About the CETPartnership
The Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETPartnership) is a transnational initiative on joint Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) programming to boost and accelerate the energy transition, building upon regional and…
The Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETPartnership) is a transnational initiative on joint Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) programming to boost and accelerate the energy transition, building upon regional and national RTDI funding programmes.
The CETPartnership aims to empower the clean energy transition and contribute to the EU’s goal of becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, by pooling national and regional RDTI funding for a broad variety of technologies and system solutions required to make the transition.
The partnership enables 70 national and regional RTDI programme owners and managers from 32 countries (26 EU Member States and five Associated countries and one associated partner) to align their priorities, pool national budgets of 210 million euros for two joint calls in 2022 and 2023, as well as to implement annual joint calls from 2022 to 2027.
The CETPartnership is based on trust and established practices in conducting joint calls, monitoring progress, sharing data, information and knowledge beyond projects, deducing strategic knowledge, and maximizing the impact of funded projects and their established European and international relationships.
The partnership builds on 15 years of transnational co-operation in the following energy relevant ERA-Nets:
- Accelerating CCS Technologies
- Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)
- Ocean Energy ERA-Net Cofound
- Smart Energy Systems ERA-Net
- Urban Europe
The common vision of the CETPartnership is manifested in its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) that has been co-created in a broad engagement process during 2020, together with the involved countries, the EU SET-Plan Implementation Workin Groups and ETIPs, all energy relevant ERA-Nets as well as the EERA joint programmes (over 500 editors, co-authors, commenters and discussants). The SRIA was endorsed together with the European Commission (DG RTD and ENER) in November 2020. This articulates the common goal of:
- Building innovation ecosystems that support capacity building at all levels
- Developing and demonstrating technology and solutions for the transition of energy systems
- Building a transnational transformative Joint Programming Platform
The CETPartnership will foster transnational innovation ecosystems from the very local and regional level, up to the transnational European level, thus overcoming a fragmented European landscape.
Moreover, it intends to reach out to collaboration with funding partners beyond Europe, in order to broaden the knowledge and experience bases and introduce European solutions and stakeholders to the global value chains.
The CETPartnership funding partners are divided into thematic configurations, so called Transition Initiatives (TRIs). They shall work together on a specific Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) Challenge. Each of the TRIs is led by one of the CETPartnership partners, known as the TRI Lead.
There are seven TRIs: