The European Technology & Innovation Platform for Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP) organised a co-creation workshop dedicated to industry and research experts as well as public authorities, to identify and verify research & innovation trends and priorities of renewable heating and cooling sectors.
The event took place online on Thursday, June 17th, and aimed at complementing the work done by the platform last year on its Renewable Heating and Cooling Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.
The event’s outcome and the survey recently ran by the platform across its stakeholders will help prepare a report on the status of RHC RD&I for the European Commission, offering a complete picture of all the renewable heating and cooling sectors in the EU.
The report is meant to be used in defining better policy recommendations for renewable heating and cooling. By attending the workshop, companies and other entities can get actively involved and influence the content of the report that will be prepared.
The workshop started with an introduction from Marco Calderoni, the Chair of the RHC-ETIP, followed by a presentation of the information already available on trends and priorities in research and development, and a co-creation space where the participants joined the different breakout rooms addressing the RHC-ETIP Horizontal Working Groups (cities, districts, buildings, industries) and brought their contribution to the topic. The second part of the event included a keynote speech from Mr. Theodor Zillner, Deputy Head of Department, Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, a summary of the different working groups’ discussions, and a short presentation about the SMARTSPEND’s freshly updated “Mapping report on funding instruments for energy innovation”.