KIC InnoEnergy - Iberia

Project information

Index: 1125R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location ESPAÑA ESTE Barcelona Catalonia Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2010
End: ongoing

Topic of the practice

Renewable energy start-ups

Good Practice Information

Barcelona benefits from the participation in KIC InnoEnergy (Iberia), which allows them to focus on energy start-ups and build strong external investor networks, thanks to the good reputation of the incubator as a mentor. KIC InnoEnergy Iberia works on renewable energies (wind, CSP, PV, wave and tidal energy) since some demonstrative projects on Concentrated Solar Power are already present in Spain and Portugal.

Evidence of success

Barcelona was world capital of the electric vehicle in 2013 and hosted the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS), the benchmark world congress for this sector.
There are 30 shareholders in the field of innovation and sustainable energy, who finance the incubation programme. Between 50.000 and 100.000 € are available for each successful start-up.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Mikel Lasa

KIC InnoEnergy Iberia Barcelona

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