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ECP 2021-2025 - Eurogia2030



Press release 01/07/2021

On the 23rd of June, the Eureka Network approved the new Eureka Cluster Programme (ECP) and the participation in the Eurogia2030 programme, as a follow-up of the Eurogia2020 programme. The ECP starts today, 1st of July 2021, and will run for the next 4 years.

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The Eureka High Level Group approved the new Eureka Clusters Programme (ECP) and the participation in the Eurogia2030 Programme. The ECP, which starts today, 1st of July 2021, has been established to give the Eureka Clusters a new boost and to strengthen collaboration and dialogue with all stakeholders.

Intensifying the collaboration - within Eureka and the Eureka Clusters, and between the Clusters and the Public Authorities - is one of the focus points of the new ECP to improve international collaboration opportunities and impact. This had already been initiated before the start of the ECP, for example by setting up the joint Eureka Clusters Calls for AI in 2020 and 2021 with available funding from fourteen countries.

About Eurogia


EUROGIA is the EUREKA Cluster that supports and promotes international partnerships developing innovative projects in low carbon energy technologies. EUROGIA is a bottom up, industry-driven, market-oriented programme which addresses all areas of energy mix, from renewable energy to efficiency, and reduction of carbon footprint. The aim of the Cluster is to bring clean energy and energy efficiency to the population and industry.

Our Vision:

Eurogia is the only Industry Community to foster Low Carbon Technology Development based on an International Public Private Innovation Centric Partnership.

Our Mission:

To lead the energy transition to a more sustainable path, through technology changes.

From 2004 until mid-2008, EUROGIA was a EUREKA Cluster focusing on the commercialisation of safe, cost effective and environmentally friendly solutions in the Oil and Gas energy sector.

It became EUROGIA+ in 2008, a EUREKA Cluster for Low-Carbon Energy Technologies after the White Book was re-written in cooperation with Regional Clusters dedicated to New Technologies for Energy.

From June 2013 onwards, EUROGIA continues its activities by running the EUROGIA2020 programme, following the main targets of EUROGIA+ with a more comprehensive Technology Roadmap. 

From July 2021 onwards, EUROGIA will continue its activities by running the EUROGIA2030 programme, following the “5D” strategy objectives.

The new organization of Eureka Clusters will pave the way to a smart, sustainable, Energy efficient and carbon free Europe with introduction and implementation of new technologies such as AI, IOT, Blockchain, etc.

In this respect, Eurogia cluster will foster the Energy transition in 5 different Dimensions. Our so-called “5D” Strategy which can be found on the Eurogia2030 Technology Roadmap.

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About Eureka

Eureka is the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation and is present in over 45 countries.

§  Eureka provides access to public funding: as the national funding body in your country, Eureka give you access to public funding for your R&D projects.

§  Eureka drives international collaboration: Eureka can help you find international partners, build your ideal project consortium and choose the best programme.

§  Eureka boosts expansion into new markets: Eureka will support you as you access new markets by providing tools and advice for expansion.

§  Eureka offers personalised advice: the Eureka national project coordinator (NPC) in your country can advise, support and guide you from the development of your project idea to its commercialisation.

It is Eureka's mission to enhance competitiveness and strengthen R&D&I ecosystems by supporting cross-border research and innovation collaboration between SMEs, large companies, universities and research organisations.

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About the Eureka Cluster Programme (ECP)

The Eureka Clusters Programme (ECP) is industry-driven and shared between the complementary thematic Cluster communities of:

  • Celtic-Next:        Next-generation communications for a secure, trusted and sustainable digital
  • Eurogia:               Low-carbon energy technologies
  • ITEA:                     Software innovation and digital transition
  • SMART:               Advanced manufacturing and production technologies
  • Xecs:                    Sustainable digital transformation in electronic components and systems

The ECP stimulates international collaborative R&D projects, within and between the different Cluster communities, advancing high-quality innovations beyond the state-of-the-art. The goal is the creation of products, processes and services for economic, environmental and societal benefits.

The Eureka Clusters remain open and flexible, both individually and collectively, to be the best tools for international collaborative innovation support and funding.



Contact information:

Niccolò Cividini

Eurogia Office Manager



Newsletter December 2019

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Eurogia Info Day


Eurogia2020 is moving forward!

Get to know more about our vision, mission and role in tackling the modern world challenges around energy sector. 

Let's talk about Green energy, Decarbonizing innovative solutions and Digitalization of the energy market. 

Join us in Istanbul on 19th of November!

Press Release: EUROGIA2020 – SET Plan Project Pitch Session


Brussels – BE, October 18, 2018 - EUROGIA2020  organised a project pitch session in Madrid on  October 17, 2018 under the auspices of CDTI (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial). This event brought together innovative ideas in 5 low carbon sectors (PV, CSP, Wind, Ocean and Geothermal) for EUROGIA2020 – SET Plan Joint Project Call which was launched on September 1, 2018. 

More than 85 participants from across EUREKA Member Countries attended the event and 11 project ideas in 5 low carbon sectors were presented during the pitching session.

The event kicked off with the welcome speech of Mr Luis Gonzalez Souto, the High Level Representative of Spain to EUREKA. He welcomed the audience to the CDTI premises in Madrid and presented the active involvement of Spain in EUREKA and EUROGIA2020. 

EUROGIA2020 Chairman and ENERJISA Distribution Companies General Manager, Mr Murat Pinar introduced the future challenges that the energy sector will encounter and put emphasis on human aspect and future generations. 

EUROGIA2020 – SET Plan Joint Call : Common objectives to achieve

 SET-Plan and EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA Cluster for energy, aim to accelerate the development and deployment of low-carbon technologies. Their common objective is to coordinate national research efforts and to help transnational energy technology projects access national funds. 

Submitting a transnational energy technology project is a challenge. EUROGIA2020 General Manager Gabriel Marquette presented how to build a successful EUROGIA2020 project and true partnerships within EUROGIA2020 -SET Plan Joint Call.

Funding Agency representatives from Germany, the Netherlands and Spain took the floor to introduce how their countries are involved in EUREKA. Encouraging support schemes in Germany and Spain and the broad network support that the Netherlands provides attracted the huge interest from the audience.

“Private investments are the leading sources for the development of low carbon energy technologies.  Public –private partnership tools such as EUROGIA2020 will help SET Plan achieve its targets through their bottom-up, industry oriented approach.” said SET Plan Head of Sector, Jose Jimenez Mingo.  Following the speech of Jose Jimenez, SET Plan Implementation Plans in Solar PV and CSP were presented in details.

Project Pitches:  Paving the path to success

11 ideas were presented during the project pitches mostly in ocean and wind energy fields. Project pitching session was followed by 45 B2B Meetings to initiate the first dialogue between the participants.

Mr Murat Pinar, ENERJISA Distribution Companies, elected as new Chairperson of EUROGIA2020


July 2, 2018- Brussels - BE - Murat Pinar, the General Manager of ENERJISA Distribution Companies took over the chairmanship of EUROGIA2020 Board as of July 1 2018.

Mr Murat Pinar expressed his utmost enthusiasm to carry out this role during his one-year mandate and congratulated the former chairperson Mrs Sinem Altuncu for her excellent achievements. Since its accession to EUROGIA Board in March 2017, ENERJISA has initiated 4 POs (Project Outline) and participated in one proposal as a project partner.  EUROGIA2020 Board presents its gratitude for the active participation of ENERJISA and encourages other companies, RTOs and universities in EUROGIA2020 network to follow this example in decarbonising European Energy Markets.

Mr. Murat Pinar is the General Manager of ENERJISA Distribution Companies; Baskent, Ayedaş and Toroslar providing electricity to 20 million people in Turkey. He graduated from Karadeniz Technical University as an Electrics and Electronics Engineer and started his professional career in Siemens where he worked as transmission engineer, transmission product manager and application and integration manager during 1998-2006. Later, he undertook the task manager position responsible for the field operations at Nokia Siemens Networks Company in 13 different countries. During his employment there he became Program Director responsible for telecommunications, fiber optics, infrastructure, construction and integration. In 2010 he joined Baskent EDAS. Until 2015, he worked as the Group Director of Baskent, Ayedas and Toroslar which are the electricity distribution regions of Enerjisa.

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More About EUROGIA2020

EUROGIA2020 is the EUREKA Cluster for low carbon energy technologies. It has generated 43 energy technology projects with the aim of mitigating climate change, representing 250 M Euros. EUROGIA2020 is a bottom-up, industry driven, market oriented programme which addresses all areas of the energy mix, from renewable energy to efficiency, and reduction of carbon footprint of fossil fuels.

More about ENERJISA

Enerjisa was established as an autoproducer company in 1996, to meet the electricity requirements of Sabancı companies and became one of the leading players of the growing and developing electricity market of Turkey.

EUROGIA2020 Board welcomes Green Power Labs


EUROGIA2020 Board grows stronger with the accession of new members. Green Power Labs, a leading global predictive analytics company specializing in green and renewable energy, joined EUROGIA Board on October 6, 2017.

Green Power Labs is a project partner of EUROGIA2020 project, "EnergyShared", developing a predictive ICT platform to address intermittency issue,  improve customer engagement and  to increase the installed PV capacity globally.   


