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European Leaders of Blue Energy
ELBE PLUS

Spain: Basque Country
Ander González
Project Manager
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Overview

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Summary and objectives

Within this context, ELBE+ aims to contribute positioning Europe as the world technological and industrial leader in Blue Energy. This main goal is further developed into three specific objectives (and sub-objectives), which are:

1. To strengthen European Blue Energy New Value Chain

  • To consolidate a true trans-regional European New Value Chain comprising the companies and other agents that are currently within each of the partners’ local value chains.
  • To foster clusters & SMEs mutual knowledge, high-level trans-regional cooperation and partnership building among key leading Blue Energy regions in Europe, promoting matchmaking activities that could lead to open innovation spaces.
  • To position SMEs into trans-European consortiums to compete and take a leading position globally in the Blue Energy sector.

2. To promote European Blue Energy Internationalisation with key specific actions, as described in the ELBE Internationalisation Strategy

  • To develop concrete and useful market reports that provide differential competitive intelligence to European companies, helping them to identify business and internationalisation opportunities in the Blue Energy sector.
  • To organise direct missions, reverse missions and other activities that allow ELBE+ partners’ companies to establish first-hand contact with key incumbents in target markets.
  • To sign Cooperation Agreements with relevant international associations and clusters in third countries that act as a key partner for gathering intelligence, organising activities and providing soft landing services to European companies.

3. To assure the Long-Term Sustainability of the ELBE+ Alliance

  • To strengthen the ESCP-4i by consolidating a common identity and developing joint promotional activities.
  • To learn from successful and unsuccessful experiences from other partnerships, in order to improve efficiency and efficacy of ELBE+ initiatives.
  • To continuously update the internationalisation strategy to guide the activities of the ELBE+ alliance, identifying new markets and added-value activities.
  • To define a financial strategy that guarantees the sustainability of the alliance in the long term.

Previous achievements

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Partnership other activities

7 customised market reports with 2 specific webinars for their dissemination, providing differential competitive intelligence to European companies.

Update of current Internationalisation Strategy and definition of a financial sustainability strategy.

2 business missions to the US (one to the West Coast and one to the East Coast) focused on offshore wind energy.

1 business mission to the US (ICOE 2021) focused on Wave Energy.

2 exploratory trips to South East Asia (South Korea, Japan and/or Taiwan) focused on offshore wind and wave energy.

1 business mission to South East Asia (South Korea, Japan and/or Taiwan) focused on offshore wind.

1 business mission to Canada focused on Tidal Energy.

3 European Networking Events in both Offshore Wind and Wave & Tidal Energy.

1 incoming mission from a US delegation to Europe focused on offshore wind.

Results expected

The main results expected to achieve the objectives of the ESCP are:

  1. To strengthen European Blue Energy New Value Chain
    • Up to 8 Steering Committees, that will also serve to promote mutual knowledge of participating clusters and their respective value chains.
    • Update of ELBE website including the positioning of companies from new partners PMM and GCE NODE, this is a tool that helps European companies to find potential partners, customers and suppliers in other ELBE+ regions.
    • Three European Networking Events in both Offshore Wind and Wave & Tidal Energy.
  2. To promote European Blue Energy Internationalisation with key specific actions, as described in the ELBE Internationalisation Strategy
    • 7 customised market reports with 2 specific webinars for their dissemination, providing differential competitive intelligence to European companies.
    • 2 exploratory trips to emerging Asian countries.
    • 5 direct mission and 1 reverse mission, that allow ELBE+ partners’ companies to establish first-hand contact with key incumbents in target markets.
    • 5 Cooperation Agreements with relevant international associations and clusters in third countries that act as a key partner for gathering intelligence, organising activities and providing soft landing services to European companies.
  3. To assure the Long-Term Sustainability of the ELBE+ Alliance
    • Consolidation of a common identity by a joint communication and branding strategy, logo and visual identity.
    • Several activities to learn from other ESCP experiences, including direct exchanges with two other ESCPs (SPACE2WAVES and DIA), attending at least 2 ECCP Cluster matchmaking events, following EOCIC reports or using the ESCP-4i Forum.
    • Update of current Internationalisation Strategy and definition of a financial sustainability strategy.

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply:D35 Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Cross-sectoral industries
Blue Growth Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Renewable Energy
Technology fields
H\: Electricity:Generation, conversion, or distribution of electric power
S3 EU priority areas
Blue growth:Blue renewable energy

Partnership composition

Profile name Location Project coordinator
Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group
United Kingdom
Blue Cluster
Belgium
Pôle Mer Méditerranée
France
Basque Energy Cluster
Spain
Coordinator
Offshore Väst
Sweden
Energy Cluster Denmark

Denmark

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Latest news and documents

News Achievements Published: 22.10.2021
ELBE Alliance organises the first internationalisation event for SMEs to the IPF 2021 (Virginia, USA)
Document Published: 21.10.2021
ELBE Alliance video
Document Published: 15.09.2021
ELBE Alliance new updated brochure
News Achievements Published: 22.06.2021
ELBE Alliance organises a webinar for European companies to present the offshore wind market reports developed in the project ELBE PLUS

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