Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) is the statutory authority responsible for the promotion of the Sustainable Energy Systems element of the European sixth framework programme (FP6) in Ireland. SEI has made various efforts to create awareness of the FP6, and to encourage high quality Irish participation, including: - Information dissemination on recent developments/new calls for proposals. - Hosting a number of national information days for new calls for proposals. - Initiating a competitive feasibility study process to enable the Irish energy research community to prepare high quality proposals. - Targeted e-mails to specific technology groups, containing information on particular conferences, publications, etc. - National contact point service - provides continuing support to all prospective proposers in terms of advice and help in preparing proposals, via telephone, e-mail and face-to-face meetings. - Networking/partner search - facilitates partner search by advising prospective proposers of potential partners and by attending various brokerage sessions organised by the Commission. - National delegate role - representation at the Energy Programme Committee meeting; SEI is also responsible for the promotion of the recently launched energy framework programme, Intelligent Energy for Europe (EIE).