Call for Proposals

The ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus initiative is pleased to announce:

3rd Joint Call for Transnational
RDD Projects on Smart Grids 

Call Text Document

European Research RDD consortia are invited to submit Project Proposals by November 14, 2017. Find further Details in our Call Text Document and our 3rd Call Announcement

Proposal Submission

Proposals shall be submitted via the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus Electronic Submission System by 14 November, 2017, 14:00 (CET).

Please note that some national/regional agencies may require additional documentation from the Project Partners according to national/regional regulations. These should not be submitted in the central ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus Electronic Submission System, but directly to the relevant funding agency through their national/regional submission System (if applicable). See the call text document for more Information. 

Call aim

The overall goal of ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus is to support deep knowledge sharing between European smart grids initiatives by promoting and financing joint projects.

Who can apply?

The following eligibility criteria will apply for project proposals:

  • The project must be transnational by nature, involving at least two independent entities and at least two different countries of the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus partners.
  • The project must submit a full project proposal, adhering to both the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus initiative’s and the involved national/regional funding agencies’ requirements.

Please note that individual funding agencies may define further specifications and eligibility criteria according to national/regional regulations. We will publish the complete set of national/regional requirements in the call text document. 

Time Schedule 14 Sep. 2017: Call launch 3-5 Oct. 2017: Call Launch Event (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
5 Oct. 2017: Matchmaking Event (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 14 Sep. - 14 Nov. 2017: Compulsory advisory period
go site 14 Nov. 2017 (14:00 CET): Project proposal deadline 1 July - 1 Dec. 2018: Expected project start 

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Participating Funding Partners

Find here a list of national funding agencies participating in the call:






For questions related to our calls, please contact: callmanagement[at]

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National Contact Points

Find here links to national funding agencies participating in the call:

Transnational Networking

Network with European experts and projects in the field of Smart Grids to enhance your transnational collaboration! Find further details here


CountryInstitutionFunding (€)
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Telephone No.
go site CroatiaFZOEU - Environmental protection and energy efficiency Fund300 000Maja Rajcicmaja.rajcic[at] 1 5391 914
DenmarkENDK - Energinet.dk500 000Wickie Bekker Lassenwbl[at] 3092 3058
GermanyFz-juelich -  Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH2 000 000Paul Kunzemannp.kunzemann[at] +49 2461 61-96998
NorwayRCN - Research Council of Norway (Forskingsrådet)1 200 000Erland Eggenese[at] 91 51 45 29
PolandNCBR - National Centre for Research and Development500 000Jolanta Drozdzjolanta.drozdz[at] 22 39 07 106
RomaniaUEFISCDI - Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding500 000Elena Simionelena.simion[at] +40 21 307 19 93
SwedenSWEA-STEM - Swedish Energy Agency1 000 000Fredrik Lundström


+46 165 44 2112
TurkeyTÜBITAK - The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey2 500 000Önder Zoronder.zor[at] 312 468 5300 4553