At the kick-off event for the FTI initiative “Flagship region Energy” on November 21, 2018, in Vienna, representatives of the three flagship regions Green Energy Lab, NEFI, and WIVA PG discussed future trends of energy supply.
Around 200 interested listeners from business, science, and politics accepted the invitation of the Klima- und Energiefonds and were given insights into the large-scale innovation program of “Flagship region Energy“. Following the opening by section head Christian Weissenburger (BMVIT) and Theresia Vogel, managing director of the Klima- und Energiefonds, Patrick A. Child, representative and elected chair (Anmerkung des Übersetzers: Titel laut https://euagenda.eu/speakers/patrick-child) of the European Commission emphasized in his keynote speech the importance of the global network “Mission Innovation” for achieving climate goals and opening up worldwide secure access to energy everywhere. Austria joined this network of innovation leaders, which now comprises 23 countries, in May 2018, and is also bolstering the implementation of the Austrian climate and energy strategy #mission2030 with its contributions within the scope of “Mission Innovation”.
In the ensuing lively panel discussion, the representatives of the three flagship regions had their say: Christian Panzer, speaker of Green Energy Lab, emphasized Green Energy Lab’s focus on the development of customer-oriented and scalable solutions for a sustainable energy future that will bring significant added value to customers within an integrated energy system. Susanne Supper, cluster manager of Green Energy Lab, drew attention to the promising opportunities to test innovation projects within the Green Energy Lab region on a large scale and bring them to marketability. After all, the region with the federal states of Burgenland, Lower Austria, Styria, and Vienna encompasses a test market of five million people.
In the course of the kick-off event, a new video about the flagship regions was presented. The direct link to the video about Green Energy Lab can be found here.
A complete follow-up report on the kick-off event can be found in Pressemeldung des Klima- und Energiefonds (press release of the Climate and Energy Fund).
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