The Consortium

C-Energy 2020 project will be carried out by a consortium integrating 18 national organisations hosting Horizon 2020 Energy National Contact Points (NCPs) and supporting or funding science research and innovation in the field of energy in their countries.

The organisations members of the C-Energy 2020 consortium are:



Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea (Italy)
APRE is an Italian non-profit research organisation, created upon the joint initiative of the national Ministry of Research and the European Commission in 1989, and grouping together more than 100 members, including both public and private research centres, industries, industrial associations, chambers of commerce, science parks and more than 50 universities, with the main objective to promote the participation in national and European RTD programmes.
Contacts: Chiara Pocaterra,  Silvia Valentini


Forschungszentrum Jülich Gmbh (Germany)
FZJ GmbH is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres and is one of the largest interdisciplinary research centres in Europe. It was founded in 1956 by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia as a registered association, before it became ‘Kernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbH’ or Nuclear Research Centre Jülich in 1967. In 1990, the name of the association was changed to the current one. FZJ has nine research institutes with 53 sub-institutes working in the areas of energy and climate research, bio- and geosciences, medicine and neuroscience, complex systems, simulation science, and nanotechnology.
Contacts: Piotr Swiatek


EKT/NHRF - Ethniko Idryma Erevnon (Greece)
EKT/NHRF is the Greek national institution for the aggregation, documentation and dissemination of S&T information. Founded in 1980, the organization serves the country’s research, education, business communities and the wider public, enabling access to knowledge and facilitating research and innovation (R&I). The organization develops the National Information System for Research and Technology. The organization also provides the official RDI indicators to Eurostat and publishes reports on R&D performance in Greece.
Contacts: Henry Scott


IPPT-PAN - Instytut Podstawowych Problemow Techniki Polskiej Akademii Nauk (Poland)
The Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT PAN) is one of the biggest research institutions within the structure of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Over the years IPPT PAN has established itself as a leading research institution, making significant contribution to many science and engineering areas and enjoying a high reputation, both in Poland and abroad. Since 1999 it has been the organization responsible for promoting H2020 Programme throughout Poland in various research and industrial areas.
Contacts: Maria Śmietanka


ETAg - Sihtasutus Eesti Teadusagentuur (Estonia)
The Estonian Research Council (ETAg), established in 1990 by the Estonian Government, is an expert research funding organisation. Its main goal is to support the most promising research initiatives in all fields of basic and applied research including humanities and social sciences. ETAG also represents the Estonian scientific community on an international level. ETAG is a member of the European Science Foundation and a founding member of Science Europe. One of important responsibilities of ETAg is the role of the Estonian NCP Organisation for H2020 and COST Programmes.
Contacts: Mari Habicht


CDTI - Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnologico Industrial (Spain)
CDTI (Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology) is a public business entity under the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Among its competencies, the management of national and international R&D programmes is to be highlighted. Besides this, CDTI carries out financing of R&D projects developed by Spanish companies and performs the evaluation of calls for national R&D programmes. Its European Union R&D Programmes Division carries out the management of two pillars under H2020: Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenge Pillars (except for SC6), performing again as NCP, and having a National Delegate in all the management committees.
Contacts: Maria Luisa Revilla Trujillo


AMEUP - Agencija za Mobilnost i Programe Europske Unije (Croatia)
AMEUP - the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes is based in Zagreb, Croatia. Its vision is to contribute to the development of human capital and democratic potential, social cohesion and competitiveness of Croatian society, by providing opportunities for mobility and international cooperation in the field of science, education, training and youth. Its mission is to support internationalisation as a means of raising the quality in the sectors of science, education and training and the field of youth in the Republic of Croatia, responding to the needs of citizens, society and economy.
Contacts: Maja Salapić
Tea Sabol


FFG (Austria)
FFG, the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, is the main public body to support industrial research, development and innovation in Austria. It operates a total budget worth more than € 500 million. Founded in 2004, FFG operates four main kinds of programmes: general programmes supporting high-quality bottom up industrial projects, structural programmes optimising the structures of the Austrian innovation system and European and international programmes. Furthermore, FFG carries out expertises for individuals or legal entities claiming the research premium, a tax benefit for R&D activities.
Contacts: Siegfried Loicht

