Supporters of SP2018

SP2018 “supporters” include organizers (INES, USMB, CEA Tech, and R2M Solution), media partners (Solar Power Portal, ECTP, and Build Up), and technical patrons (CSTB and EASME).


INES, the French National Solar Energy Institute  

INES is a local co-host and co-organizer of SP2018. INES is France’s center of reference in the field of solar energy. Based at Savoie Technolac on the shores of Lake Bourget, the institute was set up with the backing of Savoie Departmental Council and Rhône-Alpes Regional Council, and includes research and development teams from CEA, CNRS, USMB, and CSTB.


USMB, The University of Savoie Mont Blanc  

USMB is a local co-host and co-organizer of SP2018. With 14,000 students, a rich offer of multidisciplinary training and 19 internationally recognized research laboratories, USMB has forged close and constructive links with local, regional, European, and global socio-economic actors, which makes it an essential element of Rhône-Alpes dynamics.

French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA Tech)  

CEA List and CEA Liten, two of the institutes that comprise CEA Tech are SP brand owners and co-organizers of SP2018. By improving the competitiveness of companies through product performance and differentiation, CEA Tech acts as a catalyst and accelerator of innovation serving the French industry.

R2M Solution (Research to Market)  

R2M Solution is a co-organizer of SP2018. R2M fills the gap between research activities and market implementation across the fields of Innovation Management, Engineering, Energy, and ICT/Automation. Four branches across EU markets and a highly qualified and multidisciplinary staff to accelerate the innovation trajectory of your ideas and business operating in the areas of science that impact us most.


Solar Power Portal  

The Solar Power Portal is the leading renewable energy resource for all UK solar power and feed-in tariff information. Solar power is one of the few renewable energy generating technologies that can help the UK reach its EU binding targets in urban centres.

EU Sustainable Energy Day

SP2018 will again be an official “Energy Day” which aims to encourage citizens and stakeholders to discover and debate the major issues driving the transition to sustainable energy. Energy Days show citizens and business why sustainable energy is important – and help them discover the issues in the transition to secure, clean, efficient energy.

European Construction , built environment and energy efficient building Technology Platform (ECTP)  

Founded in 2004 ECTP brings together the collective vision for a leading edge European Built Environment on behalf of our Members. ECTP gathers 160 Member organisations from across the construction sector and other sectors from the whole supply chain of the Built Environment.

Build Up  

Build Up is part of Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), they offer a variety of services to promote better and smarter buildings across Europe, and currently has nearly 11,000 members worldwide. The BUILD UP portal hosts an array of exciting news, publications and events, offering a wide range of expertise and best practices on regulatory, financing and technical issues.


Center for Science & Technology in Buildings (CSTB)

CSTB has for mission to guarantee the quality and the safety of the buildings, and to accompany the innovation of the idea to the market. CSTB brings together multidisciplinary skills to develop and share critical scientific and technical knowledge and to provide stakeholders with the answers they expect in their professional practice. CSTB carries out 5 key activities for this purpose: research and expertise, evaluation, testing, certification and dissemination of knowledge. His area of ​​expertise covers construction products, buildings and their integration in the neighborhood and the city.

Executive Agency for Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (EASME)  

EASME aims to help create a more competitive and resource-efficient European economy based on knowledge and innovation. EASME provides high quality support to beneficiaries, turning EU policy into action. As an executive agency of the European Commission, we manage significant parts of COSME, LIFE, Horizon 2020 and EMFF. EASME ensures that actions funded by these programmes deliver results and provide the Commission with valuable input for its policy tasks’. The EASME is committed to the public service principles for EU civil servants.