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
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1864354
ERDF Contribution: 1318195,3
IPA Contribution: 139729,8
ENI Contribution: 126775,8
Call number
Call 2
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+ - National Days in Ukraine
    - 25-07-2021
    National Days in Ukraine

    European Initiatives center, with the support of the Regional Councty Council, the Uzhhorod city hall, the Uzhhorod National University, the Association of Cities, professional institutions and NGOs, organizes in three consecutive days the...

  • Danube Energy+ - HUB Czech Republic – Opening ceremony
    - 25-07-2021
    HUB Czech Republic – Opening ceremony

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  • Danube Energy+ - National Day and Opening Ceremony of the DE+ Hub in Germany
    - 13-07-2021
    National Day and Opening Ceremony of the DE+ Hub in Germany

    On July 6th 2021, InnoEnergy Germany GmbH carried out the Danube Energy+ National Day and Opening Ceremony of the DE+ Hub. Impressive numbers of the Danube Energy+ project’s outcomes were presented as regards to the involvement of Young...

  • Danube Energy+ - Official launch of the DE+ HUB Romania
    - 10-07-2021
    Official launch of the DE+ HUB Romania

    On July 13, 2021, Romanian Tech Startup Association (ROTSA) will announce the official opening of the Danube Energy+ Hub Romania. The Regional Hub will be part of the partner’s Hubs Network established as a result of the implementation of the...

  • Danube Energy+ - HUB Croatia – Opening ceremony and presentation of the Hub
    - 09-07-2021
    HUB Croatia – Opening ceremony and presentation of the Hub

    On July 08, 2021, Optimizacija launched the Danube Energy+ Hub Croatia at the ZICER. The Regional Hub will ensure the sustainability of the results of the Danube Energy + project, funded by the Danube Transnational Program 2014-2020. The project...

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