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InnoEnergy start-ups have created 1,741 jobs and have brought energy access to 56,000 people in developing countries

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 17 ottobre 2018

Copenhagen, Denmark, The sixth edition, taking place in Copenhagen on 17 -18 October, focuses on the theme “The Future is Now”. InnoEnergy has welcomed more than 700 attendees from over 40 countries to join 150 cutting edge sustainable energy innovations.InnoEnergy, Europe’s sustainable energy engine supported by the EIT, has launched its inaugural impact report today at The Business Booster (TBB) in Copenhagen. The report reveals that InnoEnergy’s work supporting energy start-ups is having a direct impact on Europe’s clean energy transition, with its start-ups having created 1,741 jobs across Europe and brought energy access to 56,000 people in developing countries since 2011.Other key findings revealed in the report include that InnoEnergy´s assets will generate 1,147 GWh of power from clean energy sources, save 809.5m€ in energy costs and reduce carbon emissions by a total of 5.5m tons over 25 years, the equivalent to removing 47,000 cars from the road.
Elena Bou, Innovation Director at InnoEnergy, said during an exclusive press conference at TBB: “It is amazing to see the impact we are achieving together and to cement our position as the trusted innovation partner – guiding businesses on their journeys. Our 200 start-ups have brought innovative technologies to life that are meeting the energy challenges of our changing society. Whether it is by reducing greenhouse emissions or creating jobs, these companies are creating a noticeable impact on the way Europe thinks about, develops and uses sustainable energy.” Recent start-up success stories from the report include the Swedish wave power technology company CorPower Ocean, which has developed and tested a technology to turn waves into electricity with the aid of buoys. Patrik Möller, CEO of CorPower, said during the press conference: “Wave energy is a huge opportunity for Europe to establish a new industry, with significant job creation and export business potential. In our recent deployment in Orkney, Scotland, we have just demonstrated fundamental improvements in survivability and efficiency.” CorPower is planning to build its first pilot arrays from 2021 to 2023 and pre-commercial farms from 2023.Pro-Drone, the leading developer of automated drones for wind turbine blade inspections, on the other hand, is reducing the costs for onshore wind turbine services by €1,000 per inspection.André Moura, Founder & CEO of Pro-Drone, told the journalists: “We have already carried out over 2,300 blade inspections in Europe and South America in our first year of commercial operation. We are proud to be delivering robust, high quality and safe inspections to over 15 clients with ambitious plans to grow globally in 2019.” Pro-Drone´s latest feature is an automatic damage identification tool that is helping inspectors to reduce their assessment time while improving their accuracy and robustness.

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From distraction to action – towards a bold Energy Union Innovation Strategy

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 giugno 2016

pellerin-carlinWith its Energy Union Research Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy (EURICS), the EU can kill three birds with one innovative stone: to boost its competitiveness, Europe should become the global provider of low-carbon solutions, an objective best achieved democratically – with citizens at the centre and in the driving seat of Innovation. To do this, this policy paper by Thomas Pellerin-Carlin, research fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute and Pierre Sebkine, End-User Architect at KIC InnoEnergy, argues that:
Europe needs a renewed approach to competitiveness and put innovation at its core.
Innovation is much more than technology. EURICS thus needs to embrace all human and social aspects of how people produce, consume and use energy. It should foster the appropriation of energy, integrate social sciences, valorise maintainers and promote frugal innovation.
The solutions for a carbon-neutral economy and energy system stem from public-private cooperation, EURICS should also seek to transform conservative business into energy transition tigers. This notably involves to complete a cultural paradigm shift: demystify failure and unleash the entrepreneurship potential lying in researchers and employees.
In a post-Paris world, the EU must do more to support energy-climate research. It can for instance create the European Climate Energy Labs: an interdisciplinary basic and applied research centre based on a single location to foster the development of disruptive technologies and ideas enabling the global transition towards a carbon-neutral society in this century.
Innovation is more legitimate when it is democratic. The EU should therefore create a citizen-based instrument to steer European energy innovation: a digital platform where innovators and citizens can co-create innovations that are democratically selected, and financed by citizens, business angels, local communities and the EU. On this platform, EU budget allocation would be very simple: where an EU citizen invests one euro, the EU invests one euro. Supported projects can then become a start-up or an intrapreneurship project.(photo: pellerin-carlin)

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