European Technology and Innovation Platform


Opening session

Moderation: Christine Lins, EREC

• Welcome speech. Gerhard Stryi-Hipp, Fraunhofer ISE / President of the RHC-Platform
• The importance of renewable heating and cooling in the Hungarian and European energy mix. Péter Olajos, Hungarian Deputy State Secretary for Development of Green Economy and Climate Policy
• European Commission Support to Renewable Heating and Cooling Technologies. Marie Donnelly, European Commission, DG Energy, Director for New and renewable sources of energy, Energy efficiency and Innovation
• EIT - The knowledge triangle integration in the path to sustainable energy. Giovanni Colombo, European Institute of Technology, Member of the Executive Committee

Coffee Break (11.10-11.30)

Research, innovation, market development: which perspectives for heating and cooling technologies in the EU? (11.30-13.00)

Moderation: Christine Lins, EREC

• From the Common Vision to the Common Strategic Research Agenda for renewable heating and cooling in Europe. Burkhard Sanner, EGEC / Coordinator of the HWG on Common Vision
• Vision to Reality: The Prospects for Renewables in Heating to 2020. Michael Denison-Pender, BRGC
• The Construction sector: exploring synergies. Luc Bourdeau, E2BA and ECTP


Solar Thermal parallel session 

Moderation:  Robin Welling, ESTIF & Nigel Cotton, European Copper Institute
• SolPol - A collaborative science-driven research initiative on polymeric materials for solar-thermal technologies. Reinhold W. Lang, JKU Linz
• Latest and future developments in solar cooling. Daniel Mugnier, TecSol
• Status quo and new developments in medium temperature collectors. Werner Platzer, Fraunhofer-ISE
• Austria R&D policy: strong investment in solar thermal. Theodor Zillner, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
• The strategic research agenda of the German Solar Thermal Technology Platform DSTTP. Gerhard Stryi-Hipp, Fraunhofer ISE / President RHC-Platform
• Updating the ESTTP Strategic Research Agenda: main topics and process. Werner Weiss, AEE INTEC

Biomass parallel session (14.00-17.00)

Moderation: Ria Kalf, KEMA & Gerold Göttlicher, EnBW
• Strategic Research Agenda for biomass - current status. Kari Mutka, VAPO
Sustainability criteria for solid biomass: where do we stand in the EU? Ruben Guisson, VITO
Research priorities for biomass fuels. Eija Alakangas, VTT
Effective policy support for biomass heating and cooling. Peter Rechberger, AEBIOM & Jan Habart, CZBIOM
Research priorities for residential biomass heating solutions. Walter Haslinger, Bioenergy 2020+
Biogas applications to renewable heating and cooling: scientific and strategic priorities for industrial processes. Kornél Kovács, Hungarian Biogas Association
Research priorities for large scale heating and industrial processes. Panagiotis Grammelis, CERTH & Gerold Göttlicher, EnBW

Geothermal parallel session (14.00-17.00)

Moderation: Thomas Koelbel, ENBW & Javier F. Urchueguía, APPA
• Recent developments in geothermal heating & cooling. Burkhard Sanner, EGEC
• Geothermal potential in the Pannonian Basin. Attila Kujbus, Geo express
• Presentation of the Geothermal Strategic Research Agenda. Javier Urchueguía, APPA
• Small and large scale Heat Pumps: technologies and market development. Béla Ádám, Hungarian Heat Pump Association
• Ground source heat pump design and optimization with case study from existing and new buildings. Henk Witte, GroenHolland
• Innovative tools for deep geothermal. Jean-Philippe Gibaud, Geothermex-Schlumberger

Wrap-up inter-panel session (17.00-18.00)
Moderation: Gerhard Stryi-Hipp, Fraunhofer ISE / President of the RHC-Platform
• Werner Weiss, AEE INTEC
• Kari Mutka, VAPO
• Javier Urchueguia, APPA 
• Anna Land, Svensk Fjärrvärme
• Thomas Nowak, EHPA
• Wolfram Sparber, EURAC
• Wim van Helden, Renewable Heat

Exclusive dinner reception and cruise on the Danube