SMARTSPEND – 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.

Funding programme: EU HORIZON 2020 – Coordination and Support Action
Grant Agreement n°: 826044
Call Identifier: H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020
Duration: 2018-2021

For more information please contact Mr Emin Aliyev (

Read more about EU-funded projects

EASE is currently involved in several EU-funded projects promoting research, innovation and demonstration in the energy storage sector.


    1. ESA Energy Storage Annual Conference & Expo

      August 24 - August 27
    2. The European EV Charging Summit 2020

      September 1 - September 2
    3. SolarPower Summit 2020

      September 29
    4. Financing Clean Energy Transition in the Context of EU Recovery – powered by SMARTSPEND

      September 30
    5. Enlit 2020

      October 27 - October 29