“A circular economy approach for lifecycles of products and services”

  • Program: H2020
  • Duration: 01/05/2018 – 01/05/2021
  • Budget: €7,228,773.75
  • Expected results: aims to demonstrate a systemic and eco-innovative circular economy approach for sustainable products and services through their lifecycles. This includes (i) three new circular economy business models: co-creation of products and services, sustainable consumption and collaborative recycling and reuse, which are to be demonstrated in two industrial sectors, electrical and electronic products and farming/agri-foods; (ii) effective means to communicate with wider communities to disseminate the project outcomes; and (iii)an ICT platform to support project development, demonstration, dissemination and communication.
  • Client: ALIA Sociedad Agraria de Transformación
  • Line: EuroVértice Innovation
  • Keywords: Circular Economy, business models, co-creation


“Demonstration of an innovative solution to reduce GHG emissions in vineyards while improves the soil in arid areas”

  • Programme: LIFE
  • Duration: 31/09/2016 – 31/12/2020
  • Budget: € 835 020
  • Expected results: The main expected result is to achieve a contribution to the mitigation of climate change by avoiding the burning of the vineyard prunnings causing CO2 emissions by using them to produce an organic amendment through a composting process. This way, climate change adaptation in semiarid climates is also increased by the improvement of its soil and biodiversity resilience.
  • Client: Microgaia Biotech.
  • Line: EuroVértice Energy and Environment
  • Keywords: mitigation, climate change, CO2, vineyards, arid soils, innovation, compost.
  • WebSte: Life Sarmiento

ZAL Murcia

“Development of studies and projects necessary for the development of an intermodal terminal and logistics activities zone (ZAL) in Murcia for integrating and interconnecting goods transport by road and rail.”

  • Programme: Connecting Europe Facility
  • Duration: 01/01/2015 – 31/12/2020
  • Budget: € 1 940 900
  • Expected results: The project develops the plans, studies and projects necessary for the territorial integration of the intermodal terminal and the logistics activities zone, the availability of improved land and the construction of the intermodal and logistic facilities, as well as its processing and approval by all the competent organisms. Once the project is completed, the different entities (public and private) with responsibility for implementing the necessary works will have at their disposal the tools that will allow their immediate and direct execution.
  • Client: Ministry of Development and Infrastructure of the Region of Murcia.
  • Line: EuroVértice Strategies
  • Keywords: transport, freight, railroad, intermodal, activity zone, logistics.

Dacusnex Combi

“The ultimate solution for the biological control of the olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae).”

  • Programme: H2020 SME Instrument
  • Duration: 01/03/2016 – 31/08/2016
  • Budget: € 50 000
  • Expected results: The project studies, through market research and a business plan, the feasibility of placing on the market a solution (based on Dacusnex Combi) for the control of the olive fruit, completely biological and with better results and minors costs that its competitors. The project identifies markets and competitors and designs marketing and dissemination strategies.
  • Client:Sanidad Agrícola ECONEX S. L.
  • Line: EuroVértice Innovation
  • Keywords: biological control, pest, fly, olive.


“HUMan EXoskEleton for autonomous movement.”

  • Programme: H2020 SME Instrument
  • Duration: 01/10/2015 – 31/03/2016
  • Budget: € 50 000
  • Expected results: The project studies, through market research and a business plan, the feasibility of placing on the market an exoskeleton that allows autonomous movement of paraplegics, implementing a totally new movement control strategy and enabling patients to wander without external assistance or supervision. The project identifies markets and competitors and designs marketing and dissemination strategies.
  • Client: TECNIMUSA.
  • Línea: EuroVértice Innovation
  • Keywords: exoskeleton, paraplegia, autonomous movement control.


“Bio-pesticide from a strain of Bacillus licheniformis for the control of major pests in different cultures.”

  • Programme: H2020 SME Instrument
  • Duration: 01/10/2015 – 31/03/2016
  • Budget: € 50 000
  • Expected results: The project studies the feasibility of placing on the market the first biopesticide, based on a variety of the fungus Bacillus licheniformis, able to effectively fight the plagues of greenflies, thrips and whiteflies in various cultures, avoiding the negative effects of traditional pesticides on human health and the environment.
  • Client: SYMBORG.
  • Line: EuroVértice Innovation
  • Keywords: biopesticide, pest control, Bacillus licheniformis, aphids, thrips, whiteflies, food security, environment.


