KIC InnoEnergy has launched the Call for Innovation Proposals 2016 in their bid to propel new innovations from the sustainable energy field to market.
The Call is seeking European businesses – start-ups, SMEs or larger, that have an innovation in sustainable energy but that need support commercialising their new service or product.
The aim of the initiative is to accelerate the route of new sustainable energy concepts to market by providing support to innovators in developing their business concepts, strengthening their business models, building expert teams, and providing access to finance.
The Call is looking for applications relating to innovations in KIC InnoEnergy’s eight “Thematic Fields,” with one of the fields being renewable energies.
Proposals are being accepted from 15th January until 4th April 2016. Applicants will then be asked to present their proposals to two KIC InnoEnergy Assessment Committees. Successful applicants will be announced on 31st May.
“KIC InnoEnergy’s Call for Innovation Proposals provides a gateway for finding new sustainable innovations and solutions to revolutionise the way all of us use and consume energy,” said Diego Pavia, Chief Executive Officer of KIC InnoEnergy.
“Our aim is to further expand our outreach and connect with the creativity of Europe’s innovators, who work on revolutionary projects every day. We want to help them bring their concepts to market quickly and effectively, shortening their journey from lab to launch, so that they can start making an impact on our relationship with energy as soon as possible.”