GIS-Transfer Center

GIS-Transfer Center (Bulgaria)
GIS-Transfer Center is the first and only Bulgarian organisation structured as a national network of 25 technology transfer centres covering the main sectors of economy and science. It supports innovations and the process of technology transfer of research competitive products, know-how, advice and expertise with an emphasis on SMEs and vice versa. GIS-TC is a member of the EEN consortium in Bulgaria and hosts Horizon 2020 Energy NCPs as a Member of the Bulgarian NCP Network and the Programme Committee for SMEs and access to finance. The mission of the centre is to establish an effective, efficient working network for awareness, capacity building, support and transfer of information, knowledge and technology between the scientific-research structures, economic subjects and governmental bodies and institutions.
Contacts: Kostadin Kostadinov


ISERD - The National Authority for Technological Innovation (Israel)
ISERD is operated through the Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy, and is Israel's official contact point (NCP) with the EU, for all the activities of the FP. ISERD Promotes the participation of Israeli entities in R&D ventures within the European Research Area.
Contacts: Dikla Lankry Timnah


FCT - Fundação Para A Ciência E A Tecnologia (Portugal)
Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) is the main funding agency for research in Portugal and it is responsible for following and implementing the bilateral and multilateral international agreements in science and technology. FCT is a public autonomous institute under the aegis of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education. FCT’s mission consists in continuously promoting the advancement of scientific and technological knowledge in Portugal, exploring opportunities that become available in any scientific or technological domain to attain the highest international standards in the creation of knowledge, and to stimulate their diffusion and contribution to improve education, health, environment, and the quality of life and wellbeing of the general public. Furthermore, FCT provides support to the structure of National Contact Points with respect to Horizon 2020. The Framework-Programme Promotion Office (GPPQ) is one department of FCT, responsible for supporting the Portuguese engagement in H2020 and all relevant initiatives and strategies.
Contacts: Luis Maia


RPF - Research Promotion Foundation (Cyprus)
Founded in 1996, the Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) was established at the initiative of he Government of the Republic of Cyprus, to promote scientific and technological research in Cyprus. RPF is the only national research and innovation funding agency of Cyprus. RPF has developed a wide range of activities, which fall under two main categories: Promoting the Participation in European Research and Innovation Programmes and other Initiatives and Financing Research Projects through the Design and Launching of the National Competitive Programmes.
Contacts: Christakis Theocharous


IFNTUOG - Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas (Ukraine)

Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas is in the west of Ukraine with nearly 65780 students, of which 500+ are Master and 80+ are PhD students. There are 500 academic staff including 98 professors.  Research is an essential endeavor at IFNTUOG which is supported by: 17 research schools in science and engineering; 29 R&D laboratories, including a petroleum engineering laboratory; Students’ Engineering Design Bureaus. Innovation infrastructure of the university include R&D Institute of Oil and Gas Power Engineering and Ecology, Technology transfer office, Exhibition center, Technical committee for standardization UA/TC146 (member of ISO/TC67, EASC/ITC523, CEN/TC12), National Contact Point for EU Horizon 2020 on “Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy”, Research and Education Centre “Energy-efficient technologies for oil and gas drilling, production and transition”, Research Centre “Shale gas”, Drilling Personnel Training Centre (accredited by IWCF), Oil and Gas Technological Park LLC, 3 joint research centres with Institutes of National Academy of Science of Ukraine and a number of research groups.

Contacts: Artur Voronych ; Maksym Karpash


VIAA - Valsts izglītības attīstības aģentūra (Latvia)

The State Education Development Agency (SEDA; VIAA in Latvian) is a direct administration institution which is subordinated to the Ministry of Education and Science.

The aim of the activities of SEDA (VIAA) is to implement the national policy in the field of development of higher education and science, lifelong learning system, vocational education system and general education system and to implement and monitor projects financed by European Union (EU) Structural Funds, education innovation projects, EU programmes and other financial instrument programmes, projects and initiatives. SEDA (VIAA) provides the National Contact Point functions for the EU Framework Programme HORIZON 2020.

