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

World Future Energy Summit
16 January 2018, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

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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.

Chair:

Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director of Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission


Keynote opening addresses by:

EU leadership role in clean energy innovation
H.E. Dr. Matar Hamedi Al neyadi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy, UAE
Pierre Bernard, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Friends of the Supergrid

Panel discussion 1: Setting the innovation agenda for the clean energy transition
Moderator: Paula Abreu Marques, Head of Renewables and CCS, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission

Panelists:
Frank Wouters, Director, EU-GCC Clean Energy Network
Roland Roesch, IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre
Pierre Bernard, Friends of the SuperGrid
● Anis Jouini, Deputy Head of CEA LITEN, and in charge of Solar Energy.
Rui Beon, Co-Founder, BeON Energy
Thomas Nowak, Secretary General, European Heat Pump Association

12.00 - 13.30

Buffet lunch and Networking with EU-start ups


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.

Co-Chairs:

Frank Wouters, Director, EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director of Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission

Keynote address: Dr Nicolas Calvet, Chair of the Masdar Institute Solar Platform (MISP), Khalifa University of Science and Technology, UAE

14:00  Panel discussion 1: Advances and innovation in renewable energy technologies
Moderator: Pjotr Tulej, Head of Renewables, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission

Keynote speeches: Javier Sanz Rodriguez, Innoenergy, CTO Renewables Energies

Panellists:
Sonja Chirico Indrebø, Vice President Strategy & Innovation in New Energy Solutions, Statoil
Tommaso Morbiato, Founder, CEO, Windcity
Chokri Mousaoui, Founder, Eternal Sun Group
Tord Jonsson, Supply Chain and Quality Manager, CorPower Ocean


15:15
Panel discussion 2: Advances and innovation in renewables system integration and digitalisation
Moderator: Paula Abreu Marques, Head of Renewables and CCS, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission

Keynote: Arash Aazami, Energy Entrepreneur, Kamangir Founder, Universal Right Founder

Panellists:
Philip Pieters, imec, EnergyVille, Business Development
Bruce Douglas, Deputy CEO, SolarPower Europe and Co-Chairman, Global Solar Council
Peter Hermans, CTO, Stedin
Peeter Pikk, Board member, 220Energia OÜ  
Roberto Vigotti, Secretary General, RES4MED&Africa

Dr Osamah Al-Sayegh, Executuve Director, Energy & Building Research Center (EBRC), Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research