More and Better Designed Public Support for Energy Technology Research and Innovation
SMARTSPEND is a three-year EU-funded project that aims to find new ways to coordinate and increase investments for clean energy technology.
The project is supporting the execution of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) of the European Commission through 3 main objectives:
- Increase private sector spending by helping innovators in clean energy to access risk finance from public and private sources;
- Coordinating research with the European Commission and civil servants to increase its impact and efficiency;
- Sending a strong message to national governments and encourage them to develop clean energy technology.
EASE is contributing to most of the activities, including “Roadshows” (high-level meetings organised between clean energy companies and Ministers or high-level officials) and will lead the organisation of the “Access to Risk Finance Conference” which aims to increase awareness and understanding regarding risk finance for clean energy innovators.
The project is coordinated by WIP Renewable Energies and EUREC, SMARTSPEND gathers 11 partners from different clean energy sectors.