EnergyLab is a technology centre specialised in energy sustainability and efficiency which is able to participate, advice, coordinate and lead innovative projects with an important impact on society, economy and environment as far as energy efficiency is concerned. Applied research, innovation and technology development are present in our daily life, focusing our R+D+I in bioenergy, sustainable mobility, industry and sustainable building.
EnergyLab participates in consortiums of R+D+I projects in order to get an open collaboration atmosphere with other research organisms, universities, public entities and companies. This collaborative environment has allow us to take part in top level international consortiums and getting funding for different projects included in Horizon 2020, Interreg (SUDOE, Atlantic Space and POCTEP) and LIFE Programme.
The Centre’s capabilities in its four work areas are the following:
BIOENERGY | SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY | INDUSTRY | SUSTAINABLE BUILDING
As far as the Centre’s participation and interest in European public funds calls is concerned, the following must be underlined as the most interesting from Horizon 2020:
Information and communication technologies (ICT) related to digitalisation and industry and European services, especially those linked to home interoperability and smart networks.
Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, biotechnology and advanced manufacturing and processing (NMBP), related to sustainability in industrial processes (SPIRE) ,energy efficient buildings (EEB) and the factories of the future (FoF).
Challenge 2: food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research, related to “rural renaissance”.
Challenge 3: Clean, safe and efficient energy. This is the centre’s most important challenge in which it has got two approved projects, one linked to the investment in energy efficiency and the other related to new ICT solutions for energy efficiency.
In this challenge, the most interesting areas are those related to low carbon future construction because of energy efficiency, buildings energy performance, energy efficiency as an investment, renewable energies (heating and cooling systems) and clean and smart energy for consumers.
Challenge 4: Smart environmentally friendly and integrated transport. Related to efficient transport in everything related to use of resources and environmental respect.
Challenge 5: Climate action, resources and raw materials efficiency. Related to the transition into a green economy and society by the implementation of eco-innovation and circular economy.
Horizon 2020 is a research and innovation programme implemented by the European Union (EU) is expected to enable more world advances, breakthroughs, scoops, turning laboratories’ great ideas into market products. This instrument is provided with €80, 000 million which will be distributed during a 7-years period (2014 – 2020) and which will be completed by the state public and private investment attracted by the budget amount.
Horizon 2020 includes-for the first time- all the phases from the knowledge generation to the activities which are closest to the market: basic research, technology development, demonstrative projects, pilot manufacturing lines, social innovation, technology transfer, concept tests, normalisation, pre-commercial public purchasing support, venture capital and system of guarantees.
The main bases of Horizon 2020 are «Excellent Science», «Industrial Leadership» y «Society Challenges». This specific funding instrument will allow the most brilliant ideas come into the market in a faster way and can be applied by cities, hospitals, factories, shops and home as soon as possible.
European Research Council
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
Enabling and Industrial Technologies Leadership
Risk Financing Access
Health, demographic change and wellness
Food security, sustainable aquaculture, forests, marine, maritime and inland waters and bioeconomy
Safe, clean and efficient energy
Smart, sustainable and integrated transport
Climate action, environment, resources and raw materials efficiency
Inclusive, innovative and thoughtful societies
Safe societies which protect freedom and safety in Europe for its citizens
Spreading Excellence and Increasing Participation
Science with and for Society