EUROGIA+ prepared a booklet to present its achievements between 2008 - 2012


EUROGIA+, the EUREKA Cluster for low carbon energy technologies, will soon successfully finish its second mandate.

EUROGIA+ covers the entire energy value chain from all forms of primary energy sources (except nuclear), through transportation and distribution, all the way to efficiency in end-use whether industrial or for individual consumers. It also includes tranverse technologies such as materials, IT or manufacturing technologies that support the energy system. This broad scope allowed EUROGIA+ to label 28 successful projects from offshore windfarms to CSS, from smart grids to new materials, with strong participation of SMEs.

Having successfully completed 5 years, EUROGIA+ proposes to continue its activities under the name of EUROGIA2020. The document entitled 'EUROGIA Achievements and Targets  presents the results acquired by EUROGIA+ between 2008 -2012 and outlines vision for EUROGIA2020.

EUROGIA+ Chairman

Raul Manzanas Ochagavia



Company leading Eurogia+ labelled project, Biowins received most promising company award


Press Release:

TruEnergy receives Award for “Most Promising Company” at the PwC Accelerator Expo in Luxembourg, 21 March 2013

Brussels, April 2, 2013: TruEnergy today announces to have received the award for “Most Promising Company” during the bi-annual Pricewaterhouse Coopers Accelerator Expo held in Luxembourg on 21 March 2013.

The PwC Accelerator Expo gathered young high-growth companies as well as around 200 investors and key policy makers. 23 companies presented their business plans to the gathering. At the end of the day, TruEnergy was awarded “Most Promising Company” by the conference. More information about the Accelerator can be found on

"This award is an important milestone for TruEnergy. Our solution is relatively unknown in the energy industry and the award will allow us to attract attention from investors as well as potential business partners”, noted Guus KEDER, TruEnergy’s CEO.

TruEnergy’s decentralised waste to energy solution has the potential to have a profound impact on both the waste as well as the energy landscape. Our solution allows for the local conversion of carbon containing waste streams into clean, useful energy such as heat, electricity or mechanical energy, without producing any harmful emissions. Typical applications include the conversion of hospital waste, the use of Municipal Solid

Waste for district heating systems as well as solutions for island communities.TruEnergy is currently a division of Indra Scientific SA, a Belgian company with a focus on the development of next generation energy solutions.

ITEA2 Project Outline Preparation Days


ITEA 2 will open its eight Call for projects on 19 March 2013. In order to help interested parties to prepare for this Call, ITEA 2 is organising Project Outline Preparation Days on 19 & 20 March 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

 ITEA 2 stimulates and supports innovative and pre-competitive R&D projects that will contribute research excellence to Europe's competitive Software-Intensive Systems and Services. As a EUREKA Cluster programme, our approach is intergovernmental, bottom-up, business-oriented and industry-driven – allowing an innovative project idea to attract funding from all participating countries. Financial support can be provided via National Programmes of all EUREKA Member Countries.

 ITEA 2 Project Outline Preparation Days 2013

In order to prepare for this eight Call, a two-day brokerage event is organised in Istanbul on 19-20 March 2013. Participation is free of charge and open to all those with an interest in our eight Call.

 During this two-day meeting interested companies, research institutes, universities etc. with innovative ideas for projects in ITEA 2 are brought together which makes it a unique starting point for organisations to form successful consortia and start preparing Project Outlines (POs) for Call 8!  

 In short, this meeting will enable you to:

-Receive general information about ITEA 2 and the project call process; 

-Present your idea in a poster session and an elevator pitch;  

-Discuss and brainstorm project ideas in workgroup sessions; 

-Contact other interested parties/potential partners from all over Europe; and

-Form consortia and start preparing POs for the 8th Call.

 If you are interested in participating in this two-day event, please go to our website and fill-in the online registration form by 1 March 2013 

ACQUEAU organises a workshop to help water-tech companies apply for funding


ACQUEAU organises a workshop to help water-tech companies apply for funding

ACQUEAU is the EUREKA technological Cluster for water technologies. EUREKA Clustersare composed of major industry players networking together with small businesses and academia to develop new innovative projects, partly supported financially by public funds.

