EU Energy Day
EU's Clean Energy Future: From Technology Development to System Integration

WFES, 16 January 2018, 09.00 – 17.00

09.00 - 11.00

International collaboration in clean energy research and innovation


Accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy is a global challenge and a key political priority of the EU. To address this challenge, the EU's biggest transnational research and innovation programme "Horizon 2020" includes important funds and instruments earmarked for clean energy.

This session will present EU's priorities to accelerate clean energy innovation, the latest funding opportunities for the period from 2018 to 2020, and opportunities for international cooperation to enlarge the portfolio of available clean energy options, to bring down costs, and to work together with EU leading research organisations, companies and champions to advance the global competitiveness of renewables.

12.00 - 13.30

Buffet lunch and presentation by EU-start ups


Following the high-level opening of the World Future Energy Summit, the EU Energy Day will provide an opportunity EU start-ups and innovators to share their ideas and projects to the region.

13.30 - 17.00

Leading developments in the clean energy transition


The European Union is setting the new policy framework for the clean energy transition in line with its 2020 and 2030 targets, including research and innovation initiatives  to support EU's ambition to become a global leader in renewables.

Key research areas include breakthrough technologies, renewable energy solutions for consumers and prosumers and digitalisation of the energy system.

This session will present the latest results from EU's research and innovation activities, provide insights in the latest developments for innovative markets, and discuss international cooperation activities with the GCC.