Coordinating energy research for a low carbon Europe
The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) aims to accelerate the development and deployment of low-carbon technologies that will deliver affordable and sustainable clean energy to consumers. It seeks to improve new technologies from an integrated approach and bring down costs by coordinating national research efforts to accelerate delivering EU 2030 and 2050 targets.
This year’s SET-Plan Conference will take stock on progress towards the SET-Plan priorities, following the finalization of the relevant Implementation Plans, and aims to identify how research and innovation efforts, at European and national level, contribute to the EU’s energy transition. It will highlight the importance of making synergies and developing partnerships among public and private actors to fund and implement R&I activities that can create a real impact. The conference will offer a versatile framework that includes plenary sessions and relevant side events to examine and discuss different views for a successful energy transition.
The 11th SET-Plan Conference, under the auspices of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will take place from November 20th to 21st, 2018 in the conference venue Messe Wien in Vienna, Austria. It is co-organised by the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Sustainable and Tourism and the European Commission.
To get to know the City of Vienna and some of its projects, you are invited to join interesting on-site excursions on Monday 19th of November. Participants are also invited to an evening reception by the Mayor of Vienna on Tuesday, 20th of November.
EERA at the SET-Plan Conference
Two representatives of EERA member organisations will be on a panel during the two days: Nils Røkke, EERA Chair, and Annemie Wyckmans, Coordinator of the EERA Joint Programme on Smart Cities. We are also looking forward to welcoming you at the EERA stand during the breaks.
Further information and registration
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Registration is open now until 31st October, participation is free of charge. To register, please click here.
Exhibition space and conference partnerships are still available – for more information, please click here.