Danube-INCO.NET Report on available funds for promoting energy efficiency in the Danube Region
This report is a deliverable produced within the WP3 Tackling Societal Challenges: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the Bioeconomy, and particular in the frame of task 3.2, which focuses on Clustering and Triple Helix Networking in Danube Region. Establishing networks on energy efficiency and renewable energy in a bio-based economy requires access to funds that allows stakeholders to implement target oriented sustainable R&D and innovation projects. The deliverable D3.10 shows what funds are available for R&D on energy efficiency in the Danube Region as well as on related innovation policy measures.
- Posted on: 10.03.2015
- Year of publication: 2015
Access to external financing is crucial for implementing most projects in this priority field of EUSDR and therefore also in future actions of Danube-INCO.NET.
The Project consortium of Danube-INCO.NET agreed to expand the task 3.2 so as to also identify available funds for promoting energy efficiency with thematic subjects renewable energy and bio-economy (both in their wide range of understanding).
Most relevant funding is provided by international donor community, e.g. European Commission as well as national authorities, such as ministries that forward funds of EC. The report indicates such sources of information on future programs.
To inform stakeholders in Danube Region about funding opportunities relevant calls are also published on the Danube-INCO.NET’s project website.
SIG has established direct links to Priority Area 2 (“To Encourage More Sustainable Energy”) of EUSDR and Priority Area 8 (“To Support Competitiveness of Enterprises and Cluster Development) which is operating a WG on “Environmental Technologies and Energy Efficiency”. D3.10 is a tool to support work of PA’s co-ordinators, steering groups and WG. Direct beneficiaries of the knowledge about available funds are potential applicants, e.g.
• enterprises, particularly SME
• universities and research institutions
• other public bodies (e.g. regional governments etc.)
D3.10 is result of an extensive desk research. Additionally members of consortium, which represent 12 of 14 countries of the Danube Region, contributed with information on national funds of their country. SIG discussed with external institutions, e.g. Ministries, National Contact Points, took place in order to get latest information on status of adopting national programmes, plans to publish new Calls, etc.