As the European Union focuses on reaching climate neutrality by 2050, consequently increasing its efforts toward green energy, there is a momentum to identify the R&I challenges and industrial opportunities of tomorrow, and to coordinate efforts towards the achievement of new energy and climate priorities in Europe
Within the framework of the SUPEERA project, a series of Policy Briefs will be published to identify concrete R&I challenges in latest EU policies relevant to the energy research community. The analysis of the policies identified will have the two-fold objective of supporting recommendations towards the EERA membership and the SET-Plan ecosystem at large, as well as to identify potential areas for investments in energy R&I for EU policymakers.
The research community has a key role to play, both in advancing research on identified political priorities, as well as in advising policymakers on the way forward through excellent fundamental research and focus on low TRLs for the advancement of new breakthrough technologies, materials and systemic approaches. More efforts are needed to achieve the Clean Energy Transition, but only a precise definition of the industrial needs and of the necessary technologies and innovations will drive a change in Europe.