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European Technology Platforms (15)

BIOFUELS TP - EUROPEAN BIOFUELS TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

The mission of the European Bio-fuels Technology Platform (TP) is to contribute to the development of cost-competitive world-class bio-fuels value chains; to the creation of a healthy bio-fuels industry, and to accelerate the sustainable deployment of bio-fuels in the EU, through a process of guidance, prioritisation and promotion of research, technology development and demonstration.

http://www.biofuelstp.eu/

ECTP - EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

ECTP will raise the sector to a higher worldbeating level of performance and competitiveness. This is achieved by analysing the major challenges that the sector faces in terms of society, sustainability and technological development. Research and innovation strategies are developed to meet these challenges engaging with and mobilising the wide range of leading skills, expertise and talent available to us within our industry over the coming decades, in order to meet the needs of the Society.

http://www.ectp.org/fa_materials.asp

EUMAT - EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FOR ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES

The main goal of EuMaT is to contribute to the best relation and dialogue between industry, R&D actors and institutions aiming at improving the coordination and synergies at national and European level in the field of Materials R&D.

http://www.eumat.eu/

ETIP SNET - EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION PLATFORM FOR SMART NETWORKS FOR ENERGY TRANSITION

European Technology & Innovation Platforms (ETIPs) have been created in the framework of the new Integrated Roadmap SET Plan by bringing together a multitude of stakeholders and experts from the energy sector. The ETIP Smart Networks for Energy Transition (SNET) role is to guide research and innovation to support Europe's energy transition.

http://etip-snet.eu/index.html

ETIP PV - EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION PLATFORM ON PHOTOVOLTAIC

The European Technology & Innovation Platform PV provides advice on photovoltaic solar energy policy. It is an independent body recognised by the European Commission and the SET Plan Steering Group as representative of the photovoltaic sector. Its recommendations may cover the areas of research and innovation, market development including competitiveness, education and industrial policy.

http://www.etip-pv.eu/

NANOfutures TP

NANOfutures environment is an ETIP European Technology Integrating and Innovation Platform, multi-sectorial, cross-ETP, integrating platform with the objective of connecting and establishing cooperation and representation of Technology Platforms that require nanotechnologies in their industrial sector and products. NANOfutures and its operative branch NANOfutures association act as a “Nano-Hub” by linking JTIs, associations, ETPs with expert groups in a collaborative environment.

http://www.nanofutures.eu/

NESSI - NETWORKED EUROPEAN SOFTWARE AND SERVICES INITIATIVE

NESSI provides input to the EU Institutions on research actions and technology matters of particular importance to the software domain, and the overall aim is to enable the software and services sector help vitalize the great potential of the European economy and society.

http://www.nessi-europe.eu/

NETWORLD2020 TP

NetWorld2020 is the European Technology Platform for communications networks and services. Communications networks enable interaction between users of various types of equipment, either mobile or fixed; they are the foundation of the Internet. The NetWorld2020 European Technology Platform gathers players of the communications networks sector: industry leaders, innovative SMEs, and leading academic institutions.

http://networld2020.eu/

ETIP RHC - EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION PLATFORM ON RENEWABLE HEATING & COOLING

The European Technology & Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling 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.

http://www.rhc-platform.org/home/

SUSCHEM - EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FOR SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY

SusChem is a joint initiative between Cefic, DECHEMA, EuropaBio, GDCh, ESAB and RSC with the main objective to revitalise and inspire European chemistry and industrial biotechnology research, development and innovation in a sustainable way.

http://www.suschem.org/

ETIP Wind - EUROPEAN WIND TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION PLATFORM

The European Technology & Innovation Platform for Wind Energy (ETIP Wind) is the indispensable forum for the crystallisation of policy and technology research and development pathways for the wind energy sector, as well as an opportunity for informal collaboration among Member States including those less developed in terms of wind energy.

https://etipwind.eu/

ETIP ZEP - ZERO EMISSION PLATFORM

ZEP is a unique coalition of stakeholders united in their support for CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) as a key technology for combating climate change.

http://www.zeroemissionsplatform.eu/

European Technology & Innovation Platform on Deep Geothermal

The Geothermal ETIP is an open stakeholder group, including representatives from industry, academia, research centres, and sectoral associations, covering the entire deep geothermal energy exploration, production and utilization value chain. The European Technology and Innovation Platforms (ETIPs) have been recently recognised by the EC as a tool to strengthen cooperation with Stakeholders under the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan), as part of the H2020 programme.

