Supporting SMEs in a collective to save energy – Experiences from GEAR@SME

Online Webinar

Fri, Nov 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

*You can find the event’s presentation slides below

The GEAR@SME project unlocks the energy savings potential in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. It is doing so by implementing its methodology consisting of three dimensions: A collective approach, the cooperation with so-called local „Trusted Partners“ and a multiple benefits approach. Based on these three pillars, the consortium developed various tools and tested and applied them in Use Cases (clusters of SMEs) in four countries – in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Romania.

This Webinar will explore the question of whether the approaches have proven successful and what SMEs need to save energy today. The Use Case operators report on their experiences on site and address the specific local conditions, opportunities and challenges. A valuable lesson for all those who work with SMEs and want to support them to save energy.

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Moderator: Evie Cox (TNO)

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Speaker: Timea Farkas (Servelect)

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Speaker: Palmira Ugarte Berzal (BEA)

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Speaker: Stef Lomans (CCS)

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Speaker: Mattia Ricci (ENEA)

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Speaker: Suzanne Brunsting (TBC)

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Speaker: Pieter Minnee




Evie Cox


Introduction and methodology of GEAR@SME 

Suzanne Brunsting


Experiences from the Romanian Use Case

Timea Farkas


Experiences from the Dutch Use Case

Stef Lomans and Pieter Minnee


Experiences from the German Use Case

Palmira Ugarte Berzal

10.40 – 10.50

Experiences from the Italian Use Case

Mattia Ricci

10.50 – 11.00

Questions and Answers