As part of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) official extended programme, our interactive online event on "Accelerating Clean Energy Transition with Project Chains " (on 13 October 2021) kicked-off an informal network of funding initiatives and programmes for the joint acceleration of the clean energy transition from the technological development to market design, testing and adoption.
On this page you can find the results of the session and the recording. The next event on the project chain programme will take place online at the JPP SES policy conference on 23 November 2021. 
Please find the slides of the online-event on expera (if you are not a member yet, you can register for free).
The network will gather partners from the RDI programmes (e.g. Joint Programming Platform Smart Energy Systems, and others ERA-Net or research programmes), from European territorial cooperation (Interreg Central Europe and possibly other Interreg programmes) and other funding instruments (e.g. EU innovation fund from the EIB) willing to cooperate to allow "pro-ject chains”.

Project Chains can be defined as a succession of projects addressing the same challenge from technology development to implementation and adoption. They provide streamlined funding opportunities for EU projects partners.

The event was moderated by Ludwig Karg and Julia Chenut from B.A.U.M. Consult and JPP SES Support Team. More than 60 people actively participated in the online-event.

In the beginning, Alessia Clochiatti (DG ENERGY, European Commission) held a keynote speech on "Ensuring the fast implementation of EU strategies” and pointed out the importance of accelerating the clean energy transition especially in times of exploding gas and oil prices.
Diving deeper into the Project Chains Programme, Julia Chenut, JPP SES Support Team gave a short introduction to the programme which was followed by a panel session on "Expectations of the Project Chains Programme” with the following speakers and topics:
Bringing technology solutions to the market and adoption (Orsolya Küttel, Co-Chair JPP SES (National Research, Development and Innovation Office, Hungary
Improving access of the European regions and cities to excellent research results (Viktorija Dobravec, Interreg Central Europe Joint Secretariat, City of Vienna, Austria)
Experience from the Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN) (Solène Goy, Lead Partner of the OPIN project, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) 

To get impressions from the audience, the moderators posed some questions in an online poll:
1.What are your expectations from the project chain programme?
2.What support could be offered to RDI project partners/applicants in the framework of the programme to help them get their activities financed until adoption?
3.What would help cities and regions access new technologies developed in RDI programmes?

One result is presented in this figure:

Participants were then invited to join one of the 2 breakout sessions for programme managers or (potential) project applicant/partner. The results created in breakout session #1 are presented here:

The results created in breakout session #2 are presented here: 

Finally, these results were discussed in the plenary and next steps were defined, including a project chain session at the JPP SES policy conference on 23 November 2021
Watch the recording of our session here:

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