http://www.geoelec.eu/etip-dg/

European Technology & Innovation Platform on Ocean Energy

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Ocean Energy (ETIP Ocean) is funded by the European Commission to define research and innovation priorities for the ocean energy sector and promote solutions to the industry, European and national policy makers. ETIP Ocean uses the TPOcean network to carry out its mission. TPOcean is the recognised advisory body to the European Commission and part of the EU’s main Research and Innovation policy the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan).

https://www.etipocean.eu/

Sustainable Nuclear European Technology Platform

SNETP is the Sustainable Nuclear European Technology & Innovation Platform.

http://www.snetp.eu/

Smart Cities Platforms (3)

CIVITAS

CIVITAS is an ideal platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences among politicians, technical experts and practitioners on smart cities. Currently more than 200 cities across 31 countries regularly share knowledge, solutions and results within the CIVITAS Forum Network.

http://www.civitas.eu/

Smart Cities Information System

The Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) brings together project developers, cities, institutions, industry and experts from across Europe to exchange data, experience and know-how and to collaborate on the creation of smart cities and an energy-efficient urban environment. Launched with support from the European Commission, SCIS encompasses data collected from ongoing and future projects under the CONCERTO initiative and Smart Cities calls in Horizon 2020. With a focus on smart cities, energy efficiency, transport and mobility, and ICT, SCIS showcases solutions in the fields of sustainable building and district development, renewable energy sources for cities, energy efficiency and low-carbon technology applications.

http://smartcities-infosystem.eu/

MARKET PLACE OF THE EUROPEAN INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP ON SMART CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

The Marketplace has been designed for those who are active in the challenging area of Smart Cities and willing to know more about ongoing and foreseen activities throughout Europe. The website is the EIP Smart Cities and Communities’ communication and information hub.

https://eu-smartcities.eu/

Research Organisations (3)

EUREC – ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRES

EUREC was founded in 1991 as European Economic Interest Grouping with the goal of improving the quality and scope of European research and development in renewable energy technologies. The purpose of the association is to promote and support the development of innovative technologies and human resources to enable a prompt transition to a sustainable energy system.

http://www.eurec.be/en/

N.ERGHY

The N.ERGHY association is representing the interests of European universities and research institutes in the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative (FCH JTI). Together with industry and the European Commission, it is responsible for shaping the programme of the JTI (called Annual Implementation Plan - AIP, and Multi-Annual Implementation Plan - MAIP).

http://www.nerghy.eu/

EUA-EPUE

The European University Association (EUA) is the representative organisation of universities and national rectors’ conferences in 47 European countries. EUA plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation. EUA is the coordinator of the UNI-SET (UNIversities in the SET-Plan) Project, http://uni-set.eu/, which aims to mobilise European universities to contribute to the ambitious European energy goals spelled out in the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan, the European Energy Union and the Europe 2020 strategy. For EUA, UNI-SET is a step in further developing the European Platform of Universities in Energy Research & Education (EUA-EPUE), which represents the university sector in the SET-Plan and in the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA). The objective of EUA-EPUE is to pool the collective resources and knowledge available in European universities and to become an interface between European universities and the European institutions.

http://www.eua.be/policy-representation/research-innovation-policy/european-platform-of-universities-in-energy-research-education

EU Initiatives (16)

BBI JTI - BIO-BASED INDUSTRIES JTI

The Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI) is a public-private partnership aiming at increasing investment in the development of a sustainable bio-based industry sector in Europe.

http://bbi-europe.eu/

BUILD UP

The BUILD UP web portal is intended to reap the benefits of Europe's collective intelligence on energy reduction in buildings for all relevant audiences. It will bring together new practitioners and professional associations while motivating them to exchange best working practices and knowledge and to transfer tools and resources.

http://www.buildup.eu/

EEA - EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Its task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. The EEA is a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. Currently, the EEA has 33 member countries.

http://www.eea.europa.eu/

EEB CPPP - ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS CPPP

The contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP) on Energy-efficient Buildings launched in December 2008 under the European Economic Recovery Plan managed to attract a high industrial participation and helped innovate the building sector. Under the new EU framework programme Horizon 2020, a contractual PPP on Energy-efficient Buildings will aim to develop affordable breakthrough technologies and solutions at building and district scale, facilitating the road towards future smart cities.

