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Brokerage event on the new Horizon 2020 Energy Work Programme

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The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP) together with the Deep Geothermal ETIP and the DHC+ Technology Platform is hosting a brokerage event on the upcoming Horizon 2020 Energy Work programme, for the period 2018-2020. The event will take place on 16 November in Brussels (at the Ateliers des Tanneurs).

This brokerage event comes as a response to the Commission’s call for better cooperation between the different low carbon sectors during the next funding period.

The new Horizon 2020 programme aims to take forward the targets of the COP21 Paris Agreement, as well as the Commission’s ambition on energy and climate policy, embodied in the Energy Union. Furthermore, the work programme will support research, demonstration, innovation and market-uptake actions as well as maximize synergies between EU and national public support.

The European heat pump association, together with the other members of the RHC-ETIP, already plays a decisive role in fostering cooperation and strengthening efforts towards technological innovation and development in Europe.

For this event, many associations have decided to team-up and involve their network of energy stakeholders to discuss project ideas and set up project consortia, which would deliver new solutions for low-carbon buildings, sustainable data centers, and less polluting industries.

During the morning session of the event, the EU commission will introduce the work programme and explain the policy background of the energy and environment-related calls. This first part of the day will also include a specific presentation on the SMEs Instrument, a bottom-up initiative, which provides business innovation support for SMEs, and SPIRE that looks at fossil energy intensity and a reduction in the use of non-renewable resources in industrial processes. For the afternoon session, the audience will be divided into parallel groups dedicated to specific calls for proposals such as energy efficient buildings renovation, renewable technologies for renewable district heating & cooling, sustainable solutions for energy islands and smart cities, energy modeling, and more.

The event represents a unique opportunity to both get to know all relevant information on the upcoming calls as well as to meet valuable partners from different technology sectors, to exchange experiences and potentially create strong and successful project proposals.

For the heat pump sector, the Horizon 2020 programme has always been a good chance to deploy and adapt heat pumps to different applications (from industrial processes to smart buildings to district heating) in different countries and climatic areas.  Our industry has always been responsive in delivering quality projects and it should not miss the chance to hear more about the many funding opportunities offered by the EU for their next project.

Registrations are open on the RHC-ETIP website and will close on the 3rd of November 2017.