December 14, 2018

Social Lab 9: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy

What is a Social Lab?

Description

Horizon 2020 pillar: Societal Challenges

Social Lab 9 “Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy” connects stakeholders from research, research funding and civil society from 14 different European countries. Collectively, the group develops pilot activities addressing the implementation of RRI in the field of Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy targeting awareness raising of RRI, NCP consultation and RRI progress in science and society.

Social Lab workshops

Workshop 1

Date: 17-18 May 2018

Place: Vienna, Austria

16 participants

Presentation of the workshop

Workshop 2

Date: 4 & 5 April 2019

Place: Reichenau an der Rax; Austria

Presentation of the workshop

Workshop 3

Date: 7 & 8 November 2019

Venue: Vienna, Austria

Pilot actions

Pilot Action 1: NCP Trainings

This pilot organises an RRI training for the ENERGY NCPs. The pilot’s goal is that all European NCPs have acommon understanding of RRI in their field and can further give trainings on how to implement RRI in the proposal writing and in projects. To reach this goal, one training workshop is planned for ENERGY NCPs.

Pilot Action 2: RRI Living Lab

The goal of this pilot is to make RRI progress in science and society. The group wants to foster learning between living labs and to work with practice examples to foster mutual learning processes. The pilot aims at bridging the gap between theory and practice. Therefore they are surveying living lab on the RRI approach and organise a common workshop to foster mutual exchange.

Pilot Action 3: Renewable Energy Knowhere

This pilot action seeks to create a one-stop-shop knowledge base for sustainable energy use for multiple stakeholders (the researcher can find topics to research, the student can find universities, those who’s seeking for partners can find partners to their projects and so on, tenants can find information on how to make their housing more energy efficient). Therefore a common spreadsheet covering multiple renewable energy topics has been set up covering the working countries from all SL participants. A thereby generated initial knowledge base is then transformed into a webpage, that aims at beeing openly accessible, extentable and hence at sustaining beyond the project’s lifetime.

Participants

  • Ing. Veronika Korittová, National Contact Point for ENERGY, Technologické Centrum AV ČR, Czech Republic, Pilot Action «NCP Training for ENERGY NCPs»
  • Çağrı Yıldırım, MA, National Contact Point for ENERGY, Türkiye Bilimsel Ve Teknolojik Araştirma Kurumu, , Turkey, Pilot Action «NCP Training for ENERGY NCPs»
  • Dr. Yoram Krozer, University of Twente – CSTM, Enschede, Netherlands, Pilot Action«Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) through Living Labs (LL)»
  • Agnes Szalkai-Lorincz, BA BA, Energy Efficient Wekerle, Coordinator of the Pilot Action «Renewable Energy Knowhere»
  • Niall Dunphy, PhD, Cleaner Production Promotion Unit, University College Cork, Ireland, Pilot Action «Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) through Living Labs (LL)»
  • Prof. Vicente Carabias-Hütter, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Coordinator of the Pilot Action «Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) through Living Labs (LL)»
  • Dr. Bernadette Sütterlin, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Pilot Action «Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) through Living Labs (LL)»
  • Silvia Valentini, MA MA, Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea,Pilot Action «NCP Training»
  • Chiara Pocaterra, MA, Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea, Coordinator of the Pilot Action «NCP Training»
  • Anu Sarnet, MA, Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associations, Pilot Action «Renewable Energy Knowhere»
  • Sonata Juciute, PhD, Research Council of Lithuania, Pilot Action «Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) through Living Labs (LL)»

Managers and facilitators

Social Lab Manager: Lisa Marie Seebacher , project manager and researcher at the Center for Social Innovation, Vienna,Austria.

Social Lab Manager Assistants: Elisabeth Unterfrauner and Margit Hofer, researchers at the Center for Social Innovation,Vienna, Austria.

Social Lab Facilitator: Ilse Marschalek,project manager and researcher at the Center for Social Innovation, Vienna,Austria.