“Increasing capacities in cities for innovative financing in Energy Efficiency.”

  • Programme: H2020-2014-21
  • Duration: 01/02/2015 – 31/01/2018
  • Budget: € 1 512 940
  • Expected results: The project will seek to create new models of innovative financing for Energy Efficiency projects, for example cooperative financing, revolving funds, EPC, etc., that will be tested on pilot cities.
  • Client: Development Agency of the Murcia Region (INFO).
  • Line: EuroVértice Energy and Environment
  • Keywords: financing energy efficiency, innovative financing models, energy saving, cooperative models.


“Implementing an European Label for Innovation Vouchers.”

  • Programme: H2020-INNOSUP-2014-6
  • Duration: 01/05/2015 – 30/04/2018
  • Budget: € 1 513 344
  • Expected results: The project outcome will be an innovation voucher scheme fostering transnational exchange of innovation services in Europe. This model will serve to grant a label of European excellence, also one of the results of the project, to innovation vouchers schemes adopting this model.
  • Client: Development Agency of the Murcia Region (INFO).
  • Línea: EuroVértice Innovation
  • Keywords: support services for innovation, transnational cooperation, European innovation single market.

Segura Riverlink

“Validation and demonstration of management tools for the environmental recovery of the Segura River.”

  • Programme: LIFE+
  • Duration: 01/08/2013 – 30/07/2017
  • Budget: € 3 424 250
  • Expected results: The main result will be the strengthening of the Basin Plan under the Water Framework Directive (WFD) by incorporating validated tools from the Segura River Basin Plan, in order to support the implementation of a “green” approach to infrastructures. This approach will lead to the development of efficient measures that will enable a good ecological status in the river.
  • Client: Segura River Basin Authority.
  • Line: EuroVértice Energy and Environment
  • Keywords: connectivity, river stewardship, river management, green infrastructure, Basin Plan, environmental restoration, environmental sustainability, volunteerism.
  • Website: CHS


“European Disasters in Urban centres: a Culture Expert Network (3C – Cities, Cultures, Catastrophes).”

  • Programme: H2020-DSR-2014-21
  • Duration: 01/05/2015 – 30/04/2017
  • Budget: € 1 644 674
  • Expected results: The project will analyse the response and adaptation of cities after a disaster and the influence of prevalent cultures in the response. The most important outcome of the project will be the creation of a network of cities to promote the exchange of experiences to coordinate a resource structure prepared to act in case of disasters.
  • Client: Segura River Basin Authority.
  • Line: EuroVértice Territorial Cooperation
  • Keywords: political and cultural analysis, disaster resilience.


“Towards artisanal fisheries and Mediterranean sea conservation.”

  • Programme: ENPI CBC MED
  • Duration: 31/12/2013 – 31/12/2015
  • Budget: € 1 915 883
  • Expected results: The project aims to contribute to the Action Plan (2008/56/EC) for an integrated maritime policy in the Mediterranean by promoting sustainable fishing practices over the benthic communities and promoting the information exchange about good practices between stakeholders in order to achieve the conservation of habitats. The project will involve fishermen and marine stewardship bodies to suggest management guidelines and potential protected marine areas based on sound scientific evidences. Furthermore it will develop an integrated GIS database with the compiled information with a specific cartography of each area integrating the existing data from previous projects and the information obtained from the results of ECOSAFIMED.
  • Clients: Biodiversity Foundation, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain.
  • Line: EuroVértice Territorial Cooperation
  • Keywords: traditional fishing, sustainability, good practices, marine habitats, protected marine areas, marine stewardship.
  • Website:</span


“Measure and share data with utilities for the Covenant of Mayors.”

  • Programme: Intelligent Energy Europe
  • Duration: 18/04/2012 – 17/04/2015
  • Budget: € 2 300 366
  • Expected results: The Meshartility project promotes cooperation between energy utilities and local authorities to facilitate the exchange of data supporting the development of sustainable energy action plans in municipalities signatories of the Covenant of Mayors. It is working on the development of solutions and tools enabling the elimination of technical difficulties and the development of framework agreements to facilitate the process.
  • Client: Development Agency of the Murcia Region (INFO).
  • Line: EuroVértice Energy and Environment
  • Keywords: Covenant of Mayors, greenhouse gas, energy planning, renewable energy, Sustainable Energy Action Plan.
  • Website:


“Demonstration project on opportunities to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in industrial parks.”

