Clean & Efficient Energy

Clean & Efficient Energy

Horizon 2020 Challenge 3 - Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy - covers the full innovation cycle – from 'proof of concept' to applied research,  pre-commercial demonstration and market uptake measures. It also exploits synergies with other relevant areas, e.g. information and communication technologies. 


Achieving energetic efficiency and sustainability is a social challenge that involves government entities, regulators, researchers, investors, energy and environmental sustainability companies and end users.


The European framework program, Horizon 2020's energy programs allocates funding for solutions to this specific challenge. These funds aim to create a holistic platform to be used by the various entities, to support and promote sustainability and green energy solutions.

The funding supports a variety of topics including:

  • Smart and sustainable construction as well as sustainable cities
  • Renewable and efficient energy solutions, reduction of greenhouse gas
  • Sustainability and Circular Economy, regulation and energy policies

For more Information: 

  Horizon 2020  Framework program

Energy & Sustainability calls   



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H2020 Material

Commission related documents and reference files such as model grant agreements, rules for submission and evaluation and templates.
Commission manuals and guides for every step of your proposal – from registering your organization, to submitting a proposal, to managing partners in the proposal.
Using the Commission tool, you will be able to see all statistics related to proposals and winning projects. These can be filtered by country, topic and more.


Dr. Hagit Schwimmer
Director: Health, demographic change and wellbeing; Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research ,bioeconomy and biotechnology; Secure, clean and efficient energy; Climate action, environment, resource
Sarit Kimchi
Head of Sector & National Contact Point (NCP) Energy, Environment, Research Infrastructure & Financial tools