Newsletter June 2017


Newsletter June 2017

Public sector and investors, essential in the innovative ecosystem of European companies

The European “Industrial Innovation in Transition” (IIT) project involved 700 companies from 11 European countries to analyse their innovation activities. ZABALA took part in examining the best innovation practices in the EU. The results were presented at the "New models of innovation in European industry" conference hosted by the Center for Industrial Technological Development.

ROMEO project: reducing cost for offshore wind farm operators and boosting the renewables industry in Europe

Key players from the offshore wind industry benefit from €10m EU funding via this Horizon2020 flagship project. ROMEO will contribute to accomplish Europe´s climate change and energy transition commitments by seeking to reduce offshore O&M costs through the development of advanced monitoring systems and strategies.

The benefits of innovating towards the circular economy

ZABALA supports the implementation of new innovation models based on the circular economy. The European Waste4Think project seeks to design solutions based on the use of information and communication technologies that enable the improvement of waste management.

A European Defence Fund: €5.5 billion per year to boost Europe's defence capabilities

The Commission is launching a European Defence Fund to help Member States spend taxpayer money more efficiently, reduce duplications in spending, and get better value for money. Announced by President Juncker in September 2016, and backed by the European Council in December 2016, the Fund will coordinate, supplement and amplify national investments in defence research, in the development of prototypes and in the acquisition of defence equipment and technology.

Social innovation, increasingly essential in business activities

ZABALA took part in the International Congress "Water and Mining. Alliance for Sustainability ", organized by the Mineral Oil Chamber of the Dominican Republic.

Spain reaches fourth position in H2020 returns on investment, with € 1,933.8M

More than € 250M was obtained by ZABALA from the H2020 programme for its clients. It positions the consultancy as gaining 1% of the European total, which would represent 12.5% of the total returns in Spain.