The European Commission awards a Seal of Excellence certificate to Research and Innovation proposals submitted to the EU Horizon 2020 programme and that have been evaluated as excellent proposals but could not be funded due to the limited resources allocated to the programme. These companies and innovators are thus looking for other public or private funding sources at regional and/or national level to support their excellent proposals.

Do you know how many innovators and SMEs in your region have been awarded a Seal of Excellence? Are you in a position to provide support or guidance for their further ventures? Would you like to meet clean energy innovators established in your region? 

Matchmaking and sharing experiences in #EURegionsWeek

During the European Week of Regions and Cities, the European Commission offers you the possibility to meet clean energy innovators in Brussels. You can request to participate in individual matchmaking meetings or join a session dedicated to supporting clean energy innovations in regions. 

  • 9 October: A series of individual, pre-scheduled matchmaking meetings with selected clean energy innovators
  • 10 October: A session on supporting of clean energy innovations in regions (10QA62) with opportunities to share experiences and information on the uptake of Seals of Excellence on clean energy across Europe.

How to meet the innovators?

Information on Seal of Excellence awarded proposals is confidential. The European Commission will facilitate your interaction with the innovators, who may then contact you to schedule a meeting during #EURegionsWeek.

The two files below provide more information on how many SMEs and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions’ applicants (MSCA) per region have received the Seal in clean energy. Have a look at the lists and see what the situation is in your region.

If you would be interested in meeting the clean energy innovators from your region, please contact Ms. Karina FIRKAVICIUTE from the European Commission by the end of August 2018.