Welcome to ENERI 2010
The ENERI 2010 Conference was a real success. It was attended by more than 300 participants from all over Europe and beyond (see List of participants).
During the two days, detailed information was provided on the Update 2010 of the ESFRI Roadmap and the three new pan-European research infrastructures which have been identified in the energy field:
- a wind research facility (Windscanner) will be built in Denmark;
- a concentrated solar power installation (EU Solaris) will be realised in Spain;
- and a new type of nuclear research reactor (Myrrha) will be constructed in Belgium.
Other new and existing energy research infrastructures were presented. Such facilities are clearly needed for the implementation of the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan and for building solid knowledge and technological foundations of future innovation partnerships in the energy field.
The various aspects (human capital, funding, international cooperation, global dimension) of a comprehensive strategy for energy research infrastructures within the context of the Grand Challenges were extensively discussed.
At the end, the conference stressed the need to implement the co-development of the Research Infrastructure policies in the Energy domain and of the SET-Plan, looking for increased synergies with the Joint Programming activities of the European Energy Research Alliance and the European Industrial Initiatives, in the context of a strengthened Innovation Union.
You will find all speeches and presentations within the individual conference session descriptions, which you can find both via the conference programme and the List of Speakers. They are also available directly in the Downloads page. Photographs taken at the event are all online in the Gallery.