Service Centers and Path of Transformation for Increased Renewable Energy Usage in Small and Medium Enterprises – SMEnergy

Project Title: Service Centers and Path of Transformation for Increased Renewable Energy Usage in Small and Medium Enterprises – SMEnergy

 

Project Budget: 2.065.115,14 euros

Budget RARS: 139.827,80 euros

 

Duration: 30 months

 

The SMEnergy project is co-financed by the European Union under the Interreg Danube Regional Program.

 

Project Partners:

Local Energy Agency Spodnje Podravje – LEASP from Slovenia

Hungarian Energy Efficiency Agency – MEHI/Energiaklub

Business Agency Burgenland Research and Innovation Ltd. – FIB from Austria

PC-Trend Ltd. from Hungary

DEX Innovation Center – DEX IC from Czech Republic

Slovak Business Agency – SBA

Development Agency of the Republic of Srpska-RARS

Bussines Support Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises – Ruse – BSC SME Ruse from Bulgaria

European Institute for Innovation – Technology from Germany

Landshut University of Applied Sciences – TZE (Germany)

 

Project Objective:

Establishment of a pilot network of service centers in participating countries within the project to strengthen support for energy-intensive SMEs in accelerating the transition to adopting renewable energy sources.

 

About the Project:

Given the ongoing energy transition and the ambitious EU goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, most energy-intensive SMEs in the Danube region face similar challenges in adapting to the green economy and increased use and efficiency of sustainable energy. Industrial SMEs, in particular, are among the largest energy consumers, which often incur significant costs and pose problems in terms of energy security and dependence on fossil fuels, especially due to current geopolitical events. Therefore, increasing the share of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency are central issues for industry and SMEs in the Danube region.

Through knowledge transfer and tool development for planning, the SMEnergy project will provide comprehensive support to local/regional SMEs to adopt renewable energy sources. At the same time, an integrated, transnational approach will leverage existing SME networks to increase the visibility of best practice examples and enhance strategies, efforts, and adoption of renewable energy sources within the Danube program and beyond.

 

Target Groups:

Small and medium enterprises

Energy suppliers

Business support organizations

Sectoral support

Various levels of authorities

Centers and schools for education and training

For more information visit the official website of the project: https://interreg-danube.eu/projects/danube4seecosystem