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10 May 2022 - Padova, Italy

Energy storage, Fuel Cells & Hydrogen. Bringing research and industry closer: accelerating innovation and uptake of new technologies.

A workshop focused on Energy Storage and Fuel Cells and Hydrogen technologies/sectors. 


EERA, through the strategic SUPEERA project, supports the implementation of the SET Plan, integrating it at the same time into the broader context of the Clean Energy Transition. 

The project foresees several activities to facilitate the innovation and uptake by the industry. One of adopted approaches has been an analysis of the energy measures in the 27 National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) aiming at reaching Member States’ and EU’s 2030 climate targets. This analysis resulted eventually in the identification of six common pathways (Wind energy, Energy System integration, Bioenergy, Energy storage, Hydrogen and Solar Power).  

In this framework, SUPEERA is organising six knowledge-generating workshops to discuss how can R&I and industry get closer to accelerate innovation and uptake of new technologies in the selected pathways. 

The workshop taking place in Padova, Italy, is meant to discuss research-industry cooperation practices and opportunities to accelerate innovation in the Energy Storage and Fuel Cells and Hydrogen technologies. The purpose of this workshop is twofold: to bring forward European R&I and industrial perspective on these aspects and, to highlight successful implementation examples from Italy on the two selected pathways.  

Provisional Agenda 

  • 09:00 Welcome and objectives of the workshop 
  • 09:05 Background: Presentation of two pathways: Energy Storage & FCH 
  • 09:20 Collaboration between research and industry: best practices, barriers and 
    replicability potential 
  • 10:05 Panel discussion and Q&A 
  • 10:20 Initiatives, funding and collaboration opportunities on Energy Storage and FCH 
  • 11:05 Panel discussion and Q&A 
  • 11:20 Coffee break 
  • 11:35 Cross-sectorial dialogue for system solutions towards the CET objectives and Q&A 
  • 12:40 Panel discussion and Q&A
  • 13:00 Lunch break 
  • 14:00 Towards EU’s strategic autonomy: The crucial role of energy storage and hydrogen
  •  15:45 Coffee break
  • 16:00 EERA Joint Programme Fuel Cells and Hydrogen
  • 17:45 Wrap-up and next steps

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Practical information


10 May 2022


9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


University of Padova


Spyridon Pantelis