ACQUEAU invites small companies and research centres to join its workshop taking place in Brussels on the February 19, 2013 and organised by blue chip companies Suez, VEOLIA, BASF, Atkins, UKWIR and Acciona. Registrations to the ACQUEAU workshop are open.


This workshop aims to bring together relevant R&D and innovation stakeholders to develop projects ideas around three challenges in relation to water technologies:

  • water and wastewater infrastructures

  • water and wastewater treatment processes with a focus on water quantity and quality

  • energy saving and recovery innovations targetting the connection between water and energy

Download the agenda of the ACQUEAU Workshop.


4th European Conference on Renewable Heating& Cooling 22-23 April 2013 Dublin Ireland


Combating climate change and ensuring the security of energy supply represent profound challenges for Europe. Adapting the current energy scenario into a truly sustainable one will require realising the full potential of renewable energy sources to satisfy the heating and cooling demand– which accounts for around half of the EU’s final energy consumption.

The European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-Platform) brings together stakeholders from the biomass, geothermal and solar thermal sector - including the related industries - to define a common strategy for increasing the use of renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling.


EUROGIA+ CLORA Meeting on November 27, 2012



« La recherche au service des énergies bas carbone »

Dans la lignée des objectifs que les chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement se sont fixés à l’horizon 2020, l'Union européenne a mis en place un cadre d'action global en matière d'énergie et de climat. Le Conseil européen a également annoncé un engagement à long terme sur la voie de la décarbonisation, en visant pour l’UE des réductions des émissions de l’ordre de 80 à 95 % d’ici à 2050. L'un des défis majeurs de ce XXIe siècle consiste donc à réinventer le système énergétique selon un modèle à faible intensité carbonique. La technologie et l'utilisation efficace des ressources seront au cœur du défi à relever.

Dans cette perspective, comment la recherche peut-elle favoriser la transition vers un système énergétique bas carbone ? Au-delà de la question des types d’énergie qui devront être utilisés, quels instruments de financement et/ou de coopération doivent être pérennisés ou mis en place au niveau européen ? Enfin et surtout, que nous réservera la future période de programmation 2014-2020 en la matière ?

 Le CLORA organise une journée thématique qui sera l’occasion de répondre à ces questions en abordant différents éléments stratégiques qui structurent  le paysage européen d’aujourd’hui et de demain. La journée rassemblera des acteurs de la commission européenne, du secteur industriel de l’énergie et de la recherche au travers de différentes présentations.

En raison du nombre de places limités, nous vous remercions de bien vouloir remplir le formulaire ci-dessous et de le retourner pour le 21 novembre à


EUROGIA+ : a tool to finance innovative energy projects

EUREKA and EUROGIA+ have the pleasure to invite you to participate at the Energy Forum 2012, 
the annual business summit for all energy professionals on November 14 & 15.
The high level programme includes seminars, case studies & best practices and stakeholder's debates.
EUREKA and EUROGIA+, the Cluster for Low-Carbon Energy Technologies, are major players in the 
innovation technologies in Europe.This year, they will actively participate in the Forum by organising two debates, a seminar and a 
brokerage event on very sensitive subjects.
To get a free entrance ticket you can register online.
1) Wednesday 14 November from 16:30 to 17:30 - "CO2Market and Regulations
Moderator: Christian Besson
- Sarah Deblock, European policy director, IETA
- Teresa Luis Ruiz, Head of Brussels Office for Endesa
- Simon Ashwell, European energy policy leader, General Electric
- Paal Frisvold, Chairman of the board, Bellona Europe
- Tomas Wyns, Director CCAP Europe
2) Wednesday 14 November from 17h30 to 18h30 - "The Power of Technology" 
Moderator: Gabriel Marquette
- Raul Manzanas, Acciona Energia , Spain
- Guus Keder, Indra Scientific , Belgium
- Marianne Julien, Air Liquide, France
- James Martin, Institut Physique du Globe de Paris, France
- Didier Bonijoly, BRGM, France
- Laurent Jammes, Actys Bee, France
3) Thursday 15 November 2012 from 16:00 to 17:30
"A tool to finance innovative energy projects" & Brokerage Event 
• "EUROGIA+, the EUREKA Cluster for energy"
• “Financing Innovation Priorities of the EUREKA Turkish Chairmanship” (Mehmet Gokgoz - TUR&BO)
• Brokerage event

Derbi - 7th International Conference


The DERBI Competitiveness Cluster – Development of Renewable Energies in Building and Industry – is organising the sixth edition of the DERBI International Conference in Perpignan on the 15th, 16th and 17th of October 2012. Since 2006, the DERBI International Conference has established a large audience: over 5,000 participants, some 45 nationalities, over 600 speakers, around 930 business meetings organised...

