General Articles (2)
Energy Enterprise Generation in the MED area
The ENERGEIA Project originates from the shared need of more effective ways of supporting entrepreneurship in the field of renewable energy, which, in the Mediterranean area, represent an enormous asset for a sustainable economic development. Partners within the project share common policies and priorities given by EU policies, as the Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and the EU members’ commitment of reducing consumption of primary energy by 20% by 2020.
Developing entrepreneurship, using research outputs and competences, is a key action that will contribute to reach the Europe 2020 objectives, in terms of energy consumption from renewable sources and energy savings, thus having direct impacts on EU economic development, wealth creation and employment.
The energy sector plays a central role in the EU economy in terms of current size and growth potential in the medium term, demand for technology and innovative solutions is growing especially because of existing regulations at EU levels and also because of society general interest for environment low impact solutions. In order to be able to further develop the offer for new technologies and innovative solutions, it is necessary to build an entrepreneurship friendly environment, able to recognize and fulfil the expectations of the energy sector. This assumption, shared by the consortium, is at the basis of the ENERGEIA project, which aims to design a friendly environment for entrepreneurship in the renewable energy sector in the Mediterranean area.