  • Programme: LIFE+
  • Duration: 01/06/2012 – 30/06/2016
  • Budget: € 1 953 942
  • Expected results: The project aims to demonstrate the practical application of different solutions for reducing CO2 emissions in buildings of industrial parks. Achieved energy savings is estimated at 3650 MWh/year, with a reduction in emissions of 28 000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
  • Clients: Development Agency of the Murcia Region (INFO), Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Construction Technologic Centre, Technology Centre for Energy and Environment, Official Association of Industrial Engineers of the Region of Murcia.
  • Line: EuroVértice Energy and Environment
  • Keywords: energy saving, industrial parks, environmental performance, greenhouse gas.
  • Website:
  • Twitter: @eneringlife


“Improving communities’ sustainable energy policy tools.”

  • Programme: Interreg IVC
  • Duration: 01/01/2012 – 31/12/2014
  • Budget: € 1 576 530
  • Expected results: STEP partners will develop a set of 8 policy good practices that will provide the basis for 3 thematic guides on social management. These guides will include recommendations on: 1) Better implementation of sustainable energy policies at local level; 2) Developing a sustainable energy management; 3) Financing tools to encourage investment in sustainable energy.
    The guidelines for implementing policies provide the basis for the implementation of 8 regional plans, which will ensure local and regional transfer of the policy tools and the durability of the project results. The main result of STEP will be the improved knowledge of local sustainable energy policies, the strengthening of cooperation between regional and local policy actors and at least 3 successful transfers of good policy practices.
  • Client: Development Agency of the Murcia Region (INFO).
  • Line: EuroVértice Territorial Cooperation
  • Keywords: knowledge transfer, good practice, sustainable energy, local policies, regional policies.
  • Website:
  • Twitter: @STEProject
  • LinkedIn: STEP


“Validation, demonstration and transfer of a solar cooling/heating system in a pharmaceutical logistics warehouse.”

  • Programme: LIFE+
  • Duration: 01/09/2011 – 30/11/2014
  • Budget: € 6 704 503
  • Expected results: 70% reduction of the energy needs of the facilities (more than 1.25 MWh/year) and more than 725 tons of CO2 each year. Demonstration of technology Medicool, fully developed in Spain.
  • Client: HEFAME.
  • Line: EuroVértice Energy and Environment
  • Keywords: renewable energy, logistics, storage, energy saving, emission reduction, pharmaceutical industry, greenhouse gas.
  • Website:


“European Support for tourism start-ups.”

  • Programme: Leonardo da Vinci
  • Duration: 01/10/2012 – 31/09/2014
  • Expected results: Suites aims to exchange practices and develop concrete and useful tools to support free entrepreneurship, providing a common training model aimed at potential new employers, accompanied by all the necessary information and guidance for dealing with new business skills, qualifications and market-orientation. The project focuses specifically on the tourism sector, which is an important economic activity in all European countries, needing a more structured approach due to market changes and a rapid increase in the need for innovation.
  • Client: Association of Young Entrepreneurs of the Region of Murcia.
  • Línea: EuroVértice Territorial Cooperation
  • Keywords: support for entrepreneurship, professional development, exchange.
  • Website: AJE Murcia


“Transfer of know-how in the Mediterranean for the development of local communities in rural areas.”

  • Programme: ENPI CBC MED
  • Duration: 03/08/2011 – 03/08/2014
  • Budget: € 1 692 173
  • Expected results: Exchange, transfer of know-how relating to the creation of systems of governance in local communities in rural areas, and creation of a permanent network of experts on various topics of local development such as tourism, agriculture, crafts, etc.
  • Client: City Council of Moratalla.
  • Línea: EuroVértice Territorial Cooperation
  • Keywords: territorial development, exchange, cultural management, heritage, tourism.
  • Website: | Villages Moratalla


“Sustainable Urban Mobility.”

