The Steering Committee is the body responsible for setting the objectives of the RHC-Platform's Cross-cutting Technology Panel (CCP), to provide guidance to all Focus Groups of the Panel and to monitor the implementation of its activities.
The CCP Steering Committee is currently composed of 15 Members from eight different European countries, representing industry, research, academia and relevant European associations. The diverse professional and educational background of the experts brings significant added value to the activities of the CCP and of the entire RHC-Platform.
The experts were selected by the Secretariat of the RHC-Platform following the call for expression of interest ran in June - July 2011. The Secretariat screened and assessed the applicants against the pre-defined set of eligibility and award criteria, selecting 12 Experts to serve in the Steering Committee of the CCP and three Experts as Focus Group Leaders. The Focus Group Leaders are ex officio appointed to serve also as Members of the CCP Steering Committee and all Members are afforded with the same rights.
The CCP Steering Committee plays a pivotal role in the RHC-Platform with regard to the definition of the Strategic Research Agenda and the development of the Technology Roadmap. The experts are responsible for fostering an integrated approach to research in renewable heating and cooling, in order to create the right conditions for the RHC-Platform’s Common Vision to become reality through the contribution of cross-cutting technologies and skills.
The mandate of the Steering Committee is two years, from the 1 September 2011 until the 31 August 2013.
The complete list of members of the CCP Steering Committee is available here.