Associated Partners Concept


In its Associated Partner Program, Joint Programming Platform ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems (JPP SES) involves business and government institutions, the start-up and SME sector, additional financers and funders as well as ICT providers. By this, JPP SES intends to establish an innovation eco-system, building bridges in the entire innovation chain.



JPP SES aims to foster the development of technology and business solutions that truly support energy effi-ciency and energy transition processes on a local and regional level while complementing and supporting the functionality of the overall energy system. For this, stakeholders at local and regional governance levels are involved to define the research needs and give RDD consortia confidence that their results will be adopted.
From the business sector, JPP SES involves diverse stakeholders from innovative SMEs to incubators to de-ployment programmes and investors. Big companies are invited to liaise with start-ups and chambers of com-merce. Together they shall create opportunities for enterprises to form or partner with consortia of JPP SES funded research, development, demonstration and innovation projects. Business domains way beyond the energy sector such as municipal infrastructure, transport, trade and agriculture are invited to the Associated Partner Programme.
By this stakeholder involvement, not only the quality of the funded RDD projects will improve. In addition, JPP SES will receive more need-oriented proposals and the overall impact will increase as uptake is fostered with the help of Associated Partners.


Associated partners can take multiple roles:

JPP SES Associated Partners can enjoy multiple benefits:


Take a look at the current Associated Partners here.
The network of associated partners has expanded with the setup of two networks: 
  • The Transnational Validation Network with Living Labs and Testbeds. More information on this network can be found here
  • The Associated Partner Network of Digital Platform Providers. More information on this network can be found here.

To become an Associated Partner of JPP SES, please contact office[at] for joining ERA-Net SES as an associated partner. 
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The Joint Programming Platfrom Smart Energy Systems receives funding from the European Union´s Horizont 2020 research and innovation program under the grant agreements no. 646039, 775970 and 883973 .
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