(Municipal, industrial, medical, hazardous waste management, Recycling, Software supporting waste management); • Solutions supporting energy saving, including: (Energy storage, Energysaving sources of light, Solutions supporting energy-saving in the construction industry, Software supporting optimization of energy consumption); • Systems supporting monitoring and collection of the information on the natural environment. Since August 2011 the laureates of both project editions have taken part in a range of trade and economic missions as well as in numerous exhibitions and conferences. They have presented their technologies in India, Ukraine, Russia, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Algeria so far and they have other visits planned (to the Emirates, Armenia, Azerbaijan or to Moldova). They had the opportunity for match-making, business talks, exchange of knowledge and experience. The experts of GreenEvo project have provided them with support in technology transfer issues (advisory). GreenEvo Accelerator – support including, among others, such areas as energy saving solutions, renewable energy sources, water and sewage technologies, reclamation of lakes, as well as technologies supporting waste management and air protection. These include an innovative method of disposal of hazardous waste, hybrid drying of sludge, driver for remote control of electrical equipment or wireless power system with eco-fuel cell. In May and June 2011, their representatives held a series of training courses organized by the Ministry of the Environment on the international sale of green technologies, professional presentation techniques, professional sales techniques and public support instruments for companies. After deliberations and analysis of docu mentation, a specially appointed, inde pendent Jury selected 17 most competitive and innovative Polish pro-environmental technologies. In October 2011 Minister of Environment granted awards to the following companies: APANET S.C. Andrzej Lis, Piotr Leszczyn´ ski, APS Energia S.A., ATONHT S.A., Chemadex S.A., CTE
Carbotech Engineering Sp. z o.o., DAGAS Sp. z o.o., EKOTOP Roman Sobczyk, Fu-Wi Sp. z o.o., MULTICHEM Eko Sp. z o.o., NMG Sp. z o.o., POLIMAT EKO Sp. z o.o., PROCOM SYSTEM S.A., PROTE Technologie dla S´ rodowiska Sp. z o.o., REDOR Sp. z o.o., WSK Kraków Sp. z o.o. and Zespół Innowacyjny PROMIS Sp. z o.o. Their technologies aim at decreasing negative human impact on the environment. Areas of environmental technologies in the 2nd edition: • Renewable energy sources, including: (Biofuels and biomass, Liquid and solid fuels, Fuel cells, Water power engi neering, Wind power engineering, Photovoltaics and solar collectors, Geothermal power engineering); • Air protection, including: (Capturing and storage of carbon dioxide, Reduction of industrial pollutant emissions, Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions); • Water and sewage management, including: (Municipal sewage treatment, Industrial sewage treatment, Water treatment); • Waste management, including:
The companies which participate in GreenEvo – the Green Technology Accelerator are able to use different forms of support. Support tools available A representative of one of the companies participating in the first edition of the Accelerator suggested that entrepreneurs needed “conditions of support for exports which are not too bureaucratic”. Despite the rich variety of support instruments offered by the Polish public administration, entrepreneurs do not make use of all the opportunities available. The aim of the Accelerator is to make it easier for compa nies to find the appropriate sources of cofinancing for the projects which they under take. Due to their cooperation with the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, the Ministry of Economy and the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, entrepreneurs can find their way through a maze of legislation, rules and regulations in order to use the forms of support available to the producers of environmental solutions.
EUMCCI Review 31
Coverage of the EUMCCI Quarterly Financial Panel Discussion and a main feature from IFBIM.