ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus launches a call for proposals for European transnational projects on smart grids. European research consortia are invited to submit project proposals by 15 June 2016, 14:00 CEST.

Nordic Energy Research, in cooperation with NordForsk, is facilitating the call process on behalf of the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus partners.

This initiative will, beyond the funding made available for projects, also implement advanced and innovative follow-up, monitoring and transfer activities to create an ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus Knowledge Community. This will contribute to smart grids development, scaling-up and replication on a European level.

Call aim

ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus is an initiative of funding programmes from 21 European countries and regions. The overall goal of ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus is to support knowledge-sharing between European smart grids initiatives by promoting and financing joint projects. This document is an invitation to respond to the 2016 joint transnational call for smart grids projects in Europe. The total available budget is approximately €24 million.

2016 Call Text updated


For call and application information, see the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus website

Time schedule

18 April 2016: Call launch

21 – 22 April 2016: ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus Launch Event, Stockholm, Sweden

18 April – 3 June 2016: Compulsory advisory period

15 June 2016: Project proposal deadline at 14:00 CEST

1 February 2017 – 1 April 2017: Expected project start date