Regional Business Clusters as Innovation Partners for Integrated Energy Systems

Regional Development Centers can take center stage in energy transition. Enlarge your network by joining our online workshop on 14 May 2020. The Joint Programming Platform ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems (JPP ERA-Net SES) and the Standortagentur Tyrol invite regional energy agencies, business centers and regional clusters to co-create new opportunities.

In this interactive online workshop, JPP ERA-Net SES will team up with (potential) Associated Partners (ASP) from all European countries. Representatives of regional development centers will learn about the offering of JPP ERA-Net SES and co-create new means to flourish smart energy systems on local and regional levels. They will as well co-create innovative formats for networking in the JPP ERA-Net SES projects and Associated Partners community. Together with Standortagentur Tyrol, who is an established Associated Partner, opportunities and experiences will be shared.


Join the workshop and get access to the benefits of being an Associated Partner:


Agenda (14 May, 13:00-16:30)

Chair: Michael Hübner, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Austria; 
Coordinator JPP ERA-Net SES and Birgit Weihs-Dopfer, Standortagentur Tyrol

Moderator: Ludwig Karg, B.A.U.M. Consult, Germany, Head of JPP ERA-Net SES Knowledge Community Management

13:00 - 13:15
Introduction to JPP ERA-Net SES and its Knowledge Community (Michael Hübner, Coordinator JPP ERA-Net SES)

13:15 - 13:30
Introducing the concept of and benefits for Associated Partners in the JPP ERA-Net SES (Katharina Sartison, ERA-Net SES Knowledge Community Management and Support Team)

13:30 - 13:50
Interview: Experiences from an Associated Partner (Birgit Weihs-Dopfer, Standortagentur Tyrol, Austria)

13:50 - 14:50
Co-Creation and group discussion on Associated Partner expectations in smaller virtual rooms:
1. regional business and energy development agencies
2. SMEs and other businesses
3. academia and research institutions
14:50 - 15:00
Short Break

15:00 - 15:30
Interactive presentation and discussion of group results

15:30 - 16:15
Co-Creation on innovative formats for networking in the JPP ERA-Net SES community
a) What is the appropriate format to satisfy Associated Partner needs on a regular basis?
b) How shall upcoming needs be communicated in the near and far future?
c) How shall networking within the Associated Partner community look like in future?

16:15 - 16:30
Wrap-up of the session


If you would like to participate, please register here

Session Access

Access to the Online Workshop will be provided after registration and shortly before the event.



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The Joint Programming Platfrom Smart Energy Systems receives funding from the European Union´s Horizont 2020 research and innovation program under the grant agreements no. 646039, 775970 and 883973 .
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