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Industrial innovation

Action Plan

The Demand-side Action Plan was announced in Communication COM(2012)582 final A Stronger European Industry for Growth and Economic Recovery. As indicated on the graphic, it consists of three phases.

Beginning of 2014, six projects that will develop strategic roadmaps to foster the uptake of innovations in 6 specific markets started their work.

At the same time, a study was launched that will develop methodologies on how to monitor, evaluate and assess the impact of demand-side measures.

Demand side action plan

Strategic Roadmaps Projects summary



A roadmap to accelerate the market development and market uptake of innovative technologies in the field of Plus-Energy-Buildings.

  • EKOPORT (Czech Republic) – Coordinator
  • Technologieoffensive Burgenland GmbH (Austria)
  • Lappland University of Applied Science (Finland)
  • SdruÅženi NiPas, o.s. (Czech Republic)
  • ConPlusUltra GmbH (Austria)



A roadmap to improve the framework conditions that influence demand for and market uptake of innovative energy solutions in the healthcare sector.

  • Optimat (United Kingdom) - Coordinator
  • Jera Consulting (United Kingdom)
  • European Centre for Health Assets and Architecture (The Netherlands)
  • Dane (Poland)



A roadmap to shift from the current random and isolated charging infrastructure for electric vehicles to interconnected charging networks based on market demand.

  • ASCAMM Private Foundation (Spain) – Coordinator
  • Associazione Tecnica dell’Automobile (Italy)
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)



A roadmap to facilitate the uptake of ICT innovations in European transport with regard to freight and passenger transport.

  • Regional Government of the Canary Islands (Spain) – Coordinator
    University of Bremen (Germany)
  • Koç University (Turkey)
  • International Transporters’ Association (Turkey)
  • Consulta Europa Projects and Innovation (Spain)



A roadmap focusing on three European regions to assess the market and to propose an implementation plan for regionally effective Demand-side Policy Measures.

  • Bax & Willems (Spain) – Coordinator
  • CIAOTECH Srl (100% PNO Group B.V.) (Italy)
  • Conseil Européen de l’Industrie Chimique (Belgium)
  • Universiteit Utrecht (The Netherlands)



A roadmap to promote the European and global market uptake of European photovoltaic innovations.

  • Zabala Innovation Consulting (Spain) – Coordinator
  • Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (France)
  • Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucia (Spain)
  • PROJEKTkompetenz GmbH (Austria)

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