I-NERGY is an EU-funded H2020 innovation project around Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Next Generation Energy aiming at reshaping the energy sector value chain towards better business and operational performance, increased environmental sustainability, and the creation of a stronger social fabric propagating high social value among citizens.
I-NERGY will run for 3 years has an overall budget of approximately €5m and will distribute around €2m among its selected open call beneficiaries.
The project will launch 2 open calls to select 10 and 15 Bottom-up Projects. The 1st Open Call is targeted to SMEs and Startups developing building blocks for new AI algorithms/services and small-scale experiments with an expected outcome of fully functional prototypes. The 2nd Open Call is targeted to consortiums made up of Start-up / SME (service developer / provider), plus 1 EPES stakeholder to develop MVPs.
In both cases, the selection process prioritises projects maximising the impact of the platform and demonstrating the benefit of AI in products, processes, or services.
I-NERGY 1st Open Call
After the assessment and evaluation of 126 submitted applications from 27 European Union and Associated Countries, the I-NERGY project has selected the 10 winning proposals to join its first 6-month long Technical Transfer Programme, starting at the end of April 2022, which includes up to 50,000 Euros funding per beneficiary and mentoring services.
Meet the winners here.