The renewable energy industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in Europe thanks to two factors: the supportive political and legal frameworks and the region’s prominent investment in renewable energy research and development.
With the new emphasis on rapid implementation of renewable energy technologies to achieve the 2020 targets, the EUREC Agency decided to revisit the research priorities in terms of how research can and should contribute to the achievement of those targets. Whilst the research itself provides the means to achieve the European ambitions of sustainable growth and competitiveness, it should also be recognised that it provides an important educational tool for the training of the highly skilled workforce who will design and implement the new energy systems of the future.
This webinar will present a general overview of the policy and research activities which in EUREC’s view are needed to underpin the growth of the renewable energy industry by 2020, with a special focus on the critical role which European postgraduate higher education is set to play. Founded in 1991, EUREC Agency’s mission is to improve the quality and scope of European research and development in renewable energy technologies (RET). Its 43 members are Europe’s leading organisations in renewable energy scientific research, covering all its aspects.