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SMARTSPEND. Launch of key project to increase the efficiency of European funding for clean energy

SMARTSPEND project aims for more and better designed public support for energy technology Research & Innovation.

On the 17th January, SMARTSPEND project partners met in Brussels to kick off this 3-year-project. Running until December 2021, SMARTSPEND will explore how investments in R&D in clean energy can be made in a coordinated way and how they may be increased.

Many energy technologies are trying to answer similar R&D questions. There may be ways to sequence research in different sectors to enable its impact to be increased. SMARTSPEND will report on the synergies in different technologies’ R&D plans, and on the ways that sectors should organise themselves to access EU funding efficiently.

SMARTSPEND will organise a major conference to help innovators in clean energy access risk finance from public and private sources. They need money and connections to scale up. To prepare the conference, SMARTSPEND will report the funding needs and identify possible sources.

Access more information on the project in its 1st press release here.

Source: SMARTSPEND Consortium
Contact: Greg Arrowsmith,