EUROGIA PO Days Dusseldorf - March 13&14, 2017

15/03/2017

EUROGIA2020 together with NRC (National Research Council of Canada) organised Project Outline (PO) Days on March 13 – 14 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. This event took place in junction with Energy Storage Europe 2017 and brought together Canadian and European Energy Storage Industry. NRC carefully selected 10 key energy storage technology companies from Canada to help generate successful energy storage technology projects with partners from other EUREKA Member and Associated Countries.

PO Days started with the conference session including the key note speech from EUROGIA2020 Chairman, Mr Laurent Midrier and continued with the panel session from representatives of key EUROGIA2020 supporting countries.  “Every R&D project requires competency from numerous fields and countries. Technological advancements can no longer be achieved only at national level” said Laurent Midrier, Chairman of EUROGIA2020. The Panel Session consisted with the speakers from CDTI Spain,(Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology),  NRC – IRAP (Industrial Research Assistance Programme of Canada), RVO (The Netherlands Enterprise Agency),  PT Juelich (Project Management Agency) Germany,  TUBITAK ( Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) and ZIM (The Central SME Innovation Programme of  Germany).  Energy Storage topic is among the top priorities of many EUREKA Member and Associated Countries and the speakers of panel briefly presented the national funding programmes of their respective countries covering the energy storage field and other energy technologies.

EUROGIA2020 programme grants the EUREKA label to successful transnational low carbon energy technology projects and provides the basis to qualify for national funds in EUREKA Member and Associated Countries.  Key EUROGIA2020 supporting countries such Canada, Spain and Turkey lend their consistent support to EUROGIA2020 programme and help EUROGIA2020 in achieving in its low carbon targets. 

The panel session was followed with project pitches and 13 project ideas in the field of energy storage technologies are presented. 35 project development sessions are organised both on March 13- 14, 2017 with active participation from EUROGIA2020 Board Member Companies Acciona Energy, Air Liquide, Cardtek and ENERJISA.

Canadian Booth at the Energy Storage Europe 2017 exhibition area was made available for further discussions and B2Bs on March 14, 2017.