Successful Workshop for Renewables Thematic Field in Barcelona

An animation thematic workshop for Renewables (Wind, PV, Ocean and Solar Thermoelectrics) was organised on Wednesday, 23rd of January by KIC InnoEnergy Iberia Co-location and hosted by its partner IREC. The overall outcome was very positive and a fruitful network between the participants was fostered.

Representatives from four KIC InnoEnergy Co-locations were at the event (France, Germany, Sweden and Iberia) as well as representatives from partner and non-partner industries (GNF, Iberdrola, EDP, Areva Renewables, CorPower Ocean AB, Grupo AIA, Innodriver EXPLORE, Kymaner). Representatives from different partner universities and research centres (CEA, CENER, IREC, IST, KTH, Tecnalia, UPC, Uppsala University and WavEC) also took part in the event.

The main purpose of the workshop was to present in an official manner the 2013 edition of the Call for Innovation Projects’ Proposals that will be open until the 1st of March, 2013. Mikel Lasa, KIC InnoEnergy Iberia CEO presented the process of the Call, including how the financing process works and other practical aspects of interest. Antoni Martínez, General Director of IREC and KIC InnoEnergy Thematic Leader for Renewables presented the “Technology Roadmap” of Renewables.

During this animation/workshop session, seven project proposals were presented by several industries, universities and research centres, in some cases aiming at finding project partners among the participants of the event. At the end of the pitch presentations, these and other groups had the opportunity to have one-to-one sessions with Mikel Lasa and Antoni Martínez in order to discuss the proposals individually.

Presentations from the event will be sent to the participants, but for anyone who could not attend and is also interested, they can be requested from: Rafael Marin