SUPEERA: Bringing research and industry closer, 10 May 2022, Padova (IT)
EERA, through the strategic SUPEERA project, supports the implementation of the SET Plan, integrating it at the same time into the broader context of the Clean Energy Transition.
The project foresees several activities to facilitate the innovation and uptake by the industry. One of adopted approaches has been an analysis of the energy measures in the 27 National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) aiming at reaching Member States’ and EU’s 2030 climate targets. This analysis resulted eventually in the identification of six common pathways (Wind energy, Energy System integration, Bioenergy, Energy storage, Hydrogen and Solar Power).
These common pathways provide the basis for the recommendations on R&I priorities in support to the Clean Energy Transition goals across Europe and serve as an input to improve cooperation between research and industry.
Moreover, and in addition to long-term strategies and policies, the European energy research community is called to react swiftly to unprecedented (geo)political settings in which energy priorities have been laid down in the recently published REPowerEU Communication.
In this framework, SUPEERA is organising six knowledge-generating workshops to discuss how R&I and industry can get closer to accelerate innovation and uptake of new technologies in the selected pathways.
Following a series of introductory webinars, the second workshop will take place in Italy and it will discuss research-industry cooperation practices and opportunities to accelerate innovation in the energy storage and fuel cells and hydrogen (FCH) sectors. The purpose is to bring forward successful Italian implementation examples of the two selected pathways, and to explore their replication potential towards other regions/countries with similar priorities which would eventually trigger investments in low-carbon technologies.