http://ec.europa.eu/research/industrial_technologies/energy-efficient-buildings_en.html

EERA - EUROPEAN ENERGY RESEARCH ALLIANCE

The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) is an alliance of European public research centres and universities. It is one of the cornerstones of the European Union’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan).

http://www.eera-set.eu/eera-joint-programmes-jps/15-eera-joint-programmes/

EGVI CPPP- EUROPEAN GREEN VEHICLES INITIATIVE CPPP

EGVI is a contractual public-private partnership (cPPP) dedicated to delivering green vehicles and mobility system solutions which match the major societal, environmental and economic challenges ahead. With a focus on the energy efficiency of vehicles and alternative powertrains, the EGVI cPPP aims at accelerating research, development and demonstration of technologies allowing the efficient use of clean energies in road transport.

http://www.egvi.eu/

EMIRI - ENERGY MATERIALS INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INITIATIVE

EMIRI is driving forward research and innovation in the advanced materials for low-carbon energy applications. Innovative energy technologies are required to cost-effectively meet Europe's energy and climate change challenges. These technologies will be enabled by the introduction of new, advanced materials.

https://emiri.eu/

ENIAC JU

The ENIAC JU is set up as a public-private partnership, bringing together the European Commission and European Member and Associated States with AENEAS, the association representing the R&D actors in nanoelectronics (Corporate, SME's, research institutes and universities) in Europe.

http://www.eniac.eu/web/index.php

FoF cPPP – FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE cPPP

The cPPP Factories of the Future’s aim is the sustainable development of the global competitiveness in the European manufacturing sector. This shall especially strengthen the technological base of small and medium-sized enterprises by the development and the inclusion of promising technologies, for instance engineering technologies for adaptive machines and industrial processes, ICT and new material. The main industrial driving force behind the cPPP is EFFRA.

http://ec.europa.eu/research/industrial_technologies/factories-of-the-future_en.html

JRC–IET – JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE-INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY AND TRANSPORT

The mission of the JRC Institute for Energy and Transport (JRC-IET) is to provide support to European Union policies and technology innovation to ensure sustainable, safe, secure and efficient energy production, distribution and use and to foster sustainable and efficient transport in Europe.

https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/about/iet

KIC-InnoEnergy

KIC InnoEnergy is the European company dedicated to promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and education in the sustainable energy field by bringing together academics, businesses and research institutes. Its goal is to make a positive impact on sustainable energy in Europe. The KIC does this by creating future game changers with a different mind-set, and bringing innovative products, services and successful companies to life.

http://www.kic-innoenergy.com/

MANAGENERGY

ManagEnergy is a technical support initiative of the Intelligent Energy - Europe (IEE) programme of the European Commission which aims to assist actors from the public sector and their advisers working on energy efficiency and renewable energy at the local and regional level.

http://www.managenergy.net/

SET-PLAN - STRATEGIC ENERGY TECHNOLOGY PLAN

The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) sets the long-term strategic framework for the development and deployment of the low-carbon technologies in Europe. It seeks to improve new technologies and bring down costs by co-ordinating research and helping to finance projects.

http://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/technology-and-innovation/strategic-energy-technology-plan

SETIS - THE EUROPEAN STRATEGIC ENERGY TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION SERVICE

SETIS, managed by the JRC-IET, plays a central role in the successful implementation of the SET-Plan by helping to identify energy technology and RD&D objectives, striving to build consensus around the SET-Plan programme, identifying new opportunities, and assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of the SET-Plan in delivering energy and climate change policy goals. SETIS offers an integrated approach to the exchange of data and information on low-carbon energy technologies and innovation across Member States and energy sectors. This information can be used to support the effective strategic planning, monitoring and assessment of the SET-Plan.

https://setis.ec.europa.eu/

SPIRE cPPP – Sustainable Process Industry trough Resource and Energy Efficiency cPPP

SPIRE is a contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP) dedicated to innovation in resource and energy efficiency and enabled by the process industries. Its objective is to develop the enabling technologies and solutions along the value chain, required to reach long term sustainability for Europe in terms of global competitiveness, ecology and employment.

