Highlights in 2017
New clean energy innovation policies and/or strategies
A new energy agreement for the period of 2020-30 is being prepared and is expected to be finalized in 2018.
Top clean energy innovation successes in 2017
- The Danish research program on energy technology has an emphasis on demonstration of new energy technologies, which is a step towards bridging the gap between research and commercialization.
- In 2017 the Danish government launched a green energy technology export strategy, which helps attract private sector finance to the area.
- In 2017 the Government increased its funding for energy research.
Top activities delivered in support of the Innovation Challenges in 2017
Denmark is actively involved in ICs 1, 5, and 7, contributing to the discussions and development of activities. As co-hosts of MI-3 in Malmö, we are promoting the cooperation when possible. Under the umbrella of the Nordic Clean Energy Week in connection with the MI and CEM meetings in Malmö and Copenhagen, Denmark is trying to engage stakeholders and create new networking opportunities and showcasing the plethora of MI-related activities in the Nordic region. Denmark and Danish stakeholders are actively using the information on other countries’ priorities when reaching out and creating new working relationships. One example is the local energy materials research community, which took the initiative to create a materials workshop in connection with MI-3 and secured the participation of IC#6 through the MI network.