Energy Clustering Events
A series of ‘Energy Clustering Events’ (ECEs) will take place in 2016 and 2017. The events aim to bring together institutional and research leaders from universities to discuss the strategic role of universities in meeting the objectives of a sustainable, low-carbon European society. In addition, they seek to stimulate the development of new, state-of-the-art Master and Doctorate programmes, as well as research projects. The UNI-SET ECEs overarching themes are based on the categorisation of the Core and Additional Priorities (and related 10 Key Actions) of the SET-Plan.
Upcoming Energy Clustering Events
University Politehnica of Bucharest in Romania will host the third UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event (ECE) on 21-23 November 2016 on the topic of university-based research and education for smart energy systems and the role of energy consumers. The 3rd ECE theme derives from Core Priority 2 'The future smart EU energy system, with the consumer at the centre' of the SET-Plan.
Additional Energy Clustering Events will follow in 2017:
- 27-28 March 2017: Imperial College, London, United Kingdom on the topic of energy options for sustainable transport and carbon capture, storage and use.
- 31 May - 2 June 2017: KU Leuven, Belgium on the topic of renewable energies and their integration into the EU energy system.
- October 2017: Brussels, Belgium. UNI-SET Final Event - Linking university research & education with the Energy Union and the SET-Plan.
Previous Energy Clustering Events
Politecnico di Torino in Italy hosted the second UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event (ECE) on 26-28 September 2016 on the topic of university-based research and education for energy efficient systems and nuclear safety. The 2nd ECE theme corresponded to Core priority 3 'Develop and strengthen energy-efficient systems' and Additional priority 2 'Increase safety in the use of nuclear energy’ of the SET-Plan.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway hosted the first UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event on 24-26 February 2016 on the topic "Human resources and new knowledge to build the future energy system"
Photo: © Mentz Indergaard, NTNU