New projects set to accelerate EU low-carbon market

Five new Climate-KIC projects have been green-lighted via the Climate Market Accelerator (CMA) programme.

Each of these projects is designed to help unlock demand for new climate innovations in Europe and builds on a breadth of activity already underway in Climate-KIC.

In response to a recent call for proposals, a total of 14 project ideas were submitted from across the EU. The pilots addressed a broad range of climate-related challenges and presented innovative mechanisms for feeding the resulting market intelligence back into existing Climate-KIC activity.

“Since the beginning of the CMA programme, we have already funded over €1.1 million of innovation activity,” said Malte Schneider, Chair of the CMA Programme Board and director of Climate-KIC’s centre in Berlin, Germany.

“The increase in application numbers for funding this year shows the expanding interest in climate innovation across the EU and the growing awareness that demand-led innovation is key to accelerating the EU low-carbon market,” said Schneider.

The addition of the five new projects brings the total number of running CMA initiatives to 12. Together, the CMA project portfolio covers a diverse range of technologies across wide thematic and geographical areas.

Overview of the winning project proposals

The following five projects were awarded funding by the Board of the Climate Market Accelerator:

Polish Demand-Side Office Network (PODEM-ON)

By utilising an innovative market-led and demand-side competition, supported by some of the largest Polish property owners, investors and occupiers, PODEM-ON will encourage EU innovators to come up with solutions to improve energy and carbon efficiency across property portfolios.

Lead partner: Knight Frank LLP
Contact: Etienne Cadestin

Forest for Green Growth (F2G2)

By implementing a multi-sectoral network of buyers of bio-based based products, F2G2 will enable the identification of the most pressing needs for forest-based products and contribute to unlocking maximum demand for local wood-based composite materials and green chemicals.

Lead partner: Climate-KIC (France)
Contact: Victor Gancel

Unlock market demand for micro energy production in water utilities

This project will support Danish water utility companies seeking to identify technologies in order to meet their ambitions to reduce GHG emissions. Activity will focus on establishing a network of buyers to uncover the market potential for technologies that recover energy from water flows.

The resulting market insights will be fed into the wider Climate-KIC community.

Lead partner: COWI A/S
Contact: Anne Mette Benzon

Improve climate performance of clusters of SMEs

Responding to the critical needs of the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, this project will capitalise on the opportunity presented by a recent earthquake by boosting climate-conscious renovation and refurbishment.

By supporting local SMEs know-how on renovation issues and requirements, the project will stimulate the supply of climate innovations and facilitate the recovery of competitiveness within the region, ultimately leading to wider investment and employment.

Lead partner: Aster
Contact: Teresa Bagnoli

Energy Efficiency Innovation Pipeline

Building on an already-existing collaboration among Hungarian SMEs, the project will collect industrial energy saving data, experiences and best energy efficiency practices of successful companies, transforming them into transferable knowledge and key market insights.

The diffusion of this information in the SME network will result in an increased adoption rate for important climate innovations.

Lead partner: NEGOS Plc
Contact: Szilvia Zsargó

 
Location
Articles you may be interested in
In The News
Residents of Kessel-Lo, Belgium, are invited to shape the future of their neig...

EIT Climate-KIC is working with the city of Leuven...

Residents of Kessel-Lo, Belgium, are invited to shape the future of their neighbourhood
In The News
Improved urban parks increase communities’ climate resilience

Start Park, a project led by citizens from Florence,...

Improved urban parks increase communities’ climate resilience
In The News
New accelerator programme geared towards systemic change secures key partners

Following its Open Call, the New Accelerator programme has...

New accelerator programme geared towards systemic change secures key partners
In The News
New videogame builds climate awareness among players

Change Game, a videogame financed by EIT Climate-KIC and...

New videogame builds climate awareness among players
In The News
Organic and homemade food brought to the dining rooms of large corporations

Carlota Mateos and Juan Vila, co-founders of PlenEat have...

Organic and homemade food brought to the dining rooms of large corporations
In The News
Climeworks added to Microsoft’s climate portfolio

EIT Climate-KIC supported Climeworks, a carbon capture technology, is...

Climeworks added to Microsoft’s climate portfolio
In The News
Circular Slovenia named in 100 Climate Policy Breakthroughs

The peer-to-peer learning platform for governments, Apolitical, included EIT...

