Danube Energy+ Boost potential of Young Innovators to pioneer change in energy efficiency inside Danube Macro-region

Danube Energy+ tackles the need for change in regional ecosystems to support Young Innovators in transforming their disruptive ideas into ventures. Project´s general objective is to create an enabling environment, which will support Young innovators to pioneer a change in the energy efficiency area by setting up highly innovative startups in the Danube macro-region.

Danube Energy+ ecosystem Package as an innovative learning system for key regional ecosystem actors will be developed by using learning interaction among project partners and inclusive design process involving:

  • regional public administrations,
  • universities,
  • SMEs ,
  • business supporting actors.

It is uniquely composed of two main elements – (1) best practices, models and experience in identification and motivation of individual Young Innovators in regional ecosystems and their connection to ecosystem actors, and (2) developed Danube Energy+ Tool as a pre-acceleration learning scheme for Young Innovators boosting their competences to start successful ventures.

The learning system will be piloted in 9 countries involving 90 key regional ecosystem actors and 90 Young innovators enabling improvement of regional ecosystem actors´ knowledge. 

To ensure regional and transregional level sustainability and transferability, regional Danube Energy+ Hubs will be created in close cooperation of regional public administrations and Regional Alliance members based on regional Action Plans and Transregional Hubs´ Strategy including the transferability plan to other regions. 

9 project partners and 7 associated strategic partners as key strategic cooperating bodies with regional public administrations will join Danube Energy+ project to create a unique partnership based around core expertises needed: work with Young innovators in regional ecosystems; pre-acceleration programmes development and running; cooperation with regional stakeholders, Hubs creation and operations and regional policy sustainability and support.

Boost potential of Young Innovators to pioneer change in energy efficiency inside Danube Macro-region
Start date
01-08-2018
End date
31-07-2021
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1864354
ERDF Contribution: 1318195,3
IPA Contribution: 139729,8
ENI Contribution: 126775,8
Call number
Call 2
Priority
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Increase competences for business and social innovation

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
InnoEnergyGmbH Lead partner tamara.hoegler@innoenergy.com Germany
Cleantech Bulgaria Foundation ERDF partner mariyana@cleantech.bg BULGARIA
ABC Accelerator, d.o.o. ERDF partner ales@abc-accelerator.com SLOVENIA
Optimization ERDF partner dalibor.marijanovic@gmail.com CROATIA
E-KLASTR Czech Republic a.s. ERDF partner petr@e-accelerator.cz CZECH REPUBLIC
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Project News

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    - 29-07-2020
    DANUBE ENERGY+ TOOL YOUNG INNOVATORS TOOK PART IN “THE ENERGY CONGRESS 2020”

    On 15th of July the forum “The Energy Congress 2020” was held in the city of Karlsruhe with more than 300 registered guests. This 1st hybrid event was organized and streamed by InnoEnergy partner Fokus.energie and provided inputs to topics...

  • Danube Energy+ - DANUBE ENERGY+ - SERBIA DEMO DAY FAST APPROACHING!
    - 20-07-2020
    DANUBE ENERGY+ - SERBIA DEMO DAY FAST APPROACHING!

    Project partner SEE ICT will hold the Serbian Demo Day tomorrow, on the 21st of July 2020 from 17:00 CET.  During the online event, the teams that went through the program Danube Energy+ Tool will pitch their developed business ideas in front...

  • Danube Energy+ - DANUBE ENERGY+ CLEANTECH BULGARIA HELD THEIR FIFTH REGIONAL ALLIANCE MEETING!
    - 03-07-2020
    DANUBE ENERGY+ CLEANTECH BULGARIA HELD THEIR FIFTH REGIONAL ALLIANCE MEETING!

    The 5th Regional Alliance meeting was held on Thursday, the 25th of June 2020. Cleantech Bulgaria invited the members of the Regional Alliance in order to share the Bulgarian Pilot experience and to gather feedback. It was provided information on...

  • Danube Energy+ - Breaking news – Discovere.de wins e4 TESTIVAL Start-Up Award “Transforming Mobility 2020”
    - 30-06-2020
    Breaking news – Discovere.de wins e4 TESTIVAL Start-Up Award “Transforming Mobility 2020”

    On Saturday, 27.06.2020, the e4 TESTIVAL Start-up Award ‚Transforming Mobility‘ Took place under the patronage of Winfried Hermann MdL, Minister of Transport of Baden-Württemberg. The winners of this year's award have been selected by a...

  • Danube Energy+ - Croatian Danube Energy+ Tool Demo Day
    - 25-06-2020
    Croatian Danube Energy+ Tool Demo Day

    On 19th of June, the Croatian Danube Energy+ Tool Demo Day was held. During the virtual event, 5 teams of young innovators presented their sustainable business ideas to an audience consisting of investors, representatives of business support...

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