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Description of the sectors

These sectors are very broad. To help you, we have listed a number of industries under each sector.

This list is not complete, and there may be overlap between sectors.

If you are unsure about where your solution belongs, you can select several.

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Architecture and Construction

  • Architecture
  • Building energy management
  • Building materials
  • Construction
  • Cross-laminated timber
  • District heating
  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • Energy positive buildings
  • Fire detection
  • Glued laminated timber
  • Green building
  • Green building materials
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
  • Hot water
  • Insulation
  • Lighting
  • Passive houses
  • Pre-fabricated houses
  • Refrigeration
  • Smart buildings
  • Solar panels
  • Solar shingles
  • Sustainable housing
  • Temporary housing

Bio and Natural Resources

  • Agricultural waste
  • Coal
  • Fish
  • Food waste
  • Forestry biomass
  • Forests
  • Marine biomass
  • Minerals
  • Natural gas
  • Petroleum
  • Plants
  • Rare earth metals
  • Recycled raw materials
  • Residual raw materials
  • Sunlight
  • Waste as a resource
  • Waste biomass
  • Water

Energy

  • Batteries
  • Bioenergy
  • Biofuel
  • Carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • Clean energy
  • District heating
  • Electric boats
  • Electric cars
  • Electric mobility
  • Electric vehicles
  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • Geothermal energy
  • Green data centres
  • Hydropower
  • Marine energy
  • Microgrids
  • Off-grid electrification and appliances
  • Oil and gas
  • Osmotic power
  • Photovoltaics
  • Renewable energy
  • Rural electrification
  • Smart buildings
  • Smart grids
  • Solar panels
  • Solar power
  • Tidal power
  • Waste heat to energy
  • Waste to energy
  • Wave energy
  • Wind power

Food Production Systems

  • Agricultural equipment and services
  • Agriculture
  • Agritech
  • Agronomy
  • Animal breeding
  • Animal health
  • Animal husbandry
  • Aquaculture
  • Aquatech
  • Biopesticides
  • Crop farming
  • Feed
  • Fertiliser
  • Fish health
  • Fisheries
  • Food and beverage industry
  • Food and beverage packaging
  • Food processing
  • Forestry
  • Fortified foods
  • Functional foods
  • Gene modification
  • Horticulture
  • Prevention of food waste
  • Reindeer herding
  • Seafood

Health

  • Audiology
  • Biotechnology
  • Clinics
  • Dementia care
  • Dentistry
  • Diagnostics
  • eHealth
  • Emergency relief
  • Fortified foods
  • Functional foods
  • Hospitals
  • Internet of Medical Things
  • Laboratories
  • Medical equipment
  • Medicine
  • Medtech
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Nursing homes
  • Occupational therapy
  • Optometry
  • Personalised medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Physical therapy
  • Prevention
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Technical aids
  • Treatment
  • Welfare technology
  • Wellness and fitness

High Technology

  • Agritech
  • AI
  • Aquatech
  • Automation technology
  • Autonomy technology
  • Big Data
  • Biotechnology
  • Electronics
  • Fintech
  • Information and communications technology
  • Internet of Things
  • Materials processing technology
  • Medtech
  • Nanotechnology
  • Robotics
  • Sensors
  • Software
  • 3D printing

Ocean Industries

  • Aquaculture
  • Aquaculture equipment and services
  • Deep-sea mining
  • Electric boats
  • Feed
  • Fish genetics and breeding
  • Fish health
  • Fisheries
  • Fishing gear
  • Hybrid boats
  • Marine algae and plankton harvesting
  • Marine bioprospecting
  • Marine energy
  • Maritime industry
  • Offshore oil and gas
  • Offshore solar power
  • Offshore wind power
  • Onboard processing of biomass
  • Seafood processing industry
  • Ship’s gear
  • Shipbuilding industry
  • Shipping
  • Tidal power
  • Wave energy

Smart Cities

  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Community services
  • Digitalisation
  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • Governance and planning
  • Hospitals
  • Information systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Law enforcement
  • Libraries
  • Power plants
  • Schools
  • Smart buildings
  • Smart care
  • Smart citizens
  • Smart grid
  • Smart home
  • Smart traffic management
  • Transport and mobility
  • Waste management
  • Water supply

Transportation

  • Air transport
  • Airlines
  • Automobiles
  • Boats
  • Buses
  • Cable transport
  • Cargo freight
  • Cars
  • Cruises
  • Electric boats
  • Electric cars
  • Electric mobility
  • Electric vehicles
  • Ferries
  • Green transport
  • Hybrid boats
  • Land transport
  • Lorries
  • Off-road transport
  • Passenger transport
  • Pipelines
  • Public transport
  • Rail transport
  • Rapid transit
  • Road transport
  • Shipping
  • Space transport
  • Sustainable transport
  • Trains
  • Trucks
  • Urban transport
  • Water shuttles
  • Water transport