1 Support mechanisms for Russian organisations.
1.1 On February 2, 2017, the Innovation Assistance Foundation announced the
"International Programs" contest, which is aimed at supporting Russian
organizations participating in the implementation of innovative projects within
the framework of bilateral and multilateral international cooperation programs,
confirmed by agreements and memorandums signed by the Foundation.
The competition is aimed at supporting enterprises that carry out long-term
developments and have foreign partners, through interaction in which it is
possible to increase the competitiveness of their products and commercialize the
results of scientific and technical activities by gaining access to advanced
technologies and expertise, as well as the opportunity to withdraw their (and
also jointly Developed) products to foreign markets:
Sub-program 5 "Multilateral Competition in the framework of the European Program
IRA-SME, partners in the international consortium - Austria, Germany, Belgium,
Czech Republic, France (Region O-de-France);
Applications are accepted from 18:00 (Moscow time) on February 02, 2017 until
18:00 (Moscow time) on April 10, 2017.
The term for consideration can not exceed 120 calendar days from the deadline
for the receipt of applications.
Grants are granted to small innovative enterprises in the amount of no more than
15 million rubles provided that co-financing from own and (or) attracted funds
of third parties in the amount of not less than 50% of the grant amount. The R &
D period is 18 or 24 months.
1.2 FASIE from Russia and CDTI from Spain are
announcing the 2nd Call for Proposals for joint R&D projects
FASIE from Russia and CDTI from Spain are announcing the 2nd Call for Proposals
for joint R&D projects, focusing on developing innovative products and
applications in all technological and market areas. Applicants are expected to
develop ready to market solutions or projects which have strong market potential
for Russia and Spain.
This call invites projects in ALL thematic areas
The partners should include at least one Russian small company and one Spanish
R&D performing commercial companies. Participation of research
institutes/universities is welcome as subcontractors according to each country’s
funding regulations.• The Russian and Spanish partners must express their will
to cooperate, on an equal basis, to the development of a new product, industrial
process or service and the project must be equally significant to both
participants. The product, process or service must be innovative and there must
be a technological risk involved.
The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the
technological cooperation between the participants from the two countries (e.g.
increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure etc.).
The project will have a maximum duration of 24 months.
No single country or participant can have a budget contribution above 70% of the
Partners will be asked to present their project outline in English via a Project
Application Form. The completed electronic form must be submitted to the
official relevant contact person in FASIE and in CDTI in different deadlines.
The DEADLINE for submitting proposals at CDTI is 2nd June 2017, at 15:00 (local
The DEADLINE for submitting proposals at FASIE will be 13th June 2017.
In Russia, the participants will have to submit additionally a formal national
application to FASIE’s contact person.
Support mechanisms via Project Standards and Labels for Promoting Energy Efficiency
in Russia [http://label-ee.ru/].
This full-size UNDP/GEF project aims to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in
the Russian Federation through the facilitation of wide-scale market transformation
towards energy efficient technical building equipment and household appliances.
In the scale of Russia this very ambitious target will be approached through a phased
introduction of energy efficiency standards and labeling. This envisaged to be achieved
by (1) improving the national legal and regulatory environment and institutional
capacities to facilitate the introduction and wide-spread application of a comprehensive
energy efficiency standards and labeling programme in Russia by starting it with
the implementation of a full-fledged pilot programme in the Moscow region; (2) developing
energy efficiency standards and labels (S&L) schemes and public procurement models,
building the local verification and enforcement capacity and supporting the establishment
of state-of-the-art compliance checking and certification systems and infrastructure
in accordance with international best practices; (3) supporting manufacturers and
other supply-chain stakeholders and establishing public-private partnerships, voluntary
agreements and joint strategies to make energy efficient products more competitive
and affordable to the population; and (4) raising awareness of and providing access
to information to targeted end users and buyers of equipment, including both household
consumers and commercial buyers. In doing this, the project will support the federal
and regional governments in pioneering efficient regulatory and technological solutions
and practices in the public buildings and in setting appropriately ambitious targets
to the large commercial buyers among the Russian corporate sector. Reaching the
stated targets of the project is expected to contribute to the reduction of CO2
emissions by 29.9 Mt until 2020 and by 123.6 Mt until 2030.
An institutional, legal and regulatory basis established and the capacity of the
national authorities built to facilitate introduction and wide-spread application
of energy efficiency S&L schemes and their testing at least in one pilot region
during the implementation of the project.
National S&L schemes for selected power-consuming products designed and proposed
and the required verification and enforcement capacity for their implementation
in place based on international best practices.
Enhanced interest and strengthened capacity of the local manufacturers and, as applicable,
other supply chain stakeholders to comply with the new EE standards and to bring
energy efficient models into the market at competitive and for the majority of the
population affordable prices.
Enhanced awareness and improved access to non-partial information of residential
and commercial clients concerning energy efficiency and other relevant characteristics
of the targeted appliances and equipment from the life-cycle costs and environmental
The project was extended until mid-2017. In the first quarter of 2016, was approved work plan of the Project (planned tenders for execution of works) for 2016. Completed manufacture of equipment and its delivery and commissioning of the equipment under previously signed contracts for the supply of 2 test facilities for air conditioners and heat pumps, 5 climate chambers to test refrigerators and freezers, reference 5 washing machines and 6 water treatment plants and automation of the measuring process in six regional centers of standardization and Metrology (CSM) of the structure of Rosstandart (FBU "State regional center of standardization, metrologiei tests in Moscow," FBU "State regional center of standardization, Metrology and testing in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region," FBU "State regional center of standardization, Metrology and testing in the Samara region," FBU "State regional center of standardization, Metrology and testing in Krasnoyarsk Krai", FBU "State regional center of standardization, Metrology and testing in the Nizhny Novgorod region," FBU "State regional center of standardization, Metrology and testing in Bashkortostan Republic").
Executed the contract for the development of proposals for changes in the current version of the technical regulations of the Customs Union "On requirements to energy efficiency of electrical energy consuming devices". Report submitted to the initiative in the EEC.
Completed work: "analysis of the implementation of the requirements in the technical documentation attached to the goods, labeling of goods and their labels information about the classes of energy efficiency of products and development of proposals on improvement of normative legal acts in establishing these requirements."
Work accomplished: "Development of proposals regarding application of labelling and energy efficiency standards in the organization of cooperation in the field of low-carbon development with other countries and with international financial institutions."
A contract for the implementation of the concept of bringing electrical equipment with a high grade of energy efficiency labelling. Implemented the first phase of work.
A contract for the organization, ENES-2016, the all-Russian contest for the best innovative solutions in the field of energy efficiency and resource conservation (category household appliances).
A contract for the development of projects of normative legal acts in order to improve the system of procurement of goods based on their energy efficiency, promotion and information provision purchasing goods with high energy efficiency.
A contract for the development of projects of normative legal acts in order to improve the system of energy efficiency requirements on the turnover of goods, and monitoring compliance.
Request for supply of sets of multi-channel precision temperature measurers and temperature sensors for testing of household refrigerators and freezers in the EE parameters.
5. The project "Implementation and dissemination of effective climate-friendly technologies in some industries in Russia."
A project whose aim is the introduction and dissemination of efficient climate-friendly technologies in some industries in Russia in 2016 continues to implement. The project's main objective is the effective protection of the environment by improving economic efficiency, implementation of renewable energy and technological innovation in particular the use of alternative sources for electricity production. The project is implemented jointly by the International climate initiative of the German community for international cooperation in collaboration with the Ministry of natural resources and ecology of the Russian Federation. Project completion: September 2019.
6.The project "Promotion of technologies of bioenergy in agriculture in the Russian Federation and Ukraine"
Implementation of the project "Promotion of technologies of bioenergy in agriculture in the Russian Federation and Ukraine". The project aims to support and identify potential bioenergy and decentralized energy sources in the Russian Federation and Ukraine. One focus of the project is to use the wastes of agricultural activities for the production of energy. In the framework of this project, Russian Association of biofuel in 2015 was held the international Congress on promotion of the project in Moscow and a seminar on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the biofuel sector in the city of Kiev. The project executing Agency in the Russian Federation is the Russian energy Agency. Project funding: 859597 Euros. Project completion: March 2017.
