On May 16, 2022, the final conference of the INNOVEAS project entitled “Climate change and increase in energy costs; perspectives and strategies for EU SMEs” was held at the IIPLE institute in Bologna (in a hybrid form). The Conference was an opportunity to present the results of INNOVEAS project in the 5 countries where the activities were concentrated (Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and Spain) and to reflect on the challenges that SMEs face in relation to the increase in energy costs. On behalf of K&I, Gabriele Quinti spoke. He drew a picture of the most frequent barriers in SMEs in the adoption of energy efficiency measures. In addition to the other Innoveas partners and the representatives of the “sister projects” (E2DRIVER, ICCEE, SMEmPowerEfficiency, SPEEDIER, TRIPLE-A), the following speakers intervened: Filippo Busato, President of AICCAR; Oronzo Daloiso, Project Manager CHINA; Livio De Chicchis, FIRE Italy; Nadejda Khamrakulova, Sustainable Energy Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.