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STAGE-STE | Kick-off Meeting

News date: 
Friday, 23 May, 2014

STAGE-STE is an Integrated Research Programme (IRP) that engages all major European research institutes, with relevant and recognized activities on Solar Thermal Energy encompasses Solar Thermal Electricity (STE) and related technologies, in an integrated research structure to successfully accomplish the following general objectives:

  • Convert the consortium into a reference institution for concentrating solar energy research in Europe, creating a new entity with effective governance structure;
  • Enhance the cooperation between EU research institutions participating in the IRP to create EU added value;
  • Synchronize the different national research programs to avoid duplication and to achieve better and faster results;
  • Accelerate the transfer of knowledge to industry in order to maintain and strengthen the existing European industrial leadership in STE;
  • Expand joint activities among research centres by offering researchers and industry a comprehensive portfolio of research capabilities, bringing added value to innovation and industry-driven technology;
  • Establish the European reference association for promoting and coordinating international cooperation in concentrating solar energy research.