GKinetic are consortium partners in +CityxChange project that just secured H2020 funding
09 July, 2018
GKinetic’s large-scale device deployed below the surface
+CityxChange has just secured EU Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities funding for a €30 million project. As consortium partners, GKinetic are included in the 11 enterprises, 9 SMEs, 3 non-profit organisations and 2 universities that will be led by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in the development of smart positive energy cities across Europe.
+CityxChange received €20 million from the Horizon 2020 programme and a further €10 million from partners. The 5-year project will kick off in January 2019 and will implement the use of digital services to create more sustainable communities in two lighthouse cities, Limerick, Ireland and Trondheim, Norway along with other EU partner locations including: Alba Iulia, Romania; Pisek, Czech Republic; Sestao, Spain; Smolyan, Bulgaria and Voru, Estonia. The application was received well and applauded by the European Commission for making moves toward creating a more sustainable Europe. Demonstrations, including the deployment of a tidal energy turbine in Limerick will be rolled out over the 5 years while heavily involving the local community and governments, which is highlighted as an important part of the project process.
“GKinetic are really excited to be a part of this fantastic project that has the potential to put the first grid connected tidal turbine in the Republic of Ireland and to demonstrate to the rest of Europe how to provide energy solutions for the future.” Vincent Mc Cormack, Managing Director of GKinetic Energy
+CityxChange aims to share these learnings across Europe and set the standard for moving into a low-carbon and energy efficient future. For more information and to keep up to date for the project, please visit: http://cityxchange.eu.
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