The Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan: Putting research and innovation at the heart of the Energy Union

The Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan: Putting research and innovation at the heart of the Energy Union

Location: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Ivana Lucica 5, Zagreb

The Great Hall of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture

The Great Hall of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture

Room: The Great Hall of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
Date: 24.09.2018.
Time: 9:00 – 12:00

The workshop can be attended by invitation only. Personal invitation will be handled by Communications Office Colić, Laco and partners.

The Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan has been the research and innovation pillar of the EU’s energy and climate policy since 2007. It was revised in 2015 to effectively line up with the EU’s Energy Union research and innovation priorities.

SET-Plan aims to accelerate the development and deployment of low-carbon technologies. It seeks to improve new technologies; reduce costs by coordinating national research efforts; and help to finance projects. SET-Plan also provides strategic guidance and help with stakeholder relations. It coordinates low-carbon research and innovation activities in EU Member States and other participating countries (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey).

The SET-Plan helps structuring European and national research programmes and triggers substantial investments on common priorities in low-carbon technologies.

New focus and a revised plan introduced in 2015

The SET-Plan has adapted its structure and processes to effectively accelerate the transformation of the EU’s energy system in line with this new focus.
The revised SET-Plan puts forward:
• A more targeted focus – ten actions structured around the research and innovation priorities of the Energy Union have been developed
• An integrated approach, moving away from a technology-specific focus to looking at the energy system as a whole
• A new management structure to increase transparency, accountability and monitoring of progress, as well as a result-oriented approach
• A strengthened partnership between the Commission, the SET-Plan countries (28 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey) and stakeholders, including research organisations and industry.

The ten key actions of the integrated SET-Plan
1. Develop performant renewable technologies integrated in the energy system
2. Reduce the cost of key renewable technologies
3. Create new technologies and services for consumers
4. Increase the resilience and security of the energy system
5. Develop energy efficient materials and technologies for buildings
6. Improve energy efficiency for industry
7. Become competitive in the global battery sector (e-mobility)
8. Strengthen market take-up of renewable fuels
9. Drive ambition in carbon capture and storage/use deployment
10. Increase safety in the use of nuclear energy

To learn more about SET-Plan, please visit the SET-plan website of the European Commission.

At this workshop, participants will be informed in more detail about SET-Plan, examples and benefits of SET-Plan for innovation and research leaders. A moderated discussion will be held with stakeholders.




Moderators

  • Ms. Maja Čakarun (Colić, Laco and partners)

Lecture schedule

TimePresentationLecturer
9:00 - 9:30Registration of the participants
9:30 - 9:40Opening by host and Welcome greetings Prof. dr. sc. Neven Duić, UNIZAG FSB
Dr.sc. Tome Antičić, State Secretary, MZO
9:40 - 10:00SET-Plan: facts and figures Mr. Vjekoslav Jukić, MZOE
10:00 - 10:30SET-Plan as an innovation and research guidance platform: what's in it for you? Prof. dr. sc. Neven Duić, UNIZAG FSB
10:30 - 11:30Informal discussion, Q&A session
11:30 - 11:40Closing the workshop – main findings Prof. dr. sc. Neven Duić
11:40Lunch and networking