Start Up Energy Transition Awards 2019

A call for top innovators in the energy transition

The international  ‘Start Up Energy Transition‘ (SET) has presented during the World Energy Week in Milan the third Round of the SET Awards. Start-ups are invited to join and present applications before 31 January 2019. This initiative searches for the top innovators in the energy transition and climate protection. Applications can be submitted in five different categories: 1. Low-Carbon Energy Production, 2. Intelligent Grids, Platforms and Cyber Security, 3. Energy Efficiency, Smart Devices and Storage, 4. Innovative Mobility, 5. Special Prize: Quality Access & SDG-7. The SET Tech Festival, featuring the pitches of the finalists, will take place in Berlin on 9 April, 2019.

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Register now to Mission Innovation Champions

Mission Innovation Champions is a new recognition program to celebrate and support innovative individuals who are accelerating the clean energy revolution. The program was launched at the occasion of the Third Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-3) on 22-23 May 2018 at Malmö, Sweden, and is currently accepting registrations.

The program will recognize exceptional researchers and innovators who are developing novel ways of making energy cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable and using it more efficiently –  calling worldwide attention to the most promising ideas from across the globe. This program is part of the global initiative Mission Innovation and will contribute to its objectives by fostering cross-border exchanges of ideas and talent, while also raising a greater awareness amongst the wider clean energy community of the transformational potential of energy innovation.

Mission Innovation Champions are individuals with a track record of progressing creative new ideas that can drive the pace and scale of the clean energy revolution—the people who are inventing the products and services of the future or discovering the science that underpins them. They may be working in government laboratories, local universities, long-standing research firms, or their own recently launched clean technology start-up companies. Champions may be from “traditional” inventor disciplines such as sciences, engineering, mathematics, and architecture or from other fields.

One Champion from each Mission Innovation member participating in the program will be selected. Participating countries include: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates.

The Champion for the European Commission will be selected from a European Union country that is not an individual member of Mission Innovation; this means : Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain).

To learn more and register, visit  The registration deadline is 10 September 2018. If you have any questions about Mission Innovation Champions, you can reach out to

The World’s largest wind industry event: Global Wind Summit

From 25 to 28 September the world’s largest wind industry event, The Global Wind Summit, will take place in Hamburg

This event will bring 1400 exhibitors from over 100 countries, while the WindEurope Conference will host more than 500 expert speakers and presenters, besides around 35.000 visitors for the largest business, networking and educational gathering of the entire wind energy industry.

The global Wind Summit consists of two parts: WindEnergy Hamburg’s global on & offshore expo and WindEurope’s global on & offshore conference. These two top events, the expo and the conference, will be held side by side from 25 to 28 September 2018 at the Hamburg Messe site.

The Wind Europe Conference will provide a first-class programme on the issues facing the global wind industry for round about 2.000 delegates. Each day of the conference will be organised around a different theme (day one: Electrification & sector-coupling, day two: Digital wind & new technologies, day three: The wind industry in a merchant environment and day four: New markets, new frontiers: the long-term outlook) highlighting the different ways in which wind energy is breaking new ground today.

The global Wind Summit, which will start in exactly 4 months, will offer answers to the question of what technologies are the best response to the paradigm shift. This event is where leaders will set the agenda and future trends for the industry.

Whether you are expert in technology, science or policy, you cannot afford to miss this event. This biennale meeting point will give you the right knowledge and contacts to understand regional and global trends, to navigate through current challenges and opportunities and to advance your business going forward.

If you want to join the biggest and most important meeting of the wind industry worldwide, you can use the online application or the application document. Register here.

CL-Windcon review meeting during TORQUE 2018 Appetizers

Next June 19th at Politecnico di Milano, the CL-Windcon partners attending the TORQUE 2018 Conference will meet together with the project external advisor (NREL) to review the progress and make a general contents update.

The international conference “The Science of Making Torque from the Wind” (TORQUE 2018) is a biennial conference organized under the auspices of the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE). The conference aims at providing a forum for discussion and technical exchanges on the most recent advances in the general field of wind energy science and technology.

The conference will take place in June 20th – 22nd 2018, organized by Prof. Alessandro Croce at Politecnico di Milano, Campus Bovisa, Milano, Italy. The CL-Windcon meeting has been organized during the Appetizers sessions, taking advantage of the attendance of several project partners to the Conference.

CL-Windcon supports the Global Wind Day

Next June 15th the Global Wind Day will be celebrated, an annually event about the success of wind energy that will be coordinated by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), WindEurope and different national associations

WindEurope is the voice of the wind industry, actively promoting wind power in Europe and around the world. On the other hand, Global Wind Energy Council is a member-based organisation that represents the entire wind energy sector.

Every year on June 15th the Global Wind Day is organized. A worldwide event to celebrate the success of wind energy and to discover the wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world. The main objective of the event is to introduce into the wind energy sector the general public through several activities. During the same day, a lot of events will be held all over the world and you will have the opportunity to visit wind farms, meet experts, attend and find out everything you are interested about wind energy.

Global Wind Day is an important chance for citizens all over the world to show their support for wind power like the leading technology driving the clean energy revolution. Besides is an opportunity for the companies to showcase their technologies and contributions on local economic development and job creation.

Additionally, as a part of the day, the coordinators have launched a global photo competition, named: “Wind Vision 2018”. The judges will have the key criteria for the following elements: Content, creativity, composition, techniques and the compelling story behind the picture. The three categories included in the competition are: Local Impact, boosting economies and visionary wind. The deadline for submissions is the 20th of May, don’t miss the chance. Please make sure you have read the terms and conditions before submitting any photos.

We would like to inform you that if you are hosting a Global Wind Day event, you can get the visibility, by listing it on the official Global Wind Day event listing. Do it in here.

CL-Windcon is a project focused on a new way of approaching the design and operation of a wind farm, based on the wind farm closed loop control paradigm. CENER is the project coordinator and besides is a member of WindEurope, for that reason it’s promoting also this event because CL-Windcon project is fully aligned with the objectives of the Energy Transition and policies to face the climate change challenge driven by the European Union.

ALL-ENERGY Exhibition and Conference 2018

All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy event, will take place in Glasgow on 2 & 3 May 2018. All-Energy is the UK’s leading renewable energy and low carbon innovation event, showcasing the latest technologies and services for the energy supply chain and both private and public sector energy end users.

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Analysis of Operating Wind Farms 2018

WindEurope’s 4th edition of this Technology Workshop will be held at Vilnius, Lithuania next 15th-16th May 2018. In order to achieve their desired production and revenue goals, wind farm operators must understand and manage the performance analysis of wind farms. The programme will address new insights and improved operations technology which are needed to increase efficiency and profits, essential for wind energy companies that have recently experienced swinging national energy policies.

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Wind Energy 2030 Workshop

ETIPWind is hosting a workshop to establish a long term R&I perspective for the wind energy sector, identifying new opportunities for Europe. 21 February in Brussels. Register for free here:

The workshop outcomes will form the basis for the sector’s next Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda, which will outline the wind energy sector’s R&I priorities for 2020-2030 and serve as a key input to the negotiations on Framework Programme 9 (FP9).

Next European Union Energy Day

Clean energy solutions for decarbonisation, economic growth and jobs will take place on 16th November in Bonn as part of the COP 23 UN Climate Change Conference. It will cover economic aspects of the clean energy transition, the new initiative on Clean Energy for EU Islands and ongoing collaboration between the EU and Africa in sustainable energy investment, among other subjects.  Find the program and further details at: