Innova Bic - Business Innovation Centre srl, Italy
ETRERA_2020 (Empowering Trans-Mediterranean Renewable Energy Research Alliance For Europe 2020 Challenges) is a EU project aimed at tackling the future energy needs by creating a Euro-Mediterranean research alliance for the development of a RDI network on Renewable Energy Sources – RES technologies and for improving Research-Industry cooperation. It targets the following technologies: wind, photovoltaic, solar thermal, hydrogen and fuel cells, and smart grid. The final aim of ETRERA_2020 is the set-up of a Meta-Cluster, focused on the RES innovation. Meta cluster’s mission is to create direct value in order to increase competitiveness on global markets of all involved stakeholders, such as SME’s, knowledge institutions and local authorities by means of international collaboration. The Meta-Cluster mission is to start and develop the inter cluster effective communication, which will bring the mutual cooperation projects, with higher benefits than costs.