Solar Eranet Cofund Competition Brokerage Webinar

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This SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund Competition Brokerage webinar is an ideal opportunity for organisations who are interested in putting in a competition bid and would like to pitch their ideas and capabilities to find new partners. The purpose of the event is to.

  • Give a brief overview of the competition
  • Give organisations an opportunity to find partners through a 4 minute, 2 slide pitch


  • 15x 4 minute pitches available, limited to 3 per country
  • download the template here and email the completed template to Alice Goodbrook: by close of play 7th December 2016.

The SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund will launch its Transnational Call in PV and CSP on December 5th 2016. 11 countries will participate with their RTD and innovation programmes in this call. The total public funding budget is €19 million, covering topics in photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP). Innovative project proposals are sought on a transnational level between different European countries, strengthening the competitive position of the European solar power industry. Preproposals have to be submitted no later than 20th February 2017.

The following topics are part of the Cofund joint call:

  • A) Innovative and low-cost PV manufacturing issues
  • B) Advanced PV products and applications
  • C) PV system integration
  • D) CSP cost reduction and system integration

What is SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund?

An ERA-NET Cofund is designed to support public-public partnerships, including a trans-national call for proposals with top-up funding coming from the European Union. The SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund is a H2020 funded European network of national and regional funding organisations and RTD and innovation programmes in the field of solar electricity generation, i.e. photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) / solar thermal electricity (STE).

The SOLAR-ERANET Cofund shall contribute to reaching the objectives of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) by carrying out the coordination and support actions between national and regional RTD and innovation programmes. The SET-Plan aims to increase, coordinate and focus EU support on key low-carbon energy technologies in order to achieve Europe’s 2020 energy objectives in the future. The goal of SOLAR-ERA.NET is to undertake joint activities, namely joint calls, in key topic and priority areas in accordance with the SET-Plan.

This Cofund call can be considered a follow-up activity of SOLAR-ERA.NET that launched four joint calls in the previous years. The SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund Action is supported by funding from the European Union‘s HORIZON 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

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