Call Announcement

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

3rd Joint Call for Transnational
RDD Projects on Smart Grids - 
open from September 2017

The call will open on 14 September 2017.

The total available budget will be 8.5 Mio €. The complete call text document will be published here after opening of the call.

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
14 Sep. - 14 Nov. 2017: Compulsory advisory period
14 Nov. 2017 (14:00 CEST): Project proposal deadline
1 July - 1 Dec. 2018: Expected project start 

Participating Funding Partners

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

  • Croatia – FZOEU 
    Environmental protection and energy efficiency Fund
  • Denmark – EUDP 
    Energy Development and Demonstration Programme
  • Germany - PtJ 
    Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
  • Norway - RCN 
    Research Council of Norway
  • PolandNCBR 
    National Centre for Research and Development
  • Romania - UEFISCDI 
    Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding
  • Sweden - SWEA 
    Swedish Energy Agency
  • TurkeyTÜBITAK 
    The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey






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

Karina Barnholt Klepper
Nordic Energy Research

Marie Kjellén
Nordic Energy Research

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