The first step toward the Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Space about Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

Maghrenov application call 2016

Maghrenov application call 2016

I.1.A. MAGHRENOV: Application Call presentation

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

MAGHRENOV is a FP7 project addressing Mediterranean innovative markets in the field of Renewable Energies, Energy Efficiency (RE&EE) and Biomass, 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 apply 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 programme
  • 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 Moroccan renewable energy market is one of the most promising ones in the Mediterranean area. This dynamism is expected to push innovation up and foster sustainable development in the area.

Morocco appears as a pioneer in establishing a policy and regulatory framework for promoting RES and energy efficiency, especially in the solar and the wind field. The Moroccan government aims at satisfying 52% of its energy needs by renewable energies by 2030.

Targets of the National Energy Strategy

In %
























Wind power




Source: Moroccan Ministry for Energy, Mines, Water and Environment and “Solar energy development in Morocco”[1](2013)

According to the International Energy Agency[2] (IRENA), Morocco has a key geographical position and the potential to become a regional hub with network interconnections. Therefore, the cooperation and collaboration between Europe and Morocco appears as key for the regional growth, the market and the common energy future.

I.1.B.  Purpose

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

I.1.C.  Who can apply?

Step 1 - The referent person of the consortium must submit a request through this webform ( Then the reference person will receive her/his credentials to access her/his accolade account.
Step 2 - After the validation of her/his account, the referent person of the consortium should log in to Accolade: (the link will be sent with login credentials)
Step 3 - With accolade, the referent person should fill in all data and files in the Accolade. The help and guidelines are available through the accolade.
Step 4 - Once all information  is delivered in Accolade, referent person should thick checkbox ‘ready for submission’


I.1.D. Guidelines

All the documents and instructions for submission are detailed in the guidelines document CIP16GUI.

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

I.1.E.  Call for proposals documents

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

I.1.F.  Calendar

1 - January 15, 2016: Opening of the Call
2 - February 10, 2016: Brokerage event
3 - April 04, 2016: Closing of the Call
4 - April 08, 2016: Eligibility check
5 - April 19, 2016: Thematic Level Assessment Committees
6 - May 02, 2016 : KIC-IRESEN Level Assessment Committee
7 - May 26, 2016 : Decision about projects selected

I.1.G.  For more information, contact us:

Océane Elmajdoub

Emilien Simonot

Ministère de l'Energie, des Mines, de l'Eau et de l'Environnement - Bâtiment A 
Rue Abou Marouane Essaadi 
BP 6208 Rabat Instituts Agdal - Rabat, MAROC



[1] Carmen-Cristina Cîrlig (2013): “Solar energy development in Morocco”, Library of the European Parliament,

[2] Carmen-Cristina Cîrlig (2013): “Solar energy development in Morocco”, Library of the European Parliament.


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