R&I Grant Scheme 2022

For the third consecutive year, the Energy and Water Agency is running the Energy and Water Research and Innovation scheme. The application period was open until the 23rd of September.  This scheme was the third of it’s kind, this year eligible applications were to address a specific focus areas that falls in line with National Policies and sectoral issues.

The scheme also underwent some structural changes. The most noticeable change being the change in TRL level requirement, as this time round benefitting projects are to reach TRL level 7 by the end of the scheme. Beneficiaries are required to produce a prototype or model operating in a suitable environment.

Such a change was actioned in order to demonstrate better what Research & Innovation can lead to and why R&I is a necessary tool to achieve sustainability. Another noticeable change was the increase in budget, where as previous calls, the maximum amount of funding a project can apply for was of €120,000, for this call, the budget has increased to a maximum of €200,000.  Applicants were also bound to submit applications as a consortium.

The third call for Research and Innovation projects in Energy and Water Grant Scheme was officially opened on the 6th of June 2022. The evaluation of the applications received under the 2022 Call for Proposals has been completed. The beneficiaries are as follows:


Project Acronym


Funding Total



Development of innovative and flexible processes for testing of status of discarded Battery packs & Development and testing of flexible and universally compatible Battery Management ststems and other battery accessories that will allow for all types of discarded EV batteries to be re-purposed for other Applications.




The development of an innovative, renewable-based water heating and energy management system.



Downloadable files:

Rules for Participation

Application Form 2022

Declaration Forms Non-State Aid

Pre-approved deviation appendix

GDPR Declaration Form

Due to some technical issues with the documents available for download, the call for applications has been extended up until the 23rd of September

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