COSME is a European programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium sized Enterprises. With a 2.3 billion euros over the 2014-2020 period a budget of, the objective is of the COSME programme is to help European businesses to reach their full potential by an access to finance, markets, and by improving business conditions and encouraging entrepreneurship.
The GEO-ENERGY EUROPE project is funded under the COSME “Clusters Go International” call for projects, Grant Agreement #783387.
All funded “Clusters Go International” projects are called ‘European Strategic Cluster Partnerships – Going International’ (ESCP-4i) by the COSME funding agency EASME. ESCP-4i’s specifically aim at helping SMEs to find easier access to global value chains and engage in long-term cooperation with strategic partners in third countries and thereby contributing to the European Commission’s objectives to boost growth, jobs and investment in Europe.
The GEO-ENERGY EUROPE project is coordinated by French competitiveness cluster POLE AVENIA. It started in January 2018 and will run until end of 2019. During this timeframe, partners committed to follow three major objectives, as follows:
• Capacity building, leading to the Partnership Agreement,
• Market & Opportunity Analysis,
• Joint internationalization strategy and implementation roadmap.
The GEO-ENERGY EUROPE metacluster
The GEO-ENERGY EUROPE projects partners formalized the creation of the GEO-ENERGY EUROPE metacluster and committed to sustain its life beyond the end of the ongoing project timeframe (2018-2019) through long-term cooperation by signing a Partnership Agreement in Dublin, January 2018.
All founding partners are qlso willing to expand the metacluster and welcome on board all interested European geo-energy and/or geothermal energy organizations, as a larger metacluster will help develop a stronger, more integrated and more exportable European sustainable geo-energy sector.