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

  • Danube Energy+ - Danube Energy+ Tool Open Call Announced at the International Danube Energy+ Day
    - 10-02-2020
    Danube Energy+ Tool Open Call Announced at the International Danube Energy+ Day

    On the 28th of January 2020, the First International Danube Energy+ Day was held. The the event, a diverse group of speakers presented, including the following topics: - The need for data science in energy; - A comparison of hydrogen and...

  • Danube Energy+ - Open Call for Young Innovators!
    - 04-02-2020
    Open Call for Young Innovators!

    The Open Call for applicants for the Danube Energy+ Tool. The Danube Energy+ Tool is a specially designed educational program for Young Innovators, targeted at catalyzing the innovation potential in the energy sector of the Danube...

  • Danube Energy+ - The First International Danube Energy+ Day is approaching!
    - 09-01-2020
    The First International Danube Energy+ Day is approaching!

    We are pleased to invite you to the First edition of the International Danube Energy+ Day, which will be held on the 28th of January 2020 in Karlsruhe, Germany. For the first time ever, we will gather key stakeholders from across the Danube...

  • Danube Energy+ - InnoEnergy at the Woman4energy Conference!
    - 11-12-2019
    InnoEnergy at the Woman4energy Conference!

    Last Friday on the 6th of December, our German partner EIT InnoEnergy joined the 7th edition of the Women4Energy Conference. The conference is organized by Steinbeis 2i GmbH in Stuttgart and sponsored by EIT InnoEnergy. The conference was...

  • Danube Energy+ - Civitta Slovakia at the Slovak University of Agriculture!
    - 11-12-2019
    Civitta Slovakia at the Slovak University of Agriculture!

    Danube Energy+ Slovakian partner Civitta Slovakia - Neulogy shared valuable information about the Pilot of the Danube Energy+ Tool at Nitra, the Slovak University of Agriculture during their first half-day visit of universities and educational...

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