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Interreg North-West Europe Approvals

Interreg North-West Europe Approvals

Strong Irish presence in Interreg North-West Europe Approvals

 

The Interreg North-West Europe Monitoring Committee met on 24 - 26 September 2019 to decide on applications made to the Programme.  At the meeting the Monitoring Committee considered 76 Step 1 applications and 23 step 2 applications. They approved 11 step 2 applications and 18 step 1 applications.

 

There were 6 projects with Irish involvement, including 3 Associate Partner, 7 Project Partners and 1 Lead Partner in the approved projects under step 2. The project partners will receive 60% of their project costs to roll out activities with their European counterparts under two Programme Priorities of Innovation and Resource & Materials Efficiency. 

 

The Programme awarded approx. €2m ERDF to the 8 Irish organisations participating in 6 projects.

 

Table 1: Call 8 Step 2 Approvals: approvals with an astrix have Irish partners

Project

Acronym

Project

Name

Priority

Lead

Partner

BIOWILL*

Integrated ‘Zero Waste’ biorefinery utilising all fractions of Willow feedstock for the production of high to medium based Bio-Chemicals/Materials, Renewable Energy in the form of Bio Methane production and Natural Fertilisers.

1

Ireland

(UL)

Certification-D*

Certification of Technological Products for people with Dementia to support SME’s in innovation and business growth.

1

Germany

CIRCTEX

Innovation towards a circular future for NWE textiles.

1

 Netherlands

Digital DeConstruction

Advanced Digital Solutions supporting the High Value Recovery and Reuse of Building Materials

1

Netherlands

IT4ANXIETY

Managing Anxiety via Innovative Technologies for better mental health

1

Belgium

THREE C*

Creating and sustaining charcoal value chains to promote a Circular Carbon economy in NWE Europe

1

Germany

VALUSECT*

Valuable Insects

1

Belgium

ICARE4FARMS*

Increasing the capacity of Renewable Energies (RE) in farms in the North West Europe region by using Solar Thermal Energy

2

France

SHAREPAIR*

Digital Support Infrastructure for Citizens in the Repair Economy

3

Belgium

REGENERATIS

Regeneration of past metalurgical sites and deposits through innovative circularity for raw materials

3

Belgium

TRANSFORM-CE

Transforming single use plastic waste into additive manufacturing and intrusion-extrusion moulding feedstocks and creating a new Circular Economy model for NWE

3

UK

 

The Programme Secretariat in Lille will have finalised contracts with the approved projects by mid-January after which full details of partners and budgets will be available. 

 

Call 9 Step 1 Decisions

 

Of the 18 approved projects, there was 1 Lead Partner and 8 Project Partners from Ireland involved in 7 approved Step 1 applications.

 

Table 2: Approved applications Call 9 Step 1 – Approvals with an astrix have Irish Partners

Acronym

Name

Priority/SO

 

LP

ChemCyclingPlas

 

Chemical recycling of household polystyrene-based plastics waste

P3 SO5

France

 

Cirmap

Circular economy via customisable furniture with recycled materials for public places

P3 SO5

France

Consorghum

 

Sorghum, a future for the small farms

P1 SO1

Belgium

CURCOL

CURcuma based sustainable COLours

P1 SO1

Netherlands

DEWS*

Data Center Waste Heat Recycling

P3 SO5

UK

ECOMAT3D*

Circular Economy of 3D printed construction made with Eco-Friendly Materials

P3 SO5

France

Enter to Transform*

Transformational Immigrant Entrepreneurship Hubs Embedded in an inclusive Transnational Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

P1 SO1

Netherlands

FILECS

Fostering future of Intelligent Local Energy Aggregators

P1 SO1

Netherlands

HEET

Homeowner Empowerment in the Energy Transition

P1 SO1

Netherlands

HI-ECOWIRE

High quality eco-efficient magnet wire

P3 SO5

Belgium

MegaAWE*

Maturing utility-scale Airborne Wind Energy towards commercialisation

P1 SO1

Belgium

rEUwater*

Closing the water cycle through reuse in North West Europe

P3 SO5

Ireland

RightWeight

Novel advanced materials solutions for affordable lightweight to meet auto and aero makers needs

P1 SO1

Netherlands

ROBUST

Reducing obesity in urban school children in towns across Europe

P1 SO1

UK

SLOOP*

Ship recycling for better economical Loop in North-West Europe area

P3 SO5

Belgium

SPEEF

Space and Planetary Environment Emulation Facilities for SME’s

P1 SO1

France

STEPS*

Storage of energy and power systems in NWE

P1 SO1

Netherlands

SUPER-HYCARGO

Zero-carbon hydrogen powered VTOL drone for rapid cross-border response of emergency goods and critical components

P1 SO1

Netherlands

 

 

The deadline for submission of Call 9 Step 2 applications is 6th February 2020.  Call 9 is the final call for application under this programme period.

 

The Interreg North-West Europe is holding its first impact event ‘NWE Making an Impact’ on 4 & 5 December 2019 in Tourcoing (Lille agglomeration, Haut-de-France). Registration is open via https://www.nweurope.eu/news-events/events/nwe-making-an-impact-register-now/

 

For further information on Interreg North-West Europe please contact the National Contact Point Rita McGarvey at the Southern Regional Assembly on 051 860700, email rmcgarvey@southernassembly.ie or see the Interreg NWE website.

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