EU Tender Submissions In Process

ELCIM and the CIT constantly submit proposal to EU tenders. The current submissions are:

Micro Climate in the Mediterranean Area
The MicroClimed Project suggest tackling this Mediterranean challenge through developing an innovative design approach to reduce the UHI, that will be tested numerically and demonstrated on existing public buildings.

Scientific Platform for Entreprise Development in the Mediterranean Area
The specific objective of the project lies in the development of a scientific platform having the role of linking Local and regional Universities and Research Centers to Industry and entrepreneurs. The platform will act as an interface partnering local and regional Researchers with businesses.
The project which will last for 2.5 years and shall initially be involved in identifying the minimal criteria for the project the platform infrastructure or form which could vary from country to country and could be part of a research in institute, a University or a cluster.

Mediterranean Innovation Access Organization
MIAO will act as issuing authority for innovation vouchers. Open calls will be launched for SMEs to develop new products / services, to access research results, and to improve their equipment and facilities capacity. The technical support will be provided through online and offline training sessions / workshops, a mentorship program will be launched and a mentor network will be integrated to ICT platform for ease of access. Finally MIA will generate two types of alliances one with universities and research centers to facilitate the access of research results to SMEs. The second between cross border SMEs for joint Research and Development activities.

Granting Energy Efficiency in the Mediterranean area
The main idea is to analyze the state of the art of the energy performances of the public buildings in different climate contexts among the Mediterranean area in which has become priority to reduce the overheating.
The approach chosen could be represented by a selection of representative (from the building typology point of view) public constructions, as seats of small scale pilot interventions. Public buildings should be subject to likely provide crucial hints related to feasibility and efficiency of that interventions.
The general objective is to set up a common procedure to be adopted in the countries involved in the project to adopt tailor-made solutions in the specific case (single building), in terms of technological solutions for:
• building envelope
• plants
• comfort

Med Ecosystem for Science and Technology
Mediterranean Ecosystem for Science and Technology (MESTe) is the cross borders project aiming to transform scientific findings in wealth over the whole cooperation area. The MESTe mechanism can be simplified in the process to transport a scientific finding from low Technology Readiness Level (TRL) to higher TRL levels and on the market, using the living labs as governance ecosystems and quadri-helix as stakeholders geometry. The main challenge is creating over the transnational area a shared set of rules, methodologies and instruments to bring innovation and high technology form R&D spaces to market, considering the vocations of the territories. The project shares goals with others EU funded measures (Erasmus+, SME Instruments, FastTrack) suggesting, when possible, the conjunct with EU support program to final beneficiaries. Reaching the mentioned goal means to involve the main stakeholders: public bodies, Universities and Research Centres, other R&D institutions, industrial parties, final customers to share methodologies and knowledge. Meste gives huge attention to 3 specific relationships driving the innovation path: the relations between Industry and R&D; Customer Vs Innovator; Public institution Vs Innovator. The importance of those 3 relationships deals with the main features of all non performing technology transfer ecosystems. In fact, too often the efforts to bring on the market are applied to research results absolutely no connected with industrial state of the art or forecast. On the other hand, too often, once the whole investments towards maturity of a new product/service are made, the Innovator face difficulty to sell (and make business) because of aspects important for customers. Finally, the Public institutions play a crucial role to stimulate the engagement of Industry and R&D. Our intention is to build 2 Living labs, where supplying instruments, services devoted to TT pathway to: researchers, public staff, organizations, SMEs involved on TT process.

GREEN SCHOOLS to promote energy transition policies, new technologies and smart behaviour
GREEN SCHOOLs goes beyond a traditional approach, aiming at an energy efficient, renewable and eco school building, where responsible behaviours in energy consuming of the people living in the school represents a strategic element for improving the energy performance.
The main challenges addressed by the project on both Mediterranean shores (MPCs and EUMPCs) are:
a) to reinforce the cooperation among universities/research centres, private companies, local public authorities both al local and cross board level;
b) to define a cross border innovative approach based on common criteria for a Green energy school;
c) to promote a proactive social behaviour based on awareness raising, capacity building and responsibility in energy consuming

Mobilizing New Areas of Investments and Together Aiming to Increase Quality of life
Main overall objective of the project is the promotion of innovative business models in the area. This through the establish of business networks between the local South Mediterranean implementers and the European technology developers in the field of innovative micro/mini-grids. Therefore the “MAIA-TAQA” project aims to develop such networks starting from an early promotion stage, through a testing phase till the final creation. This would be developed through several stages.
The project specific objectives are:
1. Improvement of the degree of energy and water self-sufficiency of several areas through the integration of RES sources in micro-grids, energy efficiency in water supply and reduction of water waste.
2. Building the conditions to let such business model to be developed in a enabling environment.

Innovation-driven network for manufacturing SMEs competitiveness & innovation management capacity
DRINN project aims to aims to change the attitude of the Euro-MED manufacturing MSMEs towards innovation and Industry 4.0 challenges. It intends to reinforce the innovation capability of the addressed MSMEs, through a wide set of concrete capacity building actions, IT tools, direct B2B collaborations with technologically advanced companies

Digital Incubator of Mediterranean Area
D.I.M.A. – Digital Incubator of Mediterranean Area Project is centered on the creation and the development of an institutional Digital Incubator for the Mediterranean Area, with the aim of reinforcing stability and safety in international relationships and at the same time guarantee a sustainable, inclusive and intelligent growth of the all Area, in line with Europe 2020 strategy and the Overarching Objective of the programme. D.I.M.A. will stimulate and support the creation and the development of new MSMEs with particular focus on young and women entrepreneurs. The peculiarity of the Digital Incubator is that it will offer its services also remotely, thus ensuring a comprehensive and extensive coverage of support, also in those countries where travels and communications are difficult because of the socio-economic context.

Mediterranean Energy Efficient Public Building Initiative
The overall goal of this project is to consolidate a Mediterranean strategy that supports EE and RE use in public buildings, promoting exchange and raise of innovative methods and improving the capacity of stakeholders and the effectiveness of policies and strategies.
In particular, the specific objectives defined to ensure such a goal are:
• To develop regional and local government strategic capacities and promote the mainstreaming of energy renovation in public building policy and practice together with complementary market measures, such as innovative financial mechanisms, enabling their roll out and hence a more powerful implementation of EU Directives on EE and RE in buildings;
• To design improved energy renovation packages relevant to different public building types and climatic zones of the Mediterranean region, and test their application on a variety of pilot projects, assessing scalability, modularity and adaptability of the integrated measures proposed, and drawing lessons in view of promoting replicability;
• To strengthen knowledge and skills of government professionals and building renovation workforce with tailored and experiential training so that the necessary multidisciplinary technical profiles are qualified to apply the packages, related methodologies and integrated measures proposed


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