eseia Previous Projects



  • To address identified knowledge gaps through research collaboration and by clearly identifying the technology and knowledge chain for the development and leverage of European expertise;
  • To bridge the gap between industrial innovation and education in order to enable the market up-take of innovative solutions for SET-Plan measures;
  •  To create a network of integrated research and industrial infrastructures and develop programmes for collaborative post-graduate research at these installations.

Coordinator: eseia

Partners: RIC-BRP, EAS, TU Graz, ULiège, University of Zagreb, Lappeenranta University of Technology, INP Grenoble, BAV, Utwente, LNEG, TORBEL, Bio-C, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Belarusian Technical University.

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BioEnergyTrain (BET)


  • Developing two new master’s curricula in key bioenergy disciplines – Biorefinery Engineer (BRE) and Bioresource Value Chain Manager (BVC) and training 3000 students;
  • Linking business and HEIs on bioenergy education;
  • Creating regional outreach networks and quality standards

Coordinator: eseia
Partners: 15 partners from six EU countries in Consortium of HEIs, research centres, professional associations, and industry from the whole value chain.


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General Objective: Twinning for knowledge transfer in integrating energy technologies to create a long-lasting and effective partnership that has a very significant impact on Poland’s energy systems infrastructure.

Specific Objectives:
- To understand Poland’s unique energy requirements and develop a technical transition plan coherent with EU and national guidelines and targets.
- To create sets of technical scenarios optimised with respect to the management of production and consumption of different energy forms in energy systems able to be easily customised for flexible local or regional development within Poland.
- To transfer all needed necessary knowledge for IMP-PAN to be able to lead Poland in energy system integration techniques and to greatly enhance the research capacity of IMP-PAN and its staff.
- To develop a Europe-wide network of relationships with key research groups and stakeholders in the field of energy systems integration to address networking gaps and deficiencies between the research institutions of Poland and internationally-leading counterparts at the EU level.

Coordinator: IMP PAN
Partners: eseia, University of Twente, Aalborg University

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Objective: To support the development of smart energy products and services for local smart grids that better respond to the demands and concerns of all stakeholders in terms of performance, cost, reliability, safety and robustness, sustainability and energy‐efficiency, and end‐users’ comfort.

Coordinator: University of Twente
Austrian consortium: Austrian Institute of Technology, eseia, Graz University of Technology

Dutch consortium: Delft University of Technology, DNV GL, Utrecht University, Wageningen University

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Objective: Bridging the gap between research and innovation by aligning better research objectives to socio-economic needs

Coordinator: ZSI Austria
: eseia, SINTEF, Bergischer Abfallwirtschaftsverband, TUHH, University of Twente, National Academy of Sciences (Armenia), Tech Transfer Association (Armenia), Belarusian Institute of Systems Analysis, Belarusian Innovation Fund, Agency for Innovation and Tech Transfer (Moldova)

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I-Energy 2.0 - the power of a vision!

This project funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency was built on the energy vision 2050 of the energy region Weiz-Gleisdorf. The aim of this project was to visually anticipate this vision in form of single demonstration projects, i.e. public visualization of visionary complete solutions within the context of Smart Cities or Smart Urban Regions, renewable energy, energy efficiency and regional energetic autonomy.


Bioressourcen - Das starke grüne Herz der Steiermark: The Green Heart of Styria

Objective:  Create a whole value chain optimal usage scenario for bioresources.
Coordinator:  eseia, Partners: Styrian Agricultural Chamber, Energy Styria, Joanneum Research, University of Graz, FH Joanneum, TU Graz 
Funding: Styrian Governement     


CEP-REC Introduction of Regional Energy Concepts

eseia was selected as associated partner in the CEP-REC Introduction of Regional Energy Concepts a project in the Central Europe Programme in the area of dissemination and knowledge transfer. The overall objective of the project is the promotion of renewable energy resources and the utilisation of their exploitation as a development engine and a sustainability factor at the regional/local level. This project is coordinated by eza! Energie- & Umweltzentrum Allgäu. The project started in March 2012. 


STYRIAN ACADEMY for Sustainable Energies

The STYRIAN ACADEMY was a unique international life-long learning platform for sustainable energies organised by Graz University of Technology in cooperation with strategic partners from the eseia network. The STYRIAN ACADEMY addressed business, science and politics as well as excellent students and an interested public.The high level training covered the whole innovation field from sustainable energy resources to efficient infrastructure to rational provision of energy services. The lessons learned from the STYRIAN ACADEMY courses have a high impact on the development of the eseia Education and Training Programme.

STYRIAN ACADEMY by the numbers 2010 - 2012

  • 11 international training events
  • 372 participants trained
  • 32 countries represented from 4 continents
  • 5 key scientific focus areas treated



The eCANDO Consortium was established in August 2009 to create Europe’s premier innovation institution in sustainable energy systems. 

eCANDO integrates:
- Key players and their potentials for innovation from science, education, and innovation;
- Innovation efforts in education, research, and business;
- Disciplines across the board to achieve a step-change in the innovation system;
- European regions and their citizens and innovators developing sustainable energy solutions

eCANDO sets out to achieving the following major outputs:
- Sustainable energy solutions independent of nuclear energy
- Highly qualified innovators that will be global leaders of innovation
- New products for new markets and better business for European SMEs as well as large multi-nationals

The eCANDO Consortium represents a vibrant interdisciplinary mix of more than 200 European organisations from 23 countries covering all major aspects of sustainable energy systems including their market deployment and adaptation in regional contexts.