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Letter to Commissioner Moedas: actions needed for Renewable Heating & Cooling technologies in H2020 and the SET-Plan
Date: Monday 31. of October 2016

The Board of the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP), addressed a letter to Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, related to the role of renewable heating and cooling technologies in EU’s R&D policies and instruments.

The letter, accompanied by a background document, asks for concrete actions to overcome the shortcomings for Renewable Heating & Cooling technologies in H2020 and the SET-Plan. In concrete,...

A European Commission 10-minute survey to bridge the gap between universities and businesses in Europe
Date: Monday 31. of October 2016

The European Commission is conducting a study on cooperation between higher education institutions and public and private organisations in Europe.

And ESTIF and its members have been requested by the EC to provide support and input for this study by answering a 10-minute survey. The survey aims at involving Universities and businesses across all Europe.

Why this survey?

The European Commission is looking for a way to identify efficient policies which will bridge the gap between the knowledge...

Meet Geoffroy Cazenave: ESTIF's new communication officer
Date: Monday 31. of October 2016

Geoffroy has four years of public affairs and communications experience with an emphasis on regional, green energy, food, and automotive issues.

He has a strong understanding of association & project management as well as effective communication skills gained from having worked at the European Commission and a mix of consultancies, associations, and federations.

With his two Master Degrees in European Affairs, Geoffroy is fully capable and ready to provide his knowledge and skills in...

ProgRESsHeat project – ESTIF involved as stakeholder
Date: Monday 31. of October 2016

On Monday 24, ESTIF participated in the EU funded ProgRESsHeat project’s stakeholders advisory meeting. The meeting was intended to gather external stakeholders’ inputs and points of view on the project activities.

The ProgRESsHeat project aims at assisting local, regional, national and EU political leaders in developing policy and strategies to ensure a quick and efficient deployment of renewables in heating and cooling networks.

More specifically, the project helps policy makers develop...

Crowdfunding for Renewables – ESTIF exploring partnerships
Date: Monday 31. of October 2016

ESTIF is constantly engaging in a series of activities to explore alternative financing for our industry. As such, we have been recently in contact with the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) – the association representing crowdfunding platforms across Europe. ECN has been working on a EU funded project to develop crowdfunding in the renewable energy sector. The project ( has been so far engaging only with RES-electricity, but is now looking into ways to also cover...

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