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The Project

Energy Enterprise Generation in the MED area

The ENERGEIA Project originates from the shared need of more effective ways of supporting entrepreneurship in the field of renewable energy, which, in the Mediterranean area, represent an enormous asset for a sustainable economic development. Partners within the project share common policies and priorities given by EU policies, as the Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and the EU members’ commitment of reducing consumption of primary energy by 20% by 2020.

Developing entrepreneurship, using research outputs and competences, is a key action that will contribute to reach the Europe 2020 objectives, in terms of energy consumption from renewable sources and energy savings, thus having direct impacts on EU economic development, wealth creation and employment.

The energy sector plays a central role in the EU economy in terms of current size and growth potential in the medium term, demand for technology and innovative solutions is growing especially because of existing regulations at EU levels and also because of society general interest for environment low impact solutions. In order to be able to further develop the offer for new technologies and innovative solutions, it is necessary to build an entrepreneurship friendly environment, able to recognize and fulfil the expectations of the energy sector. This assumption, shared by the consortium, is at the basis of the ENERGEIA project, which aims to design a friendly environment for entrepreneurship in the renewable energy sector in the Mediterranean area.

The ENERGEIA partners are eight organizations with relevant experience in designing and implementing policies in entrepreneurship development and promotion of the energy sector. Most of them also directly provide support and advice to innovative start-ups generated from research institutions. ENERGEIA will enable the development of concrete tools ready to meet the challenge of supporting nascent business in the renewable energy sector. Starting from the outputs collected from partners in their past experiences, the project will carry on research, networking and pilot actions on the main fields of interest for the energy renewable sector in the MED regions.

The first step of the project will be to define the “energy landscape”, according to common guidelines, that will allow partners to build up a cooperation network and a favourable environment for the development of new entrepreneurship. All actors will be mapped and the most relevant good practices will be shared within and outside the consortium. Transnational working groups will be set to tackle relevant transversal issues and training sessions and dissemination events will be organized.

Finally, the knowledge acquired during the previous project phases will be mainstreamed into two pilot actions, dedicated to (1) reinforcing the business support operators’ capacities in matching the specific needs of start-ups and (2) the development of a path to fully exploit business projects in the energy field. The communication and dissemination activity plays a major role in the project: beside the events organisation and the spreading of information through institutional and informal communication channels, the support of several members of relevant European Networks (such as EEN and EURADA) will ensure a wide and continuous diffusion of the project’s outcomes.