10.5 million euros invested in two innovative projects selected by the FUI and accredited by Capenergies
Within the scope of the FUI’s1, 23rd call for projects, two projects supported by the Capenergies competitive cluster and accredited by its committee of experts have been selected for their innovative content and potential economic benefits.
Focusing on energy efficiency in industrial and transportation ecosystems, the two projects involve a total of 19 stakeholders – SMEs, multinational corporations and research organisations – from the energy sector.
These two projects, representing a total budget of 10.5 million euros, will be subsidised to the tune of 3.3 million euros by the French local authorities.
Both these projects will culminate in the entry of new innovative products and associated services onto the market which should reap significant economic rewards in terms of job creation and generated revenue, especially in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.
With a 100% success rate in this national call for projects, Capenergies is demonstrating its commitment to accelerating the deployment of innovation and the growth of French companies within strategic energy sectors, and is forging stronger links with other clusters in similar business segments.
Since its creation at the end of 2016, the Capenergies competitive cluster has funded 361 projects, representing a total budget of 1,353 million euros, and secured 478 million euros of financial aid.
The two selected projects – PLUG & WET and FALCON – are outlined below.
PLUG & WET II
INNOVATIVE INTEGRATED HUMIDIFICATION AND LINT CAPTURE SYSTEMS FOR INDUSTRIAL LOOMS
The PLUG & WET project aims to reduce water and energy consumption in industrial weaving processes. It involves the development of new humidification and lint trap systems designed to be integrated in looms.
Capenergies partners: OSMOSE and ARECO, both located in the Côte d’Azur region
Capenergies, co-accreditation cluster alongside the Techtera and ViaMéca clusters
FLEXIBLE & AERODYNAMIC TRUCK FOR LOW CONSUMPTION
The purpose of the FALCON project is to develop a fuel efficient truck and trailer combination intended for heavy goods haulage over long distances or in peri-urban areas. The technological developments in terms of the aerodynamics, tyres, steering aids, lubricant and heat recovery system will be integrated in a demonstration vehicle before being tested in real conditions.
Capenergies partners: BENOMAD and ENOGIA, from the Côte d’Azur region and Provence respectively
Capenergies, co-accreditation cluster alongside the LUTB and Mov’eo clusters