On the initiative of DG Energy of the European Commission, and in collaboration with INZEB, the SET Plan workshop in Athens took place on Thursday 12 July 2018.
The aim of the workshop that took place in Athens was to inform the interested parties about the possibilities offered by the SET Plan to the research community both in terms of funding and available resources, as well as in the co-operation of researchers and research oorganisations among the countries participating in the platform. The SET Plan presentation was delivered by Andy Kontoudakis, Policy Officer at DG Energy.
The Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan has been the research and innovation pillar of the EU’s energy and climate policy since 2007. It was revised in 2015 to effectively line up with the EU’s Energy Union research and innovation priorities.
It coordinates low-carbon research and innovation activities in the EU Member States and other participating countries (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Turkey).
The SET-Plan helps structuring European and national research programmes and triggers substantial investments on common priorities in low-carbon technologies.
The workshop was moderated by Alice Corovessi, INZEB and Dr Haris Doukas, Assistant Professor, NTUA. Representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Energy, CRES, NTUA, NKUA, University of West Attica, the National Documentation Center, HEDNO, Attiki Natural Gas Distribution Company, the Regional Development Fund of Central Macedonia, the Greek Center for Marine Research. Praxi Network as well as consulting companies and energy – focused start-ups were present and contributed to the discussion.
Below you may find the SET Plan presentation.