International activities

Innovation trip to Massachusetts Cluster-News: July 2018

Many innovations in digitisation and new business models come from the USA. Therefore, a trip to the leading US state of innovation, Massachusetts, was organised. The extensive program included visits to companies, research centres (including a day at the MIT) and institutions. The trip offered information and cooperation opportunities regarding topics of smart products, energy storage and new business models, among others.

CTC-Link: Further information (in German)

Partner: OÖ Energiesparverband

CONA: nomination for international UN-Prize & visit of the Cuban Minister of Industry Cluster-News: January 2018

Cona was nominated for the International UN Energy Award. Awarded by the United Nations headquarters in New York, the award "Powering the Future We Want - Recognizing Leadership and Innovative Practices in Energy for Sustainable Development" honours companies that particularly distinguish themselves in these aspects through their techniques, programmes or products with 1 million US$. Furthermore, a delegation of the Cuban Minister came to Austria and visited CONA to strengthen the cooperation with the Cuban government. The company has been cooperating with UNIDO and Cuba for many years.

Partner: CONA Entwicklungs- und Handels GmbH

ertex solar: expo "Future Energy" in Kazakhstan Cluster-News: January 2018

The "Future Energy" Expo took place this year in the Kazakh capital Astana. Ertex solar supplied 380 PV modules for the roof of the main building. The 1,200 m² PV system was installed on the roof of the 80 m steel-glass dome, during temperatures as low as minus 40 °C.

Ledon: Norma headquarters equipped with LEDs Cluster-News: January 2018

Ledon equipped the new head office of the supermarket chain Norma in Fürth with 1,200 LED panels. 623 mm² LED louvre luminaires with neutral white light were used throughout the 7,000 m² building. Features of the luminaires include high light quality, homogeneous light distribution and 50,000 hours of operational life. In addition, 30 lighting units with a colour rendering of Ra 95 were delivered as custom solution for the sampling room. 

European Pellet Conference 2018 – programme available Cluster-News: January 2018

The European Pellet Conference, the largest annual pellet event worldwide, will take place from 28 February – 01 March 2018 in Wels/Austria. Visited by over 500 experts each year, it is the meeting place for the global pellet community. The event delivers the latest news about markets, technologies and policies and provides valuable networking possibilities. The conference is held in parallel with the "Energiesparmesse", a major energy tradeshow with more than 100 pellet-related exhibitors. The European Pellet Conference is organised by the OÖ Energiesparverband as part of the "World Sustainable Energy Days" (WSED), one of Europe’s largest annual conferences in the fields of energy.

Link: www.wsed.at

Partner: OÖ Energiesparverband

European Pellet Conference 2017 OEC-News: November 2016

The European Pellet Conference, the largest annual pellet event worldwide, will take place from 01 – 02 March 2017 in Wels/Austria. Visited by over 600 experts each year, it is the meeting place for the global pellet community. The event delivers the latest news about markets, technologies and policies and provides valuable networking possibilities. The conference is held in parallel with the "Energiesparmesse", a leading energy tradeshow with more than 100 pellet-related exhibitors. The European Pellet Conference is organised by the OÖ Energiesparverband as part of the "World Sustainable Energy Days" (WSED), one of Europe’s largest annual conferences in the fields of energy.

Link: www.wsed.at

Partner: OÖ Energiesparverband

OEC – A delegation travels to Vermont, USA OEC-News: November 2016

The Northeast Biomass Heating Expo is one the fastest-growing biomass thermal energy conferences in the United States. The event was held in Burlington, in the state of Vermont. In the context of an export and internationalisation initiative by the region of Upper Austria, the Eco-Energy Cluster was present at the Expo along with a delegation of 5 cluster partners. The delegation took the opportunity to organise several meetings and site visits. The aim of the trip was to strengthen the presence of Upper Austrian companies on the North American market and to support international cooperation.

Link: www.oec-en.at

Partner: OÖ Energiesparverband

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