Call for project closed the 15|02|16
Subject of the call for projects
Identification of innovative solutions for storing energy in line with the energy transition. The proposed solutions can be technological, digital, organizational, financial but also commercial or business models.
Deadline for submitting applications
February 15th, 2016
Who is this call for projects for?
Start-ups, innovative young enterprises and medium sized business
Rewards and benefits for selected projects
Selected projects will:
ENGIE, in partnership with the Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou Charentes Regional Council and the Aquitaine Development and Innovation Agency, is launching a call for projects to identify innovative energy storage solutions that can be integrated into local development projects such as the Ecoparc ZIRI. The projects will involve providing energy to industrial, tertiary and logistical sites as well as the development of renewable energies or green mobility.
Also, the test project could be replicated in other areas of the new region..
The Energy Transition Law for Green Growth and the Multi-year Energy Program (PPE) will give new importance to the diverse sectors of the energy storage field, whether in electricity, gas, heat or hydrogen... Indeed, storage is an important element in developing flexibility and smart management within energy systems.
The solutions that we are looking for will be innovative in the broad sense of the term, and may involve innovation one or more of the following guises: new storage technologies, digital, organizational, financial, commercial and business models.
If they are primarily technological in nature, they will have to be sufficiently mature to be easily testable.
Eligibility and selection criteria
Projects will be selected in two stages:
Selection committee and partners in the call for projects
Partners in the call for projects:
ENGIE develops its businesses around a model based on responsible growth to take up the challenges of the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy. The Group helps these changes take place by placing innovation at the heart of its customer strategy. www.engie.com
Aquitaine Innovation Development (ADI) aims to encourage and lead innovation among Aquitaine businesses. In line with the Aquitaine Regional Council’s economic development policies, its work involves supporting companies both directly (assisting innovative businesses and SMEs/ SMIs/ETIs/startups, whether individually or collectively) and indirectly (by helping to organize and connect the regional innovation ecosystem and by helping to define territorial development strategies). ADI is very involved in energy-related topics and hosts two regional clusters specifically for new energy. ADI consists of a team of 50 experts (engineers, doctors, industry specialists, lawyers, marketers). www.aquitaine-developpement-innovation.com
The Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes Region consists of a regional council (deliberative assembly of 85 elected officials), and the Regional Economic Social and Environmental Council (CESER), a consultative assembly composed of civil society members. Its work involves economic development and employment (helping businesses, innovation, R&D, etc.); sustainable land-use planning; high school education and pre-professional training; continued education (access to sustainable employment for all); regional public transit (TER trains and coaches); international partnerships; sustainable health; renewable energy; and sports. It has an ambitious policy for the region that involves structuring different sectors, supporting economic actors and developing cross-cutting priorities (modernizing production facilities, promoting international development of business and innovation). www.aquitaine.fr
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