http://ec.europa.eu/research/industrial_technologies/sustainable-process-industry_en.html

5GPPPc PPP

The 5G-Infrastructure-PPP is a 1.4 Billion Euro joint initiative between the European ICT industry and the European Commission to rethink the infrastructure and to create the Next generation of communication networks and services that will provide ubiquitous super-fast connectivity and seamless service delivery in all circumstances.

http://5g-ppp.eu/

Cities and regions (6)

COVENANT OF MAYOR

The Covenant of Mayors is the mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources on their territories. By their commitment, Covenant signatories aim to meet and exceed the European Union 20% CO2 reduction objective by 2020.

http://www.covenantofmayors.eu/index_en.html

ENERGY CITIES –EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN ENERGY TRANSITION

Energy Cities is the European Association of local authorities in energy transition The association created in 1990 represents now more than 1,000 towns and cities in 30 countries. Its main objectives are to strengthen local authorities’ role and skills in the field of sustainable energy, to represent their interests vis-à-vis the EU institutions, as well as to develop and promote their initiatives through exchange of experiences.

http://www.energy-cities.eu/

ERRIN - EUROPEAN REGIONS RESEARCH AND INNOVATIVE NETWORK

Founded in 2001, ERRIN is a platform of Research and Innovation Organisations and Stakeholders in Regions. ERRIN aims to strengthen regional Research and Innovation capacities by exchanging information, sharing best practice, supporting European project development, policy shaping and profile raising by working together with a partnership approach.

http://www.errin.eu/

FEDARENE - EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF AGENCIES AND REGIONS FOR ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

FEDARENE promotes the regional dimension in debates concerning energy and the environment by placing particular emphasis on demand and local supply and the pursuit of sustainable development. FEDERANE helps regions develop their capacity to take action, and, amongst other things, assisting them in the creation of energy and/or environmental organisations.

http://www.fedarene.org/

GREEN DIGITAL CHARTER

The Green Digital Charter is a declaration committing cities to working together to deliver on the EU climate objectives through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). It therefore promotes progress in tackling climate change through the innovative use of digital technologies in cities.

http://www.greendigitalcharter.eu/

HYER - HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS AND ELECTRO-MOBILITY IN EUROPEAN REGIONS

The Association provides its members, i.e. the European Regions and Municipalities, with a representative body that can be coherent, distinguishable and influential towards all relevant stakeholders and decision-makers at both public and private level. The Association allows its Members to play a key role in the implementation of strategies that aim for the uptake of hydrogen, fuel cells and electric mobility.

http://www.hyer.eu/

Energy regulators and system operators (3)

CEER - COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN ENERGY REGULATORS

The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) was established in 2000 for the cooperation of the independent energy regulators of Europe. It seeks to facilitate the creation of a single, competitive, efficient and sustainable EU internal energy market.

http://www.ceer.eu/

EDSO for SG - EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATORS' ASSOCIATION FOR SMART GRIDS

EDSO for Smart Grids gathers leading European distribution system operators (DSOs) for electricity, cooperating to bring smart grids from vision to reality in Europe and is focused on guiding EU RD&D, policy and member state regulation to support this development.

http://www.edsoforsmartgrids.eu/

ENTSO-E - EUROPEAN NETWORK OF TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OPERATORS FOR ELECTRICITY

ENTSO-E, as the association of European electricity TSOs with key legal mandates from the EU institutions, aspires to become the professional body to which European and national policy makers, regulators and market participants turn for competent guidance, and which prepares pro-active proposals and objective assessments for technical, market and policy issues related to the European electricity systems. ENTSO-E will take the TSO perspective at the European level and will create value for society at large.

https://www.entsoe.eu/

International organisations (4)

IEA - INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY

The IEA is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. The IEA has four main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.

http://www.iea.org/

IRENA - INTERNATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY AGENCY

(IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy.

http://www.irena.org/home/

OECD – ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT

OECD uses its wealth of information on a broad range of topics to help governments foster prosperity and fight poverty through economic growth and financial stability. OECD helps ensure the environmental implications of economic and social development are taken into account. OECD has released a number of studies about investments in renewable energies, fossil fuel subsidies, low carbon technologies and energy efficiency.

