EUROGIA is a bottom-up, industry driven, market oriented programme which addresses all areas of the energy mix, from renewable energy to efficiency, and reduction of carbon footprint of fossil fuels.
EUROGIA is a cluster of the EUREKA network, a decentralized intergovernmental initiative started in 1985 to enhance European competitiveness by supporting businesses, research centers and universities that take part in trans-national projects.
The EUROGIA2030 programme supports and promotes international partnerships developing innovative projects in low-carbon energy technologies.
It addresses all innovative energy technologies that will:
- reduce the carbon footprint of energy production and use
- develop new technologies for energy such as solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, energy efficiency, etc.
The Eurogia Label
The EUROGIA label is a quality label for RD&D projects in the field of low carbon energy technologies. It is granted after a rigorous evaluation by a panel of world-class industrial and academic experts. It guarantees that the project is technically sound, innovative, well planned and organized and is likely to lead to a commercial product or service that will positively impact the world energy system. Although the label is very selective, the goal of EUROGIA2030 is to help important project ideas become reality. This is why the evaluation process is interactive; the Technical Committee and the EUROGIA2020 office provide feedback to the projects to assist them in meeting the stringent criteria.
Why a EUROGIA label ?
The label per se does not automatically guarantee public funding. Indeed individual EUREKA member countries have the final say on public funding in their respective countries, based on their national policies, priorities and constraints.
However, the EUROGIA label facilitates access to such public funding, particularly in the EUROGIA2030 supporting countries, who have committed to favorably receive the national funding applications of labelled projects. With its growing recognition EUROGIA label can also facilitate access to regional public funding, to private funding, be it venture capital or bank loans, or to interested customers.