Mediterranean Activities for Research and Innovati.. (MARE)
Mediterranean Activities for Research and Innovation in the Energy sector
Start date: Sep 1, 2013,
End date: Feb 29, 2016
Research & Innovation cooperation between the EU and MPC areas is a critical factor for the development of a ‘Common Knowledge and Innovation Space’, in order to jointly tackle important global challenges. The ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’ Societal Challenge is not only an EU’s critical priority towards H2020 for making the transition to a reliable, sustainable and competitive energy system but is also essential for MPC countries due to energy challenges they face especially because of increasingly scarce resources, increasing energy needs and climate change. Current technology innovations and trends on the technology pillars of RES Microgrids, RES Desalination and Energy Efficient interventions in buildings are crucial for tackling the above challenges. MARE project will bring together actors from the whole value chain of innovation (RTOs, Intermediaries, Business Parks, Clusters and SMEs) in order to foster cooperation for bridging the gap between research and innovation in the EUROMED area, towards the three technology pillars. MARE will perform a set of activities which aim to assist the market uptake of research results, improve competencies and mutual learning of organisation from both areas and finally identify fields on potential STI Cooperation between Member States and MPC counties under the H2020 and bi-regional programmes. Emphasis will be given to enhancing the Common Knowledge and Innovation Space between EU and MPC and to supporting partnerships between Member States and MPC countries through market uptake of research results for global competitiveness and reach of new markets.
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