Nordic Energy Research is one of the funding partners of the ERA-Net JPP SES EnerDigit and the ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems. The ERA-Net is a funding instrument under Horizon 2020, designed to support transnational cooperation and coordination of activities in national and regional funding programmes in Europe, and to increase funding dedicated to challenge-driven research and innovation to achieve a European Research Area (ERA).

Nordic Energy Research has long experience from working with ERA-Net SES and funds research on energy storage and digitalisation. This funding provides an opportunity for Nordic and Baltic partners to become involved in project applications, to address common challenges and opportunities within the Nordic region. Being part of ERA-Net SES allows contributions and participation in an international community of knowledge, both across Europe and globally.

ERA-Net members comprise a total of 32 research funders from 29 different countries and regions. The latest Joint Call 2020 for funding involves 18 countries and regions, including the European Commission. The total budget of the call is EUR 25 million, including co-financing by the European Commission. Budgets for successful projects are typically about 1.5 to four million euros. A typical project has partners from three to five different countries or regions.

More information about the ERA-Net SES initiative is available here.