First EULiST "Friday for Research" (F4R)

Friday 1st of March was a milestone in the development of EULiST as a European University. Our alliance accomplished the goal of holding the first EULiST Friday for Research (F4R) collaborative online meeting. This session counted with the participation of more than 80 members of EULiST fostering scientific excellence and strengthening innovation capability. More participants will join in successive F4R sessions as a recurrent activity of the alliance from now on.

In consonance with Prof. Sotirios Karellas’ from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and WP4 leader speech on the philosophy of F4R, and Mr Marc Delage’s, from Institut Mines-Telecom (IMT), outline of the requirements and regulations of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) calls, EULiST aims to create a unified hub for joint research and innovation, encouraging knowledge exchange through cooperative involvement in relevant EU R&D calls for public funding. The Alliance has identified possible calls, with an emphasis on research in the Hydrogen Economy.

This initial “F4R” joint seminar held on Friday 1st of March addressed Energy Storage and Renewables. Along the entire H2 value chain, strong competence and noteworthy research and innovation initiatives were displayed and included production, materials engineering, end-use applications, and complex, high-level energy system modelling. The meeting had an additional focus on Hydrogen Production and Utilisation in Energy Systems. This particular theme included debates on the following topics:

New solutions for the Hydrogen economy

Hydrogen storage materials

Fuel cells materials

Electrolyser materials

Electricity market and hydrogen storage

Hydrogen underground storage

Social impact of Hydrogen economy

Hydrogen carriers