The objective of Peer for People, Planet, Profit in SMEs (P4SME) project is to improve the support in terms of sustainability that European STPs, incubators, innovation agencies or similar organisations are providing to their tenants or client companies.
For that purpose, the consortium will identify and analyse tools, programmes or initiatives that might help SMEs to become more sustainable and will implement in the medium-term an efficient method based in those inputs to be applied through pilot actions in their territories.
In order to achieve this objective, peer-learning activities are designed to facilitate cooperation and knowledge transfer among the involved STPs (FUNDECYT Science and Technology Park of Extremadura, Johanneberg Science Park, Tallinn Science and Business Park Tehnopol) within the project time frame of one year.
All partners of P4SME are Science and Technology Parks (STPs) that belong to the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, whose mission is to respond to new needs of companies in new market conditions to drive growth and internationalisation. The integration of the sustainability approach into their portfolio of services will allow STPs to provide SMEs hosted in their facilities with a more complete support, helping them to seize new opportunities and to introduce their sustainable products and services into the market to achieve a steady growth. Thus, the main goal of the P4SME project is to improve the support services that partners are currently offering to SMEs by introducing the sustainability concept and by helping companies to integrate the sustainability into their business strategies.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No. 970887
The challenge is big, but EIT InnoEnergy’s goal is simple: to achieve a sustainable energy future for Europe. Innovation is the solution. New ideas, products and services that make a real difference, new businesses and new people to deliver them to market.
The EIT InnoEnergy project supports and invests in innovation at every stage of the journey – from classroom to end-customer. With a network of partners, the project aims to build connections across Europe, bringing together inventors and industry, graduates and employers, researchers and entrepreneurs, businesses and markets.
The programme focuses on three essential areas of the innovation mix:
- Education to help create an informed and ambitious workforce that understands the demands of sustainability and the needs of industry.
- Innovation Projects to bring together ideas, inventors and industry to create commercially attractive technologies that deliver real results to customers.
- Business Creation Services to support entrepreneurs and start-ups who are expanding Europe’s energy ecosystem with their innovative offerings.
Bringing these disciplines together maximises the impact of each, accelerates the development of market-ready solutions, and creates a fertile environment in which we can sell the innovative results of our work.
The goal of EFFECT4building is to increase the number of energy efficiency measures implemented in buildings in the Baltic Sea Region. The project will connect public property owners with suppliers of solutions to reach a larger market and more efficient use in the Baltic Sea Region. Financial tools and methods are developed through various real cases among partners participating in the project. The result will be a toolbox with financial methods that can improve profitability, facilitate funding and reduce the risk of energy investment in real estate.
Partnership consist of 10 partners from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and 18 associated partners representing regional and local public authorities acting as real estate owners, clusters involving actors from the whole building chain, science park, etc.
Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol from Estonia represents good knowledge on technological smart city and smart house solutions. They possess the knowledge on how to involve and supportSMEs.
The SmartUp Accelerator project launches a transnational consumer cleantech innovation ecosystem driving the Baltic Sea region’s level strategic and operative partnerships and new commercialised innovations. This in turn shall create success stories on the EU and global consumer cleantech markets, leading to increased prosperity, well-being and sustainability around the Baltic Sea region.
The project addresses innovation actors in order to strengthen their innovation capacity in consumer cleantech: to help them identify brilliant ideas, and foster teams committed to creating new businesses and reducing the environmental burden of consumption. This is done by transnational training programmes and supporting activities, such as testbeds.
The project triggers networking and cooperation, training programmes for intermediaries, small and medium sized enterprises and start-ups. It creates strategic and operational partnerships between organisations and stakeholders, and strengthens knowledge and awareness of consumer cleantech within the innovation and investor scene. All this is being gathered within a model called SmartUp Accelerator.
Project Partners: Innovatum AB (SE), Demos Helsinki (FI), Alexanderson Institute (SE), Foundation for Technology Entrepreneurship (PL), European Institute for Innovation reg. assoc. (DE), Johanneberg Science Park (SE), University of Latvia (LV), Foundation Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol (EE), St. Petersburg Foundation for SME Development (RU), The St. Petersburg House Property Owners Association (RU).
SmartUp Accelerator is a collaboration project funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region as part of European Regional Development Fund.