Name & description
RECODE (Oceaneranet) will develop, demonstrate and validate standardised components that will contribute to lower ocean energy technology deployment costs and achieve long term costs reduction of ocean energy arrays components.
MARINEL (Basque Country, Etorgai Industrial Research Project) seeks to develop optimised solutions for a self-installing large offshore substation.
BIDELEK SAREAK (Basque Country) a joint initiative coordinated by IBERDROLA Distribución Eléctrica and the Basque Government and involving 13 electric companies and equipment manufacturers aiming at deploying smart grids to urban areas so as to increase the efficiency and security of the electric energy supply.
AZKARGA (Basque Country, Etorgai Industrial Research Project) formed by a group of 6 cutting-edge Basque companies in power electronics technologies, control electronics and vehicle charge management and supported by a technical advisory committee comprising representatives of the leading EV manufacturers, with the aim of developing an innovative EV charging solution by the end of 2016 that allows for full charging in a public environment in under 20 minutes.
WINDBOX advanced test & validation center for wind power, in which 12 organisations from the Basque Energy Cluster integrate and validate together wind power subsystems by means of advanced tests.
Ongoing European projects:
ELBE - Europe Leading Blue Energy (COSME - Cluster GO International): it aims to contribute positioning Europe as the world technological and industrial leader in Blue Energy. Following this rationale, the consortium will start with a selected group of key regions (Strand 1) that will constitute the embryo of the development a true pan-European Blue Energy cluster platform with a clear internationalisation focus (future Strand 2).
Past European projects:
REINAPLUS - Renewables Energy InterNAtionalisation ESCP project for European SMEs (COSME - Cluster GO International): It started on 1 January 2016 and builds upon the REINA pilot project in 2012-2013, which brought about the setting up of a European Strategic Cluster Partnership (ESCP). REINA PLUS will take the cooperation within the already set up ESCP to the next level supporting and reinforcing the internationalization of associated companies (especially SMEs) in the strategic markets of Mexico, Brazil, Chile, North America and North Africa, by fostering the collaboration and integration of their capacities.
TCE - Towards Cluster Excellency (Cluster Excellence Programme): It seeks to improve and strengthen the cluster management practices of the participating clusters towards cluster excellency. Moreover, it will enable the participating clusters to provide more professional top quality business services to the SMEs involved in their clusters.
REINA (CIP Pilot programme) supports European SME’s internationalisation through the design and implementation of joint cluster specific internationalisation strategies in renewable energy growing markets.
The ‘Eco-Innovative Cluster Partnership for Internationalization and Growth (EcoCLUP)’ was established in 2010 focussing on eco innovative industries encompassing waste, water, pollution control, environmental services, energy, sustainable transport and construction. Strategies of internationalisation were discussed in these areas. The partnership cluster organisations participating were from Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain and UK. The project was coordinated by the EnviroCluster Peterborough from UK.
The Atlantic Power Cluster, funded under the Interreg Atlantic programme was coordinated by the region of Cantabria in Spain and aimed at creating an adequate political and social environment for the emerging sectors of offshore wind, wave and tidal as well as enhancing the competitiveness and innovation capacities of the industrial community in the Atlantic regions. 17 partners from Atlantic counties like Spain, France, Ireland, UK and Portugal participated.