Geothermica Cofund Call

Basic Information

As specified in the Initiative for Global Leadership in Deep Geothermal Energy within the framework of the SET Plan, an improved and increased technology performance as well as the reduction of the cost of technologies are strategic targets for Europe’s priority "number 1 in renewable energy". GEOTHERMICA’s ambition of accelerating the deployment of geothermal energy in Europe, that is to reduce the time to market for novel geothermal energy concepts, will require industrial involvement in research, innovation and demonstration activities. These involvements aim to reflect Europe’s ambition to become a world leader in the deployment of novel geothermal energy concepts.

Aim of the joint call The objective of GEOTHERMICA’s first call is to launch projects that accelerate the demonstration and validation of novel concepts of geothermal energy supply within the energy system, and to identify paths to commercially viable deployment. The objective is set against the backdrop of demonstrating geothermal energy as a secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy source for Europe, and of demonstrating geothermal energy to have a significant role within the energy system through a wide range of novel concepts. Also, a successful deployment of geothermal energy in a country or region’s energy mix should demonstrate the substantial, but largely untapped potential in Member States and Regions and Associated Countries. Often the untapped potential stems from a lack of awareness of the versatility and benefits of geothermal energy supply.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 10/04/2017
Deadline Pre-Proposal 10/07/2017 Submitted proposal: 35
Deadline Full-Proposal 24/11/2017 Submitted proposal: 15
Evaluation End Date 01/03/2018 Successful proposal: 0 Proposals funded: 8
Is call co-funded? Yes
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Biotechnology
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Food, agriculture and fisheries
  • Government and social relations
  • Materials
  • Socio-economics sciences and humanities
Type of research n/a
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Belgium Flemish Energy Agency (VEA)
Denmark Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP)
France Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME)
Germany Project Management Juelich / Research Centre Juelich (PTJ/FZJ)
Iceland Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS)
Ireland Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI)
Italy Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
Netherlands Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
Portugal Directorate General for Energy and Geology (DGEG)
Portugal Regional Fund for Science and Technology (FRCT)
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
Slovenia Ministry of Infrastructure (MZI)
Spain Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)
Spain Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)
Switzerland Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC)
Türkiye The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
CAGE Composites & the Acceleration of Geothermal Energy 01/05/2018 01/05/2021 9
COSEISMIQ COntrol SEISmicity and Manage Induced earthQuakes 01/05/2018 01/05/2021 6
GEO-URBAN Identification and Assessment of Deep Geothermal Heat Resour... 01/05/2018 01/05/2021 10
GeConnect Tight Geothermal Casing Connections for Axial Stress Mitigat... 01/05/2018 01/05/2021 5
HEATSTORE High Temperature Underground Thermal Energy Storage 01/05/2018 01/05/2021 24
PERFORM Improving Geothermal System Performance through Collective K... 01/05/2018 01/05/2021 7
ZoDrEx A European endeavour for optimising Zonal Isolation, Drillin... 01/05/2018 01/05/2021 10