The PLATOON initiative is seeking projects to assist energy sector digitalisation

11 November 2021

The selected SMEs will receive non-refundable funding up to €150,000.

The PLATOON initiative is launching its second Open Call to all SMEs that develop technological solutions to help digitalise the energy sector: level of inter-operability, data and safety governance, data analysis tools, etc.

Selected SMEs will get non-refundable funding up to €150,000 and gain access to a nine-month Support Programme with tutors from the main PLATOON partners.

PLATOON goals in the guide for applicants

Applicants will be able to propose their own product/service. The Guide for Applicants will provide more information on the project goals, the reference architecture, components in the development process and available large-scale pilots.

The beneficiaries of the Open call will help achieve PLATOON goals: increase renewable energy consumption, smart network management, improve energy efficiency and optimise management of energy assets.

The call will remain open until 1 December 2021 at 9:00 am (CET, Brussels time).


PLATOON intends to digitalise the energy sector, thereby achieving higher levels of operational excellence by using disruptive technologies. The project will be validated in seven pilots, rolled out in four countries, that will be real cases of Energy Big Data: it will facilitate the technology transfer to the market by means of a tender process revolving around open calls.

It will also double down on European efforts to modernise European power grids, focussing on offering new services based on exploiting data from smart networks. It will also give consumers access to cheaper and more sustainable energy, while maximising their welfare.

Further information

European Commission

PLATOON has received funding from the Horizon 2020 EU research and innovation programme, in accordance with Subsidy Agreement No. 872592.