KAStrion in European Research

KAStrion will last three years from 1st January 2012 to 31st December 2014 with a € 6.8 million budget. This project is financed by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology through KIC InnoEnergy.

















The European Union grants many projects of research and innovation through several programmes and policies (figures related to 2007-2013 period, sources: http://ec.europa.eu/):

KAStrion project is financed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) which is a body of the European Union based in Budapest, Hungary. It became operational in 2010 in its premises of the EIT Headquarters. For 2011 and 2012, the amount of funding for innovation projects was respectively of €65 million and €89 million (sources: http://eit.europa.eu/).

In order to manage directly and efficiently the projects, the EIT designated its three first Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) in December 2009. Each one is dedicated to an aspect of innovation as it is described in the objectives of European Union for 2020:

The KIC InnoEnergy is divided in six Colocation Centres with different core competencies. Our project objective is to improve efficiency of wind farms with a predictive maintenance. Therefore, CC Iberia manages KAStrion and six other European projects linked to renewables.