European partnerships working on innovation


Microelectronics, Hydrogen and Cloud infrastructure

Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI)

IPCEI projects are Important Projects of Common European Interest. Such projects encourage member states to pool resources into large integrated projects that contribute to the competitiveness of the European Union. Through these projects, significant market failures or major societal challenges can be tackled for which no other solution has been found.

In short

IPCEI overview

For whom?



Public authorities

Knowledge institutions

When to apply

Apply for grants before starting a project or making commitments.

How much?

In 2021, the IPCEI budget for the Netherlands was:

  • Microelectronics: 218.5 million euros
  • Cloud infrastructure: 66.5 million euros
  • Hydrogen: 35 million euros

For what?

The emphasis is on investment projects, but research and development projects can also receive funding.

Overview of

IPCEI themes

  • Cloud technologies
  • Battery cells and modules
  • Hydrogen
  • Microelectronics
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Meet the requirements

IPCEI conditions

Your project:

Must be innovative and have a significant added value.

Must be carried out in the country where IPCEI is applied for.

Must have a significant impact across the EU.

Must be co-financed by the beneficiaries.

why this grant?

Purpose of IPCEI

IPCEI aims to bring together national projects to create one large European project. Are there enough interested parties in a participating Member State? Then these parties can receive additional government support. Up to 100% of the unprofitable part of the project can be funded.

As an Innovation Consultant and Business Developer, I am constantly working on identifying opportunities, setting up initiatives, and shaping projects. My goal is to accelerate sustainable innovations and investments of clients.”

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