“2019 is a key year for innovation”
The IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol opened the third universal meeting gathering the International Energy Agency’s Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs). “2019 is a key year for innovation at the IEA,” he said. “A more integrated and holistic approach to energy technology innovation is required to reach a sustainable energy future, which means even more partnerships among those in this room.”
The meeting provided an opportunity for innovators and strategic thinkers to discuss key trends, which will help to inform future IEA activities related to energy technology, research and innovation. That includes the preparations for the 2019 IEA Ministerial and the 2020 edition of Energy Technology Perspectives, one of the IEA’s major publications.
There are currently 38 TCPs, involving some 6,000 participants representing 300 government and industry entities from 54 countries, demonstrating the reach of the TCP’s global innovation network. Chair Thore Berntsson and Heléne Johansson from the Secretariat represented the IETS TCP at the meeting.