The aims of the Energy thematic area are to transform the current fossil-fuel based energy system into a more sustainable one based on a diverse portfolio of energy sources and carriers combined with enhanced energy efficiency, to address the pressing challenges of security of supply and climate change, whilst increasing the competitiveness of Europe’s energy industries.

The Energy budget from 2007-2013 is €2.3B.


  • Hydrogen and fuel cells
  • Renewable electricity generation
  • Renewable fuel production
  • Renewables for heating and cooling
  • CO2 capture and storage technologies for zero emission power generation
  • Clean coal technologies
  • Smart energy networks
  • Energy efficiency and savings
  • Knowledge for energy policy making

The Energy Research Map of Ireland and FP7 Opportunities

See for SEAI's data collection exercise that has identified and categorised over 700 energy related research and development projects on the island of Ireland, led by over 200 Principal Investigators across twenty-one academic institutions in the period 2004 - 2010, and links to relevant FP7 Energy opportunities by research area and topic.

Public-Private Partnerships

As part of the European Economic Recovery Plan, the Commission has launched three Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). Read more

National Contact Point(s)

Logo: Enterprise Ireland
Mr Philip Cheasty
Organisation: Enterprise Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)21 4800216

Leading Ireland's
Participation In FP7

Enterprise Ireland