NEFI is one of three model regions within the RTI initiative Energy Model Region with the aim to develop pathways towards the DECARBONISATION of the producing and energy intensive industry.

The Climate and Energy Fund of the Austrian government fosters outstanding innovative implementation projects within the three existing model regions within this call, funded by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit). NEFI is supported in this endeavor by the international expert advisory board SSAB – Scientific and Strategic Advisory Board.

Wanted: Project ideas for the energy transition in industry!

NEFI is looking for project ideas for the energy future in industry, which are in line with the program targets of the call. Do you have a project idea fostering intelligent energy solutions for the producing and energy intensive industry that fits in our NEFI innovation fields? Are you already working on a specific project?

Join in and participate now!

Give us an outline of your idea and get in contact with us at or via our Contact form!

In the framework of the NEFI_Lab project ideas are elaborated in Open and Project Circles with the target to draft 3-page project proposals.
In annual hearings the progress reports of the Model Regions of the Climate and Energy Fund are presented and the collection of project ideas is submitted to a Jury of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). Finally, the jury selects the projects to be invited for submission of a full proposal.

Further links

Guideline of the Call
Energy Model Regio
FFG Research Promotion Agency
Canvas for Open Circles
Project draft Template


Submission of the project drafts to the FFG as part of the NEFI annual report


FFG Hearing and pre-selection of approved projects for the next call

11.11.2019 – 15.11.2019

Submission of full proposals


Decision sub projects

07/08 2020


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