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Secretariat of the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling

Project description

EU initiative supports use of renewables in heating and cooling

Officially launched in 2010, the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP) brings together almost 900 representatives from industry, academia and the public sector. Stakeholders from the biomass, geothermal, solar thermal and heat pump sectors will work on a common strategy for increasing the use of renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling. The EU-funded SecRHC-ETIP project aims to assist the RHC-ETIP stakeholders in coordinating activities and foster the growth and the market uptake of heating and cooling technologies. Project activities will also include the organisation of meetings, events and relevant consultations, and the preparation of technical and political documents.


This proposal aims at supporting the work which has been carried out by the secretariat of the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling since 2011. The role of the secretariat is to assist the stakeholders of the RHC-ETIP in coordinating activities related to the definition and implementation of an innovation strategy to increase the use of renewable energy sources for heating and cooling, and to foster the growth and the market uptake of the relevant industries. The secretariat provides support to the structure of the RHC-ETIP, by organising meetings, events, and relevant consultations, and by assisting with the preparation of relevant documents (both of technical and of political nature) to raise the profile and importance of the renewable heating and cooling sector, and its related technologies. This proposal also addresses the need to enlarge the membership of the RHC-ETIP by involving more closely national policy makers, as well as other relevant stakeholders (related industries, and socio-economic experts) in its work. By supporting interactions between several stakeholders representing industry, research and academia, from different renewable heating and cooling technologies, and by gradually including complementary sectors and expertise, the SecRHC-ETIP will assist the RHC sector in strengthening its growth and competitiveness both vis-à-vis traditional heating and cooling technologies, as well as with respect to competitors coming from non-EU countries.

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Net EU contribution
€ 125 112,50
1050 Bruxelles / Brussel

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€ 125 112,50

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