Qi Energy is growing and is now Qi Europe

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.

Specialisation

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:

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Years in R&D&I
  • Solar thermal energy, photovoltaics, solar concentrators and high temperature systems
  • Onshore and offshore wind power
  • Ocean technologies
  • Fuel cells and hydrogen
  • Alternative fuels
  • Biomass and Biogas
  • Smart Cities and Smart Grids
  • Energy efficiency and savings; passive technologies, heat pumps, geothermal, new insulation, centralised systems
  • Distributed generation, autonomous consumption
  • Advanced batteries and storage systems
  • Carbon footprint, life cycle analysis, environmental impact
  • Energy optimisation of production processes
  • Raising awareness of the public and policy makers Impact analysis and business models
  • Studies on new regulations
  • Sectoral studies on energy innovation
  • Environmental impact studies and life cycle of innovative products and services
  • Carbon footprint and emissions of pollutants
  • Electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Electrical infrastructure (slow and fast chargers, wireless chargers)
  • Smart cities (traffic management, load management of electric vehicles)
  • Efficient and clean transport
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Mobility, congestion and safety
  • Global leadership of the European transport industry
  • Socio-economic research related to mobility
  • New mobility policies and regulations
  • Crime, illegal trafficking and terrorism
  • Resilience of critical infrastructures, supply chains and modes of transport
  • Border control
  • Cybersecurity
  • Resilience of Europe to crises and disasters
  • Privacy, freedom, and social, legal and ethical understanding on the Internet
  • Standardisation and interoperability of systems
  • External security policy of the European Union
  • Internet of Things
  • Smart cities
  • Cloud computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Big data
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Technologies for enhanced privacy (incl. anonymisation)
  • Simulation
  • Processing software
  • Games technology
  • Understanding of health, wellbeing and disease
  • Disease prevention
  • Treatment and management of disease
  • New means of prevention and treatment
  • Active ageing and self-management of health
  • Methods and data
  • Health care delivery and integration of care