INSME is part of the winning consortium that will implement a Horizon 2020 project recently approved by the European Commission.
The XPRESS project (Support for Public Procurements to facilitate the collaboration between SMEs and public sector for the development and adoption in renewables in regions) aims at facilitating the introduction of innovative renewables (RES) technologies and increasing the share of renewable energy in the final energy consumption. In particular by focusing on selected cities and municipalities within UK, Italy, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Slovakia, Portugal and Belgium the project will demonstrate the positive impact of innovative Green Public Procurements on cities, municipalities and SMEs in terms of energy savings, energy efficiency and lower carbon emissions.
Among the activities envisaged that will start on the 1st of September 2019 and last 36 months:
- the creation of a web platform that supports the interaction between public procurers, innovative SMEs and end users of green innovations;
- the mapping of the low carbon energy needs of cities and municipalities with the RES technologies developed by innovative SMEs;
- the development of a new methodology to evaluate RES technologies implemented by innovative SMEs across their life cycle in order to estimate the CO2 emissions.