On 13 May 2019, EU-SysFlex organised the joint Horizon2020 workshop: TSO-DSO cooperation in flexibility market integration. A number of transmission and distribution system operators (TSOs and DSOs) presented their flexibility use cases and discussed large-scale integration of variable renewable electricity sources.
Experts and stakeholders from the European Commission, academia, industry, a research and technology organisation (RTO) and a small and medium enterprise (SME) were interviewed at the SusChem 2017 Stakeholder Event.
The Energy Union will cut across a number of policy sectors including energy, transport, research and innovation, foreign policy, regional and neighbourhood policy, trade and agriculture, according to the EU executive's plans.
New technologies are opening avenues for growth in areas as diverse as renewable energy, smart systems, mobility and health. The opportunities to boost innovation in Europe are enormous. Start-ups will be a cornerstone of this economic future.
The European Commission and Europe's data industry pledged on Monday to invest €2.5 billion in a public-private partnership, aiming to “strengthen the data sector and put Europe at the forefront of the global data race.”
In his confirmation hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, Portuguese Commissioner-designate for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas pledged to strengthen the “framework conditions” for research and innovation at European level in order to “develop the full potential of European science and innovation”.
A new video of interviews from the 2014 SusChem Stakeholder event features interviews with Clara de la Torre of the European Commission, Gernot Klotz of Cefic, Peter Nagler from Evonik and Louis Neltner of Solvay.
The European Commission, member states and industry will invest more than €22 billion over the next seven years in innovation. The investment will primarily go to special sectors via five public-private partnerships called Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs).
Without more private R&D spending, Spain, Italy and others in the south may continue to lag as national governments and the EU are slashing money earmarked for research and innovation. Critics of government cuts say these risks are creating a vicious circle, discouraging business.
Several European Commission 2012 initiatives will impact healthcare innovation. The Horizon 2020 research programme will seek to link the health industry, public sector and academia in new research clusters. A revision to the Directive on Clinical Trials will seek to promote health research and innovation. Meanwhile, the Transparency Directive will ensure that research efforts translate into faster access to much- needed medicines.