European Sustainable Energy Cluster partnership for Africa

Area of international cooperation Renewable Energy and Electrical Power Generation, Distribution & Transmission
Acronym ESECA
Duration 16.09.2021 - 15.09.2024
Funding EU COSME Programme, Clusters Go International

Contact

Peter Rechberger, M. Sc.
Head of Cluster-Internationalization

ESECA News

Renewables go international: Networking event, 6-8 December 2023 in Augsburg/Germany
The Bavarian Cluster Power Electronics organizes the third international networking event of the ESECA partnership in conjunction with Offgrid-Expo/Conference in Augsburg. Connect to European and African stakeholders and learn from their experience while mingling with the off-grid community and enjoying a side event at the famous Christmas market in the city center of Augsburg.

Programme    

Business Mission to Kenya & Rwanda, 2-11 October 2023
ESECA's second business mission will bring you to Nairobi for the Renewable Energy Forum Africa as well as to Kigali for a meeting of likeminded European partnerships (LEAP-RE Stakeholder Forum). You will be able to get first hand information about the respective markets at the conferences/trade show and in addition can participate in B2B meetings with local stakeholders.

Further information     Programme

Business Mission to Senegal 3-7 July 2023, Dakar, Senegal
ESECA partnership is organizing its first business mission to Senegal the first week of July 2023. The mission aims to intensify business network collaboration among European companies in the renewable energy and smart grids sectors with Senegalese companies. ESECA is organizing this mission in collaboration with another European cluster partnership, AEWEN, which has also Senegal among its target markets and covers the water and energy sectors among its strategic areas.
The mission includes a one-day-event conference, with key stakeholders from Senegal invited to attend and present the country’s opportunities, visits to key stakeholders and installations, and ad-hoc B2B meetings for the European companies with Senegalese possible clients/partners.

Summary and Agenda 


Renewables go international: Networking event Europe-Africa on 22/23 March 2023, Gijón/Spain
The second international networking event of the ESECA partnership will be organized by our partner MetaIndustry4 in Asturias in the North-West of Spain. 
If you are a company with activity in the renewable energy and smart grids sector, we invite you to attend this event and design with us the future business missions to the target markets of the project (Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana and Rwanda), in which you will be able to attend with the support of the ESECA. SMEs can also receive unbeaurocratic support for their travel expenses to Gijon - just get in touch with Peter Rechberger.
Do not miss this networking space, aimed to create a network of European contacts interested in African markets, learn about success stories of Asturian companies in the energy sector and know more about collaboration programs between Europe and Africa to develop innovative projects.

Agenda


Market information Sub-Saharan Africa
On 9 June 2022 ESECA organized a webinar about market opportunities in Senegal, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. To re-watch the webinar and download the summary please click on the link below. Furthermore, all registered Cluster members can access in-depth reports for each country. Just log in or sign up for free.
 

 Summary     Detailed Reports


ESECA workshop in Lille on 15/16 Sep. 2022
This was the first out of 3 networking events organized by the ESECA project. European energy SMEs already or not yet active on the african continent came together to discover the rich ecosystem of energy in Africa of the Hauts-de-France Region. Organized by our partner MEDEE. The second networking event will take place in Gijon/ES in March 2023 (see news above), the third one in December 2023 in Augsburg/DE.
 

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Project description

ESECA is a partnership formed by five European clusters from Spain, Germany, Italy and France financed by the European Commission as part of the COSME Clusters GO International programme. ESECA aims at intensifying business network collaboration among European companies from the renewable energy and smart grids sector to develop a joint internationalisation strategy towards Sub-Saharan African markets. Five target markets were identified to foster collaborations among European and African SMEs: Senegal, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

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Objective

Intensify business network collaboration among European companies from the renewable energy and smart grids sectors to develop a joint internationalisation strategy towards Sub-Saharan African markets.

 

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