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Market uptake of innovations in heating and cooling networks


Market uptake of innovations in heating and cooling networks

EnergyVille and KIC InnoEnergy wish to invite you for the September 3rd event ‘Market uptake of innovations in heating and cooling networks’, in cooperation with the DHC+ Technology Platform. Discover why the domain of heating and cooling networks is hot and be chilled by the new possibilities that it offers.


Four excellent reasons to participate

  • Pitch your innovative ideas (industrial entrepreneurs, research institutes, universities)
  • Learn about the potential support of KIC InnoEnergy in bringing your ideas to the market
  • Get a glimpse of heating and cooling network innovations on the verge of a breakthrough
  • Network with investors, entrepreneurs, research institutes, universities, city stakeholders,…


European heat maps clearly illustrate the potential impact of district heating. However to fully exploit these opportunities in a commercial context additional innovations are required. Low temperature solutions, higher efficiency of energy conversion, substations with enhanced functionalities, optimal integration of different heat sources and renewables, short and long term storage…

Can these innovations lead to the commercial breakthrough of the next generation heating systems and how can these concepts be brought to the market? These are the main questions of this half day event.

As a research centre, EnergyVille is exploring several of these innovations. As key European initiative, KIC InnoEnergy is promoting and supporting relevant business ideas on their way to the market, also in this field of urban energy networks. FinallyDHC+ is a key organisation for district heating and cooling on EU level.


Wednesday September 3rd 2014

13:30h Welcome
13:45h Innovation priorities and breakthroughs in the field of heating/cooling grids (Paul De Rache, Port of Antwerp)
15:15h Coffee break
15:30h Innovation pitches by industrial entrepreneurs, research institutes, universities,…
16:30h Questions and closing
16:45h Reception


Hilton Hotel, Antwerp, Belgium


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The event ’Market uptake for innovations in heating and cooling networks’ is linked to the energy program of the i-SUP 2014 conference taking place on the same location at the Hilton in Antwerp. On the morning of September 3rd a specific session in this conference will be devoted to heating networks and geothermal solutions with several international high level speakers. You are of course also welcome to register for this conference. For a more detailed programme of i-SUP 2014 and to participate see

Looking forward to welcoming you in Antwerp,

Klaas Schuring, CEO, KIC InnoEnergy
Ronnie Belmans, CEO, EnergyVille