Set-Plan Event Programme



DAY 1 | Tuesday - Morning Session - Opening session

Time Day Activity
09.00 - 09.45 Arrival and Registration
OPENING SESSION: IRISH PRESIDENCY WELCOME AND POLITICAL SPEECHES
10.00 – 10.10 Welcome by Conference Chair
Bob Hanna, SET-Plan Steering Committee Member for Ireland
10.10 – 10.30 Presidency Priorities and Irish Energy Policy
Pat Rabbitte, T.D., Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
10.30 – 10.50 Future European Research & Innovation Policy
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research and Innovation
10.50 – 11.20 Coffee Break and Poster Session
SESSION 1: ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATION: THE WAY FORWARD
Chair: Bob Hanna - SET-Plan Steering Committee Member for Ireland
11.20 – 11.40 Successful innovation: A success story in the wind sector
The Rt Hon Edward Davey MP
, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Bringing innovation into the energy market
11.40 – 12.00 The European Commission's Communication on Energy Technologies and Innovation ,
Günther H. Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy
12.00 - 12.20 Integrating Research Capacities
Erkki KM Leppävuori, Chair European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)
Stakeholders Panel: Energy Policy, Research Policy and SET-Plan
Moderated by Marie Donnelly, Director, DG Energy, European Commission
12.20-13.30 Participants:
Gaelle Hotellier, Board member of the Industry Grouping of the Fuel cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking Board – Christoph Hessel, TP. Wind – Philippe Malbranche, European Photovoltaic Technology Platform – Frantisek Pazdera, Chairman of Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP) – Graeme Sweeney, Chairman of the Advisory Council of the European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power (ZEP) – Richard Charnah, Chairman of the European Smart Grid Technology Platform – Luis Crespo, President of the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA) – Marianne Haug, former Chair of the FP7 Advisory Group on Energy
13.30-14.30 Lunch and Poster Session
SESSION 2: BUILDING A EUROPEAN RESEARCH & INNOVATION AREA
Chair: András Siegler – Director, Energy, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
14.30 - 14.40 SET-Plan - Combining national, regional and European strategies and programmes: achievements, visions for the future, interactions with other SET- Plan mechanisms
András Siegler - Director, Energy, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
14.40 - 15.30 Low Carbon Competitive energy supply – A Member State perspective

Borja Izquierdo Alonso, Head of Energy Societal Challenge Department, EU Programmes Division, Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial, on SOLAR

Timo Ritonummi, Head of Unit 'Energy Efficiency and Technology', Finnish Ministry of Employment and Economy, on BIOENERGY

Pedro Cabral, Director General for Energy and Geology, Portuguese Ministry of Economy and Employment, on MARINE

Malgorzata Mika-Bryska, Deputy Director of The Energy Department, Ministry of Economy of Poland, on CCS

Frank Carré, Scientific Director of the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA), nuclear department on NUCLEAR
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break and Poster Session
Chair: Brian Motherway, Chief Executive, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
16.00-16.15 Smart grids – A Member State perspective Fintan Slye, CEO Eirgrid
16.15-16.30 Energy Efficiency – A Member State perspective
Hans-Günther Schwarz, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology of Austria
16.30-17.00 The SET-Plan Review SETIS – Strategic Energy Technologies Information System
Giovanni De Santi, Director, JRC Institute for Energy and Transport, European Commission
Panel Discussion: Towards an Integrated Roadmap for the SET-Plan
Moderated by András Siegler and Giovanni De Santi
17.00-18.00 Participants:
Borja Izquierdo Alonso, Head of Energy Societal Challenge Department, EU Programmes Division, Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial - Timo Ritonummi, Head of Unit 'Energy Efficiency and Technology', Finnish Ministry of Employment and Economy - Pedro Cabral, Director General for Energy and Geology, Portuguese Ministry of Economy and Employment - Frank Carré, Scientific Director of the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) - Fintan Slye, CEO Eirgrid - Hans-Günther Schwarz, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology of Austria - Malgorzata Mika-Bryska, Deputy Director of The Energy Department, Ministry of Economy of Poland
18h00-18h10 Closing Remarks Day 1, Matthew Kennedy, Conference Director
18h10 End of Conference Day 1
Evening - Conference Gala Dinner, Croke Park, Dublin




Day 2 – 8 May 2013 | SESSION 3: JOINT EUROPEAN ACTIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE SET-PLAN

Chair: Rudolf Strohmeier – Deputy Director-General, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

Time Day Activity
09.00-09.20 Joint Programming to respond to societal challenges
Rudolf Strohmeier - Deputy Director-General, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
09.20-09.35 Joint Actions between Member States
Experience from Germany, Knut Kübler, German Ministry of Economy and Technology
09.35-09.50 Experience with the ERANET Model
Megan Cooper, BioEnergy Sustaining The Future (BESTF) co-ordinator
09.50-10.05 EUREKA activities in the field of energy
Christian Besson, EUREKA Network (tbc)
10.05-10.20 A European Regional Success Story - The ISLES Project
P.J. , RPS Group, Irish Scottish Links on Energy Study (ISLES) Project Director
Panel Discussion: On how to coordinate public investments, both EU and MSs, in support of the SET Plan Moderated by Rudolf Strohmeier
10.20 - 11.00 Participants:
Knut Kübler, German Ministry of Economy and Technology - Megan Cooper, BioEnergy Sustaining The Future (BESTF) co-ordinator – Christian Besson, EUREKA Network – P.J. Rudden, RPS Group, Irish Scottish Links on Energy Study (ISLES) Project Director – Paul Durrant, SET Plan Steering Committee Member for UK
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break and Poster Session
SESSION 4: SUPPORT THE MARKET ROLL-OUT OF INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
Chair: Andreea Strachinescu, Head of Unit New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal, DG Energy, European Commission
11.30 - 11.50 Access to risk finance under Horizon 2020
Martin Koch, Policy Officer Financial engineering - DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
11.50 - 12.10 The European Investment Bank view on financing low carbon technologies
Roland Schulze, Managerial Adviser - Low Carbon Energy Technology of EIB Energy Department
12.10 - 12.30 The Venture Capital perspective John McKiernan, Greencoat capital
12.30 Poster Award Announcement
Bob Hanna, Conference Chair
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
SESSION 5: ADDRESSING THE SKILLS CHALLENGE
Chair: Agustin Escardino Malva – Acting Head of Unit New and Renewable Energy Sources, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
14.00 - 14.20 SET-Plan Education and Training Roadmap – Gilles Lequeux, Deputy Head of Unit Horizontal Aspects, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
14.20-14.40 Integrating education, cutting edge research and rich innovation environment – Torsten Fransson, Education Director Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC InnoEnergy/EIT)
14.40-15.00 Mobilising the capacity of Universities in Europe - Torbjørn Digernes, Chairman European University Association/European Platform of Universities engaged in Energy research education and training
15.00-15.20 Market roll-out of innovation: training actions – Waltraud Schmid, Head of Sector, Energy Efficiency Unit, Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation.
15h20-15h30 Conference Conclusions - Key messages from SET-Plan Conference 2013
Closing Address, Naoise O Muiri, Lord Mayor of Dublin


* Programme is currently draft, exact events will depend on final scheduling