"We are honored to be joining leading energy technology companies such as GE, Acciona Energy, Bureau Veritas, CARDTEK and many others to determine day-to-day execution of EUROGIA2020 programme and guide the team in selection and evaluation of project proposals” says CEO and the President of Green Power Labs Inc., Dr. Alexandre Pavlovski.

Green Power Labs will be represented by its CEO Alexandre Pavlovski at EUROGIA2020 Board and by Alan Cyr at EUROGIA2020 Technical Committee.


Shown is EUROGIA2020 Chairwoman, Sinem Altuncu together with Dr. Alexandre Pavlovski during
the last EUROGIA Board Meeting in Istanbul

More about EUROGIA2020: 

EUROGIA2020 is the EUREKA Cluster for low carbone energy technologies. EUREKA is a decentralized intergovernmental initiative started in 1985 to enhance European competitiveness by supporting businesses, research centers and universities that take part in trans-national projects. It addresses all innovative energy technologies that will reduce the carbon footprint of energy production and use and develop new technologies for energy such as solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and energy efficiency. 

More about GreenPowerLabs: 

Green Power Labs is a leading developer and service provider for predictive energy management solutions, with over 13 years of operational experience. Predictive energy management encompasses predictive analytics—providing critical weather and energy data for building and grid operations in real time—and predictive controls—using this data to optimize building and grid performance, reducing energy use, costs, and carbon footprint.

EUROGIA2020 Istanbul PO Day


EUROGIA2020 has organised Project Outline (PO) Day on October 5, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey.   Over than ten high level speakers addressed this event, including the vice minister of Science, Industry and Technology Minister, Mr Hasan Ali Celik; the Chairman of EUREKA, Mr Uusi-Honko; the rector of Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca.

CEO of CARDTEK, Mr Turgut Guney welcomed participants to EUROGIA2020 Istanbul PO Day and presented CARDTEK`s goals to accomplish before the 100th anniversary of Turkish Republic in 2023.   "CARDTEK joined EUROGIA2020 with the aim of introducing new payment solutions for smart grids. " said Mr Turgut Guney.

Mr Mehmet Karaca, the rector of ITU : " Istanbul Technical University (ITU) is the only university in Turkey hosting an Energy Technopark within its campuses and ITU Technoparks overall has more than 250 companies with impressive export capacity. We are very pleased to host this event since energy is one of the core subjects for ITU."

Make better use of EUREKA: 

Turkey is among the most active EUREKA Countries and stands as a good example  in terms of number of projects generated.  EUREKA Finnish Chairman, Mr Heikki Uusi Honko invited all EUREKA Member and Associated Countries to be further involved in EUREKA Instruments to make better use of EUREKA. "The main challenge that Europe is currently facing is the lack of demand for business oriented support instruments.  EUREKA Instruments  respond to this challenge by introducing bottom approach to the European Innovation Landscape." says Mr Heikki Uusi Honko.

"Today EUREKA comprises more than 43 EUREKA Member and Associated Countries, this increases the cooperation opportunities for Turkish Participants and enables fast project generation." says the vice minister, Mr Hasan Ali Celik.

Following the key note speeches, the audience was informed about EUROGIA2020 project application and evaluation processes, funding application processes for Turkish Participants and overall activities of EUREKA Clusters.

The event had over 200 participants and more than 70  consortium building - B2B sessions  were held following the conference. During the project pitch sessions on solar, energy, smart grids and energy efficient buildings, participants presented their project ideas that could help decrease the carbon foot print. 













EUROGIA2020 Chairwoman, Mrs Sinem Altuncu  presents
a thank you plaque to the vice-minister  Mr Hasan Ali Celik. 


Laurent Midrier, Vice President of Strategy & Innovation at Bureau Veritas, became the first rotating chairman of EUROGIA2020


BE- Brussels - July 1, 2016 - EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA Cluster for low carbon energy technologies, implements one-year rotation rule for the chairmanship of its Board and Laurent Midrier from Bureau Veritas was assigned as the first rotating chairman of EUROGIA2020 as of July 1, 2016.

Laurent is Vice-President in charge of Strategy and Innovation for the entire Bureau Veritas, which is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, BV has 66,000 employees in 1,400 offices and laboratories around the globe.

Laurent joined Bureau Veritas in 2008 and served in many roles in nuclear industry services and he was responsible for the strategy and performance of the industry business lines. He is currently in charge of Bureau Veritas mid term plan as well as building strategic partnerships and leads innovative projects in-house using artificial intelligence and digital technologies. Prior to his experience at Bureau Veritas, Laurent was a senior civil servant in charge of innovation & competitiveness policies (2005-2008) at the General Directorate of Enterprise, French Industry Ministry . He started his career in Toulouse’s region where he was in charge of the industry and environment inspection for the French Ministry of Environment (2001-2005).

