With the recent preview from Europe of the 2014 & 2015 Horizon 2020 work plan we are really pleased to see the central place Smart Grid and Smart Energy has within the draft calls.
Not only are there a number of calls specifically targeted to Smart grids and Smart Energy, it is a golden thread running through out the whole draft work programme.
What is also really exciting is the focus now being placed on supporting SME’s to engage with Horizon 2020. With bespoke funds specifically targeted to encourage small business from across Europe to engage.
We will have to wait until the 12th of December before the final work programme is published but as is often the case with such things it is unlikely to look much different.
We are already starting to develop our plans and partnerships, as the 2014 calls in particular, won’t give us much time to pull together ‘that killer proposal’.