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Maghrenov application call 2015


MAGHRENOV: Application Call presentation

In the framework of the MAGHRENOV project, KIC InnoEnergy (EU) and IRESEN (Morocco) are launching the first edition of a joint call for Innovation projects on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, targeting Euro-Moroccan consortia.

MAGHRENOV is a FP7 project addressing Mediterranean innovative markets in the field of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (RE&EE) in order to foster innovation and to favour convergence between EU and MPCs initiatives for the development of sustainable energies adapted to regional specificities.

This Joint Call for Innovation Projects is co-financed by two partners of the MAGHRENOV project – IRESEN and KIC InnoEnergy SE.

IRESEN is a Moroccan organization dedicated to applied R&D in Renewable Energies. IRESEN was founded to take R&D in applied science to nationwide scale, develop innovation and encourage networking. IRESEN has also the task of defining research lines as well as conducting, financing and managing projects. IRESEN is gradually growing and expanding its fields of work and infrastructure based on R&D’s demand and needs; in addition to ensuring supporting and backing up university research and encouraging collaboration between universities and companies.

KIC InnoEnergy is the European company dedicated to promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and education in the sustainable energy field by bringing together academics, businesses and research institutes.

  • KIC InnoEnergy provides acceleration services to start-ups and venture
  • KIC InnoEnergy supports innovation in the field and bring innovative ideas to life
  • KIC InnoEnergy provides Master´s and PhD educational programmes

KIC InnoEnergy is one of the first Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) fostered by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

The other members of the MAGHRENOV Consortium are:

  • R&D Maroc (Morocco)
  • UPC (Spain)
  • ANME (Tunisia)
  • ITEMS (France)



The call aims to provide support to Euro-Moroccan consortia who wish to develop innovative products or services in the field of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, as defined in the MAGHRENOV specific Roadmaps (Energy Efficiency or Renewable Energies priorities under the Mediterranean Area conditions).


Who can apply?

Eligibility criteria towards projects, as defined by consortia partners, are following:

  1. Goal of innovation project is to develop products or services to be sold on the market
  2. A least one company commercializing products or services must be involved since the beginning
  3. At least one existing KIC InnoEnergy partner has to be part of consortium
  4. At least one Moroccan partner has to be part of consortium
  5. At least one company of the consortium must have more than 8 permanent employees
  6. At least one partner of KIC InnoEnergy must have a significant role in the project
  7. At least one partner from Morocco must have a significant role in the project
  8. Number of partners of consortia should be between 3 and 7
  9. The topic of project should fall within one of MAGHRENOV specific Roadmaps (Energy Efficiency or Renewables)



All the documents and instructions for submission are detailed in the guidelines document CIP15GUI.

According to the admissibility criteria, only proposals that are complete, duly signed and submitted in time will be considered.


Call for proposals documents

All the documents necessary for submission of a proposal can be found in the call for proposals documents.



1 - February 01, 2015      Opening of the Call

2 - March 20, 2015          Brokerage event that will be held in Casablanca

3 - April 10, 2015            Closing of the Call

4 - April 20-24, 2015       Eligibility check

5 - May 4-12, 2015         Thematic Level Assessment Committee

6 - May 29, 2015            KIC-IRESEN Level Assessment Committee’s document review deadline

7 - June 2&3, 2015          KIC-IRESEN Level Assessment Committee’s presentation

8 - June 3&4, 2015          Decision about projects selected


How to apply?

Step 1 - The referent person of the consortium must create an account on MAGHRENOV platform:

Step 2 - After the validation of his account, the referent person of the consortium should log in to MAGHRENOV platform:

Step 3 - Once logged in, the referent person should read the guidelines document CIP15GUI, download the package of call for proposals documents, and complete the necessary templates for the application file of the consortium.

Step 4 - The referent person can upload the completed application file and fill the details:
Note : please compress your application files into a ZIP file before uploading.

Once the application file is uploaded, the referent person will be registered to the applicant group on the platform, where he can ask questions.

The application information may be updated until the application call closure date.


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