Co-Initiator of the consortium and of the activity portfolio. The set of focus areas in the N°ICE network is as follows: establishing and integrating a “network of networks” between North-EU partner clusters (ensuring sustainability of cooperation by conjoint projects with a long term perspective and geo-strategic considerations ensuring presence on all highly competitive markets in the NSR). Other key topics are: integrated sustainable clean energy system (incl. solar and wind energy, biomass gas and heat), energy efficiency and urban processing systems (incl. heating/cooling grids, e-/CH4/H2 gas grids, charging/fueling solutions for e-mobility, cities/urban enabled by ICT/IoT (Telecomm/App/Web solutions) and optimized applications for storage, heat and cooling (incl. district-heating/cooling, power-to-heat, solid-matter biomass, power-to-gas, hydrogen/fuel cells, and methane reservoir/cavern). Other topics being covered are: upgraded clean transport and mobility markets (incl. Bio/CNG/LBG/Fuels, EV/FC/Hybrid-VS), application interfaces with enabling technologies for production/services (incl. non-technical interfaces like resources, financing, framework conditions, markets, ICT, trading), energy efficient households and living (incl. district heating, heat/cooling/power/resource/mobility efficiency, awareness) and efficient legal framework conditions and financing (specialized, grants, public procurement).
“Sustainable Energy” provides system solutions rather than optimized single component solutions as key and primary focus area within this framework of common areas. In connection to this focus area by the N°ICE clusters an upgrade of cluster services shall be carried out for regions/cities. SMEs/stakeholders and between the clusters are forming strong cross-cluster collaboration besides existing market competition and across borders: optimization of general cluster service portfolio, optimizing services to SMEs and regional stakeholder and optimizing support of regions and cities. Also see downloads.