The consortium

C-Energy 2020 project will be carried out by a consortium integrating 18 national organisations hosting Horizon 2020 Energy National Contact Points (NCPs) and supporting or funding science research and innovation in the field of energy in their countries.

The organisations members of the C-Energy 2020 consortium are:

APRE

Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea (Italy)

APRE is an Italian non-profit research organisation, created upon the joint initiative of the national Ministry of Research and the European Commission in 1989, and grouping together more than 100 members, including both public and private research centres, industries, industrial associations, chambers of commerce, science parks and more than 50 universities, with the main objective to promote the participation in national and European RTD programmes.

Contacts:

Enrico Mazzon Massimo Borriello

 

FZJ GmbH

Forschungszentrum Jülich Gmbh (Germany)

FZJ GmbH is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres and is one of the largest interdisciplinary research centres in Europe. It was founded in 1956 by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia as a registered association, before it became ‘Kernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbH’ or Nuclear Research Centre Jülich in 1967. In 1990, the name of the association was changed to the current one. FZJ has nine research institutes with 53 sub-institutes working in the areas of energy and climate research, bio- and geosciences, medicine and neuroscience, complex systems, simulation science, and nanotechnology.

Contacts:

Piotr Swiatek

EKT/NHRF

EKT/NHRF (Greece)

EKT/NHRF is the Greek national institution for the aggregation, documentation and dissemination of S&T information. Founded in 1980, the organization serves the country’s research, education, business communities and the wider public, enabling access to knowledge and facilitating research and innovation (R&I). The organization develops the National Information System for Research and Technology. The organization also provides the official RDI indicators to Eurostat and publishes reports on R&D performance in Greece.

Contacts:

Christiana Siambekou

IPPT-PAN

IPPT-PAN (Poland)

The Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT PAN) is one of the biggest research institutions within the structure of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Over the years IPPT PAN has established itself as a leading research institution, making significant contribution to many science and engineering areas and enjoying a high reputation, both in Poland and abroad. Since 1999 it has been the organization responsible for promoting H2020 Programme throughout Poland in various research and industrial areas.

Contacts:

Maria Śmietanka

ETAg

ETAg (Estonia)

The Estonian Research Council (ETAg), established in 1990 by the Estonian Government, is an expert research funding organisation. Its main goal is to support the most promising research initiatives in all fields of basic and applied research including humanities and social sciences. ETAG also represents the Estonian scientific community on an international level. ETAG is a member of the European Science Foundation and a founding member of Science Europe. One of important responsibilities of ETAg is the role of the Estonian NCP Organisation for H2020 and COST Programmes.

Contacts:

Mari Habicht

CDTI

CDTI (Spain)

CDTI (Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology) is a public business entity under the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Among its competencies, the management of national and international R&D programmes is to be highlighted. Besides this, CDTI carries out financing of R&D projects developed by Spanish companies and performs the evaluation of calls for national R&D programmes. Its European Union R&D Programmes Division carries out the management of two pillars under H2020: Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenge Pillars (except for SC6), performing again as NCP, and having a National Delegate in all the management committees.

Contacts:

Maria Pilar González Gotor

 

Luxinnovation

Luxinnovation (Luxembourg)

Operating at the heart of Luxembourg’s innovation system, Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research, focuses on stimulating the competitiveness of Luxembourg’s economy by promoting research, innovation, creativity and design. Luxinnovation acts as a facilitator for its clients, which are looking for guidance and funding opportunities to implement their innovative projects. One of the main activities of Luxinnovation is to facilitate access to national or European funding programmes for RDI projects. The Agency also represents Luxembourg as national delegate in most of the programme committees set up by the above-mentioned initiatives and programmes.

Contacts:

Younis Hijazi Sara Bouchon

AMEUP

AMEUP (Croatia)

AMEUP - the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes is based in Zagreb, Croatia. Its vision is to contribute to the development of human capital and democratic potential, social cohesion and competitiveness of Croatian society, by providing opportunities for mobility and international cooperation in the field of science, education, training and youth. Its mission is to support internationalisation as a means of raising the quality in the sectors of science, education and training and the field of youth in the Republic of Croatia, responding to the needs of citizens, society and economy.

Contacts:

Maja Salapić

TSB

TSB (United Kingdom)

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is the UK’s Innovation Agency, a funding agency, with a budget of around €550 million, established by the UK Government as a business-led executive non-departmental public body in 2007. The TSB invests in research and development, building national and international partnerships between business, research and Government to address major societal challenges; and runs a wide range of knowledge exchange programmes to help innovation flourish. The TSB is active in a full range of European programmes including directly employing a number of the UK National Contact Points for H2020.

Contacts:

Helen Fairclough Kerry Young

FFG

FFG (Austria)

FFG, the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, is the main public body to support industrial research, development and innovation in Austria. It operates a total budget worth more than € 500 million. Founded in 2004, FFG operates four main kinds of programmes: general programmes supporting high-quality bottom up industrial projects, structural programmes optimising the structures of the Austrian innovation system and European and international programmes. Furthermore, FFG carries out expertises for individuals or legal entities claiming the research premium, a tax benefit for R&D activities.