http://www.oecd.org/greengrowth/greening-energy/greengrowthandenergy.htm

WORLD ENERGY COUNCIL

The World Energy Council informs global, regional and national energy strategies by hosting high-level events, publishing authoritative studies, and working through its extensive member network to facilitate the world’s energy policy dialogue.

http://www.worldenergy.org/

NGOs (4)

CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK

CAN is Europe's largest coalition working on climate and energy issues. With over 120 member organisations in 30 European countries, CAN Europe works to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable climate and energy policy in Europe.

http://www.caneurope.org/

CLIMATE ALLIANCE

The member cities and municipalities aim for the reduction of greenhouse emissions. For achieving this goal local climate strategies are developed and implemented, especially in the energy and transport sectors. Furthermore there are measures to raise the publics awareness for the protection of the rainforest and to abstain in municipal procurement from tropical timber derived from destructive logging.

http://www.klimabuendnis.org/

European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

The ECEE is a membership-based non-profit association. As Europe’s largest and oldest NGO dedicated to energy efficiency, we generate and provide evidence-based knowledge and analysis of policies, and it facilitates co-operation and networking.

http://www.eceee.org/

INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

INFORSE is a global network of independent non-governmental organisations working for sustainable energy solutions to reduce poverty and protect the environment.

http://www.inforse.org/

European interest/industrial associations Bio-Energy (6)

AEBIOM - EUROPEAN BIOMASS ASSOCIATION

AEBIOM is the common voice of the European bioenergy sector with the aim to develop the market for sustainable bioenergy, and ensure favourable business conditions for its members.

www.aebiom.org/

BICONSORTIUM

The Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) is the private partner in the European Public-Private Partnership on Bio-based Industries with the EU. BIC members have all committed to invest in collaborative research, development and demonstration of bio-based technologies within the BBI JTI.

http://biconsortium.eu/

CEFIC - THE EUROPEAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY COUNCIL

Cefic is the forum and the voice of the chemical industry in Europe. As the voice of the European chemical industry, Cefic is a committed partner to EU policymakers, facilitating dialogue with industry and sharing our broad-based expertise. It represents 29,000 large, medium and small chemical companies in Europe, which directly provide 1.2 million jobs and account for 17% of world chemical production.

http://www.cefic.org/

EBA - EUROPEAN BIOGAS ASSOCIATION

EBA is the leading European association in the field of biogas. Committed to the active promotion of the deployment of sustainable biogas production and use throughout Europe, EBA has created a perfect network of established national organisations, scientific institutes and companies. In 2014, the association counted around 70 members from all over Europe and had established co-operation with biogas associations from outside Europe.

http://european-biogas.eu/

ePURE - EUROPEAN RENEWABLE ETHANOL

ePURE serves as the unified voice of the European renewable ethanol industry. Its objective is to ensure the formation of policies that promote the beneficial uses of ethanol in Europe.

http://www.epure.org/

EUBIA - EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR BIO-INDUSTRIES

The main objective of EUBIA is to support the European biomass industries at all levels, promoting the use of biomass as an energy source, developing innovative bioenergy concepts and fostering international co-operation within the bioenergy field.

http://www.eubia.org/

European interest/industrial associations Energy Efficiency (3)

E2BA - ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION

E2BA is the industry association driving the Energy Efficient Buildings European Initiative (E2B EI) in the framework of the cPPP “Energy Efficient Buildings” (EeB). The Initiative’s goal to deliver, implement and optimise building and district concepts that have the technical, economic and societal potential to drastically decrease energy consumption and reduce CO2 emissions in both new and existing buildings across the European Union (EU).

http://www.e2b-ei.eu/default.php

EFFRA – EUROPEAN FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION

The European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) is a non-for-profit, industry-driven association promoting the development of new and innovative production technologies. It is the official representative of the private side in the 'Factories of the

http://www.effra.eu/

EUROACE - EUROPEANS ALLIANCE OF COMPANIES FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS

The mission of EuroACE is to work together with the European institutions to help Europe move towards a more efficient use of energy in buildings, thereby contributing to the EU's commitments on carbon emission reductions, job creation and energy security.

http://www.euroace.org/

European interest/industrial associations Fossil Fuels and Waste2Energy (4)

CEWEP - CONFEDERATION OF EUROPEAN WASTE-TO-ENERGY PLANTS

CEWEP is the umbrella association of the owners and operators of Waste-to-Energy Plants, representing some 394 Waste-to-Energy Plants from 18 European countries. They make up 86% of the Waste-to-Energy capacity in Europe.

