The Irish Government is providing €1 million (£0.8bn) of funding for energy research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is calling on proposals from private and public sector organisations such as research institutes covering themes including renewable power and heat, community energy projects and building retrofits.
The projects are intended to accelerate new market solutions and overcome technical or other barriers in the move towards a “secure, clean energy future”.
Typical funding will be between €20,000 (£15,677) and €100,000 (£78,386).
Dr Eimear Cotter, Head of Low Carbon Technologies with SEAI said: “As we move to a society which is built on more secure, sustainable and affordable energy sources, we need to continuously innovate and find improved ways of doing things.
“Ireland has a proven record in research and our energy RD&D programme encourages collaborations between industry and academia which enables our researchers to look at new ways of sourcing energy, using energy or applying energy data.”