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MAGHRENOV Workshop on Research Infrastructures for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in EU-MPC countries

Posted on 4 december 2014 by Sarah Fichet

When: 10:30 - 18:45, 16 Jan 2015

Venue: Green Energy Park, Route Régionale R206, Ben Guerir, Morocco

Type of event: MAGHRENOV Event

Organiser: IRESEN

Contact: Mouhcine BENMEZIANE

Objective of the workshop

The objective of the workshop is to address the perspectives for research and innovation infrastructure regional needs and to discuss the development and the investment opportunities for Research Infrastructures (RIs) in the field of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (RE&EE) among the partners of MAGHRENOV project and selected actors in EU and MPC (Maghreb Partner Countries).

Expected outcomes

• Perspectives for research and innovation infrastructures regional needs,
• Sharing of infrastructures and optimization of resources methodologies,
• Investments opportunities on research infrastructures,
• Articulate the workshop’s results with ESFRI Agenda (Next report 2015-2016).

Agenda of the workshop

10:30 - 11:00 -     Welcome and introduction by Mr. Badr IKKEN - IRESEN


11:00 - 13:00 -     PANEL I: Perspectives for RE&EE Research and Innovation infrastructures regional needs

The speakers will show their view about the regionals needs in term of research infrastructures dedicated to renewable energies and energy efficiency by presenting the existing RIs in their respective region and highlighting the areas where more RIs should be developed.

  • Mr Philippe LAVOCAT (TBC) - Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, ESFRI (France)
  • Mr Enrique SORIA (TBC) - Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas CIEMAT, ESFRI (Spain)

  • Mr Amenallah GUIZANI (TBC) - Centre de Recherches et des Technologies de l'Energie (Tunisia)

  • Debate and conclusions


13:00 - 14:30 -     Lunch


14:30 - 16:00 -     PANEL II: Sharing of infrastructures and optimization of resources

Will be discussed in this panel the methodologies of sharing and mutualizing research infrastructures for the best optimization of resources. The speakers will talk about which of these actions are more effective and will give their opinion about how they can be implemented in MPC area.

  • Mr Andrea DE CANDIDO (TBC) - The European Commission (Belgium)
  • Mr Badr IKKEN - Institut de Recherche en Energie Solaire et  Energies Nouvelles IRESEN (Morocco)

  • Mr Philippe Malbranche (TBC) - Sophia RI Project (France)

  • Debate and conclusions


16:00 - 16:30 -     Coffee break & networking


16:30 - 18:30 -     PANEL III: Investments opportunities on research infrastructures

This panel is intended to open the minds of the audience about the different opportunities for investing in research infrastructures taking into account the environment of the EU‐MPC collaboration.

  • Mr Philippe FROISSARD (TBC) - The European Commission (France)
  • Mr Ahmed BAROUDI (TBC) - Société d’Investissement Energétique SIE - (Morocco)

  • Debate and conclusions


18:30 - 18:45 -     Wrap-up of the Workshop


20:00 - 22:00 -     Social dinner & networking


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