Without any doubt, “energy living labs” play a crucial role in this last mile to the market.

These living labs are state-of-the-art, open nnovation ecosystems where energy technologies are tested and improved in real interaction with end users and in real interaction with other components. After this phase, the innovations are ready for a go-to-market.

What and who will you find at Energy Mission – Empowered by living labs?

  • Examples of living labs both for industry (e.g. power-to-X, hydrogen, energy and chemistry) and for the built environment
  • Industrial partners explaining how they found specific added value by joining living labs
  • Investors showing how they can support the innovations coming from living labs
  • Experts illustrating the benefits and challenges of AI and big data services at living labs
  • An interactive roundtrip along several advanced living labs in the EU Examples of energy living lab ecosystems and practical ways how to participate, involving actors from quadruple helix: industry/finance, research, government, end-users.

Energy Mission 2023 will take place on 17 October in Genk, Belgium. The venue Thor Central, located in the middle of Thor Park, offers a unique location to inspire, share and connect. Thor Park itself is one of the advanced European living labs on energy transition. It transformed from a coal mine into a state-of-the-art technology park.


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