European Technology and Innovation Platform for Wind (ETIPwind)


Name of initiative European Technology and Innovation Platform for Wind (ETIPwind)
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Starting year 2016
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Tel: +32 22131856, WindEurope, Rue d’Arlon 80, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

Organisational structure WindEurope acts as the secretariat for ETIPWind and thereby communicates and coordinates between the ETIPWind Steering Committee, ETIPWind Advisory Group and the relevant Directorates General of the European Commission.

The ETIPWind Steering Committee takes all key decisions. It consists of representatives from the wind energy industry and wind energy research community, and meets every three months. It identifies both short and long term R&I topics where collaboration and public funding has the highest impact. The Advisory Group steers the strategical objectives on R&I and meets twice a year. The intent is to dialogue with highlevel policymakers from the European Commission on current and future wind energy research and innovation priorities. Working Groups focus on R&I issues identified by its members, under the supervision of the Steering Committee and its Chairman. Working Groups (WG) names, themes and terms of references are proposed to and approved by the Steering Committee. A WG is composed of a limited number of high-level experts willing to voluntarily participate to the work of the ETIPWind. The ETIPWind Steering Committee consists of representatives from the wind energy industry and wind energy research community. The ETIPWind Advisory Group consists of Chief Technology Officers (or equivalent) of the leading Companies in the wind energy industy. These experts represent the entire value chain and come from manufacturers, developers and utilities.

Geographical coverage Global, Western Europe, Eastern Europe
Name of lead organisation WindEurope
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation EU


Description The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Wind Energy (ETIPWind) connects Europe’s wind energy community. The platform involves key stakeholders from the wind energy industry as well as policy and research institutions.

The scope of ETIPWind is to create a virtual and physical platform via which the wind energy community can coordinate and collaborate its work and activities related to research, innovation and technology. The ambition is to define and agree on concrete research and innovation (R&I) priorities and communicate these the European institutions and other decision-making bodies in order to support the ambition of reaching the RES targets for 2020. The purpose of the activities carried out is to enable ETIPWind to perform its advisory activities to policy makers in a systematic and coordinated way, which facilitates collaboration transparency and share information with all stakeholders of the wind energy community and policy makers.

Objectives The ETIPWind aims at answering longer-term needs such as the development of Research and Innovation but also provides shorter-term advice to the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET).
Activities The ETIPWind contributes to position wind energy as a strategic industrial sector for Europe by:

Influencing the direction and priorities of EU research and innovation (R&I) policy to drive down Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCoE) and sustain the European wind energy industry’s technological leadership; Promoting an ambitious visionary strategy placing wind energy at the centre of the European technology and innovation policy to 2020 and beyond; Responding to political consultations and developing reports that communicate the strategical focus on R&I; Coordinating the alignment of priorities at EU and national levels, taking into account the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and the updated Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) objectives; Organising workshops and networking events in order to bring key decision makers from the research community, industry and political environment together.

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Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation
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Participants Number Names
Members 30  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 30 ABB (Sweden),  Acciona (Spain),  CENER (Spain),  DNV GL (Denmark),  EERA JP Wind (DTU),  EAWE (Germany),  E.ON Climate & Renewables (Germany),  EDF Energies Nouvelles (France),  EDP Renewables (Spain),  ENEL Green Power (Italy),  Enercon (Germany),  ERG(Spain),  Equinor (Norway),  Fraunhofer IWES (Germany),  GE Renewable Energy (USA),  Iberdrola Renovables Energía (Spain),  LM Wind Power (Denmark),  MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (Denmark),  Nordex (Denmark),  ORE Catapult (United Kingdom),  Ørsted (Denmark),  Renewable Energy Systems (United Kingdom),  Sentient Science (USA),  Senvion (Germany),  Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (Germany),  Sintef (Norway),  TNO (Netherlands),  Vattenfall (Sweden),  Vestas (Denmark),  ZF Wind Power (Germany).
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0 European Commission,  Member States,  and Private Investments
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Last update: 11 October 2019 11:31:46

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