The new Work Programme for 2016-2017 in the area of H2020 energy research was presented on 14 September, whereas in-depth sessions on various calls of the Work Programme were held on 15 September. A brokerage event in the field of Energy Technologies followed the info day.
After an introduction on the Energy Union and the role of research and innovation, the first session focused on Energy in Horizon 2020 and general information on the 2016-2017 work
Programme of the ‘Secure, clean and efficient energy’ societal challenge.
Whereas the overall perspective of Energy in Horizon 2020 was underlined, more specific presentations were focused on the Competitive low carbon energy, Competitive low carbon energy (Smart grids and storage), Energy efficiency and Smart cities and communities topics.
The implementation of Horizon 2020 programme was explained through the role played by INEA, EASME and the national contact points.
Cross-cutting issues were also addressed including the current challenges regarding International cooperation, Social sciences and humanities and SMEs. Some more practical exchanges informed about rules for participation and elements of the model grant agreement as well as communication trends in Horizon 2020.
The 2nd day conference targeted a range of specific actions such as the development of a European Research Area, the risk of financing, Public-Private Partnerships, Blue growth, Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and Inducement prizes. This complete info days finally addressed main components of the calls, through parallel workshops on Energy efficiency, Enabling the decarbonisation of the use of fossil fuels during the transition to a low carbon economy, Biofuels, Cross-sectorial topics, Smart cities & communities, Renewable electricity and heating/cooling, Smart grids & storage.