The XPRESS project is about to sail

June, 28, 2019

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) is a coordination and support action funded under H2020 programme coordinated by APRE – the Agency for the Promotion of European Research and including INSME as a partner, which is about to officially kick off. The project partners will come together on the 20th of September in Brussels to coordinate on the activities to be carried out on the first year of the project. The XPRESS Consortium which combines public and private partners from 10 European countries with excellent expertise in this field will work together to facilitate the introduction of innovative Renewable Energy Sources – RES technologies and increase the share of renewable energy in the final energy consumption. To achieve this objective, the project will: 1) create a web platform that supports the interaction among public procurers, innovative SMEs and end users of green innovations; 2) map the low carbon energy needs of cities and municipalities with the RES technologies developed by innovative SMEs; 3) improve the application of Green Public Procurements – GPPs to innovative RES technologies; 4) increase the awareness of innovative SMEs about RES technologies via GPPs and 5) develop a new methodology to evaluate RES technologies developed by innovative SMEs across their life cycle in order to estimate the CO2 emissions.

Source: The International Network for SMEs - INSME