Research and Innovation

The Young Energy Researchers Conference is part of the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED). Linked to the main topics of the WSED18, the conference has 2 tracks, one for biomass and one for energy efficiency.   The 2 best contributions are honoured with the awards "Best Young Energy Researcher: Energy Efficiency" and "Best Young Energy Researcher: Biomass". The researchers receive 1,000 Euro each as prize money.  
Post date: 22 Sep 2017
Type: Event

Researchers at the MEET Battery Research Centre at Münster University have developed a new energy storage system based on dual-ion battery technology. Its long service life is promising for stationary applications. The focus of the development was on cost-effective battery systems. The key difference to lithium-ion batteries is the purpose of the electrolyte. Chemist Dr. Tobias Placke from MEET explains further that, “In the lithium cell, it serves only as a transport medium for lithium ions between both electrolytes. In the dual-ion cell, however, it is an active material.”  
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: News

German building ministry offers €11M for building research projects in a new phase of the initiative "Zukunft Bau"  
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: News

If you have visited the new Apple store in Brussels then you would have seen first-hand the striking façades coated with white clay. Natural lime and clay based plasters are an increasingly popular choice among architects and homeowners due to their aesthetic appeal and sustainable credentials - clay plaster requires just 10% of the energy input of gypsum plaster and has 10 times lower embodied CO2.  
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
Type: News

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) organised 3 webinars on the public procurement of Innovative solutions and innovative financing for energy efficiency investments on Wednesday 22 March 2017.  
Post date: 14 Jun 2017
Type: News

This special feature section complements the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s annual ‌Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) report containing information on public and private investment in research, development, and demonstration (RD&D).
Post date: 9 Jun 2017
Type: Publication

This infographic, released by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, demonstrates the importance of improving the energy efficiency of buildings in the European Union, and provides information about concrete achievements from EU funded projects in relation to this target.   The infographic illustrates:  
Post date: 23 May 2017
Type: Publication

13th Webinar: From innovation to final product in enterprise presented by UBRUN   In this webinar, UBRUN described the transition of innovative concepts to final product in enterprise via active collaboration between academia and industrial sections. The webinar contents are summarised below: - The bottleneck of the blue sky research - Industry vs academia perspectives - Successful pathway for collaboration - Case study 1: GEMSTONE technology
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: News

Das neue Forschungsportal der Forschungsinitiative ENERGIEWENDEBAUEN ist seit April 2017 online. Mit der neugestalteten Forschungsinitiative bündelt das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) seine langjährigen Fördermaßnahmen Energieoptimiertes Bauen (EnOB), Energieeffiziente Stadt (EnEff:Stadt) und Energieeffiziente Wärme- und Kältenetze (EnEff:Wärme) sowie die Forschung zu thermischen Energiespeichern und der Niedertemperatur-Solarthermie und fasst sie unter einem Dach zusammen.  
Post date: 4 May 2017
Type: Link

Interreg Europe provides assistance to three types of beneficiaries, based in one the 28 EU Member States, Switzerland or Norway:   public authorities; managing authorities/intermediate bodies; agencies, research institutes, thematic and non-profit organisations. Interreg Europe builds on its forerunner, INTERREG IVC (2007-2013) and aims to get maximum return from the EUR 359 million financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for 2014-2020.   
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
Type: Link