This development is largely linked to the quality, diversity and international scope of speakers guaranteeing rich debates and presentations. It is also the fruit of an efficient joint effort on behalf of the French competitiveness clusters of the sector, along with that of our regional, national and international partners.

Since its beginnings, the DERBI International Conference has undergone a tremendous development and is currently acknowledged by leaders as being THE key meeting place worldwide for professionals in the renewable energies sector. Make the most of the event to meet the 4 French competitiveness clusters involved in the sector of “renewable or non-greenhouse gas producing energies”: Capenergies, S2E2, Tenerrdis and DERBI. With the aim of informing and enriching professionals with a global and concrete overview of the latest innovations, new technologies and solutions implemented, round tables and thematic workshops with prestigious guests and top quality speakers  will be organised throughout the 3 days.

For registration: 


Turkey: Towards a sustainable energy future


On October 3, 2012 EUROGIA+ is organizing a conference and matchmaking sessions on smart energy and low carbon energy technologies under the auspices of Turk Telekom in Istanbul at the following address:

Ceylan Intercontinental Hotel
Asker Ocagi Caddesi No:1 
Taksim , Istanbul

The key priority of TURKISH EUREKA Chairmanship ‘coopetitive innovation’ embraces the cooperative competition between sectors. Turkey: Towards a sustainable energy future will bring together ICT and energy sector together to foster the intersectoral dialogue. 

As the EUREKA cluster for low carbon energy technologies, EUROGIA+ helps transnational collaborations get their energy-related RD&D projects funded. This event will also give you a unique opportunity to learn about the EUROGIA+ programme and the funding possibilities. Matchmaking sessions will prepare the basis for transnational project ideas.

Parallel match making sessions:  Telecom and energy and  Renewable Energy Technologies will be held in the afternoon.


Welcome & Keynote Speeches :

08:30 -09:30 Registration
09:30 -09:45  Enis Erkel, R&D Director, Turk Telekom, Welcome & Introductions
09:45 -10:00  Raul Manzanas, EUROGIA+ Chairman, ‘Leveraging public funding to develop new marine renewables technologies, some examples.’
10:00- 10:15   TUBITAK, ‘Funding opportunities in Turkey’. 
10:15 -10:45 Christian Besson, EUROGIA+ Office Director, ‘EUROGIA+ overview; how to get your projects funded.’ 

Roundtable Sessions:

11:00 – 12:00 Telecom and Energy: Moderator: Duygu Öktem, Türk Telekom

Roundtable Participants:

•Turk Telekom


•Turkcell Technology


•Bahçeşehir University

•SME: DFA Engineering

12:00 – 13:00 Renewable Energy Technologies:  Moderator: Enis Erkel, Türk Telekom

Roundtable Participants : 


•Cengiz Ultav, Vestel, Zorlu Group

•İrfan Acar, SDS Energy

•Hasan Terzioğlu,  HTG Mikrosay 

•Prof. Dr. Barbaros Çelikkol - University of New Hampshire 

•Prof. Dr. Baris Özerdem, Bahçeşehir Univ.

To be confirmed: 

•İlker Aydın, AIM Energy Technologies

•Prof. Dr. Volkan Ediger, Kadir Has Univ.

13:00 – 14:00 Networking Buffet Lunch 

14:00 – 15:00 : Brokerage Events

Brokerage Event 1 : Role of ICT in sustainable energy                                    Brokerage Event 2 : Green energy technologies

Moderator: Gabriel Marquette & TUBITAK                                                            Moderator: Christian Besson & TUBITAK


EUREKA Venture Forum


The EUREKA venture forum will take place in Istanbul on 19 October 2012 under the auspices of the Turkish Eureka Chairmanship . 
This event will foster start-up s and high techs, high growth entrepreneurship, internalization of Turkish start-up s through contact with blue chip investors and it promotes Turkey as innovative, attractive and rewarding country to do business with or to invest in.

For more information and registration