As a part of their Eureka collaboration, the national innovation funding agencies in Belgium, Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain have opened a call for collaborative projects that aim to address solutions for transporting and storing hydrogen. The call also broadly covers technologies and infrastructures supporting this main scope. For more information, please see the call webpages.
Finnish partners in project consortia may apply for funding from Business Finland. The applications must meet both the international Eureka criteria (the section Eligibility at the call webpages), and the national funding criteria of Business Finland (Funding terms and conditions - Business Finland).
All Finnish applicants need to contact Business Finland well in advance to the deadline of the call. The names of the contact persons are attached.
Funding is expected to be issued through the Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland from the The European Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), but exceptions are possible. All project that are funded from the European Rescue and Recovery Facility need to comply with its 'do no significant harm' provisions. The contact persons at Business Finland will also give closer advice on this topic.
The international consortia needs to file their joint applications before the deadline 5.11.2021 through the Eureka application portal. Projects are expected to start simultaneously in all countries in May 2022.
The national applications for funding are expected to be filed with Business Finland first after the evaluation process of the joint international applications. The whole application process is described more in detail in the sections How to apply and Evaluation on the call webpages.