The European Commission launched a call for applications for the renewal of the membership of the Innovation Fund Expert Group (IFEG). The Group needs new expertise because of the changes brought by the revised EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) Directive. With these changes the Innovation Fund will cover additional sectors (maritime, aviation, buildings and road transport sectors) and have a new way of awarding support – via auctions (also called “competitive bidding").
The Commission encourages applications from:
- Individual experts appointed to represent a common interest shared by stakeholder organisations in this policy area (low carbon innovative technologies);
-Organisations, including professional/trade/business associations, research organisations/think tanks, and applied research institutes; private and public financial institutions;
- NGOs or civil society working in the fields relevant to the Innovation Fund;
- Representatives of Member States' competent authorities;
- Other public entities, including national competent authorities of Norway and Iceland.
The selection will be based on professional capacity and experience. The results will be announced in March 2023. Existing members are required to submit a new application.
More information here