Circular Slovenia named in 100 Climate Policy Breakthroughs
In The News
New tool uses satellite imagery to accelerate sustainable agriculture

Supported by EIT Climate-KIC and developed by its partner...

New tool uses satellite imagery to accelerate sustainable agriculture
In The News
EIT Climate-KIC at the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

EIT Climate-KIC will be taking part in the Climate...

EIT Climate-KIC at the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021
In The News
Green Invest from Stuttgart and Start Park from Florence win Climathon Awards ...

A total of 140 teams of citizen finalists applied...

Green Invest from Stuttgart and Start Park from Florence win Climathon Awards 2020
In The News
Biden’s Opportunity for Reinventing Climate Innovation

Joe Biden will be sworn in today as 46th...

Biden’s Opportunity for Reinventing Climate Innovation
In The News
EIT Climate-KIC’s Open Accelerator: collaboration, not competition

It is no secret that to tackle climate change...

EIT Climate-KIC’s Open Accelerator: collaboration, not competition
In The News
New platform inspires sustainable Nordic wood construction

This week marks the launch of NoMuWood.com, an EIT...

New platform inspires sustainable Nordic wood construction
In The News
European Union launches Pact to support citizen-led climate action

On Wednesday 16 December, the European Commission is launching...

European Union launches Pact to support citizen-led climate action
In The News
“An avalanche of hope and energy”: The power of Paris

Our Climate Champions 2020: Melissa Capcha. Five years on...

“An avalanche of hope and energy”: The power of Paris
In The News
“Let’s find ways to take action within our abilities”

Our Climate Champions 2020: Gopal Kumar Mohoto. Five years...

“Let’s find ways to take action within our abilities”
In The News
“Climate change is outpacing us, there is no time for excuses”

Our Climate Champions 2020: Cristina Aleixendri Muñoz. Five years...

“Climate change is outpacing us, there is no time for excuses”
In The News
COP26 gives Scotland “a platform to showcase… what’s possible”

Our Climate Champions 2020: Kit England. Five years on...

COP26 gives Scotland “a platform to showcase… what’s possible”
In The News
COP26 might be postponed but “climate action cannot wait”

Our Climate Champions 2020: Melani Furlan. Five years on...

COP26 might be postponed but “climate action cannot wait”
In The News
A climate service for flood risk mapping in urban areas

The SaferPlaces project, supported by EIT Climate-KIC, has created...

A climate service for flood risk mapping in urban areas
In The News
Raising climate awareness through art in the Glasgow City Region

The Glasgow City Region uses arts as a means...

Raising climate awareness through art in the Glasgow City Region
In The News
Helping Europe achieve a circular economy transition

EIT Climate-KIC, EIT RawMaterials, EIT Digital, EIT Food, EIT...

Helping Europe achieve a circular economy transition
In The News
EIT Climate-KIC and EASME host WCEF event on circular economy

The World Circular Economy Forum brings together business leaders,...

EIT Climate-KIC and EASME host WCEF event on circular economy
In The News
Citizens across globe eager to contribute to a post-COVID recovery

Over 4,500 citizens from around the world will join...

Citizens across globe eager to contribute to a post-COVID recovery
In The News
Transformative climate action and COP26: Join our webinar

Are you working to deliver transformative change for a...

Transformative climate action and COP26: Join our webinar
In The News
Madrid, Amsterdam and Milan: Three cities putting citizen participation at the...

The Extinction Rebellion or Fridays for Future global actions...

Madrid, Amsterdam and Milan: Three cities putting citizen participation at the heart of climate action
In The News
EIT Climate-KIC selected to become a member of the European Circular Economy S...

EIT Climate-KIC circular economy expert, Cliona Howie, will join...

EIT Climate-KIC selected to become a member of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform
In The News
Partnering with EIT Climate-KIC on the New Accelerator: Call for Expressions o...

We are looking for new and existing EIT Climate-KIC...

Partnering with EIT Climate-KIC on the New Accelerator: Call for Expressions of Interest
In The News
EIT Climate-KIC leads collective efforts to accelerate Madrid’s transition t...

A cross- KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Community) initiative is...

EIT Climate-KIC leads collective efforts to accelerate Madrid’s transition towards carbon neutrality
In The News
The Human Capital project is the EU educational sector’s answer to robots ta...

Supported by the European Institute of Technology (EIT) and...

The Human Capital project is the EU educational sector’s answer to robots taking over jobs—and AI has a role to play