Funding for collaborative innovation across green energy sectors

The Clean Energy Transition Partnership

The 2023 funding call for the Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP) opened on the 20 September – with £5 million available to support research and innovation projects involving innovative companies and collaborating universities / research organisations from across Scotland.

The CETP is an international collaboration involving 30 countries and over 50 funding agencies, supported through the Horizon Europe Research & Innovation programme. Successful applications will develop new or improved technologies, products and services that support the Clean Energy Transition. 

Applications can be submitted to one of 10 different topic areas:

Innovative solutions for system flexibility: renewables production, storage and system integration DC 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 

Further details are available on the CETP website

Projects require trans-national collaboration between at least three independent partners from three different countries supporting the 2023 funding call.

The application process is two stages. The pre-proposal is deadline is 22 November with the full submission deadline is 27 March 2024.
Selected projects would start in September 2024.

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

To find out more about the call and the support available from the Scottish programme team visit the Scottish Enterprise website or email