Open consultation & Webinar on RHC ETIP’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

Seize this chance to make your voice heard

The European Technology and innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP) has prepared a draft of its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). To make the most of this document and make it a comprehensive one, we would like to collect the input of renewable heating and cooling experts and sector's stakeholders through an open consultation.

What is the 'SRIA - Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda'?

This SRIA goal is to identify key R&I priorities for the renewable heating and cooling (HC) sector to be included in the next EU funded calls. The SRIA aims at boosting the competitiveness of the EU RHC-industry and increasing the share of renewable HC solutions. The document includes both sector specific priorities (dealing with buildings, districts, cities and industries) and cross-sectorial ones touching on relevant topics such digitalisation, health and circularity. The SRIA will be presented at the 100% Renewable Heating and Cooling for a Sustainable Future – 100% RHC Event 2020, which the RHC ETIP organises online on the 15th October. Program. Register now.

The draft document is available here

How to take part in the consultation

Download the document, make your comments and suggestions in track changes and send it back to by the 7th September 2020.

The webinar

Join us at the RHC-ETIP webinar on the Renewable Heating and Cooling Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) on 15th of September 2020 at 10.30 AM CEST. We are collecting written contributions through the open consultation. The follow-up webinar is the opprotunity to discuss with RHC ETIP representatives final details of the SRIA.

In this occasion, representatives from the platform will present the draft SRIA of the RHC ETIP for a 2050 decarbonised system, highlighting the key priorities and challenges of achieving a 100% renewable future in 4 key sectors (buildings, cities, districts and industries) but also for cross-sectorial issues.

The agenda for the webinar is the following:

  • Opening remarks - Javier Urchueguía, chairman of RHC-ETIP
  • Introduction to RHC-ETIP and the SRIA - Irene di Padua, Solar Heat Europe
  • Presentation of the R&I priorities:
    • Oyvind Skreiberg, HWG 100% RE Buildings
    • Russel McKenna, HWG 100% RE Cities
    • Sophie Knoetter, HWG 100% RE Industries
    • Ralf-Roman Schmit, HWG 100% RE Districts
    • Andrej Misech, cross-sectoral priorities
  • Open discussion with the audience moderated by Javier Urchuegía
  • Closing remarks