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Capenergies Association
Capenergies

France: Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Enrico Mazzon

Overview

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About us

Capenergies: The energy transition cluster

Capenergies’ goal is to promote sustainable business growth and job creation in the energy transition sector by supporting its members to deliver new ideas, products and services to market. Through its network of companies, research laboratories, universities, training centers and investors, Capenergies fosters the development and commercialisation of solutions in 3 strategic areas:

- Sustainable low carbon energy production;

- Smart energy management;

- Energy efficiency. 

The cluster covers the following territories: Southern-Eastern France (Provence-Alpes-Côte-D’Azur), Corsica, Principality of Monaco, Guadeloupe and Réunion Island. 

The cluster’s activities encompass targeted support for the emergence of collaborative R&D projects with the capacity to shape emerging energy technology markets and the definition of business growth strategy.

Key figures:

•      3 founding members : CEA, EDF and the Corsican Economic Development Agency (ADEC);

•      More than 500 members;

•      1 800 specialist energy partners;

•      More than 750 quality-certified projects;

•      442 funded projects and 545 M€ subsidies for funded projects.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 555
    Cluster Members
  • 303
    SME's
  • 34
    Large Companies
  • 117
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 72
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

Management team

EU/International Project Manager
Enrico Mazzon
ECCP Responsible Person
General Director
Anne-Marie Perez
Cluster Manager
EU/International Director
Raphaël Rinaldi
Internationalisation Responsible

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply:D35 Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Technology fields
Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Technologies or applications for mitigation or adaptation against climate change
S3 EU priority areas
Digital transformation:Big data, data mining, database management - Digital transformation:Cleaner environment & efficient energy networks and low energy computing - Digital transformation:Intelligent inter-modal & sustainable urban areas (e.g. smart cities) - Digital transformation:Smart system integration - KETs:Advanced materials - Sustainable innovation:Smart green & integrated transport systems - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable energy & renewables
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries

Services

Support services provided

Access to the European Internal Market
Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Access to finance: Public funding
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Further information

  • Providing a targeted and continuos support to innovative close-to-market ideas, from their emergence to the market;
  • Animating the cluster’s network to facilitate cooperation, information sharing and the provision of channeling of specialised and customised business support services ;
  • Facilitating SMEs access to national and international markets (even through EU collaborative projects);
  • Organising training programmes, workshops, infodays and conferences for preparing cluster’s members to go to market and take benefit of transnational cooperation and funding opportunities at both EU and international level ;
  • Providing public local authorities with the expertise needed to develop their territorial energy strategies and prepare their calls for projects ;
  • Contributing to the valorisation of the cluster innovation ecosystem at European and international level via inter-clustering cooperation.

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG Other

Name & description

Project name

Capenergies has been involved in European collaborative projects for 3 years. The cooperation developed by Capenergies with foreign clusters/organisations is particularly important for boosting its role in the internationalisation process of SMEs (exports, foreign partnerships and investments) which then leads to new job creation, growth and long-term sustainability.

HORIZON 2020:

Flexigrid – Interoperable solutions for implementing holistic FLEXIbility services in the distribution GRID – Partner

The project (duration: 2019-2023, budget: 8,1M€) aims at improving the functioning of the distribution power network making it more flexible, reliable and cost-efficient, through the development of 4 hardware and 4 software solutions. This in view of making power grid more reliable, stable, secure and ready to integrate an increasing share of renewable energy sources.

Furthermore, a single open source platform will integrate the different solutions making them interoperable with the IT systems used by the energy stakeholders, increasing its replication potential.

Capenergies leads the WP on business cases development & exploitation strategy.

INTERREG MED 2014-2020:

ESMARTCITY (Enabling Smarter City in the MED Area through Networking) – Partner

This single module project (duration: 2018-2020, budget: 2,5M€) aims at improving the innovation capacities of cities in the MED area, through the establishment of innovation ecosystems comprising citizens, businesses, research and academia, and public authorities, enforcing the Smart City concept. Throughout the project, Capenergies is in charge of fostering the European innovation ecosystem of the Smart City concept and is particularly involved in the activities of enhancing capacities of public authorities in conjunction with the relevant actors of the Smart City concept.

EnerNETMob (Mediterranean Interregional Electromobility Networks for intermodal and inter-urban low carbon transport systems) – Partner

This integrated project (duration: 2018-2022, budget: 5,7M€) aims at creating an “Interregional Electro-mobility Network” for medium/long range Battery Electric Vehicles’ displacements at transnational level and impacting national and regional mobility policies for interurban low carbon transport in the Mediterranean and European areas. Capenergies is involved in the communication/dissemination activities, the collection of data about local sustainable urban mobility plan, the development of an ICT Electromibility platform, the assessment of pilot actions’ results, as well as the knowledge transfer towards 4helix players.

ENI CBC MED 2014-2020:

GreenInMed  (Speeding up the MED SMEs’ uptaking of eco-innovative solutions in energy and water management) – Partner

The project (duration: 2019-2022, budget: 1,4M€) has a twofold objective:

  1. Supporting hotel managers in the Mediterranean area to adopt innovative solutions proposed by SMEs and available on the market to reduce their consumptions of water and power;
  2. Speeding up the market uptake of new solutions which are being developed by start-ups for increasing energy and water efficiency of Mediterranean hotels.

Capenergies leads the WP linked to financial support for eco-innovation in SMEs by managing the call for awarding innovation-focused grants (budget: 100k€ in cascade funding).

FP7:

  • MARE - Mediterranean Activities for Research and Innovation in the Energy sector (2013-2016). This INCO project generated new joint RDT projects in the MED area. On the basis of exchanges of good practices on technology transfer on RES micro-grids, RES desalination and energy efficiency in buildings. (www.mare-euromed.eu);
  • TOWERPOWER (2014-2017) is a research project targeting SMEs. The projet developed and tested a prototype for monitoring defects in offshore wind turbines. (www.towerpower.eu)

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Canada
Israel
Morocco
Tunisia
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Germany
Greece
Italy
Netherlands
Spain

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

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