Energy issue is one of the major concerns in Europe. European Union puts emphasize on energy research by providing funds to the successful projects under the 7th Framework Programme. On the 30 November 2007, the EU has published 4 calls for proposals under the Energy Theme of the 7th Framework Programme. European Commission organized Energy Research Information Day in Brussels to give the participants more information on the calls and guide them in the project writing and application process. In the energy event TAGES met with European researchers and represented the SMEs supported under the EU funded FIRE project to make them partners in FP7 projects.
Charlemagne Building in Brussels hosted various institutions working in energy sector in different European countries on 19 November 2007. In Energy Research Information Day, the participants who are interested in submitting proposals were told the rules and procedure of the project submission by the European Commission representatives and they found the chance to get hints about what type of projects will be funded under the new Energy calls. The nature of the event did not provide a good ambiance for networking as no networking or poster session was organized. The participants had the opportunity to discuss their project ideas and to have a contact with many researchers in Europe during the lunch and coffee breaks.
EU Consultant in TAGES, Selen Akçalı attended the event and represented the Turkish energy SMEs who are supported by TAGES, in participation to the Framework Programme projects, under the EU funded FIRE project (Facilitating Innovation in Renewable Energies). In the energy event TAGES met with European researchers
Following the Energy Research Information Meeting Energy NCP and FP7 Contact Point Meeting also occurred.
The calls published under the Energy theme include 4 calls. These calls are:
- FP7-ENERGY-2008-1: a general call
- FP7-ENERGY-2008-FET: a call on future emerging technologies
- FP7-ENERGY-NMP-2008-1: a joint call with the NMP Theme on materials for energy applications
- FP7-ENERGY-2008-RUSSIA: An energy EU-Russia call
In January 2008, energy institutions will also have a chance to come together and learn and discuss about the challenges, new technologies and future of the sustainable energy issues. EU SustainableEnergy Week 2008 will be held on 28 January-1 February 2008. The events organized during the
Energy Week will be in Brussels and other cities across Europe. Energy Week will cover key topics such as renewable energies, energy efficiency, energy planning, EU policy and legislation as well as technology and markets. European institutions working in the energy sector from SMEs to universities, from big size companies to research centres, from NGOs to the public institutions are expected to attend the Energy Week.
Participation to the event is free of charge.
You can register to the event through the following address.