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.
ASIA-CLEAN boosts new exports of cleantech and environmental technology products and services from Finland and Estonia to Asia, particularly to China and Malaysia. The project organizes business matchmaking and market sharing events to Finnish and Estonian companies. The project aim is that the participating companies achieve sales in the target markets.
Selected companies can obtain
- coaching and support in communication and networking with local potential customers
- advising in technical adaptation of products to target market needs
- advice in sales development.
ASIA-CLEAN is Interreg Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 project, duration 01.04.2019 – 31.03.2021
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.