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European North Sea Energy Alliance

Objective

The European North Sea Energy Alliance (ENSEA) aims to increase the competitiveness of research-driven energy clusters through better coordination and exploitation of research. A key driver for cluster policy definition in ENSEA will be the adoption of an energy system approach by all four partner regions, focusing on how to handle the rising share of renewable energy production in the existing energy system. ENSEA regions capitalise on the current successful collaboration between the Northern Netherlands and North Western Germany (Hansa Energy Corridor) extending this approach to Scotland and Norway.
ENSEA brings together 4 high growth potential research-driven energy clusters (>20 research institutes and > 90 billion Euro investments within the regions) combines Europe’s largest players within the field of production and distribution of natural gas and electricity (Energy Valley), fossil gas and oil exploration (Scottish region), supplier of clean energy (Rogaland) and renewables (Ems-Achse). The interaction between these activities create a highly advanced energy system.
Increased transnational coordination of efficient knowledge development is necessary to prevent inefficient resource use and speed up the implementation of a resource efficient Europe. By facilitating highly directed knowledge development ENSEA aims to:

1) align extensive research and education programs;
2) build a transnational network of large and small businesses;
3) measure and monitor our network developments through social network interaction;
4) build upon existing partnerships such as the Sichuan region in China to open up new markets.

The balancing function of the ENSEA regions combined is not only a crucial precondition for sufficient and affordable sustainable energy, it will prevent inefficient use of public and private funding while contributing to the development of a competitive and innovative energy economy throughout the North Sea region.

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1
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Coordinator

STICHTING ENERGY VALLEY
Address
Nijenborh 6
9747 AG Groningen
Netherlands

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dr. Koos Lok (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 920 930,08

Participants (7)

WACHSTUMSREGION EMS-ACHSE E.V
Germany
EU contribution
€ 684 973,06
Address
Hauptkanal Links 60
26871 Papenburg

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dirk Lüerßen (Dr.)
UNIVERSITETET I STAVANGER
Norway
EU contribution
€ 454 175,95
Address
Kjell Arholms Gate 41
4021 Stavanger

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Troels Jacobsen (Mr.)
ROGALAND FYLKESKOMMUNE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 143 575,15
Address
Arkitekt Eckhoffs Gate 1
4001 Stavanger

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mette Fossan-Bergem (Ms.)
Lyse Produksjon AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 101 786
Address
Breiflatveien 18
4069 Stavanger

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mette Kristine Kanestrøm (Ms.)
SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 267 346,76
Address
Waterloo Street 50
G2 8LU Glasgow

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karen Fraser (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 203 067
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gregory Martin (Mr.)
SCOTTISH RENEWABLES FORUM LIMITED LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 113 838
Address
Bath Street 49 - 3rd Floor
G2 2DL Glasgow

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jenny Hogan (Ms.)