Workshop Energy Industry in a Broader Context (30 November 2017, Prague)

The Czech Academy of Sciences, Národní 3, Prague, room 205, 9:00-16:00
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„Connecting academia, commerce and government to shape our energy future“

Energy Industry in a Broader Context is a collaborative workshop involving scientists, power industry leaders and government officials to outline the future of the energy industry and discuss how energy technologies and the upcoming transition of the energy industry influence the environment, economy, public health, or public acceptance. The purpose is to debate the risks, constraints and opportunities for research of energy technologies of the future.

The workshop seeks to present ideas, examples, and projects with a strong emphasis on promoting national awareness and inspiring action towards solving emerging problems. Through this event we hope to presentpromising research themesand technologies and challenge the attendees to discuss the feasibility of the technologies and trends for the future.

The workshop is organized by the Institute of Thermomechanics, The Czech Academy of Sciences under the patronage of the Commission for Energy of The Czech Academy of Sciences and sponsored by the STRATEGY AV21 initiative of The Czech Academy of Sciences.


30 November 2017, 9:00-16:00

9:00 Welcome note
Eva Zažímalová, president of The Czech Academy of the Sciences

9:05 Introduction of the programme “Efficient Energy Conversion and Storage” of STRATEGY AV21
Miroslav Chomát, Vice-director of the Institute of Thermomechanics, The Czech Academy of Sciences

9:15 Energy-related calls of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
Petr Očko, Chairman of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic

9:20 (Geo)political aspects of the Czech energy industry
Václav Bartuška, Special Envoy of the Czech Republic for Energy Security

9:50 NRGcoin - incentive mechanism for boosting renewables
Mihail Mihaylov, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

10:35 - 10:50 COFFEE BREAK

10:35 Impacts of energy use of fossil fuels on public health and the environment
Radim Šrám & Lenka Lhotská, CIIRC (Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics)

11:05 Changing relations between industry and energy sectors

Lubomír Lízal, Czech Technical University in Prague

11:35 Benefits and risks of waste-to-energy technologies

Karel Svoboda, Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, The Czech Academy of Sciences

12:05 - 12:50 LUNCH

12:50 Sustainable buildings: How do they influence the power industry?

Lukáš Ferkl, University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings, Czech Technical University in Prague

13:20 Holy Trinity: Water-Food-Energy. Outlook for future decades
Václav Cílek, Institute of Geology, Czech Academy of Sciences

13:50 Public acceptance in the context of the energy transition in Germany
Irina Rau, Department of Environmental Psychology, IZES gGmbH, Germany

14:20 - 14:35 COFEE BREAK

13:50 Energy Vulnerability and Urban Transitions in Europe (online talk)
Neil Simcock, University of Manchester, UK

15:00 Energy poverty in cities: research horizons and challenges in Czechia (online talk)

Saska Petrova, SEED, University of Manchester, UK

15:25 eMobility challenges and opportunities - ŠKODA Auto

Jan Železný, ŠKODA AUTO, a.s.


starting at 6pm
music, food, networking

The official event language is English. Lunch, coffee-breaks, cloakroom and Wi-Fi access are included.

Attendance is free of charge, however, registration is required. If you are interested in attending this event please send an e-mail to as early as possible and state your name, affiliation and optionally also reasons of your interest (i.e. researcher, media representative, technology partner, policy maker etc.).

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