Climate change and increase in energy costs: perspectives and strategies for European SMEs.

A major increase in energy prices is involving all primary needs of citizens but also affects the productivity and business of companies, especially of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.

In this context was held the final conference of INNOVEAS. The event presented the strategies for SMEs to start a process of energy transition, with a focus on the capacity building program developed by the INNOVEAS partners in the last 36 months. The event took successfully place on 16.05.2022, in a hybrid form: The consortium of 10 partners from 6 countries come together at the project coordinators offices at IIPLE, Bologna, the participants and external experts joined the final conference on-line.


The final conference presented the overview of INNOVEAS along with results of the last 36 months. High profile speakers illustrated the national and international context, the issues and challenges that Small and Medium sized enterprises must face and the strategies to overcome them.

The event was also supported by INNOVEAS’ sister projects as they participated as speakers and talked about how their projects are aiming to help SMEs towards decarbonising.  The program received huge interest with more than 78 registrations and 62 participants. The video recording of the event will be made available on the project website.


Capacity Building Program continues beyond the end of the project

The INNOVEAS Capacity Building Program addresses energy experts and SMEs. All training services can be consulted for free on the website

To make the search easy, the training section is split in three different categories – Introductory videos about energy efficiency measures in the Food, Chemistry and Construction sector, Training materials from in-situ activity and Energy auditing tools for in-company activity. To better respond to the target groups of the INNOVEAS pilot countries (Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and Spain), all materials are available in the five national languages.


The “Business Alliance for Climate and Sustainable Energy”

The project partners agreed in a Memorandum of Understanding to launch the “Business Alliance for Climate and Sustainable Energy”, an institutional framework helping to continue the work on the capacity Building Program beyond the projects end in May 2022.

All training content on the website will be maintained and updated for another 36 months.