In 2016 the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) formally launched its activities. As part of its mission of guiding Research, Development and Innovation activities to support Europe’s energy transition, ETIP SNET will organize 4 Regional Workshops per year over the course of the next 4 years, covering the whole European Union.
The Regional Workshops aim at:
◾Presenting national and regional RD&I projects of significant added value addressing energy system integration issues, in line with the thematic priorities of the ETIP SNET Working Groups;
◾Identifying unsolved RD&I topics and monitoring the implementation of RD&I activities at national and regional levels in Europe;
◾Ensuring consistency between national and European views;
◾Stimulating knowledge-sharing between stakeholders and among Member States and associated countries, to foster the efficient implementation of RD&I projects all over Europe.
The workshop for the Western Region (France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the UK) has been foreseen from 28th to 29th of September in Portugal.
The 2-day workshops will include:
◾A presentation of the ETIP SNET organization and activities by ETIP SNET representatives;
◾A presentation of the recently adopted ETIP SNET 2016-2025 R&I roadmap;
◾4 main panel sessions corresponding to ETIP SNET Working Groups’ scopes, dedicated to the presentation of the outcomes and findings of mature national and regional RD&I projects, highlighting their successes and challenges;
◾Roundtables stimulating cross-project discussion, exchange of experience and best practices and identification of existing barriers.
The work carried out by the ETIP SNET is supported by the INTENSYS4EU project, part of the H2020 Programme and led by ZABALA Innovation Consulting.