The European Technology Platform for Electricity Networks of the Future, also called ETP SmartGrids, is the key European forum for the crystallisation of policy and technology research and development pathways for the smart grids sector, as well as the link between EU-level related initiatives.
Launch of Horizon 2020 - The new European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
Running from 2014 to 2020, and with a budget of over €70 billion, the EU’s new Programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.
The adoption of work programme and publication of first calls for proposals will be published on 11 December 2013.
Access to further information here or on the H2020 website.
ETP SmartGrids identified the top priorities among the Smart Grids SRA 2035 Research Topics.
After an interactive workshop with several experts and open consultation process, the ETP SmartGrids finally published a summary of the top priority topics from the Strategic Research Agenda 2035 that require early adoption by European and National funding programmes.
Access the report on priority topics from the SRA2035 here.
The ETP and national platforms in the European Sustainable Energy Week
27th June 2013, Brussels. The conference was co-organised by the ETP SmartGrids and GRID+ Project with the special contribution of Futured. The main theme of the conference was the contribution of the smart grids to the sustainability on the energy field.
Firstly, Member State cases were introduced by National Technology Platforms in order to provide different points of view about the benefits of the deployment of the SmartGrids. In addition, an overview of projects and initiatives in Europe was provided by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. In the last panel discussion, the future of smart grids R&D was discussed after presenting the priorities identified for 2020 and 2035, as well as the support mechanisms foreseen within Horizon 2020.
For further details check:
- Event final agenda
- Event presentations
- Event summary
Strengthening the links between National and Regional Technology Platforms on SmartGrids
After decisions taken in the First National & Regional SmartGrids Technology Platform Workshop that was held the 3rd of July 2012 in Brussels, the ETP SmartGrids, together with Futured, is following-up to enhance cooperation between national and EU level R&D activities in the area of SmartGrids.
The first step towards this goal is to start building a catalog of National/Regional platforms or groups that deal with SmartGrids R&D. If you are interested in being part of this interaction tool, please fill in the template form and send it to the ETP Secretariat.