CALL FOR INNOVATIVE STARTUPS AND SMEs
TO MATCHMAKING WITH LARGE COMPANIES
IN CLEANTECH SECTORS
Europe is changing fast towards a greener future and innovations are key factors to that change. Without them sustainability of our future is at stake. And these are often startups and SMEs that lead on the path of both breakthrough or incremental innovations. Their much-wanted inventions can help to create a better, cleaner tomorrow for us and for our children. But for that purpose, leverage is needed. It can be offered by large corporations that operate in the market of energy and environment related markets. They are open for new solutions and for undertakings that offer them.
Therefore there is a potential for synergies between the inventors and innovation-seeking large companies in the cleantech sector. The potential for mutual benefits that we now open right for you.
What we offer:
What’s important: it’s all FREE!So don’t wait and apply now!
One of the following LARGE COMPANIES CAN BE YOUR COOPERATION PARTNER:
You can also apply without specifying the company you want to work with. In this case, the InNow consortium will decide on the best fit (Please find more about the Large Companies in the annex 1 to this call).
(1) that you are a start-up – meaning a company or project undertaken by an entrepreneur to seek, develop, and validate a scalable economic model of an innovative idea;
or an SME - according to the EU definition (if you are not sure, check HERE);
(2) that you are or will be active in one or more regions of the eligible programme area: Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. Applicants from: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and Italy may also apply, but priority will be given to the first pool of countries. Please note that only some areas of Germany and Italy are eligible. Check Interreg Central Europe website for details.
(3) that you want to work in at least one of the following GreenTech fields:
InNow (Innovate Now! Innovation Support Framework for fostering the collaboration of startups, SMEs and large companies on clean-tech projects) is a project founded by the European Union in Interreg Central Europe Programme and it aims at cooperation between start-ups, SMEs and large companies that could result in mutual synergies and an increased number of innovative solutions and products.
ANNEX 1: LARGE COMPANIES PARTICIPATING IN THE CAL
ZSE (Slovakia), a provider of electricity distribution in the Western Slovakia to more than 1 Million supply points and supplier of electricity and gas to households and companies. The company provides additional services and complete solutions to energy customers aimed at using renewable energy sources and technologies for intelligent households. ZSE Group has been part of the German energy Group E.ON since 2002.
Veolia Group (Poland) in Poland has been a reliable partner of cities and industry throughout the country for 25 years. Based on knowledge and experience, it offers innovative services tailored to the needs of Customers. By investing in the expansion and modernization of its production and distribution infrastructure, as well as developing activities in the area of effective energy management, water and wastewater management and waste management, it ensures the highest quality of services. Veolia constantly looks for innovative solutions in areas such as decarbonization, energy efficiency, e-mobility, indoor air quality and energy balancing. Taking into account the circular economy model, it creates and implements economically and environmentally effective solutions contributing to the sustainable development of cities and industry.
BTC d.d. (Slovenia), established over 60 years ago, is visited by 21 million customers yearly. The history
of the company is characterised by two things: space itself and goods. From a storage space, initially serving only shops in Ljubljana, it has developed in time into the largest inland terminal in South-East Europe and gradually created an urban area, BTC City.
BTC offers companies the opportunity to demonstrate their advanced solutions and test their products and services in a real testing environment of BTC Living Lab. This is an innovative ecosystem that welcomes start-ups and large companies, and connects them to create great projects that can become even bigger success stories. It’s time for businesses to enter the transformation that will create added value. We’re proud to provide this platform as a stepping-stone to a brighter future.
When we think of the future, we imagine it to be bright and green. With every step we take forward, we strive to leave as small footprint as possible. We have put the environment at the top of our priority list. It’s about green investments and promoting green products, green values and an active awareness. Sustainability is not just another word we use, it’s something we live every day.
Topic of interest:
Tungsram Group (Hungary), with main activities in manufacturing, a company with 125 years tradition in manufacturing and innovation. They are interested in extending their product portfolio. Tungsram wants to help tackle some of the pressing challenges of our time. Here we focus on liveable environments with lower energy consumption and cost. The company looks for innovations that can extend their existing portfolio and would help them with its competences in manufacturing, global distribution and engineering.
HEP ESCO d.o.o.is a state owned company, the member of HEP group, Croatia that develops, implements and finances market-based energy efficiency projects.
HEP ESCO is interested in gaining new business ideas which can result in energy savings and new business models for implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and they can offer Knowledge and Pilot Project.
HEP ESCO clients are customers of all forms of energy in the following areas: Buildings, Public lighting, Energy supply systems (cogeneration, district heating). In addition to clients from the above areas, domestic businesses, consulting and engineering firms, equipment manufacturers, installers, commercial banks and others are included in the projects by HEP ESCO. More details are available at THE WEB PAGE