Country:European Union
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Date Ended:31 December 2013
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D), Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Demonstration project, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology development
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:DG Research
Funding:Transport (including aeronautics): EUR 4.1 bn
Description:The Seventh Framework Research Programme (FP7) bundles research-related EU initiatives together. The programme will last for seven years from 2007until 2013. The programme has a total budget of over EUR 50 billion. This represents a substantial increase compared with the previous Framework Programme FP6 (41% at 2004 prices, 63% at current prices). The Framework Programmes for Research have two main strategic objectives: - to strengthen the scientific and technological base of European industry; - to encourage its international competitiveness, while promoting research that supports EU policies. FP7 provides grants on a competitive basis to co-fund various and wide-ranging research projects. The maximum reimbursement rates to the costs of a project depend on the funding scheme, the legal status of the participants and the type of activity. The standard reimbursement rate for research and technological development activities is 50%. Certain legal entities can receive up to 75% (non-profit public bodies, SMEs, research organisations, higher education establishments). For demonstration activities, the reimbursement rate may reach 50%. For other activities (consortium management, networking, training, coordination, dissemination etc.), the reimbursement can be up to 100% of the eligible costs. Energy research under FP7 has been allocated a budget of EUR 2.35 bn and focuses on the following areas: - Hydrogen and fuel cells - Renewable electricity generation - Renewable fuel production - Renewables for heating and cooling - CO2 capture and storage technologies for zero emission power generation - Clean Coal Technologies - Smart energy networks - Energy efficiency and savings - Knowledge for energy policy making

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