The idea emerged from the assertion that our buildings always consume more energy than was expected during the construction phase. The reason for this is often inappropriate energy checks.

And what if it were possible, depending on weather forecasts and the building’s function, to adapt the heating and ventilation in order to optimise energy and the warmth of the building’s users?

Saving energy as well as money! It was then just a case of applying some brainpower… and some money. Because genius has a price.

Subsidies for high potential SMEs

As part of the European Framework Programme Horizon 2020, the European Union offers many subsidies for research and innovation, including the SME Instrument. To this end, 3E contacted hub.brussels, the Horizon 2020 NCP point of contact for the Brussels region.

We coached the business on the constitution and the pitch of its application and provided information about legal and financial aspects.

Once the business was confirmed as a beneficiary of the programme, we analysed its needs and, through the Enterprise Europe Brussels team that is dedicated to beneficiaries of the SME Instrument, we recommended an expert coach to capitalise on the project’s results.

Striking while the iron’s hot

To bring this project to fruition, the consultancy received a 2.5 million Euro subsidy from the European Union. This money is to be spent within two years and will allow the company to accelerate its inclusion in the international market.

The intrepid Brussels business has no intention of stopping in Europe. Because there are endless buildings around the world, and many first steps to take in terms of energy!

Through the NCP point of contact, hub.brussels helped us, at no cost, to achieve a subsidy of 2.5 million Euros! And tailormade services provided by Enterprise Europe Network allowed us to capitalise on the project’s results.

Roel De Coninck, 3E

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