http://www.cewep.eu/index.html

EPPSA - EUROPEAN POWER PLANT SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION

EPPSA's main goal is to foster the development and the dissemination of power plant technologies. By conducting this technology research, EPPSA Members promote efficiency and competitiveness in the European energy market. With this in mind, EPPSA seeks to promote the awareness of the positive implications of the technologies concerned.

http://www.eppsa.eu/

EURACOAL - EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR COAL AND LIGNITE

EURACOAL is the umbrella organisation of the European coal industry.

www.euracoal.be/

EUROGAS

The association aims to strengthen the role of gas in the energy mix by establishing an ongoing dialogue with European industry players, global producers of gas and relevant institutions such as the European Commission.

http://www.eurogas.org/

European interest/industrial associations Energy Storage (1)

EASE - EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR STORAGE OF ENERGY

EASE actively supports the deployment of energy storage as an indispensable instrument in order to improve the flexibility of and to deliver services to the energy system with respect to EU energy and climate policy.

http://www.ease-storage.eu/

European interest/industrial associations Sustainable process industry (1)

SPIREa - SUSTAINABLE PROCESS INDUSTRY TROUGH RESOURCE AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

SPIREa is an international non-profit association formed to represent the private sector as a partner in the Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (SPIRE) Public-Private Partnership (PPP) launched as part of the Horizon2020 framework programme.

http://www.spire2030.eu/

European interest/industrial associations Hydrogen & Fuel Cells (3)

AVERE - EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR BATTERY, HYBRID AND FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Its main objective is promoting the use of Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles - individually and in fleets and for priority uses – in order to achieve greener mobility for cities and countries.

http://www.avere.org/

H2EURO - EUROPEAN HYDROGEN ASSOCIATION

EHA hosts the European Association for Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Electro-mobility in European Regions, HyER (formerly HyRaMP) representing over 35 regions active in clean electric power and vehicles deployment.

http://www.h2euro.org/

NEW ENERGY WORLD IG

The New Energy World Industry Grouping (NEW-IG) works to accelerate the market deployment of Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (FCH) technologies. Its mission is to create a more sustainable economy while positioning Europe at the forefront of global technological developments. NEW-IG represents the FCH industry within the FCH Joint Undertaking.

http://www.new-ig.eu/

European interest/industrial associations Electronic components & systems (3)

AENEAS-IA

AENEAS is a non-profit industrial association continuing the activities of the former ENIAC European Technology Platform and representing the Nanoelectronics R&D partners in the ECSEL Joint Undertaking. AENEAS is open to all European key players in Nanoelectronics, such as large industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, research institutes, academia, and associations.

http://www.aeneas-office.eu/web/index.php

ARTEMIS-IA

ARTEMIS Industry Association continues the work of the European Technology Platform ARTEMIS and is therefore responsible for the ARTEMIS Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) on Embedded & Cyber-Physical Systems, which reflects the Research & Innovation (R&I) needs of the industry.

https://artemis-ia.eu/

EPoSS

EPoSS is an industry-driven policy initiative, defining R&D and innovation needs as well as policy requirements related to Smart Systems Integration and integrated Micro- and Nanosystems. EPoSS is contributing to EUROPE 2020.

http://www.smart-systems-integration.org/public

European interest/industrial associations Electricity industry/energy companies (4)

CEDEC

CEDEC represents the interests of more than 1500 local and regional energy companies - mostly in public hands - serving 85 million electricity and natural gas customers & connections, with an annual turnover of 120 billion € in ten European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

http://www.cedec.com/

CEEP - CENTRAL EUROPE ENERGY PARTNERS

Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) represents the interests of the energy and energy-intensive companies from Central Europe in order to strengthen the region’s energy security within the framework of a common EU energy and energy security policy. It is the first major body to represent the region at the EU level.

http://www.ceep.be/

EURELECTRIC

EURELECTRIC is the sector association which represents the common interests of the electricity industry at pan-European level, plus its affiliates and associates on several other continents. We currently have over 30 full members which represent the electricity industry in 32 European countries.

http://www.eurelectric.org/

GEODE – EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF ENERGY LOCAL DISTRIBUTORS

