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Public Consultation on the Establishment of the Innovation Fund


Opening date

Target audience

Please find information in Target group(s) section.

Why we are consulting


Public Consultation on the Establishment of the Innovation Fund

Policy field(s)

Climate Action

Target group(s)

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from:

  • Stakeholders directly affected by Commission Regulation and highly interested (most likely to benefit from the funding): industries, in particular steel, iron, aluminium, copper, oil refining, chemicals & bio-based industries and pulp & paper, cement, lime, glass & ceramics, renewable energy generation and storage, and industries/power plants utilising CCS/CCU.
  • Stakeholders indirectly affected by Commission Regulation and highly interested (are not likely to benefit from the funding, but have stated an interest in the initiative): EU/National Industry associations, Environmental NGOs, National/Regional authorities and EU institutions; European Investment Bank/ EU/national financial institutions; Member States.
  • General Public.
Period of consultation

15/01/2017 - 10/04/2018

Objective of the consultation
  • Provide the wide public and stakeholders with an opportunity to express their views on the elements relevant for the establishment of the Innovation Fund;
  • Gather input (data and factual information, expert views) from industry, academia and other interested stakeholders on specific elements, such as key innovation challenges, expectations and financing needs of potential beneficiaries, that need to be considered when designing the Innovation Fund
  • Ensure that all affected and interested stakeholders are represented.
How to submit your contribution

In the interests of transparency, the Commission asks organisations who wish to submit comments in the context of public consultations to provide the Commission and the public at large with information about whom and what they represent by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct . If an organisation decides not to provide this information, it is the Commission's stated policy to list the contribution as part of the individual contributions. (Consultation Standards, see COM (2002) 704 , and Communication on ETI Follow-up, see COM (2007) 127 of 21/03/2007). If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to Register now .

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

Only responses received through the online questionnaire will be taken into account and included in the summary report. The online questionnaire will allow respondents to upload a document, such as a position paper. This document will be published together with the response.

View the questionnaire
Reference documents and other, related consultations
Contact details

Email: CLIMA-IF-CONSULTATIONatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (subject: Public%20Consultation%20on%20the%20Establishment%20of%20the%20Innovation%20Fund) (CLIMA-IF-CONSULTATION[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Directorate-General for Climate Action
Directorate C (Climate Strategy, governance and emissions from non-trading sectors)
Unit C3: Land Use and Finance for Innovation
European Commission
B-1049 Brussels
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Results of consultation and next steps

The Consultation Report will be published within 2 months following the closing date of the Public Consultation.

The Public consultation report will also be reflected in the related Impact Assessment, and the proposal of the Delegated Act, which is planned to be proposed by the end of 2018.

Protection of personal data Specific privacy statement

Respond to the consultation

The response period for this consultation has ended. Thank you for your input.