2.2 Support mechanisms via Project "Transforming the Market for Efficient
The goal of this project is to reduce national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in
Russia by meeting the project objective of transforming the Russian lighting market
towards more energy efficient lighting (EEL) technologies and phasing-out inefficient
lighting products. The project will do so by developing and adopting energy performance
and product quality standards, including implementing national and regional policies
for phasing-out inefficient light sources, and promoting effective enforcement and
control mechanisms. The supply chain for energy efficient lighting will be strengthened
through market research and monitoring, and support for the development of new energy
efficient lighting products. Efficient lighting technologies will be piloted in
Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod through residential, public buildings and street lighting
initiatives, and replicated broadly. By the end of the 5-year project, implementation
of these actions will result in direct energy savings of 121 kton CO2/year; and,
indirect savings from market transformation and increased share of energy efficient
lighting of 3.5 to 4.0 TWh/year, or 1.85 Mton CO2/year.
Improved efficient lighting standards and policy framework.
Supply chain for EE Lighting supported.
Penetration of energy-efficient lighting increases in Moscow homes and buildings,
and the initiatives replicated elsewhere.
Energy-efficient street lighting is adopted in Nizhny Novgorod region and local
EEL initiatives replicated elsewhere.
2.3 Support mechanisms via Project "Building energy efficiency in the North
West of Russia"
1. Project objective is to build local capacities for and demonstrate local solutions
to improved energy efficiency in construction and maintenance of buildings in the
North West of Russia: Pskov, Vologda and Arkhangelsk Oblasts.
2. Expected Outcomes:
3. Project objective will be achieved through three outcomes designed to address
key barriers to building energy efficiency.
4. Capacity building and know-how.
In 2016 France and Russia celebrate 50 years of scientific and technological cooperation. February 7, 2016, at the Residence of the Embassy of France hosted a meeting of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic in Russia with the Deputy Minister of education and science of the Russian Federation. The parties agreed on the preparation and publication of joint articles in the Russian and the French edition. The Embassy of France announced the intention to organize a French-Russian week of young scientists. It was proposed to hold the event in September 2016 in Kazan in the framework of the Youth Forum 2016 "science of the future - science for the young". The forum is expected to be held by the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation with the purpose of promoting the development of educational and scientific contacts between generations of scientists, to attract students to solving topical tasks, the position of young people in science.
5. Demonstration of local energy efficient solutions and management models. Main
expected result of the Project Preparatory Grant stage of the project is the preparation
of a project document for submission of a full-sized project grant request to Global
Environment Facility (GEF).
3 Support mechanisms via International Climate Initiative [http://www.international-climate-initiative.com/en/]
Since 2008, the International Climate Initiative
(IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building
and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has been financing climate and biodiversity projects in
developing and newly industrialising countries, as well as in countries in transition.
For the first few years the IKI was financed through the auctioning of emission
allowances, but it is now funded from the budget of the BMUB.
The IKI is a key element
of Germany’s climate financing and the funding commitments in the framework of the
Convention on Biological Diversity. The Initiative places clear emphasis on climate
change mitigation, adaption to the impacts of climate change and the protection
of biological diversity. These efforts provide various co-benefits, particularly
the improvement of living conditions in partner countries.
The IKI funds projects in the following areas:
- Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions
Through its projects in
the category 'Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, the International Climate Initiative
(IKI) assists partner countries in switching to a sustainable, low-carbon economy.
IKI partners receive support in the form of knowledge transfer, technology cooperation,
policy advice and investment measures, enabling them to develop and implement appropriate
methods and instruments that can be used to advance transformation processes.
IKI projects in this category are focused primarily
on the development of low emissions development strategies (LEDS) and nationally
appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs), as well as systems for monitoring, reporting
and verifying greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation actions (MRV). In addition,
the IKI works to mobilise private capital for climate protection measures. Among
other things, projects focus on sustainable energy supply, climate-friendly transportation,
low-carbon industrial processes, and the future design of the carbon market.
