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EnerDigit Joint Call 2023

EnerDigit Joint Call

This call supports the digital transformation of energy systems to harness the potential of green energy. There’s up to £1 million funding for Scottish partners. Get involved if you can develop new ways of managing energy systems and further international engagement and knowledge in this field.

About the call

The aim of the Digitalisation of Energy Systems and Network Joint Call 2023 (EnerDigit) is to support transnational research and innovation projects that will unlock the potential of digital transformation for a more sustainable society. It’s designed to accelerate the implementation, adaption, and creation of digital solutions in energy systems and networks.

The call will support projects which identify and address important challenges in digitalisation towards a green energy society.

The call is now open for applications.

Visit ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems for full information

Who's running the call?

EnerDigit 2023 is run through the European Joint Programming Platform ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems (JPP ERA-Net SES).

This is a joint call with other European agencies to fund collaborative, international R&D projects (involving partners from at least two countries). Scottish Enterprise will fund Scottish partners in the collaborative projects.

The call runs alongside the Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP), in which we’re also a partner.

The EnerDigit call has been designed to focus on the specific area of digitalisation, while CETP will have broader energy systems scope.

Learn about the Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP)

How much funding is available?

We’re offering grants for up to 40% of eligible costs for large companies, 50% for SMEs, and 100% for research organisations.

What's the criteria?

We want to hear from you if your company or project can address the challenges and opportunities relating to one or more of the following objectives. Get in touch if your idea can:

  • Advance the green energy transition in all sectors of the energy system and maintain stability of the supply chain
  • Create employment opportunities and contribute to the development of environmentally sustainable financial growth in the transnational energy sector
  • Maintain a consistent approach with digitalisation and social sustainability in other sectors in the progression of the green energy transition. Examples include:
    • Social sustainability
    • Gender and diversity aspects of digitalisation in the energy system such as artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning and the effect of gender and diversity based data and socio-economic sustainability on digitalisation from a gender and diversity perspective
    • Privacy, ownership, and integrity
    • Solutions to overcome energy poverty and foster inclusion of all societal groups into the energy transition
    • Energy and ICT infrastructure
    • Data platforms or APIs, interoperability, and standardisation
    • Resilience, cyber security (vulnerabilities, failures, risks) and data security
    • Internet of things (IoT), 5G, smart buildings, smart metering, sensors, and automation, including adaptation of consumer behaviour and automated consumption planning
    • Inclusion of sectors relevant to energy systems  such as transport and mobility or farming
    • Resource efficiency (including energy)
    • Artificial intelligence or machine learning
    • Energy marketplaces, business models, and communication
    • Coupling traditional energy sectors with stakeholders and partners in other domains such as agriculture, mobility, or production enterprises
    • Energy management and services
    • Big data and its management from different sources (planning tools, management tools, market platforms, smart meters, social medias, for example)

Important dates to remember

  • 14 June 2023 – call opening
  • 13 June 2023 – launch and matchmaking event
  • 20 June 2023 – online information session for Scottish applicants (details to be confirmed)
  • 12 September 2023 – proposal submission deadline
  • September – October 2023 – eligibility checks and expert evaluation, project selection
  • November 2023 – notification of results
  • December 2023 – March 2024 – expected project start

Next steps

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

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