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Innovation for the energy & climate transition

Climate change is a rising political priority for European citizens. In the fight against climate change, innovation is key to help develop the clean energy solutions to produce, consume and move differently.

To understand the challenges of the EU innovation policies in the energy transition, the Jacques Delors Institute propose a free online course : 10 short videos to grasp what is a genuine energy transition, how innovation is born and funded, meeting real-life innovators and see what Europe can do for them.

A course with three entrepreneurs in Energy innovation and four experts from the European Commission’s Think tank, from E3G, and from the Jacques Delors Institute.

|   18/07/2019             |   Marie Delair   |   Thomas Pellerin-Carlin             |   Energy and environment

WHICH KIND OF ENERGY TRANSITION WOULD HELP TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE?

Thomas Pellerin-Carlin , Head of the Jacques Delors Energy Centre, Jacques Delors Institute
Human activities have been using an ever-increasing quantity of energy. Burning coal, oil and gas led to global warming. A drastic change in the energy system is required to tackle climate change. Innovation is key to make this change happen, in Europe and in the world.

 

DOES THE EU REALLY HAVE A LONG TERM STRATEGY TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE?

Antonija Vidacovic, Policy Analysts at the European Political Strategy Centre
Successful innovations require a direction. To understand where the European energy system is going, EU policy makers and businesses need to position themselves vis-à-vis the European Commission proposal for a Long Term Strategic Vision for a ‘prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy’.

 

WHAT ARE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION?

Thomas Pellerin-Carlin , Head of the Jacques Delors Energy Centre, Jacques Delors Institute
To make the right choices, we must first understand what research is, what innovation is, and how people create innovations.

 

WHAT ARE THE THREE MAIN MYTHS ON TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION IN THE ENERGY TRANSITION?

Thomas Pellerin-Carlin , Head of the Jacques Delors Energy Centre, Jacques Delors Institute
To better understand what technology and innovation can bring to the energy transition and the fight against climate change, this video debunks three myths on technology and innovation.

 

WHO ARE THE INNOVATORS?

Interview with Diego Pavia, CEO of EIT InnoEnergy
Diego Pavia, gives us his view on the EU innovation landscape. The researchers, incubators, accelerators, entrepreneurs, business angels and venture capital that help innovators to advance.

 

WHAT INNOVATIVE WAYS TO ENGAGE ELECTRICITY CONSUMERS?

Interview with Rémy Rouset, CEO and co-founder of Wivaldy
Rémy Rousset, shares his experience on how a start-up can provide innovative ways to engage and empower electricity consumers.

 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION?

Interview with Thomas Bibette, Director for Europe at DC Brain
Thomas Bibette, tells us more about how an Artificial Intelligence start-up can help businesses to become more energy efficient.

 

FINANCING ENERGY INNOVATION: WHAT ARE THE EU TOOLS?

Eulalia Rubio , Senior researcher at the Jacques Delors Institute
To transform an innovative idea into a tangible reality, innovators need time and money. This video presents the main EU tools to provide innovators and innovation with financial support.

 

HORIZON EUROPE : WHAT POTENTIAL FOR CLEAN ENERGY INNOVATION?

Léa Pilsner, Researcher at E3G
Europe has a major tool to support research and innovation in the 2020 decade: Horizon Europe. With almost 100 billion euros, to what extent can ‘Horizon Europe’ make an impact on energy innovation and the energy and climate transition?

 

MOOC: A MOOC filmed and produced by Matthew Langthorne