Newsletter: Issue September 2017

ΕU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

fostering clean energy partnerships

News at a Glance

Calendar in brief

Invitation to upcoming Network Initiatives

Invitation to supporting/partnering events 

August 2017 Network Highlights

Newsletter Articles

New Areas/services in the Network Website
- EU-GCC Clean Energy Virtual Research Lab 
EU-GCC Clean Energy e-Training Centre
- Network Members Announcements web-section

A number of webinars, training events and workshops in the GCC and Europe are to be announced soon. Stay Tuned!

Invitation to upcoming Network initiatives

Workshop and Training Energy Efficiency: A Key Driver for Clean Energy Transition" focus on "Energy Efficiency and Cooling Technologies", 2-3 October 2017, Kuwait

Under the Patronage of the Minister of the Oil and the Minister of the Electricity and Water, Mr. Essam Al Marzooq, EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network in partnership with the Kuwait Society of Engineers and the College of Technological Studies - PAAET, are organising an EU-GCC Workshop and Training on Energy Efficiency and Cooling Technologies, to take place in Kuwait, on 2-3 October 2017. The event will focus on solutions and methodologies for the built environment.

Information on the agenda and other organizational details are available through the webpage of the event.

Last days to apply for free exhibition and visibility under the Network pavilion at the Dubai Solar Show and WETEX, 23 – 25 October 2017, Dubai, UAE

The Network will have a strong presence at the Dubai Solar Show, part of WETEX taking place on 23-25 October in Dubai. The Network will host its own exhibition area at a prominent pace within the show and invites its members to apply their interest in promoting their services and offering under the umbrella of the Network. You may send apply until Friday 15 September 2017 by sending an e-mail to Ms Alice Corovessi ( You may find more information at the Network website here

The Network in cooperation with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), are organising a series of workshops and seminars focused on the solar industry.
For more information visit the website.

Desert Energy Leadership Summit 2017 is co-hosted by Dii, GEIDCO, Arab League and EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, 13-14 November 2017, Dubai, UAE 

This year’s Summit will bring together global visionaries, regional and international industry leaders and political forces all in one place to discuss and debate the perspectives and practical implementations of the southern Mediterranean, European and West Asian interconnected power systems in the transition toward full sustainability.

More information on the topics, the invited delegates etc, will be available soon through the event’s webpage.

Invitation to supporting/partnering events 

The Network at the CSP Focus MENA 2017, 13-14 September 2017, Dubai, UAE

The CSP Focus MENA 2017 is taking place in Dubai, UAE on 13-14 September 2017. Mr Frank Wouters, Director at EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network will chair the 2nd day of the conference. More information regarding the two-day conference are available at the event’s website.

The Network supports InterSolar Middle East 2017 as Partner, 26-27 September 2017, Dubai UAE

Intersolar is the world’s leading exhibition series for the solar industry and its partners.  In 2017, Intersolar organizes the most powerful solar conference in the MENA Region taking place in Dubai on September 26-27, 2017

Within the framework of the conference, the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network is organising a session entitled “Enablers for the Accelerated Integration of Renewable Energy Electricity” scheduled to take place on Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 13:30. More information regarding Network’s session, are available through our website.

“Kingdom Renewable Energy Summit 2017”, 18-19 October 2017, Riyadh, KSA

The Kingdom Renewable Energy Summit is scheduled to take place on 18 & 19 October 2017 in Riyadh, KSA.

This two-day summit has been developed to provide all the participating organizations with an exclusive insight into the Kingdom’s Renewable Energy Market and is an excellent opportunity to meet, network, exchange ideas and come up with real-time solutions to some of the region’s most pressing issues. More information are available on our website.

The Network, supporting partner at the 7th Annual Smart Grids and Smart Meters Summit, 28-29 November 2017, Dubai, UAE 

The 7th edition of the Smart Grids and Smart Meters Summit will take place in Dubai, UAE on 28 and 29 November 2017. The Network is among the supporting partners of the event. Dr. Mustapha Taoumi, Energy Technology Expert of the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network is an invited speaker and will present “The role of smart grids and storage in integrating variable Renewable Energy sources.”
More information on the summit is available here

August 2017 Network Highlights

Annual Gulf Research Meeting, Workshop on "Smart Cities in the Gulf: Current State, Opportunities, and Challenges", 1-4 August 2017, Cambridge UK

The goal of this workshop was to explore the current state, opportunities, and challenges related to Smart Cities in the GCC. Scholars and decision makers discussed current challenges and practices adopted in Gulf cities. Promising and novel implementations of Smart City concepts were mapped and assessed.

Dr. Haris Doukas, Network’s Research Collaboration Specialist was an invited delegate and he made a presentation, entitled “Intelligent Energy Management within the Smart Cities: An EU-GCC Cooperation Opportunity”.

More information on the summit is available here


"Localizing clean energy targets in the GCC: A challenging opportunity"

Author: Dr Haris Doukas, Research Collaboration Specialist,         EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

New Areas/services in the Network Website

EU-GCC Clean Energy Virtual Research Lab

The Network team has developed and launched the EU-GCC Clean Energy Virtual Research Lab. It is a virtual lab-space within the Network's website, where Network members, in particular participating and contributing EU and GCC research institutes and laboratories, are able to share their resources, knowledge, information and material.
You may send us your feedback via email to: contact[at], noting as subject: Virtual Research Lab.

EU-GCC Clean Energy e-Training Centre

The Network has recently launched the EU-GCC Clean Energy e-Training Centre hosted within the Network’s website, for providing a wide variety of training and capacity building services to the Network Members.

You may send us your feedback via email to: contact[at], noting as subject: e-Training Centre.

New "Members Announcements" web-section

We are glad to inform you that we have introduced a new section on our website, dedicated to Members Introduction and Members Announcements. We invite you to share your news and announcements about scientific conferences and events, training sessions, research outcomes, reports, press releases, calls for cooperation, business opportunities and more that are related to clean energy topics. 

You may use the online form or visit the Members Announcement area at the Quick Links section of our website. 

We look forward to spreading your news within the Network and beyond!

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