Smart strategies for the transition in coal intensive regions

Duration: 2019 - 2022 ● Client: European Commission (H2020) ● WIP Role: Coordination; Research and Innovation ●

TRACER supports nine coal-intensive regions, which are at different stages of their energy transition, to shape (or fine-tune) their Research and Innovation (R&I) strategies and exchange previous experiences in order to facilitate transition towards sustainable energy systems. The following activities will be implemented:

  • Assisting the regional actors in developing R&I strategies for smart specialisation, including the development of public R&I capacities, consistent with the EU‘s Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan);
  • Identifying and exchanging some “best practices”, including industrial roadmaps from coal towards new technologies and transition strategies for coal based combined heat and power production to low carbon electricity and district heating generation;
  • Investigating relevant social challenges in the target regions, including necessary re-skilling needs of the workforce;
  • Providing guidance to regional actors to access available European funds and programmes


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WIP Renewable Energies

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Sylvensteinstr. 2 • 81369 Munich • Germany

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