KIC InnoEnergy SE
Description of the organisation
KIC InnoEnergy is a European company driving innovation, entrepreneurship and education in the sustainable energy field, by bringing together academics, business and research institutes. Our goal is to make a positive impact on sustainable energy in Europe by creating future game changers with a different mind-set, and bringing innovative products, services and successful companies to life.
Role in the Project
KIC InnoEnergy will be mainly involved in:
Training and educational aspects,
Establishing links to the PV industry and market,
Identifying and accelerating business opportunities become successful
Key people involved
Antoni Martínez is currently the Renewable Energies CTO of KIC InnoEnergy. He has been the first Director of the Catalonian Institute for Energy Research (IREC), and focused on advanced materials (PV, fuel cells, and storage), power electronics and energy efficiency in buildings. Before, he served during 16 years as CEO of Ecotècnia, a Spanish wind turbine manufacturer and solar energy developer. During that time, he was awarded the Poul la Cour Prize for his outstanding contribution to the development of wind energy. He was the President and a board member of several companies in the renewable energy sector, and Vice President of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). He was also member of the Advisory Council of the Catalan Energy Institute (ICAEN).
Emilien Simonot is Renewable Energies Technology Officer at KIC InnoEnergy. Its main functions consist in supporting the activities of the Renewable Energies CTO, in close contact with KIC InnoEnergy partners and focused on mobilizing the industry. Emilien holds a master degree from AgroParisTech-ENGREF (2008) as well as a Master in Renewable Energies from the European University of Madrid (2011). In the past 6 years, he has been involved in the renewable energy sector in general and in wind energy in particular. On duty within the technical department of the Spanish Wind Energy Association and assuming the technical secretariat of the Spanish Wind Energy Technology Platform (REOLTEC), he has developed his experience in RD&D & project management, business creation and development as well as in market intelligence. Emilien was member of the Advisory board of TPWind, the European Wind Energy Technology Platform.