Projects are generally selected through calls for projects (Appels à projets - AAP). French authorities have decided to open the calls for projects of “Investment for Future” in the Energy area to collaborative projects of French stakeholders with European SET-Plan countries and beyond that to international cooperation. A non-French company can benefit from these investment mechanisms to receive financing for their innovative projects provided the demonstrators or projects will be located in France and directly benefit the French economy and job market. Additionally, the PIA also enables specific operators such as ADEME or BPI France to make equity investments when relevant, for instance for first-of-a-kind of innovative industrial solutions.

Calls for projects

The French government launched on  February 9 2018, 8 calls for proposals related to the ecological and energy transition in the framework of the programme “Demonstrators for the ecological and energy transition”. These calls for proposals will give a financial support about 300M€ for excellent Research and Development projects. All the Calls for projects are published in French online :

 - Buildings and Blocks of high environmental performance : deadline = 17 June 2019 ; (collaborative projects with a budget of more than 2M€) 

Circular Economy and Waste Recycling : deadline = 17 June 2019 ; (collaborative projects with a budget of more than 2M€) 

- Eco-Efficient Industry : 3 deadlines = 15 May 2018 – 13 February 2019 – 16 September 2019 ; (collaborative projects with a budget of more than 2M€) 

Optimized Smart Grids : 3 deadlines = 15 May 2018 – 21 September 2018 – 17 June 2019 ; (collaborative projects with a budget of more than 2M€) 

-- Eco-efficient Farming and Food industry : 3 deadlines = 15 May 2018 – 13 February 2019 – 16 September 2019 ; (collaborative projects with a budget of more than 2M€)

Bio-based Chemistry and Materials ; advanced Biofuels : 3 deadlines = 17 September 2018 – 18 March 2019 – 16 September 2019 ; (collaborative projects with a budget of more than 2M€) 

Renewable Energy : 3 deadlines = 14 June 2018 – 25 October 2018 – 19 September 2019 ; (collaborative projects with a budget of more than 2M€) 

Biomass mobilization and Resources uses 3 deadlines = 15 November 2018 – 14 May 2019 – 14 November 2019 ; (collaborative projects with a budget of more than 2M€) 


EG20 &SET Plan : Project Pitch Session in Madrid on 17 October 2018



EUROGIA2020 Information and Project Pitch Session
Get your best ideas funded

Venue : CDTI Madrid
4 CID St.
Madrid, Spain


EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA Cluster for low carbon energy technologies, is organising an Information and Project Pitch Session on 17 October 2018 in Madrid, Spain under the auspices of CDTI.

EUROGIA2020 is a launching new project call in 5 low carbon sector areas: Solar PVCSP windgeothermal and ocean in collaboration with the European Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan. This event aims to generate project ideas in the above - mentioned 5 low carbon sectors and help good quality transnational projects access funds in EUREKA Member and Associated Countries.

For more information and registration, please visit the event website.

EUROGIA2020 - SET Plan



EUROGIA2020 - SET Plan:

EUROGIA2020 is a launching a new project call in collaboration with the European Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan to encourage companies to participate in transnational collaborations to develop innovative industrial RD&D projects for low carbon energy technologies.  

Both SET-Plan and EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA Cluster for energy, aim to accelerate the development and deployment of low-carbon technologies. Their common objective is to coordinate national research efforts and to help transnational energy technology projects access national funds. The SET Plan implementation plans jointly developed by the SET Plan countries [1], the European Commission, industry and research stakeholders, represent a wide range of strategic R&I actions that will be addressed in this call.  

First  call in five low carbon sectors: 
First call will be launched as of September 2018  in five low carbon sector areas of common interest to SET Plan and EUROGIA2020: solar PVCSP, wind, geothermal and ocean.This call aims to facilitate the access of low carbon energy technology projects to the national funds in committed EU Member States and EUREKA Member Countries. Applications from collaborative projects receiving EUROGIA2020 quality label will be considered by EUREKA Countries within the usual EUROGIA2020 framework.  

Applications for funding will be considered for these five technology areas. The call will fully respect the bottom-up EUREKA/ EUROGIA character and procedures.

Joint objectives EUROGIA2020 – SET Plan

·         Generating transnational, market oriented EUROGIA2020 projects in line with common SET Plan and  EUROGIA2020 objectives
·         Ensuring the active involvement of industry in SET Plan Implementation Plans through EUROGIA2020 Project Calls
·         Aligning EUROGIA2020  projects to the SET Plan targets and strategic priorities agreed by SET Plan Steering Group 
·         Using public support to lower investors` risks and boosting private investment
·         Increase Europe`s competitiveness in low carbon energy technologies

EUROGIA2020 in brief

·         Bottom-up approach involving industry, universities and RTOs to meet the key challenges
·         Wide range coverage of low carbon energy technologies to mitigate the climate change
·         Industry Oriented Approach: Designed by industry for industry
·         Flexibility: Enabling best national instruments and funding sources to develop low carbon energy technologies.

Call cut-off dates:
December 7, 2018
March 1, 2019

[1] EU 28 + Norway, Turkey, Switzerland and Iceland

EUROGIA2020 & MERIC: EUROGIA Board grows stronger



MERIC joined EUROGIA Board


Brussels, BE - 27/04/2018 - MERIC ( Marine Energy Research and Innovation Center) in Chile  has joined EUROGIA Board. 

Sharing the same ambitions brought EUROGIA2020 and MERIC together and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to initiate collaboration was signed in 2016.  Following the accession of Chiles as an Associated Country to EUREKA Network, MERIC has decided to join EUROGIA Board with the aim of generating transnational energy technology projects. 

