European Technology and Innovation Platform

Annual Conferences

RHC-ETIP, DG ETIP and DHC+ brokerage event on the H2020 Energy Work Programme 2018-2020

16 Nov 2017 - 16 Nov 2017
Location: Brussels, Belgium


The European Technology and Innovation Platforms on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP), Deep Geothermal (DG ETIP) and the DHC+ Technology Platform are happy to announce the organisation of a brokerage event focused on the upcoming Horizon 2020 Energy Work programme 2018-2020.

The event will take place on 16 November in Brussels and will foster cross-sectorial cooperation between the different technologies under the scope of the platforms. The collaboration across different sectors has been highlighted several times by the European Commission as one of the main priorities of the next Energy Work Programme. Therefore, meeting partners from other sectors will be a crucial step in order to be successful with the upcoming calls.

The event will be an unique opportunity to 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 successful consortia.

A Plenary Session will take place in the morning with representatives from the European Commission and Executive Agencies.

In the afternoon the participants will attend parallel sessions according to their preferences. The initial suggested topics are the following:

  • Energy efficient buildings- renovation
  • Renewable energy system integrated at building scale
  • Increased performance of technologies for local heating and cooling solutions/ Technical support for RES heating and cooling
  • Sustainable process industry
  • Energy storage (including materials)
  • Energy efficiency- Smart buildings (including smart services, and smart materials)
  • Deep Geothermal
  • Shallow GeothermalSolar energy in industrial processes
  • Combining Renewable Technologies for a Renewable District Heating and/or Cooling System
  • Biomass
  • Market uptake support
  • Energy islands, and Smart Cities and Communities
  • Next-generation of Energy Performance Assessment and Certification
  • Energy efficieny- investments
  • Energy modelling
  • Smart and clean energy for consumers
  • Skill building, support to education

The Programme flyer is available here.

The event promotion kit is available here.

Confirmed speakers

  • Piero De Bonis, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD
  • Piero holds a degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Milano. He previously worked at the Italian Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Environment and for the Italian oil company. He joined the European Commission in 2010 and since then he has been Policy Officer for concentrating solar power (CSP) at the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation. Since 2013 he has been also Policy Officer for Solar Heating and Cooling.

  • Filippo Gagliardi (DG RTD)
  • Filippo Gagliardi joined the European Commission as Policy Officer in December 2013.Filippo worked in DG CLIMA up to July 2017, where he focused on the implementation of the New Entrants Reserve 300 (NER300) programme, providing funding for innovative solutions in the area of renewable energy and carbon capture storage. He also managed the Private Finance for Energy Efficiency scheme (PF4EE), a financial instrument delivering loans for energy efficiency investments.In August 2017 he joined DG RTD, where he focuses on the geothermal energy sector and he deals with relevant EU policies and funding for R&D activities.

  • Margot Pinault Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER)
  • Background:Masters in Economics in Poland (Wroclaw University of Economics) and Masters in European and International Business Law in France (University of Orleans).7 years' experience in the private sector in France- Key Accounts Manager in charge of industrial clients in the field of energy management systems for buildings, smart home systems, automation, heating and cooling regulation and control.5 years' experience at the European Commission.

  • José Riesgo (DG RTD-Energy-efficient Buildings)
  • Before starting in the European Commission , José Riesgo was manager in a Chemical company (ICI) responsible of the production area (detergents) and afterwards, manager of a quality control service in the Aeronautic area ( Hexcel US company).In the EC, he has taken various responsibilities as Technical officer first (in the Nuclear area) and then Manager of Programmes/ Projects in various fields: Steel sector, Non- ferrous, Transport, Renewables energies (Activities related to Heating/ cooling applications) and since Jan 2014 responsible for Energy efficient buildings in DG RTD ( under the cPPP- EeB / contractual Public Private Partnership on Energy efficient Buildings).

  • Pierre Roubaud, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises(EASME, SME Instrument)
  • Pierre Roubaud is working in the Executive Agency for SMEs. He is in charge of business innovation coaching for the EIC pilot and  will be leading the implementation of the Fast Track to Innovation Programme as from 2018.  Pierre had worked 5 years as a Project Officer for the European Commission in the field of transnational technology transfer before being transferred to Executive Agencies. He worked as a Deputy Head of Finance in the Innovation & Networks Executive Agency before joining the SME Instrument team.  He is a commercial engineer from UCL, Belgium.

  • Thomas Schleker, DG RTD
  • Thomas Schleker, PhD works as policy officer at the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation in the fields of bioenergy, renewable fuels and hydropower, where he contributes to the development and implementation of relevant R&I policies, programmes, and/or actions in Renewable Energy Sources (RES). Before joining the European Commission Thomas studied biology as well as business management followed by an academic career in molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics and a position as Cluster Manager at a regional business cluster of Renewable Raw Materials.
  • Carmine Marzano
  • (DG RTD-Sustainable Process Industry (SPIRE)
  • Christopher Reynolds
  • Research Executive Agency (REA, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions)





The event will take place at the Ateliers des Tanneurs:

Rue des Tanneurs, 58-62
1000 Bruxelles

Directions to the event venue and suggestions of accommodation are available here.



Registration fee: 121 EUR (100+VAT 21%).

Deadline: Extended to 8th November 2017

Please use the online registration form to register to the event taking place on 16th November in Brussels.

After submitting the form you will receive an email with further instructions for finalising the  payment.

Please note that your registration is only confirmed once we receive the full payment of your registration fee: 121 EUR (100EUR +VAT 21%).

You will receive a confirmation email stating the status of your registration.