December 22, 2011

Intelligent Energy-Europe IEE

Last 20th of December, the call for IEE Programme was published for 2012 with a deadline for the submission of proposals of 8 May 2012, 17:00 CET.

Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE) offers a helping hand to organisations willing to improve energy sustainability. Launched by the European Commission, the programme is part of a broad push to create an energy-intelligent future for us all. It supports EU energy efficiency and renewable energy policies, with a view to reaching the EU 2020 targets (20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions, 20% improvement in energy efficiency and 20% of renewables in EU energy consumption).

Running until 2013, the programme is open to all EU Member States, plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Croatia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. A budget of € 730 million is available to fund projects and put into place a range of European portals, facilities and initiatives.

Intelligent Energy – Europe creates better conditions for a more sustainable energy future in areas as varied as renewable energy, energy-efficient buildings, industry, consumer products and transport. Following explains which types of actions are eligible for funding:

Energy efficiency and the rational use of energy (SAVE)

Funding in this area mainly targets the improvement of energy efficiency and the rational use of resources in the industry, products and building sectors.

New and renewable resources (ALTENER)

In this area, funding is provided to increase the share of renewables in the production of electricity, heat and cooling, and to integrate them in the local energy systems.

Energy in transport (STEER)

This strand covers initiatives targeting energy savings and energy efficiency in the transport sector, including stimulation of demand for alternative fuels and clean and energy-efficient vehicles.

Integrated initiatives

These initiatives cover several economic sectors or several of the main areas of energy efficiency, new and renewable resources and energy in transport at the same time. Projects educating children, tomorrow's energy savers and consumers, are covered by this part of the programme.

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Source: CORDIS

December 14, 2011

Wellness Telecom receives the ANDALUCIA INFORMATION SOCIETY Award 2010 in R&D category

Wellness Telecom has been recognized his work in creating technology products and services aimed at developing the Information Society of Andalusia with the Andalucia Information Society Award 2010 (Awards ASI) in the category of R&D.

The awards jury was particularly impressed of Wellness Telecom's contribution in the design, development and management of innovative solutions to suit different sectors with the aim of improving the welfare of Andalusian society.

The Wellness Telecom CEO, David Garcia and the Innovation Factory Director of the company, Teresa Alamos, have been responsible for collecting the award at a ceremony that took place in the Marie Curie Tecnoincubadora Science and Technology Park Cartuja 93, a very representative for the company that had its first headquarters building.

This award, organized by the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Science Government of Andalusia, is given to all agents (ICT businesses or any other productive sector, local authorities, universities and associations) involved in the development of Information Society in Andalusia.

Source: Wellness Telecom
Photo: R&D Team