Mission Innovation (MI) Champions Programme seeks to celebrate innovative individuals who are accelerating the clean energy revolution. This programme will recognize exceptional researchers and innovators who are developing novel ways of making energy cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable by using it more efficiently.
The purpose of the workshop “Energy storytelling: why stories matter to scientists and policy-makers in energy policy” is to address the growing gap between scientists and EU-citizens when it comes to understanding the science behind- and the relevance of- energy, climate, and transport to our everyday lives.
The 11th SET Plan conference will take place from November 20th to 21st, 2018 in the conference venue Messe Wien in Vienna, Austria. It is organised in the course of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union by the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Sustainable and Tourism in coordination with the European Commission.More information will follow.
A list of participants of the TWG is available. The TWG, chaired by national representatives from France and co-chaired by SAFT, is currently working on the preparation of an Implementation plan that will seek endorsement by the SET Plan Steering Group members at the meeting that was held on 29 November 2017 in the context of the SET Plan Conference 2017.
In September 2015, the SET Plan Communication, tackling the energy system in Europe as a whole and going beyond a ‘technology silos’ concept, translated the Energy Union Research, Innovation and Competitiveness priorities into 10 Actions. Since then, through a widely participatory process, national governments, industry and research actors, involving 154 umbrella organisations that represent 16 700 entities, have set ambitious R&I targets in each of the 10 priorities. The aim of these targets is to accelerate the decarbonisation of the energy systems, by making technologies cost-effective and better-performing. Reaching the targets will place Europe at the forefront of the next generation of low-carbon energy technologies and of energy efficiency, creating economic growth, jobs and increased competitiveness. It will also positively impact on the well-being of European citizens. The document focuses on the important progress achieved in the year following the Integrated SET Plan Communication of September 2015.
“This work was carried out in the framework of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (S3PEnergy). It aims at supporting the implementation of regional smart specialisation strategies and the optimal and effective uptake of cohesion funds in the energy area. ”
“A new study commissioned by DG Research & Innovation examined the role of financial instruments in the support of commercial-scale, first-of-a-kind energy demonstration projects – with the exception of nuclear energy. It was carried out by ICF International in association with London Economics between March 2015 and November 2016.”
Update – information and presentations from the above event are available.
DG JRC and DG CLIMA co-organised a side event about the NER 300 programme during the SET Plan Conference.
A Technical report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC).
“The S3P-E interactive map has been created to facilitate the search of regions with common interests in specific energy topics within the framework of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (http://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/s3p-energy).”
“This congress and exhibition will offer active participation by providing an excellent programme with speakers from different levels of governance and stakeholders. It provides a platform to discuss major issues of importance for European and Global District Energy sectors across a range of technical and commercial issues; from resource assessment and innovative technological design, to market and policy developments.”