GEOTHERMICA's objective is to combine the financial resources and know-how of 16 geothermal energy research and innovation programme owners and managers from 13 countries and their regions. Together with financial support from the European Commission GEOTHERMICA will launch joint projects that demonstrate and validate novel concepts of geothermal energy deployment within the energy system, and that identify paths to commercial large-scale implementation.

Europe aims to increase the share of renewable energy for direct heating and cooling, industrial processes, power generation and energy storage. Geothermal energy today is only utilized in choice market sectors and in few regions. It is an under-utilized widely distributed, clean, low carbon footprint and continuously available energy resource. Thus it is uniquely positioned to substantially contribute to a safe and secure energy supply of Europe's Energy Union.

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Call pre-announcement

15 February 2017

Publication of the Call

10 April 2017

Deadline for Pre-proposal submission

10 July 2017

Communication of pre-proposal assessment

11 September 2017

Deadline for Full Proposal submission

24 November 2017

Communication of full-proposal assessment

1 March 2018

Contract signing

1 May 2018