Within the World Renewable Energy Congress 2016, the Network is organizing a workshop on Clean Energy R&I Collaboration and Funding Opportunities. The primary objective of the workshop is the exchange of views, experiences, best practices and ideas with main aim to enhance Clean Energy Research and Innovation (R&I) collaboration opportunities between EU and GCC countries. Focus will be placed on the identification of Clean Energy R&I collaboration pathways as well as the role that the EU GCC Clean Energy Network could have as a facilitator for successful synergies. A presentation on Horizon 2020 funding opportunities will also take place. Horizon 2020 provides funding to various stakeholders who are involved in R&I and represents a new strategy of the EU to its international cooperation in R&I with countries that are not in the EU and are not associated with Horizon 2020.
The expected results of the workshop are:
- to highlight collaboration opportunities on Clean Energy R&I between both regions, and
- to identify concrete follow-up activities among interested parties.
The workshop is scheduled for Monday 5 December 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Manama, Bahrain and the duration is 2 hours (11:00-13:00), moderated by Dr. Haris Doukas, Network's Research Collaboration Specialist. The structure of the workshop is a combination of presentations, panel discussion and open dialogue with the attendees. EU and GCC delegates and stakeholders from Academia, research and industry will provide views and useful insights on respective activities as well as on successful case studies.
Furthermore, Dr Haris Doukas, is an WREC invited speaker. The presentation he will deliver focus on Identifying Opportunities for EU-GCC Clean Energy Cooperation, within the “Smart Energy City” Concept.
The World Renewable Energy Congress 2016, is organized by the World Renewable Energy Network (WREN) and the University of Bahrain.