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Rome: APRE

Hub Manager: Serena Fabbrini

Regional Hub service portfolio

Italy

E-mail: fabbrini@apre.it

Tel: +39 06 48 93 99 93

LinkedIn: Serena Fabbrini

 

 

Project manager at APRE, I’m a  science communicator. I graduated in History of science and then obtained a 1st level Master degree on Science communication, with a focus on European funded projects. Having work experience with projects focused on bioeconomy, renewable energy and citizen science, one of my main topic is how to achieve gender equality in R&I. 

  • Training on R&I funding programmes

  • IPR Management Training

  • Customized scouting for relevant funding opportunitiest

  • Networking

  • Thematic online matchmaking events

  • Pitching events (focused on Horizon Europe)

APRE (Agency for the Promotion of the European Research) expertise spans the development of tailored dissemination and communication strategy and the execution of the whole range of communication activities, including visual identity, toolkits, websites, social media management and organization of international events. Thanks to its broad background in stakeholders’ engagement within European and international networks, APRE supports the transition towards an open, responsible, and participative research and innovation through designing and facilitating multi-actor and policy dialogue processes on specific R&I challenges, applying co-creation methodologies.

Supporting Partner:

CiviESCo is the Energy Service Company and it is very active in the urban regeneration, energy efficiency and fintech sectors operating as ESCo and advisor for: the retrofit of public and private assets; the relamping of lighting infrastructures owned by public and private entities; the energy diagnosis and monitoring of companies assets, the development of sustainable mobility infrastructures plans, the development of real life trial project deploying the big data, etc.

CiviESCo will assist and technically support the Italian Hub in the key activities and objectives foreseen.

Country Hub main statistics

Gender equality index in 2019

Gender equality index by domain in Italy for the 2021 edition (Source: European Institute for gender Equality, 2022)

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gender equality index by domain in Greece

Financial Framework

PROGRAMME Conto termico 2.0 (Thermal account)
TARGET AREA Italy
TYPE OF INSTRUMENT Grant
OBJECTIVE AND SUPPORTED ACTIONS The objective of the Conto termico is to incentivise actions aiming at increasing energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy by substituting old installations with new ones.

Supported actions:

  • Substitution of an existing installation with a heat pump
  • Substitution of an existing installation with a biomass boiler
  • New installation solar thermal heating and cooling system
TECHNOLOGIES COVERED Soral thermal, biomass, heat pump and integrated solutions
BENEFICIARIES University, research centre, public authority, start-up, SME, mid-cap and large company, NGO, individuals and ESCOs
RESOURCES 900 million
TIMEFRAME 2016 – on going
WEBSITE https://www.gse.it/servizi-per-te/efficienza-energetica/conto-termico  
PROGRAMME Fondo nazionale efficienza energetica (National Fund for Energy Efficiency)
TARGET AREA Italy
TYPE OF INSTRUMENT Loan and guarantee
OBJECTIVE AND SUPPORTED ACTIONS This fund supports activities aiming at achieving the national energy efficiency targets, set in line with the Kyoto Protocol

Building and construction of district heating and cooling systems.

TECHNOLOGIES COVERED District heating and cooling
BENEFICIARIES
  • University, research centre, public authority, start-up, SME, mid-cap and large company, NGO and ESCOs
RESOURCES EUR 310 million (30% as guarantee; 70% as a subsidised loan of 0,25%)
TIMEFRAME 2017 – on going
WEBSITE https://www.invitalia.it/cosa-facciamo/rafforziamo-le-imprese/fnee  
PROGRAMME Fondo per la crescita sostenibile (Sustainable Development Fund)
TARGET AREA Italy
TYPE OF INSTRUMENT Loan
OBJECTIVE AND SUPPORTED ACTIONS To support experimental research and activities