As the first rotating chairman of EUROGIA2020, Laurent Midrier stated: “I am very pleased to lead EUROGIA2020 and my objective will be to turn the cluster into a leading platform for the development of low carbon energy technologies along with the support of other Board Members.

EUROGIA2020 Rotating Chairmanship:

Rotating chairmanship aims to give more visibility and duties to each member with the aim creating strong bonds among the Board. The responsibilities of rotating chairperson will be shared with a vice-chair in order to sustain balanced work load and the vice- chair will succeed the rotating chairperson following the end of his/her annual term.

More about EUROGIA2020:

EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA Cluster for low carbon energy technologies, is a bottom-up, industry driven, market oriented programme which addresses all areas of the energy mix, from renewable energy to efficiency, and reduction of carbon footprint of fossil fuels.

For more information, please contact:

Ms Nil Atmaca
Head of Secretariat and the EU Affairs
+32 2 502 18 14


EUROGIA2020 Istanbul Information Day and Brokerage Event


Brussels, December 14, 2015 - While approaching the end of the year, EUROGIA2020 gathered together Turkish Industry Representatives and academics in Istanbul on December 11, 2015.

Istanbul information day, which was organized with the support of EUROGIA2020 Board Member Company, Cardtek Group and TUBITAK, brought together more than 80 participants who are eager to work in the fields of low carbon energy technologies and aim to generate transnational collaborations.

After a general presentation on EUROGIA2020 Programme, Mrs Sinem Altuncu, CFO of Cardtek Group, took the floor to give an industry insight into EUROGIA2020 and other EUREKA Clusters.`EUREKA helps propsers extend their network and access new markets` said Mrs Altuncu.

Cagri Yildirim, Energy NCP of TUBITAK presented national funding schemes for Turkish EUROGIA2020 applicants and gave a thorough review about EUREKA, EUREKA Clusters and EUROSTARS programmes. TUBITAK representative, Mr Yildirim shared detailed information about TEYDEB 1509 national funding programme to which EUREKA and EUROGIA2020 applicants in Turkey are entitled to apply upon receipt of EUREKA label. The brokerage session witnessed innovative energy technology ideas searching for transnational project partners.

More about EUROGIA2020: EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA Cluster for energy, supports and promotes international partnerships developing low carbon energy technologies. EUROGIA2020 has a continuous project submission scheme with 4 cut-off dates per year and actively supported by 19 EUREKA Member and Associated Countries. Since 2008, EUROGIA labelled 36 projects worth 200 M Euros.

More about TUBITAK : TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) is a national agency of Turkey, which has the objective of developing science, technology and innovation policies, support and conduct research and development.

More about Cardtek Group: Cardtek is founded in 2001 to meet the growing demand in chip and payment technologies mandated by EMV standards. Cardtek together with its international affiliates is directly operating from 5 different countries; USA, Canada, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Azerbaijan. 



EUROGIA2020 joins the EU PVSEC 2015 with a special workshop


Brussels, April 20, 2015 - EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA Cluster for low carbon energy technologies, will organize a special workshop on September 16, 2015 within the next EU PVSEC at CCH in Hamburg, Germany. The next European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) will include plenary, oral and visual presentations and cover the entire range of PV research, technologies and applications. In addition to the EU PVSEC conference and the exhibition, parallel events and workshops will provide a deeper insight into the specific topics.

EUROGIA2020 will organize a special workshop with a focus on how to access national funds in EUREKA Countries through EUROGIA2020 programme.  During the workshop, public authorities from EUREKA Member Countries will be present to answer the questions about national funding schemes on the spot, as well as the industry representatives to showcase EUROGIA success stories and the added value that EUROGIA programme brought.

Solar Energy Projects amount to 25 per cent of labelled EUROGIA projects since 2008, most of which are in the fields of Solar PV. Further details about the EUROGIA2020 workshop and its programme will be communicated in the upcoming days.

More about EUROGIA2020: EUROGIA2020 supports and promotes international partnerships developing low carbon energy technologies. EUROGIA2020 has a continuous project submission scheme with 4 cut-off dates per year and actively supported by 19 EUREKA Member and Associate Countries. EUROGIA labelled 33 projects worth 200 M Euros since 2008.

More about EU PVSEC:  EU PVSEC is one of the leading PV conferences in the world organized annually. The next conference and workshops will take place from 14 to 18 September, 2015 in Hamburg, Germany.  EU PVSEC attracts around 3000 participants each year.

For registration, please send an e-mail to the following address