- The objective of the EUROSTARS Programme is to bring increased value to the economy, higher growth and more job opportunities by supporting the R&D-performing SME.
- Eurostars takes a ‘bottom-up’ approach to project generation. Projects can address any technological area and should be aimed at the development of a new product, process or service.
- The leaders of Eurostars projects are growth-seeking SMEs that invest at least 10 percent of turnover or human resources to R&D. Companies are responsible for at least 50 percent of the project costs.
- The maximum project duration is three years and results are expected to enter markets in two years after the project is completed.
- The programme supports market-oriented R & D projects with partners from at least two member countries.
SME Instrument Phase 1 & 2
The SME Instrument Phase 1 & 2 targets highly innovative SMEs showing a strong ambition to develop, grow and internationalise, regardless of whether they are high-tech and research-driven or non-research conducting, social or service companies. Only SMEs will be able to apply for funding. Even single company support will be possible to ensure market relevance and to increase commercialisation of project results.
CEF Energy Instrument « Connecting Europe Facility »
CEF Energy Instrument « Connecting Europe Facility »: Projects of Common Interest aim to adapt the major European infrastructures to the challenges of tomorrow, in the energy, transport and telecoms’ sectors.
The Horizon 2020 program
Competitive Low-Carbon Energy: target research and innovation subjects that can enable Europe to achieve its 2030 targets: reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% compared to 1990, and produce at least 27% of electricity from renewable sources.
The Horizon 2020 program proposes to cover 70% to 100% of the direct costs of the selected projects, with overall budgets in the range of 3 to 25 million euros.
H2020 Projects Smart Cities & Communities: promote the development of new technologies and services to ensure the sustainable development of urban areas.
To be eligible, the project must be presented by a consortium of three European cities from three different countries as well as private or public partners. Three “follow-up” cities that do not receive funding must also participate.
In addition to an integrated approach that takes into account buildings and low-carbon neighbourhoods, sustainable urban mobility and the integration of infrastructure through ICT, the project must be replicable elsewhere in Europe.
- Second report monitoring the recent Research and Innovation (R&I) projects related to smart grids and energy storage integration10 November 2017 - 18 h 54 min
- GARPUR special session at PowerTech Manchester, 21 June 201714 March 2017 - 18 h 35 min
- Save-the-Date! GARPUR Final Conference9 March 2017 - 18 h 35 min
- More power electronics into the grid: Innovative solutions for operations and impacts on connection rules22 February 2017 - 18 h 36 min
- Calculating Key Performance Indicators for Smart Grids and Energy Storage projects. Thesis available!20 January 2017 - 18 h 37 min