Focus

The Geothermica joint calls will focus on demonstration projects that bring innovative geothermal energy solutions closer to commercial deployment and encourage industrial participation to leverage public sector investment

GEOTHERMICA will bridge the gap between research and the market by supporting innovative solutions to obstacles identified in the prior GEOTHERMAL ERA-NET in the development of geothermal energy. It will do so by organizing and pooling national financial and human resources as well as national research infrastructures, to accelerate research and innovation on utilization of geothermal energy. Importantly, the innovation in industry will be the main target area, and GEOTHERMICA expects industrial involvement of about 50% in the portfolio of funded projects. The funding pool will be used to implement a joint call for proposals resulting in grants to third parties that focus on improving business cases, reducing time to market and developing research alliances that bring together the best of Europe's researchers and entrepreneurs in the field. 

The first joint call will be co-funded by the European Commission. The consortium is planning to launch a second joint call during the lifetime of the project. The majority of the consortium partners have indicated a clear will to dedicate funding for that and a final confirmation will be decided in month 26 (February 2019).