The European Union (EU) strives to remain the world’s biggest innovation leader. In order to improve its competitiveness, the EU invests billions in grant programmes every year, in order to stimulate innovation and cooperation between its Member States and sectors. Grants are available for innovative projects focusing on key themes, among which the improvement of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T).
European transport network
Europe invests in efficient, safe and sustainable logistics. Therefore, European subsidy programs like CEF Transport and Horizon 2020 Transport support innovative, high-impact projects which improve the European transportation sector. This can be done in many ways, e.g. by alleviating bottlenecks, facilitating the implementation of alternative fuels or improving cross-border connections.
Unequalled track record
Hezelburcht has extensive experience with (innovative) European logistics projects and has managed the applications for various organisations, including local and regional governments, multinational corporations and SMEs. For instance, within the CEF programme, Hezelburcht coordinated over thirty grant applications, among others for the Provinces of Groningen and Fryslân, Swedegas, Axègaz, Port of Gothenburg and Uniper. Besides knowledge of grants, Hezelburcht has in depth know-how about blended finance opportunities, e.g. CEF Transport & EFSI. Below a selection of grant opportunities applicable for the logistics sector is outlined:
- Horizon 2020
- Public-private partnerships
- Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertakings (FCH JU)
- Clean Sky 2
- Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)
- CEF Transport (including the blending call)
- CEF Synergy call
- European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
- European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA)