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ENER2I (ENErgy Research to Innovation): Reinforcing cooperation with ENP countries on bridging the gap between energy research and energy innovation

Objective

Energy supply and usage and the stimulation of innovation activities are some of the most important challenges for the EU and for the Eastern European countries within the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). Increased resource efficiency and innovation in renewable and sustainable energy offers the best potential to solve the urgent, interrelated societal challenges of insecurity over energy supplies, growing energy demand, and looming climate change. The ENER2I project focuses on the need to find innovative and sustainable solutions to these challenges, directly addressing the gap between new energy research and European industry. Existing research results are not being sufficiently transferred into innovative processes and products, and in many countries cooperation among research institutes, universities, and the business sector are at an early stage of development. In order to bridge this gap and accelerate innovation performance, ENER2I will improve knowledge transfer and innovation support in the field of renewable energies and energy efficiency through a comprehensive trans-national cooperation programme. We propose to stimulate the linkages between research and innovation with effective knowledge transfer methods in the ENP countries Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova, and establish sustainable cooperation between research and innovation actors across EU and ENP countries with support from EU partners from Austria, Germany, Hungary. With a strong consortium of research organisations in the energy and innovation fields, innovation funding agencies, service providers, and SME support agencies, and a mix of proposed activities, including brokerage events and training workshops in each of the ENP partner countries, twinning schemes, and an innovation voucher scheme, we will address the difficult challenge of strengthening cooperation between research and business actors in EE/RES, while at the same time facilitating cooperation between EU and ENP actors.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

FP7-INCO-2013-9
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH
Address
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 214 975
Administrative Contact
Gorazd Weiss (Mr.)

Participants (11)

REGIONALIS INFORMACIOS ES FEJLESZTO TUDASKOZPONT KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 66 243
Address
Huvosvolgyi Utca 54 V Ep 1 Em
1021 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Csilla Manninger Skublicsne (Ms.)
EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INNOVATION ALLIANCE - ESEIA, VEREIN FUR FORDERUNG DER EUROPAIESCHEN INNOVATION FUR ERNEUERBARE ENERGIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 196 534
Address
Munzgrabenstrasse 11/5
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Hasewend (Mrs.)
BELARUSIAN INSTITUTE OF SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND INFORMATION SUPPORT OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SPHERE
Belarus
EU contribution
€ 52 397
Address
Pobediteley Prospect 7
220004 Minsk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olga Meerovskaya (Mrs.)
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA
Armenia
EU contribution
€ 37 559
Address
24 Marshal Baghramian Avenue
375019 Yerevan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tigran Arzumanyan (Mr.)
AGENTIA PENTRU INOVARE SI TRANSFERTEHNOLOGIC
Moldova
EU contribution
€ 62 134
Address
Stefan Cel Mare Boulevard 1 Of 440
2001 Chisinau
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elena Simciuc (Ms.)
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ASSOCIATION UNION OF JURIDICAL PERSONS
Armenia
EU contribution
€ 58 643
Address
Khanjyan Street 19
375010 Yerevan
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mikael Abovyan (Dr.)
BELARUSIAN INNOVATIVE FUND
Belarus
EU contribution
€ 45 100
Address
V Khoruzhej Street 31A 403
220002 Minsk
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anatoly Hryshanovich
ENERGOEPEKTUROBIS TSENTRI SAKARTVELO
Georgia
EU contribution
€ 122 207
Address
D. Gamrekeli Str. 19
0160 Tbilisi
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
George Abulashvili (Mr.)
EE ENERGY ENGINEERS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 124 456
Address
Munscheidstrasse 14
45886 Gelsenkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Ziolek (Dr.)
ORGANIZATIA PENTRU DEZVOLTAREA SECTORULUI INTREPRINDERILOR MICI SI MIJLOCII
Moldova
EU contribution
€ 19 307
Address
134 Stefan Cel Mare Si Sfint Bd
2012 Chisinau
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olga Popa (Mrs.)
ZENTRUM FUER SOZIALE INNOVATION

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gorazd Weiss (Mr.)