IREC receives 850 k€ to coordinate the reference network “Energy for Society”

  • Energy and environment
  • Energy storage
  • Smart energy management

IREC is the leader of the R+D+i network Energy for Society (XRE4S), a transversal and interdisciplinary network with the aim to impulse technology transfer in the energy sector, while promoting the energy transition at the Catalan and international level.

XRE4S will last until 2022. It involves 35 research groups and more than 500 researchers. Additionally, XRE4S has 3 strategic adhered entities: Clúster d’Energia Eficient de Catalunya (CEEC), DEMETER investment funds and Institut Català del Sòl (Incasòl).

XRE4S has designed a valorisation and tech transfer program to accelerate these actions in the energy sector in Catalonia. The goal is to increase the impact of the transfer to the productive and social sector in Catalonia and convert the region in an energy innovation pole at international level.

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This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union in the framework of the ERDF Operational Programme Catalonia 2014-2020 and supported by the Secretary of Universities and Research of the Ministry for Business and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia.