Archive | Source: Executive Agency for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Press Release: Nanoparticles against heavy metals in contaminated groundwater

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Press Release: ZENAPA shows how integrated projects complement EU climate and nature policy

LIFE’s large-scale integrated projects use many funding sources to tackle some of the planet’s pressing environment and climate problems. But they also fund off-shoot projects which propose complementary activities. LIFE IP-ZENAPA’s consistent focus is on biodiversity, bio-economy and climate action.

Press Release: Project MASLOWATEN delivers zero energy, low water consumption irrigation for agriculture

The project received almost €4 million of Horizon 2020 funding to develop an innovative technology for irrigation that greatly cuts operating cost and water consumption. This new solution has been transferred to 27 European SMEs, which are currently commercialising and installing the systems for farmers!

Press Release: Mushroom compost – a rich source of bio-product innovation

A project funded by the BBI JU under Horizon 2020 is developing innovative technologies that will enable mushroom farms to turn compost into novel bio-based products such as natural pesticides, cutting fossil fuel use and positioning the sector at the heart of Europe’s circular economy.

Press Release: WaveRoller – turning waves into electricity

Finnish firm AW-Energy is tapping into wave power as a clean energy source. A loan supported by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank has helped it bring its WaveRoller device to the commercialisation phase.

Press Release: Measuring and protecting Andalusian coastal carbon sinks

When forests disappear it is easy to notice. Much less visible, and happening 4 times faster, is the loss of marine meadows which keep significant reserves of carbon out of the atmosphere. Saltmarshes, which were traditionally disregarded, are now recognised as provide important ecosystem services. LIFE Blue Natura is focusing on measuring and protecting these vital carbon sinks.

Press Release: Energy storage company Tesvolt scales-up thanks to EIC-funding

The share of renewable energies like wind and solar power is steadily growing in our grids.  But their uptake by the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) sector has been long held back by their volatility – depending on the time of the day and the weather, the energy supply from the sun or the wind sometimes varies greatly. To flatten down these fluctuations, companies need to store the energy. Tesvolt offers them a highly efficient solution, that allows to cut costs and reduce volatility.

Press Release: Towards concrete ‘blue’ actions in the Western Mediterranean

Under high media coverage in Algiers, Ministers of the Western Mediterranean countries, at the presence of the European Commission and the Union for the Mediterranean, have adopted a declaration to strengthen maritime regional cooperation under the WestMED initiative on 4 December 2018.

Press Release: UN Climate Change Conference COP24, Katowice, 2-14 December 2018

This year, several Horizon 2020 and LIFE funded projects will participate at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The conference will be held from 2 to 14 December in Katowice, Poland. The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) is an organiser of a side-event on raising ambition in the low-carbon transition on 6 December, chaired by EASME’s Director, Julien Guerrier. Julien Guerrier will also take part in the Energy Day on 11th December and talk about Horizon 2020 funded projects that are contributing to the decentralisation of the energy system.

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