KIC InnoEnergy, the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe, launched their Call for Innovation Proposals 2016 in January. The deadline is now fast approaching and all proposals need to be submitted by 4th April 2016.
This year’s Call, which seeks European businesses – start-ups, SMEs or larger, which have innovative projects in sustainable energy at the research and development stage, has had a positive response.
The Call has already received 492 registrations of interest from innovators across Europe. There were also over 500 registrations for two webinars held to elaborate on the Call’s process – underlining the significance of the Call to the energy innovation community.
Once the Call officially closes on 4th April 2016, the most promising applicants will be asked to present their proposals to two KIC InnoEnergy Assessment Committees. Successful applicants will be announced on 31st May 2016 and they will then begin their journey with KIC InnoEnergy to bring their innovation to market.
Diego Pavia, Chief Executive Officer of KIC InnoEnergy, said: “Developing new innovations in sustainable energy is, now more than ever, a vital task. The world faces a triple challenge to reduce emissions, find alternatives to depleting fossil fuels and ensure supply without compromising safety.
“KIC InnoEnergy’s Call for Innovation Proposals is a generator of success stories, all of which are tackling these challenges. Over the years, we have identified the most viable concepts, and with the support of KIC InnoEnergy’s network of experts, we can now watch as these innovations develop, ready to make great strides in the energy market.
“As we now open our doors to supporting new products and solutions in the sustainable energy sector, our message to the European community of innovators is: join us – don’t miss this year’s opportunity to turn your concept into a commercial reality.”
KIC InnoEnergy is already working with a range of successful applicants from previous Call for Innovation Proposals, helping to bring their innovations to market. Read more about them here:https://cip.kic-innoenergy.com/case_studies.html
To join this year’s applicants register your interest, here: https://cip.kic-innoenergy.com/
More information about the proposal process can also be found in the free webinars. Listen to them here: