SHAAMS project aims at creating a Strategic Hub for the Analysis and Acceleration of the Solar Sector in Mediterranean region, promoting solar energy in the region covered by the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme.
SHAAMS will facilitate the take up of solar technologies by raising public awareness on energy efficiency through the transferability and implementation of good practices in legal, regulatory, economic, organizational issues and new financing mechanisms. Therefore, SHAAMS will define and implement a series of actions, by identifying and highlighting the opportunities and potentialities of solar energy solutions for the social and economic development of the region covered by the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme. The project will rely on a collaborative approach between partners while facilitating the exchange of data (indicators) between public administration bodies, research centers, universities, firms and agents of the civil society and allowing the consortium to analyze the needs, expectations and requirements of all the actors and to provide solutions coherent with all the agents’ needs.
In order to achieve these objectives the SHAAMS project will be conceived as a threefold action project divided in terms of activity:
- SHAAMS Policy Accelerator: Policy support actions will be implemented in order to identify innovative solutions, solar energy strategies and to generate a unified approach towards a long term policy perspective for solar energy development.
- SHAAMS Enterprise and Research Accelerator: Fostering market support structures and new procedures for the development of a reliable market for solar energy
- SHAAMS Social Accelerator: The activities conceived in the section will address societal agents and intend to promote a cultural and behavioral change towards solar energy among society.
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WeHubs is the First European Network of Women Web Entrepreneurs Hubs that aims to create a more favourable and inspiring environment for women Web Entrepreneurs in Europe.
Digital economy and entrepreneurship are driving growth and value creation at a global level. However until now women have played a minor role in it. In Europe women represent only 19% of the web entrepreneurs compared to an average of 33% in the USA.
WeHubs aims to provide a strong support to women web entrepreneurs in Europe and increase their participation in web enterprises by encouraging the existing web entrepreneur’s ecosystems to provide dedicated support and services to women.
Through a set of services targeted to women and web entrepreneur’s ecosystems the project will foster the creation and scaling of web start-ups created by women, strengthen the existing ecosystems and support the emergence of a dynamic European environment for women web entrepreneurs. On top of that, WeHubs will contribute to engendering relevant policies in European Entrepreneurship and the formulation of relevant initiatives such as the StartUp Europe.
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On the 31th May 2016 in Brussels took place the preparatory meeting of the “QUINTUPLE HELIX APPROACH TO TARGETED OPEN INNOVATION IN ENERGY, WATER, AGRICULTURE IN THE SOUTH MEDITERRANEAN NEIGHBORHOOD” – 5TOI_4 EWAS project.
5TOI_4EWAS will stimulate the creation of a Science and Innovation Policy Dialogue Platform for a more strategic priority setting for international cooperation on water, energy and agriculture targeted specific challenges following a NEXUS and co-design and co-ownership approach in EU and Mediterranean Partner Countries. Berytech is representing Lebanon in this consortium of countries representing Mediterranean and European countries.
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