The transition to a fully sustainable energy infrastructure is one of the grand challenges facing us this century. Innovation and scientific breakthroughs on existing and future technologies are essential to foster this transition.
Besides reducing energy consumption in society, the complex puzzle of matching energy supply and demand requires a system of interconnected technologies to form a reliable, safe and sustainable energy infrastructure. An integrated system responding to:
In order to drive the transition to sustainable energy, we need to accelerate energy innovation throughout the technology chain. A key enabling factor is scientific research with a focus on fundamental understanding and driven by application.
Energy research is multidisciplinary in its nature and requires a collaborative approach to connect expertise and insights from various scientific disciplines. To foster collaboration, there is a need to:
Multidisciplinary scientific collaboration and breakthroughs are needed to tackle the energy transition. By building an active network of researchers working on energy we will create a promising soil for future energy solutions.
Equally important to universities, research institutes and industries, an energy community provides new opportunities to strengthen and extend one’s own research. The workshops strive to: