News archive - [Event Announcement] Small is beautiful: How can the Innovation Fund foster innovative clean tech small-scale projects?

With its around €10 billion of support over 2020-2030, the Innovation Fund is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies, aiming to bring to the market industrial solutions to decarbonise Europe.

It is a key funding instrument to deliver on the EU climate goals under the European Green Deal and reinforce European technological leadership on a global scale.

The second call for proposals under the Innovation Fund will be launched in December 2020, focusing on small-scale projects in renewable energy, energy-intensive industries, energy storage, and carbon capture, use and storage, with total capital costs below EUR 7.5 million. The funding of projects under this call will contribute to Europe’s green recovery by helping businesses invest in clean energy and clean industry to boost economic growth, create local jobs and give a competitive advantage to EU industry.

In the run-up to the launch of the next call for projects, we are organising a virtual conference on 19 November from 10.00 to 11.30 CET bringing together representatives of industry and the financial world to explore how public and private finance can help bring innovative clean tech to the market.

In the format of an interactive roundtable, the virtual conference will explore how the call for small-scale projects under the Innovation Fund could help them take off and reach the market. It will also discuss the specific features of clean tech projects in terms of their innovation potential, ability to achieve financial close faster as well as associated risks.

Join us to get best practices and lessons learnt on innovative small-scale clean tech projects.

No prior registration is required. You can follow the conference live via webstreaming

Can’t make it? The recordings will be available on the website after the conference.


10.00 Opening remarks - Keynote “Innovation Fund: main features of the small-scale call”  - Christian Holzleitner, Head of Unit, DG CLIMA

10.15 Panel session - Roundtable “How can the Innovation Fund foster innovative clean tech small-scale projects?”

  • Diego Pavía, CEO, InnoEnergy
  • Nicola Rega, Climate and Energy Manager, European pulp and paper industry association
  • Nicolas Stephan, Investment Director, ADEME Investissement
  • Rob van der Meij, Partner, Capricorn Partners
  • Alessandro Boschi, Head of Division Renewable Energy, European Investment Bank

11.10 Panel session - Q&A

11.30 Closing of virtual conference


For questions during the event, please access Slido with the event code #IFSS

Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Admin on November 17, 2020
Modified on November 17, 2020