Ecomondo 2022
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022
  • 14:00 - 15:15
  • Memo
  • Innovation Arena - South Hall
  • English

Organized by: Ecomondo and Key Energy Scientific Technical Committees & European Commission                              

In the workshop, European Commission representatives will present the European Innovation Council (EIC), the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) and the European Research Executive Agency (REA), as well as their 2022 Work Programmes and thematic funding calls.

Session Chairs  

Francesco Matteucci, EIC Programme Manager
CINEA Representative (TBC)
Arnoldas Milukas, Head of Unit REA B.3 - Biodiversity, Circular Economy and Environment

Programme

14.00 Introduction
Fabio Fava, University of Bologna & President of Ecomondo Scientific Technical Commitee
 

The European Innovation Council and the EIC 2022 WP
Francesco Matteucci, EIC Programme Manager

The European Innovation Council (EIC) is Europe’s flagship innovation programme. It aims at identifying, developing and scaling up breakthrough technologies and game changing innovations with the potential to scale up internationally and become market leaders. The EIC supports all stages of innovation, from research and development on the scientific underpinnings of breakthrough technologies, to validation and demonstration of breakthrough technologies and innovations to meet real world needs, to the development and scaling up of start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) applying an hands-on content wise approach. The EIC provides funding through both open and challenge-based calls that in EIC WP2022 cover, amongst others, green topics such as long-term energy storage, carbon capture and utilization (CCU) or hard to abate industries decarbonisation.The EIC has been established under the EU Horizon Europe programme and operates on a budget of €10.1 billion for the 2021 – 2027 period.


The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) and its EU funding programmes for transport, energy, climate action, environment and maritime fisheries and aquaculture
CINEA Representative (TBC)

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) has been established by the European Commission to implement parts of EU funding programmes for transport, energy, climate action, environment and maritime fisheries and aquaculture. The Agency has a key role in supporting the European Green Deal – one of the European Commission’s main strategic priorities.
CINEA aims to support its beneficiaries, establish strong partnerships, deliver high-quality programme and project management, foster effective knowledge sharing and create synergies between programmes - to support a sustainable, connected, and decarbonised Europe. The Agency manages 7 EU Programmes worth around €55 billion: Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), Horizon Europe, LIFE programme, European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), Innovation Fund, EU Renewable Energy Financing Mechanism and Just Transition Mechanism.


The European Research Executive Agency (REA) and Horizon Europe’s Cluster 6
Arnoldas Milukas, Head of Unit REA B.3 - Biodiversity, Circular Economy and Environment

Mandated by the European Commission to support the EU Research and Innovation policy, the European Research Executive Agency (REA) funds high-quality research and innovation projeSTC that generate knowledge for the benefit of society. REA’s mission is to help build a greener Europe with prosperous, inclusive societies and economies that take full advantage of the digital age. REA manages the following EU programmes (or parts thereof): Horizon Europe, Horizon 2020, Research Fund for Coal and Steel and Promotion of agricultural produSTC. REA’s presentation will focus on the Cluster 6 of Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe, which is about “Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment” (budget of €7.4 billion for the 2021 – 2027 period).

Discussion
Fabio Fava, Francesco Matteucci, CINEA Representative (TBC), Arnoldas Milukas

15.10 Closure by the chairs