Roland Schenkel, JRC Director General and Giovanni Lelli, ENEA Commissioner, signing the MoU between the two organisations
JRC and ENEA strengthen science & technology collaboration
The JRC and the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This agreement promotes collaboration in scientific and technology areas such as energy, environment, security, high performance scientific computing and nuclear security.
Building on a longstanding scientific relationship and the shared objective of research, both organisations have identified in particular the following areas of common interest:
- energy: end-use electricity efficiency, photovoltaic solar electricity, bioenergy, energy technologies, energy systemic modelling, hydrogen and fuel cells;
- nuclear security;
- environment: air quality and pollution, water pollution, climate change, earth observation technologies, environmental issues in the Mediterranean, life cycle analysis, environmental evaluation and certification;
- security of critical infrastructures: in particular the systems used for supervision, control and data acquisition;
- high performance scientific computing: grid computing (i.e. the combination of computer resources applied to a common task).
This collaboration will promote the sharing of scientific information, tools and data, the establishment of new joint initiatives and projects, as well as the exploitation of the generated research results. Training for scientists through the exchange of personnel or the set-up of joint research facilities are other actions proposed to achieve the goals set by the agreement.