After more than 20 years developing clean technology projects related to the field of energy and sustainable mobility and their gradual introduction into the market, involving more than one hundred and seventy R&D and demonstration projects, Qi Energy has become one of the most experienced groups in analysing the potential impact of technology, the cornerstone around which the R&D&I programmes of the European Commission revolve today.
In 2015 the firm added the themes of security and defence and in 2016 the themes of ICT and Health, offering a comprehensive service for a wide range of projects, reflecting its horizontal nature and its presence on a European level and changing its name to Qi Europe, taking advantage of the synergy of the abbreviation “QiE” by which Qi Energy is recognised in the research field amongst its European partners.
Qi Europe now has a senior team of engineers, economists, lawyers and sociologists of international prestige in terms of impact in bringing technology to the market, through comprehensive advisory services to third parties. Qi Europe prepares full or partial proposals, participates as a partner in executing technical work (business models for emerging technologies, impact analysis, life cycle analysis, business plans, etc.), and performs administrative coordination, project management, pre- and post audits, and justification of expenses.
The breadth and complexity of current European funding programmes require the specialist experience in these programmes which Qi Europe can provide. It is particularly focused on the H2020 Programme and its sub-programmes, the SME Instrument, Fast Track to Innovation, and the Programmes Cosme, Life+ and Eurostars.
It also frequently collaborates with various JTIs and PPPs in the preparation of large collaborative projects on advanced technologies, with the aim of promoting sustainable growth of its principal clients; technology companies, SMEs, technological research centres and universities, creating niches of technological, industrial and social leadership at European level in the main areas of knowledge of the group: