EE-01-2017: Waste heat recovery from urban facilities and re-use to increase energy efficiency of district or individual heating and cooling systems

This program supports the demonstration of waste heat recovery systems in urban environments. 

Activities supported 

This program supports the demonstration of heat recovery systems in urban environments that capture waste heat from buildings and waste water. These systems are mainly aimed at feeding the heat back to local heating/cooling systems. Focus should be given to replicability, scalability and modularity that facilitate application and rapid deployment.  


The applicant must be a consortium of at least 3 different unrelated legal entities in 3 different Horizon 2020 affiliated countries.  


The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 3 and 4 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. Funding rate is 70% for profit seeking organizations and 100% for non-profits. 

Upcoming calls 

This program will have 1 more call on 2017 January 19 which has a budget of 22 million euros, which it shares with 2 other research programs.