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Tuesday, 27 September 2016
17:00 - 18:30 Making the most of EU R&I funding

Research & Innovation  
Onshore      Offshore    

Room: Hall E

Public funding for R&I can be instrumental in enabling major technology breakthrough as shown in different industry sectors such as telecoms and aerospace. All major economies, including the United States and China, use it. The European Union, which has a tradition of investing in research, has pledged to remain the global leader on renewable energy technologies, including wind. It is ready to invest significant amounts of public money to reach that objective.

This session will provide participants with an overview of the challenges ahead for the wind industry in Europe, and present the R&I EU funding opportunities, with concrete examples of successful initiatives.


ETIPWind activities are funded by the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014–2015
Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy, B. 2.15. contract number: PP-03041-2014.


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This session will be chaired by:
Aidan Cronin, Chairman of the Steering Committee, ETIP Wind / Advisory Specialist to the CTO, Siemens Wind Power A/S, Denmark

Charles Dugue
Chief Executive Officer, 8.2 Consulting AG, Germany
Wind Technology: an R&I perspective  

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Matthijs Soede
Research Programme Officer, DG RTD — Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Overview of existing funding opportunities in Europe  

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Stephan Wachtel
Senior Power System Engineer - Renewable Energy, GE Power & Water, Germany
REserviceS - A pan European research project success story  

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Gustavo Quiñonez Varela
Grid Integration Manager, ACCIONA S.A., Spain
Towards Grid Support Services: The Contributions of REserviceS  

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