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OMV Petrom and EIC to offer support to SMEs and innovative energy technologies

OMV Petrom, the largest energy company in South-Eastern Europe and the European Innovation Council (EIC), the European Union’s innovation programme, have joined forces to organise dedicated EIC Corporate Day, the first of its kind in Romania.

During this matchmaking event, OMV Petrom will invite some of Europe’s most innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to pitch, meet and conduct business. All selected EIC participants are working on innovations in the energy sector based on advanced technologies that meet the objectives of the climate agenda.

“The energy transition is a strategic priority for OMV Petrom and we are committed to supporting it,” said Christina Verchere, CEO OMV Petrom. “We believe in the power of small and medium-sized companies to come up with innovative solutions in the energy sector and we want to support those projects based on new sustainable technologies, being open to new collaborations, partnerships and business opportunities.”

The areas of interest for OMV Petrom include innovative energy storage solutions, technologies for a circular economy, new technologies for solar photovoltaic systems, projects involving carbon capture and storage and/or in combination with blue hydrogen production, non-classical geothermal solutions for power generation and turquoise hydrogen production resulting from methane pyrolysis. 

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