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Understanding the renewable energy sector

Fondazzjoni Temi Zammit, the Maltese partner within the Energeia project, is organising a conference on March 5 to present the results of its energy mapping, together with those of the other partners.

During the conference, the challenges that are faced by businesses within the renewable energy sector will be discussed during workshops.

Energeia is an EU-funded project under the MED Programme, which aims to design a friendly environment for entrepreneurship in the renewable energy sector in the Mediterranean area. The need for more effective ways of supporting entrepreneurship in the field of renewable energy represents an enormous asset for a sustainable economic development. The project will also help Malta reach its commitment to reduce consumption of primary energy by 10 per cent by 2020.

Energeia is composed of eight organisations with experience in designing and implementing policies in entrepreneurship development and promotion of the energy sector. Most of them also provide support and advice to innovative start-ups that originate from research institutions.

The first step of the project, which has been running since April 2013, was to define the “energy landscape”, building up a clearer picture of the current needs and challenges of companies operating within the renewable energy sector.

This step is now nearing its completion, with the collection of all data from the partners and the identification of relevant good practices being shared within and outside the project consortium.

The conference is being held on Wednesday at the Corinthia Marina Hotel from 9am onwards. Participation is free of charge but prior registration is required by sending an e-mail to [email protected].

The ENERGEIA project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the government of Malta. If you are interested in knowing more about the project you can visit the project’s website at www.energeia-med.eu.

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