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Capenergies’ ambition is to become a leading energy efficiency and energy sustainability cluster in Europe and around the Mediterranean.

It is actively involved in a number of European projects, working alongside partners and innovation clusters. Capenergies acts as a showcase for its members’ products and expertise. It is building an international network with more than 60 partner organisations from 18 different nationalities, providing its members with a pool of potential technology partners and an important source of information about opportunities abroad.

As well as being a part of project-specific networks, Capenergies is also recognised by the Enterprise Europe Network.

Capenergies project partner record

emilie-logo-color_cutEnhancing Mediterranean Initiatives Leading SMEs to Innovation in building Energy efficiency technologies

www.emilieproject.eu

The aim of the EMILIE project is to encourage innovation in tertiary building energy efficiency technologies among SMEs.

It seeks to foster the emergence of innovative solutions to reduce the consumption of greenhouse gas-emitting energy, and to contribute to growth, competitiveness and jobs. The project has established six regional pilot sites in five European Union Member States around the Mediterranean.

Capenergies heads the experimental site in France and has deployed the SmartEE demonstrator with a view to cutting energy bills at Lycée Paul Héraud college in Gap (Hautes-Alpes) by 10%. The technology consists of a smart interface connected to measuring devices, which aims to encourage occupants (students and teachers) to act in a more environmentally friendly way. Two Capenergies member firms, WIT and Gridpocket, won the bid to install the equipment.

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Budget : €2,2 million (Funding : Transnational MED Programme)

Duration : 2013 - 2015

Consortium : Andalusian Institute of Technology (Spain), AREA Science Park (Italy), Capenergies Competitiveness Cluster (France), Fundacion CIRCE (Spain), Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia), Regional energy agency Kvarner Ltd (Croatia).

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MARE_LogoMediterranean Activities for research and innovation in the Energy Sector

www.mare-euromed.eu

The aim of the MARE project is to foster technology transfer from laboratories to businesses across seven partner countries in the Mediterranean. It covers three themes:

  • Building energy efficiency
  • Energy sustainability applied to water desalination
  • Energy sustainability applied to micro grids.

As a consortium member, Capenergies is responsible for setting up and securing the long-term viability of the EUROMED energy network, which will help to foster new transnational projects. The network currently has 120 members from across the European and Mediterranean energy sector (industrial firms, researchers, financial backers, etc.).

Budget : €1,2 million (Funding : European Commission - FP7, own equity)

Duration : 2013 - 2016

Consortium : Center For Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) (Greece), KiNNO Consultants LTD (Greece), Capenergies Competitiveness Cluster (France), Cámara Oficial de Comercio, Industria y Navegación of Sevilla (Spain), Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture of Tripoli and North Lebanon (Lebanon), Royal Scientific Society – National Energy Research Center (Jordan), Abdelmalek Essaadi University (Morocco), National Research Centre (Egypt), El Hassan Business Park (Jordan).

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Continuous monitoring of the structural condition of the tower and supporting structure of floating and static offshore wind turbines

www.towerpower.eu

Capenergies is coordinating the joint European TowerPower project, which aims to develop a real-time remote monitoring system to oversee ageing offshore wind turbine structures. The new development is a direct response to demand from wind farm operators, who want to cut maintenance costs by increasing the time between site operations. Once finished, Capenergies will jointly own the project outcomes and will commence technology transfer to companies that are members of the cluster.

Budget : €2 million (Funding : European Commission - FP7)

Duration : 2014 - 2017

Consortium :Associations operating in the wind power sector, responsible for disseminating and operating the innovative technology: Capenergies (France), Cylsolar (Spain), Associazione Italiana Prove non Distruttive – AIPnD (Italy) and Asociación Empresarial Eólica – AEE (Spain); pilot SMEs: Kingston Computer Consulting – KCC (United Kingdom), Moniteye (United Kingdom), Teknisk Data AS (Norway), WLB (Cyprus) and Tecopy SA (Spain); research centres responsible for developing the solution: CETIM (France), Innora (Greece) and TWI (United Kingdom).

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