The mission statement of GEODE is to establish equal opportunity access to European energy infrastrutures for all those involved in serving the customer needs on energy, with the aim to create a truly competitive European energy market.

http://www.geode-eu.org/

European interest/industrial associations Energy services (2)

EU.ESCO – EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF ENEGY SERVICE COMPANIES

eu.ESCO’s mission is to represent Energy Service Companies offering Energy Performance Contracting vis‐à‐vis European Institutions, other relevant European Stakeholders, Member States and public authorities.

http://www.eu-esco.org/

EFIEES - EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF INTELLIGENT ENERGY EFFICIENCY SERVICES

EFIEES, European Federation of Intelligent Energy Efficiency Services, represents private companies (Energy Efficiency Services Companies, EESCs) providing an overall energy management service to end-users. These companies provide services operating, maintaining and managing plant and equipment on end-users’ sites, including industry, commercial offices, collective residential buildings, public premises (leisure facilities, healthcare, hospitals, etc.), and district heating networks.

http://www.efiees.eu/en/

European interest/industrial associations Consumers (1)

BEUC - EUROPEAN CONSUMER ORGANISATION

BEUC acts as the umbrella group in Brussels for its members and our main task is to represent them at European level and defend the interests of all Europe’s consumers. BEUC investigates EU decisions and developments likely to affect consumers, with a special focus on eight areas identified as priorities by our members: Financial Services, Food, Digital Rights, Consumer Rights, Sustainability, Safety, Health and Energy.

http://www.beuc.org/

European interest/industrial associations Renewables and heating/cooling technologies (13)

OCEAN ENERGY EUROPE

Ocean Energy Europe is the main link between Europe's ocean energy industry and the EU institutions such as the European Commission, European Parliament and European Investment Bank. Its mission is to positioning ocean energy as a key technology for the EU to meet its strategic objectives.

http://www.oceanenergy-europe.eu/

COGENEUROPE - EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF COGENERATION

Its principal goal is to work towards the wider use of cogeneration in Europe for a sustainable energy future. Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the most efficient way to deliver heating, cooling and electricity.

http://www.cogeneurope.eu/

EGEC - EUROPEAN GEOTHERMAL ENERGY COUNCIL

EGEC represents the geothermal sector in Europe. EGEC now has more than 120 members from 28 European countries: private companies, national associations, consultants, research centers, geological surveys and other public authorities.

http://egec.info/

EGSHPA - EUROPEAN GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP ASSOCIATION

EGSHPA has the aim of communicating to the industry and consumers the benefits of a new form of renewable energy. EGSHPA is the ideal bridging point between the latest green energy technologies and the people who benefit from these developments. The association aims to provide technical and industry specific news across all EU member states, in order to overcome the challenges faced by the industry in the development of GSHP for cooling and heating applications.

http://www.egshpa.com/

EHI - EUROPEAN HEATING INDUSTRY

EHI represents and promotes the common interests of 39 market leading companies and 13 associations in the European thermal comfort sector, which produce advanced technologies for heating in buildings, including.

http://www.ehi.eu/

EPIA - EUROPEAN PHOTOVOLTAIC INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

EPIA’s Mission is to shape the regulatory environment to promote the growing market opportunity for photovoltaic technologies in Europe.

http://www.epia.org/home/

EREC - EUROPEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY COUNCIL

EREC represents the entire renewable energy sector as the umbrella organisation of the European renewable energy industry, trade and research associations active in the sectors of photovoltaics, small hydropower, solar thermal, bioenergy, geothermal, solar thermal electricity and ocean energy.

http://www.erec.org/

ESHA - EUROPEAN SMALL HYDROPOWER ASSOCIATION

ESHA represents the interest of the hydropower sector by promoting the benefits and opportunities of hydropower at EU level. The association campaigns for improved market conditions for the hydropower sector, removal of any barriers to hydropower development and an increase in hydro-electricity production in Europe.

http://www.esha.be/

ESTIF - EUROPEAN SOLAR THERMAL INDUSTRY FEDERATION

ESTIF is the voice of the solar thermal industry, actively promoting the use of solar thermal technology for renewable heating and cooling in Europe. With around 80 members from 17 European countries, ESTIF represents the entire value chain.

http://www.estif.org/home/

EUROHEAT & POWER

Euroheat & Power works for energy supply in balance with ecology, promoting the advantages of CHP/DHC in general and the use of renewable energies to preserve primary energies in particular, and pursues international measures to enhance innovation and the further development of the sector.

