11 Apr 2013
The Council of Ministers approved on April 5th the State Plan of Promotion of Rental Housing, Rehabilitation, Regeneration and Urban Renewal (2013-2016) and the Draft Law on Rehabilitation, Urban Regeneration and Renewal, which (along the new Law of Renting Promotion) represent a paradigm shift in housing policy (link to press release in Spanish).
02 Apr 2013
“The debate must include heating and cooling ” urged the Heat Coalition as the Green Paper A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies was published on 27th March 2013. Shall we remember that last year they already claimed for a more ambitious European heating and cooling policy. According to the Heat Coalition, a platform gathering 11 European associations with a stake in the heating...
21 Mar 2013
For all of you who wonder what does a Technology Platform work in, we are going to show you today all the activities that have been made within BIOPLAT during 2012 to accomplish our goals. The specific objectives of BIOPLAT are: To provide a framework within which all sectors involved in the development of biomass work together in a coordinated way to ensure that...
18 Mar 2013
On the 8th of March 2013, a debate about sustainability of biofuels was held on the TV programm “Para todos La 2”, which airs from Monday to Friday for the whole Spanish territory in the second channel of the Spanish Television (TVE). Mercedes Ballesteros (Chief of Biofuels Unit in CIEMAT, member of the Steering Committee in BIOPLAT and our representative in both EIBI and EERA), Liliane...
13 Mar 2013
The financiation of the innovation of the companies in 2010 + Bibliometric indicators of the Spanish scientific activity in 2010
The Spanish Observatory of R&D&I of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) has recently published in its web ICONO two new reports. Below is a summary of their most important conclusions. “PITEC 2010: The financiation of the innovation of the companies” In the recesive phase (2008-2010), the companies with R&D expenditure have had less job destruction than the economy as a whole. The global...
08 Feb 2013
Approved: Spanish Strategy of Science and Technology and of Innovation, and the State Plan of Scientific and Technical Investigation and of Innovation
The Spanish Strategy of Science and Technology and of Innovation and the State Plan of Scientific and Technical Investigation and of Innovation were approved on February the 1st, two important documents for the R&D Spanish world in the upcoming years. (Documents in Spanish. Source: MINECO)
12 Dec 2012
The European Technology Platforms (ETPs) are already an existing powerful tool and they could be the concrete solution for innovation and deployment of the industrial policy. ETPs have been active in implementation of the FP 7 for R&I of the EU.and are now providing information and proposals to the ongoing work for the establishment of Horizon 2020 to bring it into line with the real...
03 Dec 2012
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03 Aug 2012
El pasado 13 de Junio tuvo lugar en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos de Madrid ( E.T.S.I.A.) la Jornada sobre Sinergias en Bioeconomía organizada conjuntamente por la Plataforma Tecnológica del Olivar (ALENTA) y la Plataforma Tecnológica Española de la Biomasa (BIOPLAT), con la colaboración de la E.T.S.I.A. La Jornada fue inaugurada por Dña. Mª Dolores Curt del Grupo de Agroenergética de la E.T.S.I.A.,...
21 Jun 2012
The European Commission’s communication on renewable energy issued on 6th June examines the current 2020 framework for the development of the sector and outlines policy options for the post-2020 phase. “The Commission is pushing for rigorous implementation and enforcement of the Renewable Energy Directive, and rightly so. We must make sure that, even in the current economic crisis, we meet our 2020 objectives, and most...