Call: Efficient Energy Storage and Distribution

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Closed for submissions

Energy storage and distribution technologies have critical importance for transition to and operation of a more efficient, sustainable and low carbon energy system. In the past, the transport and distribution of energy – regardless of its source – was managed in a relatively direct manner going in a single direction from producers or suppliers to the consumer. The integration of conventional sources of energy and renewable sources of energy (wind, solar etc.) is calling for the
development of energy storage technologies on a large scale as well as for the expansion of energy grids and particularly electricity grids.

Existing grids will need to be adapted and engineered to cope with the increased use of renewable energy and decentralization of the power supply. Only some of the technologies needed in this respect are currently available and basic research and technology development in energy storage and grid infrastructures need to be intensified. At the systemic level, the management and optimization of an energy system with increased degrees of freedom can be a further driver for future research.

The overall aim of this call is to support research in developing more efficient, reliable, secure, flexible and sustainable technologies in energy storage systems and distribution of electricity.

Which countries and institutions are participating?

The following national and regional funding organisations have agreed to participate in this joint call, leveraging their national and regional R&D programmes and applying their respective funding regulations:

Czech Republic: Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)
France: National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Germany: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Japan: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Lithuania: Agency for Science, Innovation & Technology (MITA)
Norway: Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Slovakia: Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS)
Spain: Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness – through the State Research Agency (MINECO – AEI)
Türkiye: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBITAK)

How should project consortia be composed?

Each project consortium submitting an application should consist of at least 3 eligible beneficiaries (project partners), 1 from Japan and 2 from two different European countries participating in the Joint Call.

Partner Search Tool

In order to facilitate the process of forming research consortia, we offer applicants a Partner Search Tool – Partfinder available here: https://partfinder.ncbr.gov.pl/. This tool can be used by projects looking for partners and partners looking for projects.

Can researchers from other European institutions participate?

Researchers and research teams from other European institutions may participate as additional partners in a project consortium if they can prove that they have secured funding from other sources that allows them to fulfil their obligations within the consortium. A confirmation letter of the external sponsoring institution has to be submitted at the time of proposal submission.

What if I have questions?

If you have questions, please contact the EIG Concert-Japan Program Secretariat, Ms. Lea Debraux, at concert-japan-jcs@cnrs.fr, or the National and Regional Contact Person for your country or region.

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