|Coordinatore||Service D'Information Scientifique Et Technique / Dienst Voor Wetenschappelijke En Technische Informatie
|Nazionalità Coordinatore||Belgium [BE]|
|Totale costo||194˙280 €|
|EC contributo||130˙000 €|
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research infrastructures
|Anno di inizio||2010|
|Periodo (anno-mese-giorno)||2010-05-01 - 2011-02-28|
Service D'Information Scientifique Et Technique / Dienst Voor Wetenschappelijke En Technische Informatie
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'The project aims to organize a conference on Infrastructures for Energy Research (ENERI 2010) during the Belgian Presidency of the European Council. The conference will be a 1.5 day event held in Brussels in the new conference facilities Square Brussels Meeting Centre on the 29th and 30th of November 2010. The target group is the scientific community, R&D and science policy managers, the energy sector and industry, policy decision makers (250-300 participants, on invitation only). The conference aims to contribute: - to the development of a comprehensive strategy for research infrastructures in the energy field at pan-European level, in the framework of the European SET-Plan and of the ESFRI Roadmap, - to the analysis of the impact of RIs (including e-infrastructures) on the implementation of energy policies and sustainable development and - to the identification of possible actions to increase the human capital affecting the implementation of the energy research projects.'
The goal of the ENERI 2010 project was to organise a conference on infrastructure for energy research. The target audience included the scientific community, energy sector managers, and policy and decision makers.
European energy policy requires a drastic reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs), switching to biofuels and construction of a new generation of fission reactors by 2020. To meet these challenging goals, an array of new technologies must be designed, tested and implemented within the energy industry in a short period of time. That, in turn, requires a significant change in research infrastructure devoted to the energy sector.
To tackle this problem, the 'Belgian EU Presidency conference on infrastructures for energy research' (ENERI 2010) project team organised a conference on infrastructure for energy research during the Belgian Presidency of the European Council. The conference was a two day event held in Brussels that brought together the scientific community, politicians and business people working in the energy sector.
One of the most important topics discussed at the meeting was the plan to improve training in the energy sector and expand research institutes. Energy leaders considered ways to attract world-class human capital, advance science education and intensify research in the area of renewable energy technologies.
Increased efforts in research and development (R&D) and energy technology innovation will be necessary to meet the European energy and climate goals as well as to improve the industry competitiveness. The ENERI 2010 project contributed to realising these goals by fostering open discussion between different members of the energy sector. To disseminate their conclusions, the Conference organisers published two articles in the Science Connection magazine and uploaded presentations, available at http://www.eneri2010.be online.