Contacts:

Siegfried Loicht

IMPULSE.BRUSSELS

Impulse.Brussels (Belgium)

Founded in 2003, impulse.brussels (formerly BEA - Brussels Enterprise Agency), is a non-profit private association with public fund and mandate located in Brussels, Belgium. Impulse.brussels provides consulting and coaching services to Brussels-based companies and to entrepreneurs wishing to set up a business in Brussels. Impulse.brussels is part of the Enterprise Europe Network since 2008.

Contacts:

Anna Casagrande

ENTERPRISE IRELAND

ENTERPRISE IRELAND (Ireland)

Enterprise Ireland is the government agency responsible for the development and promotion of the indigenous business sector. Their mission is to accelerate the development of world-class Irish companies to achieve strong positions in global markets resulting in increased national and regional prosperity. Through an extensive network of 9 Irish Regional offices and 30 international offices Enterprise Ireland facilitates access to more than 60 countries worldwide. Enterprise Ireland hosts and manages the Horizon2020 Ireland network and directly employs 13 people working as NCP’s, delegates and the National coordinator for Horizon2020.

Contacts:

 Philip Cheasty

GIS-Transfer Center

GIS-Transfer Center (Bulgaria)

GIS-Transfer Center is the first and only Bulgarian organisation structured as a national network of 25 technology transfer centres covering the main sectors of economy and science. It supports innovations and the process of technology transfer of research competitive products, know-how, advice and expertise with an emphasis on SMEs and vice versa. GIS-TC is a member of the EEN consortium in Bulgaria and hosts Horizon 2020 Energy NCPs as a Member of the Bulgarian NCP Network and the Programme Committee for SMEs and access to finance. The mission of the centre is to establish an effective, efficient working network for awareness, capacity building, support and transfer of information, knowledge and technology between the scientific-research structures, economic subjects and governmental bodies and institutions.

Contacts:

George Voutev

ISERD

ISERD (Israel)

ISERD is operated through the Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy, and is Israel's official contact point (NCP) with the EU, for all the activities of the FP. ISERD Promotes the participation of Israeli entities in R&D ventures within the European Research Area.

Contacts:

 

Ayala KarnioLior Ben Artzi – Gershon

FCT

FCT (Portugal)

Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) is the main funding agency for research in Portugal and it is responsible for following and implementing the bilateral and multilateral international agreements in science and technology. FCT is a public autonomous institute under the aegis of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education. FCT’s mission consists in continuously promoting the advancement of scientific and technological knowledge in Portugal, exploring opportunities that become available in any scientific or technological domain to attain the highest international standards in the creation of knowledge, and to stimulate their diffusion and contribution to improve education, health, environment, and the quality of life and wellbeing of the general public. Furthermore, FCT provides support to the structure of National Contact Points with respect to Horizon 2020. The Framework-Programme Promotion Office (GPPQ) is one department of FCT, responsible for supporting the Portuguese engagement in H2020 and all relevant initiatives and strategies.

Contacts:

Ana Raposo Eunice Ribeiro

RPF

RPF (Cyprus)

Founded in 1996, the Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) was established at the initiative of he Government of the Republic of Cyprus, to promote scientific and technological research in Cyprus. RPF is the only national research and innovation funding agency of Cyprus. RPF has developed a wide range of activities, which fall under two main categories: Promoting the Participation in European Research and Innovation Programmes and other Initiatives and Financing Research Projects through the Design and Launching of the National Competitive Programmes.

Contacts:

Eleana Gabriel

RCN

RCN (Norway)

RCN - The Research Council of Norway is a national strategic and funding agency for research activities, and a chief source of advice on and input into research policy for the Norwegian Government, the central government administration and the overall research community. The Research Council also works actively to encourage international research cooperation. The Research Council of Norway carries the national responsibility for the management of Norwegian participation in Horizon 2020. All the Norwegian NCPs and most of the experts to the various Programme Committee configurations are based in the Research Council. There is a close cooperation between the Norwegian ministries and the Research Council in this matter. The Division for Energy, Resources and the Environment is responsible for research and innovation targeting national and global challenges associated with the energy, petroleum, climate, polar, environmental and marine resources sectors.

Contacts:

Tor Ivar Eikaas

ADEME

ADEME (France)

ADEME, the French Agency for Environment and Energy Management, is a state-funded establishment (founded in 1992 through the merger of AFME –French energy management agency, ANRED Agency for Wastes Recovery Reduction and elimination – AQA, Air Quality Agency) whose activities are supervised by two French Ministries: Research and Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy. The head offices are based in Angers, Paris and Valbonne and the agency also has branches in the 26 regions of France.

Contacts:

Sophie Loquen

The consortium, which consists of 16 partners based in EU Member States and 2 partners from Countries Associated to Horizon 2020, covers different geographical areas of the European continent, and beyond: from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean area including Israel, from the Iberian peninsula to the central and eastern European countries.

Within the consortium, each partner shares the purpose of setting up a network of Energy National Contact Points (NCPs) with the aim of supporting national applicants (researchers, enterprises, universities, etc.) and raising the average quality of proposals submitted under Horizon 2020 and related programmes.