Contact: Gunta Slihta


TUBITAK - Turkiye Bilimsel Ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu (Turkey)

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) is the leading agency for management, funding and conduct of research in Turkey. It was established in 1963 with a mission to advance science and technology, conduct research and support Turkish researchers. The Council is an autonomous institution and is governed by a Scientific Board whose members are selected from prominent scholars from universities, industry and research institutions.TÜBİTAK is responsible for promoting, developing, organizing, conducting and coordinating research and development in line with national targets and priorities. It has been assigned officially by the Turkish government as the contact organisation for the EU Framework Programmes at the beginning of 2003. The implementation of the national coordination role concerning the EU Framework Programmes is achieved by TÜBİTAK EU Framework Programmes National Coordination Office (NCO).

Contact: Cagri Yildirim, Ilknur Yilmaz


RANNIS - Rannsóknamiðstöð Íslands (Iceland)

The Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannis) is a public organisation that reports to the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. Its mission is to provide professional assistance to the preparation and implementation of the national science and technology policy. Rannis is responsible for operating the public financial support system for education, research and innovation under the Science and Technology Policy Council and serves the Icelandic science community across all fields of sciences and the humanities. Rannis coordinates NCP activities for Horizon 2020 in Iceland. Rannis has a central role in communicating matters of science, education and research to the public.

Contact: Sigrún Ólafsdóttir

EU Energy Focus

EU Energy Focus (United Kingdom)

The EU Energy Focus service is a free UK government-funded service, that aims to ensure that UK organisations are well informed and have every chance of success in applying for and securing European funding for energy-related projects. It provides support for a range of European funding opportunities with a focus on Horizon 2020, but also covering opportunities such as the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. The service includes confidential, one-to-one discussion of proposal ideas, webinars on upcoming and current Calls for Proposals, consortium building support and review of draft proposals.

Contacts: Helen Fairclough, Kerry Young, Chris Young



Created in 2018 by the government of the Brussels Capital Region as the merger of 3 public entities ( – coordinator of EEN local consortium – Atrium Brussels and Bruxelles Invest & Export) and acting as a public entity, ABAE employs ca. 300 people, in charge of supporting and accompanying the development of Brussels companies, their innovation processes, their internationalization and the attraction of foreign investment in Brussels. ABAE has been given by the regional authorities 3 missions:
Supporting companies: The Agency supports the development of Brussels companies, from idea to realization, and facilitates their efforts in this direction. It also supports companies wishing to export outside the region / country, as well as stimulating foreign investment in Brussels.
Stimulate the environment: The Agency initiates new dynamics within the Brussels ecosystem and beyond, through innovative projects and actions. It builds connections between private and public actors in the economic world, to strengthen existing links and create opportunities.
Support the public authorities: The Agency is a force of proposal to the Government, by its precise knowledge of the Brussels economic ecosystem. Statistical indicators and field practices enable it to carry out enlightening and enlightened monitoring of the sector and the territory, and to judge the actions carried by the Region.
It also provides collective support via clustering activities. In particular, ABAE hosts the regional Clusters dedicated to Health and e-health technologies, ICT, Sustainable Construction, Audio-visual, Tourism/Event/Cultural, Circular Economy as well as the Brussels Green Tech Network. ABAE is also officially nominated by the Brussels Capital-Regional to host the team of National Contact Point (NCP) on Horizon2020 for all Societal Challenges and Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies as well as Legal & Financial and Coordination. ABAE participates in several EU NCP and EEN projects, in Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs initiative (COSME) and Feder projects.

Contacts: Sabrina Bijlsma


The consortium, which consists of 16 partners based in EU Member States and 2 partners from Countries Associated to Horizon 2020, covers different geographical areas of the European continent, and beyond: from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean area including Israel, from the Iberian peninsula to the central and eastern European countries.

Within the consortium, each partner shares the purpose of setting up a network of Energy National Contact Points (NCPs) with the aim of supporting national applicants (researchers, enterprises, universities, etc.) and raising the average quality of proposals submitted under Horizon 2020 and related programmes.