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More and better designed national public support for energy technology Research and Innovation

Objective

SYNERGIES PILLAR: SMARTSPEND is going to put booster rockets under the SET Plan. It will bring all the non-nuclear energy sectors together for a focused discussion on their common interests around technology development and non-technology barriers to the uptake of their technologies. The partners will then talk in parallel to all Implementation Working Groups to ensure that synergies between the ideas, plans and ambitions of each sector are exploited. This will happen at the start, middle and end of the project.

FINANCIAL STRATEGIES PILLAR: SMARTSPEND will also get energy sectors to sit together and discuss their common needs for financing, and compare the way in which each federates its European energy R&I interest and presents it to the Commission.

The messages from discussions under both Pillars will be brought to the attention of high-level government officials (ideally ministers) individually through a concerted campaign in SET Plan country capitals. This is SMARTSPEND’s ‘Roadshow’, in which delegations of 5 relevant company bosses are created, briefed, and sent to the minister to tell their story and share their views.

In addition, the project will ensure all are better aware of the EU’s soft loan scheme for energy innovation, EDP Innovfin, and of ETS Innovation Fund. Both can complement national or European grants. SMARTSPEND will organise a conference, “Access to Risk Finance” for energy technology developers and the managers of public and private financing or funding schemes. Knowledge of the schemes’ opportunities will be spread widely.

The SMARTSPEND consortium has the ideal make-up to reach deep into the community of stakeholders behind each SET Plan energy technology. Leading organisations behind the few technologies not represented in the consortium have sent letters of support to the proposal indicating they will use other funding to join SMARTSPEND’s activities and comment on early versions of its reports.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/nuclear energy

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-Joint-Actions-3
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG
Address
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 173 737,50

Participants (10)

EUREC EESV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 162 075
Address
Place Du Champs De Mars 2
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DE L'ENERGIE DE L'OCEAN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 41 781,25
Address
Rue D Arlon 63-65
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ENERGY MATERIALS INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INITIATIVE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 77 591,25
Address
Rue Du Marais 31
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 72 625
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
ZABALA BRUSSELS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 118 562,50
Address
Rue Belliard 20
1040 Etterbeck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN SOLAR THERMAL ELECTRICITY ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 33 456,25
Address
Rue De L'industrie 10
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR STORAGE OF ENERGY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 139 256,25
Address
Avenue Adolphe Lacomble 59/8
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN GEOTHERMAL ENERGY COUNCIL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 41 247,50
Address
2 Place Du Champ De Mars
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION, BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 35 031,25
Address
Avenue Cortenbergh 52
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
FACHAGENTUR NACHWACHSENDE ROHSTOFFE EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 46 995
Address
Hofplatz 1
18276 Gulzow
Activity type
Other