Coordinating energy research for a low carbon Europe
What can be done to accelerate clean energy technology innovation and support the implementation of the Mission Innovation Challenges? This is the focus of the joint event “Mission Innovation Challenges accepted – what’s next?” organised by EERA and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) at the Nordic Clean Energy Week in Copenhagen (alongside the Clean Energy Ministeral Conference), on May 24, 9:00-12:30 (followed by lunch).
Special focus will be on opportunities for international research cooperation within and across the Mission Innovation Challenges, taking also into account the experience of EERA on supporting the coordination of national efforts and the cooperation with the private sector. At the event, the DTU International Energy Report 2018 will be launched, providing a research perspective on the Mission Innovation Challenges – the discussions will be chaired by the coordinators of the EERA Joint Programmes Smart Cities, CCS and Energy Storage.
Confirmed speakers include: Anders Hoffmann, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate; Patrick Child, Deputy Director General, DG Research and Innovation (European Commission); Nils Røkke, EERA Chairman; Thomas Bjørnholm, Research Director of the Villum Foundation; Henriette Undrum, VP New Energy Solutions/Research & Technology, Statoil; Alicia Mignone, Chair of IEA (International Energy Agency) Committee of Energy Research and Technology; Hermann Tribukait, Task Force Leader of Mexico’s Mission Innovation team.
The event will be followed by the workshop “How to get a 100% Renewable Energy System? Developing the flexibility we need by integrating Energy Systems” organised by the EERA Joint Programme Energy Systems Integration. More info.