- Low emissions development strategies and nationally
appropriate mitigation actions
support sustainable and
ambitious mitigation efforts undertaken by developing countries, and constitute
key instruments arising from negotiations held in the context of the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). LEDS provide a strategic framework
for climate-friendly development. They aim to promote economic development while
ensuring lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions than would be anticipated under
a business-as-usual scenario. Among other things, LEDS are helpful in identifying
and prioritising relevant political and economic action areas, and in creating suitable
conditions for promoting low-carbon economic processes and lifestyles. LEDS often
form the basis on which NAMAs are designed.
NAMAs are voluntary actions
by the governments of emerging economies and developing countries that focus on
initiating transformation processes in individual sectors and achieving long-term
reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. They can be implemented in a range of different
sectors, including energy and transportation.
-Monitoring of greenhouse
gas emissions and mitigation actions
Since international climate
negotiations were initiated, considerable attention has been given to the question
of how to monitor, report and verify the reduction in greenhouse gases (MRV). The
term MRV comprises the collection of data on mitigation actions and greenhouse gas
emissions, the processing of this information into reports and inventories, and
the verification of data in an international process. The development of MRV systems
and application of MRV requirements represent considerable challenges for emerging
economies and developing countries, who must assume responsibility for collecting
the necessary data and producing greenhouse gas inventories, emission projections
and economic analyses.
In this context, the IKI
provides targeted support to projects that help the partner countries to plan and
implement mitigation actions and ensure these actions will be MRV-compatible under
a future international climate agreement.
- Promoting cooperation
with the private sector
The private sector has
a key role to play in achieving the 'two-degree target' agreed at the recent climate
negotiations, and mobilising its resources will be essential in achieving far-reaching
climate protection goals.
The IKI therefore supports
projects that eliminate major barriers to greater engagement by the private sector,
for example by reducing the financial risks associated with investing in climate
technologies in developing countries and emerging economies. IKI projects also provide
capital for public-private partnerships, impart the necessary expertise - e.g. enabling
finance institutions to support energy-efficiency projects in target countries –
and create suitable conditions for private investment in target countries by providing
advisory support to governments.
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation,
Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) principally selects projects for IKI funding
through a call for proposals.
The selection process consists of two stages:
BMUB normally issues an annual call for proposals along with the
corresponding support information. Those interested can submit project outlines
in German or English within a set deadline. These must be prepared using the project
outline templates available on the IKI website. BMUB evaluates all project outlines
in this format that are complete and were submitted to the IKI Programme Office
in time. The Ministry makes its selection based on the funds available and seeks
the approval of other relevant ministries. Applicants will be informed in writing
of the evaluation result.
In the second step, applicants whose projects were selected will
be requested in writing to submit a formal funding application and will receive
the necessary templates and instructions. BMUB evaluates the project applications
received and then makes the decision on funding. If a project requires a letter
of political support from the partner country or guarantees under international
law, this will have an effect on the project's start date.
4 Support mechanisms via France Embassy programmes
The French-Russian cooperation in science and technologies is realized within
intergovernmental agreements and carried out at the level of the profile Ministries
of both countries, the large research organizations and institutes, laboratories
and the enterprises. The exchange of students and researchers, creation of new partnership,
stimulation of development of new technologies and the equipment are distinguished
from problems of cooperation. Coordination of scientific and technical cooperation
between the Russian Federation and France is carried out by the National Center
of Scientific Researches (NCSR) of France (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique,
CNRS) – which is the largest French research association and combines the state
organizations of France specializing in area of applied and basic researches.
One of partner programs for French-Russian scientific and technical exchange
of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France and the Ministry of the higher education
and scientific researches of France is the partner program of Hubert Curien "Kolmogorov".
From the Russian side the program is realized with assistance of the Ministry of
Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The purpose of the program is assistance
to cooperation between researchers and development of a scientific and technical
exchange between universities and research institutes of two countries. The program
supports the research projects offered by French and Russian research "teams".
In 2015 within the French-Russian cooperation by the Ministry of Education and
Science of the Russian Federation the competition "Selection of Projects on Carrying
Out Researches on the Priority Directions with Participation of the Research Organizations
and Universities of France" was held. For financing in 2015-2017 6 projects from
them 3 – in the field of energy were selected, including:
- «LAMSOL» Project.
- «Nanocatalyseurs» Project.
- «UNI-QD» Project.