  • To support pilot projects, demonstrators and prototypes in areas of strategic interest for the country
  • To acquire new knowledge with a view to developing new products, and processes
  • To facilitate internationalisation
TECHNOLOGIES COVERED Geothermal, soral thermal, biomass, district heating and cooling, heat pump, thermal energy storage, cogeneration, integrated solutions
BENEFICIARIES Research centre, start-up, SME, mid-cap and large company
RESOURCES N/A
TIMEFRAME 2021 – 2027
WEBSITE https://www.mise.gov.it/ index.php/it/incentivi/impresa /fondo-per-lacrescita-sostenibile  
PROGRAMME Fondo nazionale per l’innovazione (National Innovation Fund)
TARGET AREA Italy
TYPE OF INSTRUMENT Grant
OBJECTIVE AND SUPPORTED ACTIONS The objective of this fund is to increase the competitiveness and innovation potential of regions in the South of Italy by creating opportunities for local development; by fostering the creation of innovation labs; by strengthening cooperation between business, research and academia; by supporting new skills and expertise
TECHNOLOGIES COVERED Geothermal, soral thermal, biomass, district heating and cooling, heat pump,  thermal energy storage, cogeneration, integrated solutions
BENEFICIARIES University, research centre, public authority, start-up, SME, mid-cap and large company, NGO and ESCOs
RESOURCES N/A
TIMEFRAME 2021 – 2027
WEBSITE http://www.ponricerca.gov.it/notizie/ 2020/programma-nazionale-per-laricerca-2021-2027-aperta-la-consultazione-pubblica/
PROGRAMME Tax regulation mechanism
TARGET AREA Italy
TYPE OF INSTRUMENT Tax deduction
OBJECTIVE AND SUPPORTED ACTIONS This scheme allows for a 65% tax deduction (“detrazione”) for expenses  related to energy efficiency measures including the installation of RES-H technologies, such as Heat Pums or solar thermal collectors (Art. 14 DL 4/6/2013 Art. 1, c. 344 – 347, l. 296/06). The installation of heat generators fueled by combustible biomass is deducted by 50% since 2017 (-Art. 3, par. 4 L 205/17). In the case of private individuals, this disposition is valid for works undertaken up to 31 December 2018 and in the case of common buildings the disposition is valid up to 31 December 2021 (Art. 1, c. 48, L 220/10 in conjunction with Art. 14 DL 4/6/2013 and with Art. 1.2, par.a.1 and 2 L 232/16). For energetic requalification works aimed at improving the winter and summer energy performance of common buildings, the tax deduction will amount to 70% or 75% and works can be undertaken between 1st January 2017 and 31 December 2021 (Art. 1.2, par. a.3 L 232/16).
TECHNOLOGIES COVERED Biomass, aerothermal, geothermal and solar thermal
BENEFICIARIES Any party installing eligible plants
RESOURCES N/A
TIMEFRAME N/A
WEBSITE https://www.agenziaentrate.gov.it/ portale/web/english/nse/  
PROGRAMME Super Ecobonus 110%
TARGET AREA Italy
TYPE OF INSTRUMENT Tax deductions

The beneficiary of the deduction has the possibility to:

  • directly access the deduction, thus paying the full amount of the work and receiving 110% of the admitted sums deferred over 5 years;
  • receive directly from the person carrying out the interventions a discount on the invoice equal to 110% of the amount of the works supported. The latter will benefit from the deduction in 5 years;
  • transfer the credit to a third party, including financial or insurance, by payinga reduced amount for the work, equal to the discounting of the portion sold at year zero. The latter will benefit from the deduction in 5 years.

Not only the expenses covered by the Superbonus, but also other tax deductions due (according to other existing mechanisms) on works carried out on the property are admitted to the transfer of credit or invoices.

OBJECTIVE AND SUPPORTED ACTIONS The Superbonus is an instrument activated to rapidly relaunch the construction sector and respond to the important climatic and environmental challenges envisaged for the civil sector by the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan.  The bonus provides for a 110% deduction for expenses incurred by 30 June 2022 (i.e. by 31 December 2022 and 30 June 2023 for specific cases), to be divided into 5 years, within the maximum limit of predefined variable deduction values depending on the size of the building and the type of intervention.
TECHNOLOGIES COVERED Actions admitted: interventions are subdivided into priority (trainanti) and secondary (trainati), the latter can be carried out only if jointly with the former. The primary energetic interventions concern thermal insulation and replacement of air conditioning systems; the secondary ones are related to the installation of building automation systems, fixtures, sunshades, heat pump water heaters, architectural barriers, photovoltaic systems with storage systems, infrastructures for charging electric vehicles.
BENEFICIARIES Natural persons, condominiums, autonomous institutions, public housing or similar entities, housing cooperatives with undivided ownership, non-profit organizations of social utility, associations, and amateur sports clubs
RESOURCES N/A
TIMEFRAME Until 2022
WEBSITE https://www.mise.gov.it/ index.php/it/incentivi/ energia/superbonus-110  
PROGRAMME Ecobonus
TARGET AREA Italy
TYPE OF INSTRUMENT Incentives with 65% and 50% tax credit
OBJECTIVE AND SUPPORTED ACTIONS For the energy requalification interventions carried out in the single real estate units, differentiated deduction rates are envisaged based on the intervention carried out, in order to better link the economic benefit to the achievable Energy savings. For energy redevelopment interventions carried out in the common parts of condominium buildings, up to a deduction of 70% is reached.
TECHNOLOGIES COVERED Soral thermal, biomass, heat pump, integrated solutions
BENEFICIARIES
RESOURCES N/A
TIMEFRAME 2020 – 2022
WEBSITE https://www.efficienzaenergetica .enea.it/detrazioni-fiscali/ecobonus.html  
PROGRAMME Programma Operativo Nazionale (PON) Ricerca e Innovazione 2014- 2020 
TARGET AREA Italy
TYPE OF INSTRUMENT Grant
OBJECTIVE AND SUPPORTED ACTIONS The objective of this fund is to increase the competitiveness and innovation potential of regions in the South of Italy by creating opportunities for local development; by fostering the creation of innovation labs; by strengthening cooperation between business, research and academia; by supporting new skills and expertise
TECHNOLOGIES COVERED Geothermal, soral thermal, biomass, district heating and cooling, heat pump, thermal energy storage, cogeneration, integrated solutions
BENEFICIARIES University, research centre, public authority, start-up, SME, mid-cap and large company, NGO and ESCOs
RESOURCES N/A
TIMEFRAME 2021 – 2027
WEBSITE http://www.ponricerca.gov.it/ notizie/2020/programma-nazionale-per-laricerca-2021-2027-aperta-la-consultazione-pubblica/  

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