As an 8-year project initiated by Enel Green Power and DCNS, a EUROGIA2020 Board Member Company, MERIC is designed to be an innovation hub for marine renewables both in Chile and in global arena. MERIC is supported by Chilean Government`s economic development organisation CORFO  (Corporacion de Fomento de la Producci), as well as by the Chilean development organisation Fundación Chile and the Foundation INRIA Chile.

MERIC joined forces with EUROGIA2020 to bring marine renewable energy technologies to a new level in order to achieve its ambitious yet feasible goal: becoming the global leader in marine renewables.

RKT Energy joined EUROGIA2020 Board


EUROGIA2020 Board grows stronger

RKT Energy joined EUROGIA2020 Board

RKT Energy joined EUROGIA2020 Board on March 9, 2018 in Paris. RKT energy is a Turkish project development management company engaged in the fields of Wind and Solar Energy.  In addition to its expertise in project development, RKT ENERGY provides sectoral consultancy services to the leading companies.

RKT ENERGY, developing one of the largest unlicensed portfolio in Turkey, with a total capacity of 74 MWp unlicensed solar energy projects, has an important know-how in the field of licensed and unlicensed solar energy project development services.

“Our main objective was to increase use of renewable in electricity production in Turkey. Now we aim to broaden our scope to respond to the needs of energy industry  and  to address digitalisation and sustainability challenges ” says the CEO of RKT Energy, Mr Utku Korkmaz.


EUROGIA2020 Helsinki Info Session - May 24, 2018



HELSINKI Information Session
May 24, 2018 

EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA Cluster for low carbon energy technologies, is organising an information session on May 24, 2018 in Helsinki  within EUREKA Innovation Days 2018

Join our session to learn how to submit  successful, transnational energy technology projects and to access national funds in EUREKA Member and Associated Countries. EUROGIA2020 Board Member Companies will be there to address your questions and provide you with their first hand experience on EUROGIA2020 project submission process. 

Finlandia Hall
Room 25- 26 (2nd Floor)


11:15 - 11:45 - Introduction to EUROGIA2020, Mr Gabriel Marquette, EUROGIA2020 General Manager
11:45 - 12:00 Industry Insight into EUROGIA2020, Mrs Sinem Altuncu,  EUROGIA2020 Chairwoman and Grants and Incentives Manager of CARDTEK
12:00 - 13:00 Project Pitches and Consortium Building Session

Fore more information and registration, please visit

Download  project pitch template

LEADING has been awarded Quality Innovation Award


EUROGIA Board Member Company, LEADING has been awarded QUALITY INNOVATION AWARD 2017 by The Asociación Nacional de los Centros Promotores de la Excelencia (CEX-National Association of Centers for the Furtherance of Excellence) for its new isolated manufacturing area for beryllium machining on November 27, 2017.

In LEADING progress is born from the commitment to the customer, total involved with their needs and for a search for and development of solutions for mutual improvement.

The innovation in production and manufacturing processes are developed based on the use of advance technologies demonstrated in the NEW ISOLATED MANUFACTURING AREA FOR BERYLLIUM MACHINING.


Beryllium is an exceptionally light and strong metal. Due to its very high heat capacity and thermal neutron absorption this material is used in many industrial applications.


The global Beryllium market includes aerospace, defense, automotive, medical equipment, electronics, nuclear industry and large scientific facilities.

To produce such innovative components for these potential markets, special materials machining has created a new facility consisting of a clean work area specially designed to control pollution levels in three ways.


The facility is an isolated work zone and has strictly controlled environmental parameters covering airborne particles, temperature, humidity, airflow and internal air pressure.

Contained in the work zone there is a Machining Centre fully enclosed with the installation of a specialised fume extraction system as well as customised chip collection, security doors and a remote system view, all focusing on mitigate risk and ensuring quality and safety.

The work zone also contains a Wire Electrical Discharge Machine that has been developed to use standardized barrels with decantation filters. The cleaning area is equipped with water jets to prevent deposition of material on walls. A fume extraction system is also included to control the small amounts of material evaporated during the process.

The third way of isolation covers Personal Protective Equipment and Procedures. Personal safety clothing incorporating mask with respirator and filter, coverall with coated seams and hood, gloves, safety boots and boot covers.

To achieve mechanical solutions at the cutting edge of science, quality, performance, safety and attention to detail are paramount to us at special materials machining

More about LEADING: 

Founded in 1971, LEADING aims to provide the metal-mechanical needs of its customers and develops, together with our customers, advanced technologies to achieve innovative metal-mechanical solutions. Leading currently has more than 100 employees with an annual turnover of 14 M Euros. 


EUROGIA2020 Istanbul PO Day




The Turkish Minister for Science, Industry and Technology Mr. Faruk Ozlu confirmed his participation at EUROGIA2020 Istanbul PO Day on October 5, 2017 

EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA Cluster for low carbon energy technologies, is organising a project outline (PO) day  in Istanbul, Turkey on October 5, 2017.

Supported by CARDTEK, ENERJISA, RKT Energy and TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Center of Turkey), this event aims  to generate transnational energy technology projects.  Three pitching sessions will be organised in the fields of solar energy, smart grids and energy efficient buildings. However, participants focusing on other energy technology fields are highly encouraged to join

We have the pleasure of hosting, among others, following distinguished guests at our EUROGIA2020 Istanbul PO Day.  The Turkish Minister for Science, Industry and Technology Mr. Faruk Ozlu, the Finnish Chairman of EUREKA for 2017-2018 Mr Heikki Uusi-Honko and the vice-president of TUBITAK Mr. Ilker Murat Ar. 

Turkish and European Representatives of SIEMENS, YINGLI Solar, Air Liquide  confirmed their participation  as well as those of leading Turkish Companies TUPRAS, NETAS, and Arcelik. 

For more information and registration, please visit