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Clean Energy Transition Partnership programme (CETP) 2023

Clean Energy Transition Partnership programme (CETP)

Opening September 2023 — the CETPartnership is a £5 million transnational research, technological development and innovation funding programme designed to boost and accelerate energy transition across 30 countries.

About the challenge 

The CETP programme is a transformative Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) program, designed to accelerate clean energy transition through annual funding calls.

It’s an international collaboration involving 30 countries and over 50 funding agencies, supported through the Horizon Europe R&I programme.

Our organisation is leading and delivering the programme on behalf of Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and South of Scotland Enterprise.

The joint call for funding will open September 2023 — information events and sessions on the call start in May 2023. 

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Scotland’s role in the CETPartnership

We’re supporting research and innovation in all the CETP modules:

  • Innovative solutions for system flexibility: renewables production, storage and system integration
  • Direct current technologies for networks
  • Advanced renewable energy technologies for power production
  • Carbon capture, utilisation and storage
  • Hydrogen and renewable fuels
  • Heating and cooling technologies
  • Geothermal energy technologies
  • Integrated regional energy systems
  • Integrated industrial energy systems
  • Clean energy integration in the built environment

We'll consider applications under all modules. However, as part of our eligibility process, projects will be expected to demonstrate relevance to the Scottish Government's energy strategies and should contribute to economic development in Scotland.

Find details on the call modules on

How much funding is available?

There’s up to £5 million available for supporting projects, assigned on a competitive basis.

Am I eligible?

We want to hear from you if your project is:

  • Based in a company, university, or research institute
  • Transnational – your work must be collaborative between at least three independent partners from three different countries, of which at least two must be EU member states or Horizon Europe Associated Countries

Important dates to remember

  • May 2023 — information sessions on the CETP 2023 call modules begin
  • September 2023 — the joint call will open 

Register for information sessions

Join our webinar

We're hosting an information webinar for this call on Thursday 15 June 2023.

It's for Scottish company and university teams who want to learn about which research and innovation activities to be funded by CETP 2023, as well as how to apply.

Register for the CETP 2023 information webinar

Got a question?

To find out more about the call and the support available from the Scottish programme team, complete the form below. 

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