Companies Invited to Tender for €30,000 to Support Energy Innovations
The FREED Project is inviting applications from companies, SME’s or start-ups to develop innovative energy technologies, the Western Development Commission (WDC) announced on Tuesday. The WDC are using the etenders platform and the tender documents are available at www.freedproject.eu/itt-call-ireland-2. The closing date for applications is Wednesday March 15th 2017. Aimed at businesses that are currently active in the Energy Technology sector, FREED is offering financial support to develop and take innovative energy technologies to commercialisation. A total investment sum of €30,000 is available for this call together with in-kind support offering incubation capabilities, market access and unique access to private investment. The innovative technology selected will be promoted through the project across the partner region in the NPA area and beyond.
WDC CEO Ian Brannigan said: ‘’The West of Ireland region continues to develop a strong bio-economy and with this support for innovation the WDC seeks to grow the regions capacity and evolve to the next level of sustainability.’’
Candidates are to submit technology innovation proposals, that address identified challenges in the following four thematic areas:
- Intelligent grid
- Energy storage
- Smart and efficient buildings and environment
- Renewable energies
A condition of being awarded the contract is that technology development and the commercial development of the output must take place in the Northern Periphery and Arctic region, as defined by the European Union Interreg Programme.