The SMARTENERGY project partly funded by COSME programme, started in February 2020, supports european SMEs and scaling up organizations in the participation to the ClusterXChange program promoted by EASME. At least 60 organizations of energy and ICT sectors will be selected to participate in short-term visits aimed to create new market opportunities and facilitate the go-to-market of innovation.
Objectives of the project:
- Support SMEs in energy sector to access the market and exploit the technologies resulting from R&D activities, providing innovative cluster services
- Encourage cross sector collaborations between ICT (digital technologies) and energy sector, pushing the emerging industry of «digital energy» for the implementation of energy transition in Europe
- Implement a new alliance between energy clusters and their networks at EU level, to maximize the effectiveness of the service provided for SMEs in energy related sectors
- Fiil the existing gaps in energy related industrial value chains through cooperation for innovation.
The new SMARTENERGY ESCP (European Startegic Clusters Partnership) involves 6 different partners