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Northern French energy cluster looking to join Horizon Europe consortium (clusters 4&5) as a partner


Profile Type
Technology offer
POD Reference
Term of Validity
25 January 2024 - 24 January 2025
Company's Country
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement
Targeted Countries
All countries
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General information

Short Summary
A Northern French energy cluster is looking to join Horizon Europe consortium (clusters 4&5) as a partner. The cluster is experienced in participating in European projects (Horizon Europe) as a partner.
Full Description
Since 2011, the Northern French energy cluster converts energy transition and decarbonization into economic opportunities for companies and territories.

Our role is to support the energy sectors in the North of France from energy producers to consumers both public and private.
The structure has developed expertise in:
 Energy efficiency
 Decarbonization
 Renewable energy
 New gases: green hydrogen, biomethane, CCUS, pyrogazéification …
 Smart grid
 Low carbon mobility

Our mission is to be a key player in finding innovative solutions, strategic partners, fundings and grants for decarbonization projects.

At the same time, the cluster is a dedicated tool to promote, communicate and inform about regulation changes, emerging sectors and project realizations.
Advantages and Innovations
Our strenghts:

- 10 engineers experts in their domains

- 200 members: institutions, start-ups, big companies, research institutes that provides a strong local and national network in various sectors (iron & steel, aluminum, gas, glass, cement, agribusiness …)

- 5 events every year organized by our communication department that promotes decarbonization in the industrial field in our region. E.G. : Décarb’Innov program ; Je-décarbone day

- we have recently joined 2 European projects in 2023 (Horizon Europe) as partner, tackling industrial ecology and waste heat recovery technology.

- More than 50 companies accompanied in their decarbonization and energy transition strategy these past 2 years.

- Business model: partly financed by the Hauts-de-France region that provides a political support. More largely financed by private contracts with company we help toward energy transition and decarbonization.
Stage of Development
Available for demonstration
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGoal 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGoal 13: Climate Action

Partner Sought

Expected Role of a Partner
To serve our mission “translate the energy transition and decarbonization into economic opportunities”, we are looking to integrate projects as partner to work on workpackages like:
- Carbon footprint or life cycle analysis
- Socio-economic impact or opportunities of a new solution (SWOT / PESTEL approaches)
- Regulatory (European or national level) constraints analysis: energy efficiency directives, renewable energy directives
- Business models: what are the market / commercial opportunities (sector analysis that leads to the building of value proposition for further deployment).
- Communication and dissemination

Our technical expertise aims at serving further business expansion.

Main (but not limited to) calls we could be working on:
HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-Transition-01-32: optimisation of thermal energy flows in the process industry
HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-Transition-01-34: renewable hydrogen used as feedstock in innovative production routes
HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-Transition-01-35: turning CO2 emissions from the process industry to feedstock
HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-Transition-01-41: breakthroughs to improve process industry resource efficiency
HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-Transition-01-46: CO2 neutral steel production with hydrogen, secondary carbon carriers and electricity OR innovative steel applications for low CO2 emissions
Type and Size of Partner
OtherSME 11-49SME 50 - 249UniversityR&D InstitutionBig company
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement

Call details

Coordinator required


Technology keywords
04009 - Carbon capture and energy04002002 - Hydrogen production02007007 - Glass02007008 - Iron and Steel, Steelworks10002015 - Life Cycle Assessment
Market keywords
06010003 - Energy for Industry06003003 - Wind energy09008003 - Gas transmission and distribution06009 - Energy Distribution08002001 - Energy management
Targeted countries
All countries