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About the EUREKA Clean-Tech Action
As part of the EUREKA Network’s commitment to addressing “Grand Challenges” and the Israeli EUREKA chairmanship’s emphasis on clean technologies, EUREKA is launching the EUREKA Clean‐Tech Action (ECTA) , a campaign aimed at encouraging the generation of EUREKA projects focused on R&D cooperation in the clean‐tech sector.
The aim of the Clean-Tech Action is to support and facilitate bottom-up generation of Clean Tech related industrial R&D projects through existing EUREKA instruments, all in a comprehensive, focused and high-energy environment where all stakeholders will be present – including technology providers, policy makers, regulators, investors and end users.
The Aims of the EUREKA Clean-Tech Action:
The EUREKA Clean‐Tech Action provides financial support and partner-matching services to R&D innovation activities leading to sustainable products and solutions in a variety of clean-tech related industries and fields.
Find more information on the EUREKA Clean-Tech Action Flyer.
What are Clean-Technologies?
Clean-Tech can be understood, in line with the European Commission’s definition in the LIFE Directive, as "new industrial processes or modifications of existing ones intended to reduce the impact of production activities on the environment, including reducing the use of energy and raw materials," [specifically]:
1. "conservation of raw materials,
2. optimization of production processes,
3. rational use of raw materials,
4. rational use of energy,
5. rational use of water,
6. disposal or recycling of unavoidable waste,
7. accident prevention,
8. risk management to prevent major pollution, and
9. restoring sites after cessation of activities."
Nevertheless, in line with the bottom-up principle of EUREKA and its inter-governmental character, the definitional scope for clean-tech activities and projects is ultimately left to the judgment of the involved industries and respective national funding schemes.
EUREKA Instruments’ Support for Clean-Tech
The Clean-Tech Action aims to generate industrial R&D projects in the field of Clean‐Tech by mobilizing existing Network instruments – including EUREKA Individual Projects, Eurostars projects, Umbrella and Cluster projects. Industrial participants with clean-tech projects are invited to apply for funding and support through these instruments, following their specified deadlines and procedures.
As support to the EUREKA Clean-Tech Action, national funding databases have been compiled, providing information to industrial partners about funding opportunities available from EUREKA member countries for joint projects with a clean-tech focus.
An Invitation to Industries:
EUREKA representatives and industrial partners are invited to participate in a series of clean-tech related events in Europe and Israel, sponsored by EUREKA and the Israeli EUREKA Chairmanship. Learn more about funding opportunities, potential industrial partners, and the field of clean-tech.
The EUREKA Inter-Cluster Info Day
February 23, 2011 I 14:00- 18:00 I Hilton Hotel, Eilat, Israel
The first ever EUREKA Inter-Cluster Info Day was held in Eilat on February 23, 2011 during the EUREKA NPC2/HLG2 meetings as a joint initiative of the Israeli Chairmanship and the Inter-Cluster Committee. About 70 people participated in the successful event, including representatives from Israeli companies, European companies, NPCs, project officers and all the cluster chairmen and representatives. The event was comprised of presentations about the Eurogia+ cluster, delivered by the Chairman Dr. Gabriel Marquette and his staff, as well as presentations by the other clusters' chairpersons, 13 presentations of project ideas by Israeli and European companies, and finally, individual meetings among all the participants.
As described by Mr. Uzi Bar-Sadeh, Clusters Program Manager in MATIMOP: "It was a great event that will probably lead to the creation of new EUREKA cluster projects."
Click on the links below to download presentations on some of the first project proposals coming from the EUREKA Clean-Tech Action.