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Clean Energy Transition Partnership programme (CETP) 2023

Clean Energy Transition Partnership programme (CETP)

Learn about the CETPartnership — 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.

Learn about the partnership at

Get full details on the CETP programme 2023

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

  • September 2023 — funding call opens
  • 22 November 2023 — pre-proposal submissions date
  • 27 March 2024 — Stage 2 full proposal submission date

Find out more

The CETP information day was held on the 13 September 2023.

This session provided an overview of the 10 modules included in the 2023 funding call, guidance on the eligibility criteria for applicants, and a Q&A session.

Watch the recording on YouTube

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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