http://www.euroheat.org/

EWEA - THE EUROPEAN WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION

EWEA provides support to members to sustain their growth in the wind industry. It coordinates international policy, communications, research and analysis and provides various services to support members' requirements and needs to help their development, offering the best networking and learning opportunities in the sector.

www.ewea.org

REHVA - FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN HEATING,VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING ASSOCIATIONS

REHVA's mission is to develop and disseminate economical, energy efficient and healthy technology for mechanical services of building; to serve its members and the field of building engineering (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) by facilitating knowledge exchange, supporting the development of related EU policies and their national level implementation.

http://www.rehva.eu/

EHPA - European Heat Pump Association

The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) represents the majority of the European heat pump industry. Its members comprise of heat pump and component manufacturers, research institutes, universities, testing labs and energy agencies. Its key goal is to promote awareness and proper deployment of heat pump technology in the European market for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

http://www.ehpa.org/

H2020 NCP Networks (10)

H2020 NCP Network - Smart, Green and Integrated Transport

ETNA 2020 Project has the objective to foster innovation in trans-national cooperation in Transport with a focus on promoting the active participation of new actors and regions in EU research calls and projects. ETNA 2020 targets transnational cooperation by organising specific initiatives to raise awareness on the EU transport R&I landscape and by improving the level of expertise on EU funding tools at NCP and researcher level.

http://www.transport-ncps.net/

H2020 NCP Network - Climate action, raw materials, environment and resource efficiency

The overall objective of NCPs CaRE is to strengthen the transnational network and professional capacities of all – experienced and less-experienced – SC5 NCPs with a view to provide the European research and innovation community with the highest level of support.

http://www.ncps-care.eu/

H2020 NCP Network - Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies

The NMP TeAm 3 project aims at assisting the NMP NCP Network to provide good quality and high standard services to the proposers and therefore helping simplify access to H2020 calls, lowering the entry barriers for newcomers, and raising the average quality of submitted proposals.

http://www.nmpteam.com/

H2020 NCP Network - ICT

The ICT NCP Network - active since 1996. Ideal-ist is an international ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) National Contact Point (NCP) network, supporting research and innovation within the EU Framework Programmes. The network includes more than 65 partners from EU and Non-EU Countries, such as Associated States, Eastern European Partner Countries (EEPC), Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC), and other countries throughout the world.

http://www.ideal-ist.eu/

H2020 NCP Networks - MSCA

The objective of the Net4Mobility project is to facilitate the transnational cooperation between the National Contact Points (NCPs) of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). The project aims to achieve the following two goals: 1) mutual support and thus raising the general standard of applicants; 2) to better inform the research and innovation stakeholders on funding possibilities in the MSCA and help them to improve their performance.

http://www.net4mobility.eu/

H2020 NCP Network - Secure societies

SEREN3 is about improving the services of the Security NCP Network through trans-national activities. The aim of the SEREN3 coordination action is to link the different NCPs of the Security research programme, to initiate coordination in the network, and to improve the quality of the network and, as a matter of fact, the ability of its members to deliver a high level of services to the community.

http://www.seren-project.eu/

H2020 NCP Network - Europe in a changing world

Net4Society is the international network of National Contact Points for the Societal Challenge 6 ("Europe in a changing world: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies") in Horizon 2020. National Contact Points (NCPs) are set up to guide researchers in their quest for securing EU funding.

http://www.net4society.eu/

H2020 NCP Network - Science with and for society

SiS.net is the international network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for the Science with and for Society programme of Horizon 2020.

http://www.sisnetwork.eu/

H2020 NCP network - Euratom

NUCL-EU 2020 is therefore set up in order to provide EURATOM NCPs with all the required skills in such a way that they can ensure the best support for Horizon 2020 potential applicants and raise the average quality of proposals submitted under the new EURATOM Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (R&I).

http://www.nucleu2020.eu/

H2020 NCP Network - Innovation in SMEs

Access to Risk Finance and SMEs NCP cooperation network – ACCESS4SMES is a 30 months Coordination and Support Action established with the aim to empower the network of National Contact Points (NCP) for Small Medium-sized Enterprises – SMEs and Access to risk finance – ARF under Horizon 2020.

http://www.access4smes.eu/