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European Platform of Universities Engaged in Energy Research, Education and Training (EPUE)
Inaugural Event – Developing the Platform: from Concept to Implementation

Hosted by Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

23-24 February 2012

Photo: TU DelftThis inaugural event will bring together EUA member universities that have expressed a strong interest in joining the European Platform and have completed a questionnaire on their research and education capacities in the field of energy. The EPUE inaugural event will take place in Delft, the Netherlands, from 23 to 24 February 2012. It will be hosted by the Delft University of Technology.


Its purpose is to discuss the potential role and development of the European Platform – “from concept to implementation” – and to consider a range of activities addressing the following missions to:

  • establish a strong voice for university energy research and education at the European level;
  • ensure that characteristic university attributes such as fundamental research and training, and collaborative activities with industry partners, are properly included in forthcoming EU energy activities in Horizon 2020;
  • help competitive European university groupings to participate in the realisation of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan), in cooperation with the European Energy Research Alliance;
  • bind more strongly the various disciplines ranging from natural sciences and engineering to social sciences and arts/humanities to best fulfil the needs of  society in energy research; and
  • speak for long-term thinking in European research agendas and initiatives, with due consideration given to a balance between top-down and bottom-up research strategies.

Target Audience

Participants should be academic experts, policy makers and other key stakeholders in the field of energy research, education and training.

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Photo: TU Delft

European University Association (EUA)

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