  • Programme: Interreg IVC
  • Duration: 01/01/2012 – 30/06/2014
  • Budget: 1 606 086 €
  • Expected results: The SUM project aims to promote the implementation of local/regional policies regarding sustainable urban mobility, trying to minimize three serious problems: CO2 emissions causing the greenhouse effect, the energy dependence which puts us in a situation of high economic and politic instability, and pollution of the cities which leads to serious consequences for health and quality of life. The overall result will be a regional plan of implementation of identified good practices.
  • Client: Development Agency of the Murcia Region (INFO).
  • Line: EuroVértice Territorial Cooperation
  • Keywords: sustainable urban mobility, energy independence, health, CO2 emissions, greenhouse gas, good practice.
  • Website:
  • Facebook: SUM
  • Twitter: @ProjectSUM
  • LinkedIn: SUM


“Pilot plant for complete energy recovery of different municipal and livestock waste materials and by-products”.

  • Programme: LIFE+
  • Duration: 01/06/2010 – 31/05/2014
  • Budget: € 2 645 308
  • Expected results: The validation of a management system for livestock and municipal waste using techniques such as carcass hydrolysation and methanation of waste and by-products in an integrated system that allows the reduction of waste by 99%, significantly reducing the need for water and the CO2 emissions and also a significant reduction in management costs for farmers and public authorities.
  • Cliente: Institute for Agriculture and Food Research and Development in the Region of Murcia (IMIDA).
  • Línea: EuroVértice Energy and Environment
  • Keywords: agricultural waste, waste treatment, municipal waste, organic waste.
  • Website:


“Promotion of residual forest biomass in the Mediterranean Basin.”

  • Programme: MED
  • Duration: 01/03/2011 – 30/11/2014
  • Budget: € 5 587 183
  • Expected results: The most important result is the improvement in energy efficiency by promoting renewable energy in rural areas, particularly woody biomass. To this end, the project develops an integrated strategy for the use of forest biomass, helping Mediterranean areas to recover the biomass potential, to develop the legal and technical aspects and to involve key stakeholders in a forestry biomass the production chain.
  • Client: Directorate-General for Environment in the Region of Murcia and Development Agency of the Murcia Region (INFO).
  • Line: EuroVértice Territorial Cooperation
  • Keywords: forest biomass, renewable energy, rural development, value chain.
  • Website:
  • Facebook:Proforbiomed
  • LinkedIn: Proforbiomed


“Sustainable use of irrigation water in the Mediterranean Region.”

  • Programme: FP7
  • Duration: 01/07/2010 – 31/12/2013
  • Budget: € 4 240 470
  • Expected results: Optimizing the use of irrigation water in the Mediterranean. The approach proposed in Sirrimed for achieving this goal is based on an Integrated Water Irrigation Management, where the improved water use efficiency will be considered at farm, irrigation district and watershed scales.
  • Client: Centre for Edaphology and Applied Biology of the Segura (CEBAS-CSIC).
  • Line: EuroVértice Innovation
  • Keywords: water efficiency, resource management, water treatment, irrigation management.
  • Website:


“Remote sensing use for irrigation practice recommendation and monitoring in the SUDOE space.”

  • Programme: SUDOE
  • Duration: 01/01/2009 – 31/12/2012
  • Budget: € 1 610 726
  • Expected results: The project will generate a vigilance and recommendations system in vast areas. Specifically, collection, information analysis and decision-making services will be developed, and they will allow more efficient management of resources and optimizing early natural risk response capacity, for example with respect to droughts. These services are based on Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing, adapted to the management of drought and the reduction of climate change impacts. It will allow all water users and managers to have information and decision-making utilities at their disposal. Besides, it is an opportunity for regional development based on the creation of new services for the watering community and related companies, optimizing production and use of resources, also contributing to the development of the information society.
  • Client: IMIDA.
  • Line: EuroVértice Territorial Cooperation
  • Keywords: climate change, regional development, training, networking, irrigation, drought, GIS, remote sensing, ICT.


“Identity is the future: Mediterranean Intangible Space.”

  • Programme: Interreg IIIB MEDOCC
  • Duration: 30/04/2006 – 30/06/2008
  • Budget: € 1 398 450
  • Expected results: Databases and common methodology for cataloguing intangible cultural heritage. Testing of the methodology through ICH cataloguing fieldwork in the territories of Murcia, Evora, Athens, Malta and Sicily. Networking for the development of a Mediterranean ICH certification system. Exhibition “La Città Invisibili” in Palermo. 8 local editions of ICH books, minutes, etc.
  • Client: Region of Murcia.
  • Line: EuroVértice Territorial Cooperation
  • Keywords: cultural identity, intangible heritage, cataloguing, Western Mediterranean, local sustainable development.

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