Matchmaking Heat Pumps and Stakeholders: Research, Innovation and Projects

Learn more about opportunities relating to the development of heat pump projects.

From the 28 July 2021 to the 07 July 2021

On the road to becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050, heat-pump technologies are the number one heating and cooling solution, being a core enabler for a renewable, sustainable and smart energy system.

The online workshop organised by the European Heat Pump Association has two purposes, that are reflected in its structure. The first is to walk the audience through the lifecycle of heat pumps while providing comprehensive and easy-to-understand answers to current and future factors that influence: the demand (from the end-user perspective), design, manufacturing, installation, maintenance, as well as, the replacement and future upgrading.

The second purpose is to matchmake research, innovation and relevant stakeholders with upcoming EU funded project calls (e.g. Horizon Europe, LIFE Programme) using a bespoke matchmaking tool called REMO. This tool will allow for a networking experience and in establishing new consortiums and collaborations between companies, services, research and product design/testing.


14:00 – 14:15 Welcome and introduction to the ETIP RHC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda by Dan Stefanica (EHPA)

14:15 – 15:15 Strategic Research and Innovation: practical project examples

  1. David Bourguignon, Project Manager at ALOEN: Heat as a service and Energy Communities
  2. Dr. Barbara Breitschopf, Senior Researcher at the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation ISI: Heating & Cooling – perceptions, markets and regulatory frameworks: first results on the perception in the industrial sector
  3. Julian Tavernier, Sales Engineer at Ecoforest: Design and installation of new generation Heat Pumps
  4. Atzin Madrid, Product Manager at Equiwatt: Software design and rapidly adapting algorithms

15:15 – 15:30 Q&A for the previous session

15:30 – 15:40 Virtual Coffee Break

15:40 – 16:00 Matchmaking: Upcoming EU funded calls by Serena Scotton

16:00 – 16:05 Matchmaking: The Remo Platform explained

16:05 – 17:05 Virtual networking and consortium building

17:05 – 17:15 Closing remarks and projects outlook