On the 5th of April 2016, ESEIA organised the 4th ENEr2i EU Brokerage Event, back to back with the BioEnergyTrain Buying-in Event in Graz, Austria. Connecting these events encouraged the participants to find partners for project and business ideas as well as joint research initiatives. In total, the events gathered 29 participants from 11 countries, including Moldova, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Jordan and 6 EU member states. Both events were embedded in the ESEIA International Conference on Smart and Green Transitions in Cities and Regions to maximize the impact of the EU Brokerage event. The conference covered three different tracks:
- Track 1: Brown-field development. Smart urban areas will have to exploit all possible potentials to increase their settlement density to enable growth without squandering precious land resources.
- Track 2: Metropolitan regions. Smart metropolitan regions will provide a mixture of urbanized and recreational areas to allow a wide variety of activities, limiting urban sprawl, attracting industry and commerce and providing cultural centres.
- Track 3: Green Urban Mobility. Mobility is a basic demand for economic and social development. The transition to smarter and cleaner mobility requires further development of efficient transport technologies, infrastructure management, and logistic organization.
More info about the conference at www.eseia16.tugraz.at
Two calls were presented at the EU Brokerage event. The first one was the COST Action Pearl PV, presented by Brian Norton, President of Dublin Institute of Technology and ESEIA VP and Treasurer. This COST Action covered the topic of PV technologies and the potential including of the EaP countries and ESEIA in the action was discussed. www.cost.eu
The second call was the Marie Curie H2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange RISE on Smart Green City Innovation Exchange presented by ESEIA and led by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU).