More networking brings more visibility, partnerships and business opportunities
In 2017, DHC+ continued to act as a consortium building enabler. The Secretariat played intermediary role to bring together innovators from the research side and industry and shape successful collaborations. As a result, more than a half of DHC+ members got involved in EU project consortia!
We hosted a DHC+ Pavilion at the Euroheat & Power Congress in Glasgow which attracted visitors by its impressive scale and highly creative DHC+ promotional materials. In parallel, DHC+ organised Technology & Projects sessions where the topics of digitalisation, district cooling and latest EU research projects found their grateful audience.
Together with the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP) and Deep Geothermal (DG ETIP) we have co-organised another successful Brokerage Event. The event focused on the new Horizon 2020 Energy Work programme 2018-2020 and first and foremost on the collaboration across different renewable heating and cooling sectors. Funding opportunities and project ideas combining district heating and cooling, geothermal, solar thermal, biomass and heat pumps with energy storage, sustainable process industry and energy efficiency measures at building scale were presented and discussed. The event featured 8 speakers from the European Commission and attracted over 100 participants.
We were happy to welcome 4 new members in our DHC research community: Vexve (FI), Fraunhofer ISI (DE), Luleå University of Technology (SE) and GEIRI Europe (DE) joined the Platform in 2017 and got quickly involved in our activities. We hope to make our circle even bigger in 2018 involving more members and creating working groups on specific areas of interest. Contact the Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!