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Minister Naughten secures €500k to support cutting-edge Irish energy research, development and demonstration projects

25th May, 2018


The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten is urging Irish energy researchers across the country to apply for funding under his Department's €500,000 government fund for energy research projects.


Minister Naughten secured €500,000 to support cutting-edge Irish energy research, development and demonstration projects. 


"Applications are now open and this will support regions and local communities move towards a decarbonized energy system by 2030" stated Minister Naughten.   


"Ireland faces significant challenges in meeting our binding renewable energy and energy efficiency targets. I secured this funding to build Ireland's capacity to lead research and innovation activities in support of our low carbon transition. Today's funding announcement will build expertise through collaboration between energy researchers in Ireland and their European counterparts. It will develop solutions to shape local and regional energy systems of the future that are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable." added Minister Naughten. 


The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is administering the Scheme and the closing date for preliminary project outlines is open until 11th September 2018.



Notes to Editor:

The closing date for preliminary project outlines is 14:00 Central European Summer Time on the 11th of September 2018. The deadline for submission of completed proposals is 14:00 Central European Time on the 2nd of November 2018. Projects must be between two and three years in duration.  


For further information on the grant and details on how to apply visit


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