ERIG Conference & Workgroup Summit 2017
“Research, innovation and competitiveness” forms one of the five dimensions of the Commission’s Energy Union strategy. The integrated SET-Plan is part of a new European energy Research & Innovation approach designed to accelerate the transformation of the EU’s energy system and to bring promising new zero emissions energy technologies to market. This is the fundament to the upcoming research programme Horizon 2018-2020. ERIG recognise a great potential in connecting the world of renewable electrons with the world of molecules by interconnecting the electricity and gas infrastructure. Many running research projects confirm the increasing backing of this approach. But is it also sufficiently reflected in the upcoming Horizon 2018-2020 programme? This question, amongst many other interesting aspects of “Connecting electrons and molecules – the role of the energy infrastructure”, will be in the centre of our ERIG Conference 2017.