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Workshop No.5 - Sustainable models for FAIR and open low carbon energy research data: Business models, licensing and certification

3-5th of October 2022 EERA Premises, Brussels, Belgium

The EERAdata project is pleased to announce its Workshop No. 5 organised as a hybrid meeting and hosted by the Izmir University of Economics SENLAB [1] and by the European Energy Research Alliance [2] (EERA). The event is conceived as a hands-on workshop and discussion complemented with external inputs given by invited contributors.


  • Objective 1: Understand the value involved in FAIR and Open data and the potential data services that could be derived from energy research data
  • Objective 2: Discuss pathways and business models for creating value from energy data
  • Objective 3: Identify how trustworthiness and provenance of data can be guaranteed through appropriate certification and licensing

Main Questions

Main questions that we are seeking to answer during the workshop are as below:

  • What is the value involved in FAIR and Open data for different types of users (e.g., industries, researchers, policy makers, consumers)?
  • What services can be derived utilizing FAIR and Open data in the energy domain?
  • What types of business models can be designed and implemented for creating value from energy data?
  • How can certification and licensing contribute to trustworthiness and provenance of data (in the context of sustainable business models using data)?


Day I – 3rd of October, 2022

On the first day, the EERA transversal Joint Programme Digitalisation for Energy (DfE) will join the EERAdata workshop and bring its perspective on the value of energy data and data services through the lenses of various speakers leading different initiatives linked to the Joint Programme. The first day will be closed with a session dedicated to connecting the EERAdata use case Material solutions for low carbon energy with HPC and the data services needed.

DfE meets EERAdata
Exploring the value of energy data and data services with a focus on high-performance computing (HPC)

13:00 – 15:00 Plenary Session
  • Exascale, a great opportunity for Clean Energy Transition in Europe - Rafael Mayo-García (CIEMAT)
  • HPC services and SaaS, a way for exploiting data - Edouard Audit (EoCoE)
  • Energy Transition Models, a Center of Excellence - Pieter Vingerhoets (VITO)
  • Sensor data collection and secure data transfer in Hydropower - Johanna Schmid (VRVIS)
  • The social impact of the energy transition - Alessandro Sciullo (UNITO)
15:00 – 15:20 Coffee Break
15:20 – 17:20 HPC & data services needed

This session connects to EERAdata use case "Material solutions for low-carbon energy"

Moderator Massimo Celino (ENEA)

  • IEMAP - Italian Energy Materials Acceleration Platform, Massimo Celino (ENEA)
  • Material Science Acceleration Platforms, Holger Ihssen (Helmholtz, online)
  • Giovanni Pizzi (EPFL & MARVEL, online)
  • Materials for energy transition, HPC and digitalization use to accelerate low-carbon energy technology solutions - David Lacroix (Univ Lorraine & AMPEA JP)
  • Digitalization in support of nuclear materials research, Marjorie Bertolus (CEA & NM JP, online)
  • Fair-by-design approach toward materials at Area Science Park, Stefano Cozzini (Area Science Park, online)

Day II – 4th of October, 2022

On the second day, we will shift the attention to understanding how we move forward from the current state of affairs and after realising the key importance of FAIR and open energy data and how to derive value from it. The day will be kicked off by two keynotes, one on licensing and another on certification. It will continue with a panel on sustainable business models for FAIR and open energy data and how to mine the value in data in this sector. Finally, the last session of the day will dive into the role of FAIR and open data in the energy policy domain.

FAIR and open energy data - quo vadis? Mining the value of energy research data

9:30 – 9:45 Welcome and Opening remarks Prof. Dr. Mehmet Efe Biresselioğlu (IUE SENLAB) & Prof. Dr. Valeria Jana Schwanitz (HVL)
9:45 – 10:45 Keynote Speeches
  • Robbie Morrison: "Data licensing and open science with a particular focus on energy policy making"
  • Dr. Ingrid Dillo, Deputy Director - DANS: "FAIR and TRUST: The perfect mix"
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00 Panel: Sustainable business models for FAIR and open energy data - How to create and mine the value in data?

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Mehmet Efe Biresselioğlu, Principle Investigator -IUE SENLAB

  • Dr. Sırrı Uyanık, CEO - ISKEN Sugözü Power Plant - Online participation
  • Dr. Jens Olgard Dalseth Røyrvik, Senior Researcher - NTNU Social Research - Online Participation
  • Hasan Özkoç, Director - Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) - Online participation
  • Prof. Dr. Uğur Soytaş, Head of the Climate Economics and Risk Management Section - DTU - Online participation
  • Prof. Dr. Muhittin Hakan Demir, Senior Researcher - IUE SENLAB
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00 Panel: Utilizing FAIR and open data in the energy policy domain

Moderator: Alexandra Zgorska (GIG) and Mariusz Kruczek (GIG)

  • Stanisław Tokarski – Member of the Governing Board of the Polish Electricity Committee and the Board of Directors of VGB, member of KIC InnoEnergy, president of the Polish Power Plants Association and member of the Board of the Economic Chamber of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Michał Jabłoński - Polish Power Plants Association, Deputy Director of Environmental Affairs

Day III – 5th of October, 2022

On the third day, we will focus on understanding the challenges and opportunities as per FAIR and open data derived from the implementation of H2020 projects to derive learnings that could be directly applied to upcoming European projects. The day will close with a workshop reserved for the EERAdata consortium members to discuss the main takeaways and draw the final steps towards the project's conclusion.

DAY III – 5th of October, 2022

Supporting energy research projects to implement FAIR and open data - Discussing issues and solutions

09:00 - 10:45 Round Table Discussion: Perspectives from H2020 projects on FAIR and open data Moderator: Prof. Dr. Mehmet Efe Biresselioğlu, Principle Investigator - IUE SENLAB
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Klöckner, Project Coordinator of ENCHANT, SMARTEES and ECHOES - NTNU
  • Dr. Andrea Kollmann, Project Coordinator of DIALOGUES - JKU Energieinstitut (Online participation)
  • Prof. Dr. August Hubert Wierling, COMETS and EERADATA Projects - HVL
  • Dr. Johannes Reichl, Project Coordinator of eCREW and Climate CAMPAIGNers - JKU Energieinstitut) (Online participation)
  • Dr. Aleksandra Lex-Balducci, SToRIES Project - KIT
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:45 Internal Workshop for EERAdata team Moderator: Prof. Dr. Valeria Jana Schwanitz (HVL)

Discussions implications for final project phase, use case deliverables, and EERAdata platform development. Manfred Paier & team on platform and experience.

12:45-13:00 Closing Remarks Prof. Dr. Mehmet Efe Biresselioğlu (IUE SENLAB) & Prof. Dr. Valeria Jana Schwanitz (HVL)