In the years 2013-2016, the EU funded EURONET 50/50 MAX project involved more than 99,000 students, 7,000 teachers and 100 city councils from 13 countries working together to save energy. Most of the participating schools and public buildings managed to reduce electricity and/or heat consumption.
The PEAKapp project funded under Horizon 2020 encourages energy saving based on competitive human nature while also facilitating the consumption of clean and low-priced electricity from the spot market for household customers. It connects consumers to social media and inspires them through gaming. A unique ICT-to-Human ecosystem triggers lasting energy savings through behavioural change and continuous engagement.
19 new sustainable blue projects have been pre-selected for funding by the European Commission under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). They will share €14.5 million. The grant agreements are currently being prepared for signature.
The textile dyeing industry is one of the main water consumer industries and it is generating high volumes of wastewater with high levels of coloration and salinity. It is urgent to reduce water consumption at the industrial level and one of the ways to do it is trough water recycling and reuse. The Spanish project ECUVal aims to implement an innovative wastewater treatment.
The project MASLOWATEN won the “best pitch” competition at EASME’s “Promoting market-ready water innovations – Investors’ café”, an event dedicated to exploitation, investment and market uptake of eco-innovative solutions in water and circular economy. The project is dealing with the market uptake of an innovative irrigation solution based on low water energy consumption.
On 25 and 26 June, selected companies funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot had the opportunity to present their vision for the future and cutting-edge innovations in the field of renewable energy at the Enel Innovation Hub&Lab in Catania.
The “ManagEnergy Talk”, one of the sessions of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2018), explored innovative, ambitious and transformative actions led by local actors, with the goal to inspire many others to be the driving force behind the energy transition.
5 days, 64 sessions, 2,540 on-site participants, 40 organisations hosting their own stands and 420 Energy Days taking place in 28 countries. The 13th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week has been a real success also thanks to the active participation of many EU-funded projects managed by EASME.
The COMBI project, funded by Horizon 2020, wants to demonstrate the multiple benefits of energy efficiency measures, not only for energy and money savings but also for health, the environment and the whole economy.
The Mission Innovation Champions, a new recognition programme to celebrate and support innovative individuals who are accelerating the clean energy revolution is open for application until 10 September 2018.
Single-use plastic has become part of our everyday lives. In the EU alone, we collectively use 100 billion bags per year, or over 70 bags per person per year. That is a huge amount, considering the significant part that ends up in our oceans.
Applications are open until 10 July for all EIC SME Instrument companies that wish to showcase their innovations to chemical giant Solvay. The networking event will take place on 16 October in Brussels, Belgium.
On 25 and 26 June, 18 selected SME Instrument companies will present their vision for the future of sustainable and renewable energy, and network with Enel representatives, in the Enel Innovation Hub in Catania, Italy.
One of the most widespread impacts of climate change will be the increased frequency and severity of urban flooding due to peaked storms with intense rainfall. This has the potential to impact thousands of citizens throughout Europe.
The 2018 winner of the Student Leadership Category in this year’s International Sustainable Campus Network Excellence Awards has gone to the EU-funded project SAVES2. The award was announced at the ISCN Awards ceremony in Stockholm this week.
Mobilising investment in energy efficiency and renewable energies is key for Europe’s energy transition. The European Commission is seeking to establish two distinct facilities which would be able, through rapid lump sum funding and other forms of assistance, to support cities, communities and islands to prepare investments in sustainable energy.
Did you know that currently over 70% of Europe’s population live in cities, and this is expected to increase to over 80% by the middle of the century? This translates to 36 million new urban citizens, who will need cities that are inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
This year’s Policy Conference and Networking Village during the European Union Sustainable Energy Week, as well as the Sustainable Energy Awards 2018, are packed full of EASME supported projects that are leading the way in the energy transition. Amongst over 40 projects with European funding represented during the week, they are leading the way in the energy transition.
The event promoting market-ready water innovations will take place on 12 June 2018. It aims at creating synergies, maximising impact and increasing awareness on the work carried out by the EU funded projects in the area of eco-innovation.
Following the progress of the strategy and action plan for the Atlantic basin has never been easier. EASME launched the maritime datahub, an interactive tool that generates information on projects and companies funded by EU and Member states programmes. The maritime datahub focuses on projects that contribute to the implementation of the Atlantic Strategy.
14 SME Instrument top innovation leaders from 10 different countries showcased their market-creating innovations under the first ever European Pavilion organised by the EIC pilot- SME Instrument of the European Commission at African Utility Week 2018 on 15-17 May in Cape Town.