XLNCE (‘Excellence‘) is a consulting company supporting organisations throughout Europe to successfully access EU Grant Funding opportunities for Research, Innovation and Market Uptake projects related to Low-Carbon, Clean and Energy Efficient Energy Systems and Built Environment.
I am the founder and director of XLNCE Consultancy and have 15 years extensive hands-on experience with EU funded research and innovation projects (developing proposals, project implementation and coordination). I have worked in research organisations in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands and Belgium and have been project evaluator, reviewer and expert group member for the European Commission.
As an architect with MSc in Environmental Science and PhD in Energy in Buildings, the expertise I offer is in line with the EU policy on ‘clean energy buildings’, and is specific to (non-exhaustive): Very Low / Nearly Zero / Energy Positive Buildings; Deep Renovation; Renewables; Built-in Photovoltaics; Smart Cities and Communities; Construction Skills.
RECENT THEMATIC EXPERT/EVALUATOR EXPERIENCE:
Horizon 2020, Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy, 2020
EIT, European Institute of Innovation and Technology, KIC Grant Reporting, 2019, 2020
Horizon 2020, Energy Efficient Buildings, 2020
STARS Grants 2019 funding programme, University of Padova (2019)
The Research Council of Norway, Knowledge-Building Projects for Industry (2019)
Business creation expert, (EIT) European institute of Innovation and Technology, KIC 2020 Business Plan (2019)
FWO, Research Foundation Flanders, PhD fellowships, (2019)
Energy Cluster ‘Flux50’, Evaluator research/feasibility projects (2019)
EUREKA-INNOWADE, VAP projects (2019)
FWO, Expert Panel, The Research Foundation Flanders, SB fellowships (2019)
Innovation-management expert, (EIT) European Institute of Innovation and Technology, KIC 2018 Grant Reporting (2019)
Evaluator ENERGIX energy efficient buildings programme in Norway, (2018)
Innovation-management expert, European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) KIC 2019 Business Plan (2018)
Our clients are committed to the sustainable energy transition through the “energy efficiency first” principle, taking into account the societal benefits and using low carbon technologies, with the common goal to deliver cost-effective climate change mitigation for a 2-degree future.
Dr IRENA KONDRATENKO
XLNCE specializes in funding advice, support and capacity building services on the following EU programmes: