Cities need to develop inclusive, smart and sustainable solutions to climate and water-related challenges.
InnovFin: EU supports clean tech company in Estonia with €12 million
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €12 million to Estonian manufacturer Elcogen for bringing its highly-efficient fuel cell technology to the mass market. The loan is provided under InnovFin Energy Demonstration Projects, a joint initiative of the EIB Group and the European Commission, which supports research and innovation to transform the energy systems in Europe. This scheme is backed by Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme.
Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said: "This deal with Elcogen is a good example that the future of innovation is science-based. We are now making headway in the transition to a resource-efficient and climate-resilient future and we need to bring more ideas like these to market with the help of EU funding."
New technologies in the ocean energy sector
While the ocean energy sector is still at an early stage of development, a new report analyses ten future emerging technologies to generate energy from the ocean tides and waves. The report Future emerging technologies for the ocean energy sector: innovation and game-changers offers policy makers and all other ocean energy stakeholders an array of innovations that can bring ocean energy to the market, but it still needs further R&D, supported by private, national or European funding, and that would help maintain European leadership in this emerging sector.
European Utility Week 2018 - Clean Energy Solutions Seeking Investment
In the framework of the European Utility Week 2018, a session on Clean Energy Solutions Seeking Investments will take place at the European Projects Zone on 7 November 2018 in Vienna. The event will bring together some of the most successful and prominent European projects to present their innovative ideas in clean energy in front of key stakeholders and a panel of experts.
Pitching solutions: Charged, Delta, Dominoes, EcoSwing, Electrific, Elsa, EnergyBox, FCL, FutureFlow, MetaFuel, NanoSol, NeMo, Planet, PowerNEST, PowerStep, Prometheus-5, Q-Bot, Shar-Q, SmartNet, Sogno, TriBlade, Willpower
30-31 May 2019, Bratislava, Slovakia - Autonomous Vehicles Summit
4-5 September 2019, Rome, Italy - ICSD 2019 : 7th International Conference on Sustainable Development