RHC ETIP’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda: consultation & next steps

RHC ETIP’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda: consultation & next steps

Earlier this year, the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP) start working on its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA).

In order to collect inputs on the document from experts and relevant stakeholders in the sector, Solar Heat Europe, as an organisation member of the RHC ETIP Secretariat, hosted a webinar on Tuesday 15th of September 2020.

During the webinar, 7 representatives of the platform presented the draft document, marking its objective – a 2050 decarbonised system, and highlighting the key priorities and challenges of achieving a 100% renewable future in 4 key sectors (buildings, cities, districts, and industries), but also for cross-sectoral issues. The webinar had a total of 72 participants, from which several contributed with inputs to the final draft of the RHC ETIP SRIA.

The final version of the SRIA will be presented at the 100% Renewable Heating and Cooling for a Sustainable Future – 100% RHC Event 2020, which will take place online on October 15th.

What is the SRIA ‘Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda’?

This SRIA goal is to identify key R&I priorities for the renewable heating and cooling (HC) sector to be included in the next EU funded calls. This will address effectively the current gap regarding HC solutions in the European R&I framework. In this way, the SRIA will contribute to boosting the competitiveness of the EU RHC-industry and increasing the share of renewable HC solutions.

The document includes both sector specific priorities dealing with buildings, districts, cities, and industries and cross-sectorial ones touching on relevant topics such digitalisation, health, and circularity.

Find more information and the full document here:

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