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EU funding: Innovative solar projects benefitting from last cut-off of Fast Track to Innovation scheme

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Two solar-related projects are included in the last cut-off of the Fast Track to Innovation pilot scheme (FTI), which runs since 2015 under the EU's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020.

 

These projects are:

 

  • Integrated solar heating and cooling unit based on a novel zeolite chiller and heat pump:

The project receives 2,167,437.50€.

Partners: SORTECH AG, Akotec GmbH, CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE, NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA, DIADIKASIA SYMVOULOI EPICHEIRISEON AE.

 

 

  • EverClean - A durable self-cleaning coating for solar panels to improve  PV energy generation efficiency

The project receives 2,267,636.00€.

Partners: Opus Materials Technologies, ONYX SOLAR ENERGY S.L., MILLIDYNE OY, LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY LBG, COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

 

 

These two were among the 17 benefitting projects, involving 80 partners in 19 countries, which will receive around €2 million each under the sixth and last round of the €200 million FTI pilot scheme. In this last cut-off, more than half of the project participants (55%) are Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).

 

After this last FTI cut-off, and based on the results of the Commission's Assessment of the 2015 Response to the FTI pilot call and its potential to contribute to more market-creating innovation in Europe, the Commission is considering continuing the FTI in 2018-20 as part of the preparatory actions for a potential European Innovation Council.

 

 

For further information, please visit the relevant EASME webpage at the link below.