Brussels, Charlemagne and Centre Albert Borschette
This year's Information Day on contractual PPPs - Sustainable Process Industry, Factories of the Future, Energy-efficient Buildings, Green Vehicles - was held on 16 October 2015 in Brussels.
See all project ideas presented during the SPIRE Brokerage session
Clara de la Torre (Director in DG Research and Innovation, chairman), Wolfgang Burtscher (Deputy Director-General, DG RTD) and by Zoran Stančič (Deputy Director-General, DG CONNECT) presented the scope of Research contracted Public-Private Partnerships (cPPPs). The cPPP topic is a priority in the Juncker agenda for growth. The 2016 budget for PPP calls is more than 400 million euros, linked to the Horizon 2020 calls. The deadline for answers to 2016 calls is January 2016.
José-Lorenzo Vallé (DG RTD) presented the implementation of the PPPs under Horizon 2020:
Emmanuel Forest, President ofthe European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP), presented the cPPP on Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB) highlighting the developments in the building sector so far, particularly in relation to zero-energy buildings, as well as the need for further innovation:
Emmanuel Forest also reiterated some strategic research areas the EeB PPP focuses on, namely monitoring, KPIs, consumer attitude, materials, recycling and engineering processes. The calls planned for 2016 under the EeB cPPP are the following:
The expected deadline to apply for these calls is 21 January 2016. More information about the calls is here and download the Project Ideas presented at the EeB PPP Brokerage Session here (zip file).
Klaus Sommer (BAYER), Andrea Gentili (DG RTD) and Ignacio Calleja (TECNALIA) presented the cPPP on Sustainable Process Industry (SPIRE) with key facts and success projects like TASIO project (heat recovery):
The new opportunities in the SPIRE calls for 2016 were presented by different Project Officers of DG RTD and DG ENER. The total budget for 2016 is € 127 million and the topics are the following:
View all funding opportunities (calls)
This topic opens the door to a project on refractory products. In addition to a project on kiln energy efficiency, research could aim at improving the energy efficiency in other sectors’ kilns. More information
Possible projects under the call Industrial technologies for the valorization of European bio-resources include a shift in raw materials coming from fossil fuels to bio-based resources (sustainable raw materials). More information