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Innovation Fund 2023 Auction and Call Info Days

On 23 November 2023, the Commission will launch two calls for proposals to accelerate the deployment of innovative technologies in Europe. Together, the calls will make up to €4.8 billion available for industry and cleantech players in Europe to support the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Net-Zero Industry Act. 
The Innovation Fund 2023 Call (IF23 Call) will offer up to €4 billion for projects in various sectors, including decarbonisation, cleantech manufacturing, maritime and energy-intensive industries. The application window will be open until early April 2024. 
The Innovation Fund 2023 Auction (IF23 Auction) is the first of its kind in Europe. It aims to support renewable hydrogen production. Auctions are a new financing mechanism under the Innovation Fund and a key element of the EU Hydrogen Bank. A €800 million budget will be available for bidders (project developers). Bids can be placed until early February 2024. 
In light of the launch of the new call, the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) and the European Commission's Directorate General for Climate Action invite you to two dedicated info days: 
30 November 2023 - IF23 Auction Info Day 
Discover the main objectives, key design elements, and qualification requirements of this new financing mechanism! 
Time: 10.00 - 12.30 CET / Online
Info and registration
7 December 2023 - IF23 Call Info Day 
Discover the key new features of the IF23 Call, the award criteria, the methodologies used, and invaluable lessons learned from the previous calls. 
Time: 10:00-17:30 CET / Online
Info and registration