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Register now for the first PANTERA Workshop, Sofia, Bulgaria!


PAN European Technology Energy Research Approach (PANTERA) is a EU H2020 project aimed at setting up a European forum composed of Research & Innovation stakeholders active in the fields of smart grids, storage and local energy systems, including policy makers, standardisation bodies and experts in both research and academia, representing the EU energy system.

It helps bridge the gaps that currently exist in the energy field in Europe between Member States, by bringing together the attractiveness of successful partnerships being national, regional or European, building through them the will for enhanced adaption to areas and partnerships that can broaden active participation for mutual benefit.

The forum is coordinated by the FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy of the University of Cyprus (UCY), who is a member of EERA. EERA members who are partners in the forum are:

PANTERA’s first workshop will be under the theme “Pan European Research and Innovation activities for Smart Grids, Energy Storage and Local Energy Systems” and will take place on Tuesday 2 July 2019.


Vitosha Hall, Technical University of Sofia, ul. Baku, 1700 Sofia, Bulgaria – link


  • Concepts and future trends in Smart grids, Storage and Local Energy Systems;
  • European Commission (EC) R&I policy and trends;
  • EU and national R&I funding opportunities;
  • Local and Pan-European R&I challenges and gaps;
  • Good R&I practices from different countries with both high and low activities in this field.

Scope & Objectives:

  • Identify and establish communication links with local R&I stakeholders active in the fields of smart grids, storage and local energy systems including policy makers, standardisation bodies and experts in both research and academia in the region.
  • Identify the key challenges in accelerating R&I activities in the region.
  • Engage and bring under the same umbrella all active entities / stakeholders in the field of smart grids / storage and local energy systems to leverage synergies and maximise benefits.
  • Exchange experience and knowledge between members of R&I community in collaboration with already on-going activities aiming to wider participation, strengthen objectives and extent replicability, scalability and impact of achieved results.

To register, click here.