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Expanding the Competitive Intelligence in the European Distributed Energy Resources Sector

Objective

SYNERGY PLUS is a Economic and Technological Intelligence Action for SMEs that want to enter the dynamics of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) markets, through RTD projects to be supported by FP7. Distributed Energy Resources means the local combined production and use of electricity and heat (for instance using Renewable Energy Sources), with the re injection of electrical energy into the distribution grid. A first set of economic and technological intelligence actions in that sector (ETI SYNERGY contract ETIS-CT-2004-508508) has already led to several lessons. First, SMEs are not lacking data. They lack knowledge which can be used to define development plans within market boundaries that are both regional and European. The "knowledge pill" concept delivered by www.synergy-project.org will be extended to describe the Research results coming from national and EU funded programs used by SMEs. Next, SMEs are puzzled by the apparent complexity of future DER markets. With the support of SME clusters and Energy Agencies, a two-days training workshop (coming from the FP6 integrated project EU-DEEP on DER) will be delivered to 720 SMEs in 6 Member States (Finland, France, Austria, Germany, Poland, Spain), describing the opportunities offered by DER. This will allow the selection of a short list of 200 development projects, based on a technology and business analysis performed by Research Centers (VTT, Labein, Arsenal Research, Lodz University, ISET). Thanks to a direct connection with the future Electricity Technology Platform, 150 SMEs will be introduced into the first calls for proposal of FP7, meaning in average 30 proposals which will be screened and improved by an Advisory Board of Utilities (led by GAZ de FRANCE), by investors (CAPITALIA and MERMAID) and by the Energy Agencies of the 6 Member States. A series of dissemination actions will be coordinated by the French Energy Agency ADEME to open the SYNERGY PLUS market place to SMEs of other member states.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INNOV-5
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action
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Coordinator

TECHNOFI S.A
Address
Espace Berlioz, Rue Albert Caquot
Sophia-antipolis
France

Participants (19)

OSTERREICHISCHES FORSCHUNGS UND PRUFZENTRUM ARSENAL GES.M.B.H
Austria
Address
Faradaygasse 3
Wien
INSTITUT FUER SOLARE ENERGIEVERSORGUNGSTECHNIK VEREIN AN DER UNIVERSITAET KASSEL E.V
Germany
Address
Koenigstor 59
Kassel
FUNDACIÓN LABEIN
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Calle Geldo, Edificio 700
Derio
UNIWERSYTET LODZKI
Poland
Address
Narutowicza 65
Lodz
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
Espoo
BUNDESVERBAND SOLARINDUSTRIE (BSI) E.V
Germany
Address
Stralauer Platz 34
Berlin
BWE - SERVICE GMBH
Germany
Address
Herrenteichsstr. 1
Osnabrueck
CLUSTER DE ENERGIA
Spain
Address
C/ San Vicente, Nº8. Edificio Albia I, 2ª Planta
Bilbao
ENERPLAN
France
Address
Chateaubanne - 80, Bd Stalingrad
La Seyne Sur Mer
OY MERINOVA AB
Finland
Address
Yrittäjänkatu 17
Vaasa
AGENCE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET DE LA MAITRISE DE L'ENERGIE
France
Address
2, Square Lafayette
Angers
DEUTSCHE ENERGIE-AGENTUR GMBH
Germany
Address
Chausseestrasse 128A
Berlin
ENTE VASCO DE LA ENERGIA
Spain
Address
Edificio Albia I, San Vicente 8 - Planta 14
Bilbao
KRAJOWA AGENCJA POSZANOWANIA ENERGII SA
Poland
Address
Mokotowska 35
Warszawa
LANDESENERGIEVEREIN
Austria
Address
Burggasse 9/Ii
Graz
MOTIVA OY
Finland
Address
Urho Kekkosenkatu 4-6 A
Helsinki
GAZ DE FRANCE
France
Address
23, Rue Philibert Delorme
Paris
MERMAID VENTURE APS
Denmark
Address
Hvidoerevej 79
Klampenborg
CAPITALIA SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Via M. Minghetti - 17
Roma