EERA has spent significant efforts during the past couple of years on strengthening its value proposition. The previous strategic work was restricted to contribute to the objectives defined in the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan), thus focusing on the development of low-carbon technologies in a fast and cost-competitive way. In contrast, the updated EERA strategy adopts an impact-driven, multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral approach where technology development is integrated in the wider context enabling the Clean Energy Transition to achieve climate-neutrality.
In this renovated EERASEC project the efforts will be primarily concentrated on two elements. On the one hand, the development of European Centres of Excellence as EU Alliances to contribute to a more rapid development and deployment of strategic technologies. Norwegian FMEs will be showcased as best practices for Centres of Excellence. On the other hand, the mobilisation of Member States/Associated Countries in order to increase alignment and convergence of national efforts with EU strategic energy/climate priorities.
SINTEF will take a national approach when performing the tasks of the EERASEC project and will ensure that in this crucial Clean Energy Transition phase Norwegian interests are heard and discussed at the core of EERA/ EERA's network and at the same time ensure an efficient, high-quality implementation of such interests.