Sound proposals

The Project

The ETS Innovation Fund (IF) provides support for low-carbon technologies. While results from H2020 offer promising solutions, the task of developing viable business cases and mobilising investors is demanding. Moreover, IF regulations pose challenges for the industry. The EU-funded DIAMONDS4IF project will ensure project viability, prepare applicants for IF applications, and develop a comprehensive approach towards stakeholders. It will also enhance understanding of relevant regulations and address questions arising from project planning. The project will create a toolbox and generate at least five robust proposals with detailed plans for scalability, commercialisation, and financial models. DIAMONDS4IF seeks to establish a continuous innovation pipeline from H2020 innovations to deployment.

The Outputs verified

5 sound proposals including the detailed plans for scalability, commercialisation, and financial models to be presented to the IF. The use cases will e.g. directly implement REPower and climate relevant projects, comprising for example ~100MWh offshore hybrid energy; 1.5GW of PV manufacturing capacity; 10GW of resource-efficient wafer production in Europe.

June 17, 2024

Meyer Burger presents new products at Intersolar Europe in Munich

Meyer Burger offers solar modules with above-average longevity and warranties with the highest yields for both residential roofs and solar power plants The entire portfolio of Meyer Burger high-performance modules contains no toxic lead and is produced with highest social standards and without forced labor Meyer Burger provides outlook on modules with high-performance heterojunction solar […]

June 6, 2024

Recommendations on the Innovation Fund Now Available Under Reports

We’ve recently uploaded our latest recommendations and feedback on the Innovation Fund to CINEA, as well as to DG Clima and DG RTD. Simply download it and feel free to reach out to us with any questions regarding the upcoming IF application process or the viability check for your project. This initial step will be […]

May 31, 2024

Survey on the fourth Innovation Fund call IF23

Would you like to contribute to the survey on the fourth Innovation Fund call IF2023 proposed by the European Commission?   CINEA is requesting your feedback. They would be grateful if you could take this 20-minute survey:  EUSurvey – Survey ( The deadline to provide your answers is Monday, 3 June 2024.