5th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event31 May - 2 June 2017
Universities in the Energy Transition: Science & Skills for Renewables Integration
The 5th UNI-SET Clustering Event (ECE) will be hosted by KU Leuven. It is organised in the framework of the FP7 UNI-SET project, an action implemented jointly by the European University Association (EUA) and KU Leuven, which represents the universities in InnoEnergy. And it is the fifth of a series of UNI-SET "Energy Clustering Events" which take place in 2016 and 2017 to discuss and stimulate the development of innovative research and education programmes in the energy field. The events seek to mobilise the European university community to tackle the "energy challenge” by fostering exchange and collaboration between researchers, educators and other stakeholders, framed by the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) and the Energy Union.
The event in Leuven will provide opportunities for clustering, consortia building and knowledge sharing for innovative, university-based research projects and institutional initiatives in the field of clean and renewable energy. The main theme of the event, around which sessions will be programmed, is derived from the SET-Plan core priority "N°1 in Renewable Energy”. The conference will in particular address various aspects of renewables integration to the energy system.
The overall goal is to strengthen inter-university cooperation and thus the voice of universities in the development of energy policy at EU level. The goal is also to make visible the substantial contribution of universities in implementing the European Energy Union.
Specifically, the event will be of interest to university leaders in the field of energy (e.g. rectors and vice-rectors, deans, heads of institutional energy initiatives, with an interest in innovative approaches for energy research and education), as well as other stakeholders from the fields of energy research, education and policy.
Registration to the conference is free of charge and will start by the end of March/beginning of April 2017. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis within the capacity of the rooms.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 609838.