Call for Proposals for the «Commercial Proof of Concept – Energy» Programme


Programme Category

Cyprus Recovery And Resilience Plan

Programme Name

Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan – Axis 6. REPowerEU

Programme Description

The REPowerEU chapter addresses the challenge of reducing reliance on fossil fuels. The objectives of the component are to strongly reduce Cyprus’ dependence from imported fossil fuels in general. The new RePowerEU chapter contributes to the achievement of Cyprus’s energy efficiency obligations and targets set for 2030, under the National Energy and Climate Plan. In order to limit its energy dependence, Cyprus shall further invest in energy efficiency improvements in buildings and road transport and accelerate the deployment of renewables.

The measures included in the REPowerEU chapter address most aspects of recent country-specific recommendations in the field of energy, as they shall foster research and innovation in the field of green transition and energy production, storage, transmission and distribution solutions, promote renewables and accelerate energy efficiency measures in various buildings in the public and private sector, enhance the regulatory framework for the operation of Energy Communities, and promote widespread use of Electric Vehicles.

The implementation of the measures are all expected to contribute to reducing dependency on fossil fuels. Increasing the share of renewable energy sources has a cross-border and multi-country dimension because it contributes to securing the energy supply in the Union as a whole.

Programme Details

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Call for Proposals for the «Commercial Proof of Concept – Energy» Programme


The «Commercial Proof of Concept» Programme aims to accelerate innovation in the energy production, storage, transmission and distribution verticals and address key challenges in grid integration, renewable energy utilization, and energy system resilience.

The primary objective is to support transitioning solutions from pilot deployments to commercial readiness. It helps intensify R&D efforts to scale up and optimize solutions already deployed in the field.

It aims to enhance the performance, reliability, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of existing technologies, ensuring their viability for widespread adoption in primarily industrial and commercial applications.

Detailed Call Description

Through this Programme it is expected that enterprises will have the opportunity to verify the commercial industrial application potential of a technology/knowhow that will address challenges in the areas of energy production, storage, transmission and distribution and address key challenges in grid integration, renewable energy use and energy system resilience.

The Programme will fund research projects with experimental development activities aimed at developing technological solutions with a view to their exploitation mainly in industrial and commercial applications.

As the Programme is part of Pillar I, “Smart Growth”, the projects must be applicable in one of the designated Priority Sectors, provided that they are in line with the objectives of REPowerEU.

Proposals submitted under this Call should address challenges in energy production, storage, transmission and distribution.

COM_CONCETP_ENERGY_0624 – Call (EN) – Final

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Thematic Categories

  • Energy

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Central Government
  • Chambers
  • Educational Institutions
  • Large Enterprises
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Trade Unions
  • Training Centres

Eligibility For Participation Notes

The Host Organisation can be a Research Organisation, Enterprise, or Other Organisation. Research Organisations, Enterprises or Other Organisations may participate as Partner Organisations.

All general rules and procedures for the participation of organisations and individuals, the eligible activities and costs, as well as the specific information regarding the RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes, are included in the RESTART 2016-2020 Work  Programme, which is the basic reference document and an important information source for interested parties and can be found on the Research and Innovation Foundation’s IRIS (Innovation Research Information System) Portal (

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation
Partner Support Centre

Τelephone: 22205000