NEFI is one out of three flagship projects within the RTI initiative Energy Model Region aiming to develop pathways towards the DECARBONISATION of the producing and energy intensive industry.

Funded by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) the Climate and Energy Fund fosters with this call outstanding innovative implementation projects within the three existing model regions. 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 outlines.
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 Region
FFG Research Promotion Agency


Submission of 3-page proposals to FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency)


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

June 2020


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