About us

About us

The Transition Initiatives (TRIs) are thematic configurations of CETPartnership funding partners in order to work together on a specific Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) Challenge. 

The Transition Iniatives (TRIs) are the main acting bodies, the key players of the CETPartnership, organising target group oriented stakeholder management and communication in the field, developing thematic modules for the annual joint calls and implementing accompanying activities on knowledge management and maximising impact. 

The CETPartnership has 7 TRIs focusing on the RDI Challenges described in the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). Each of the TRIs is led by one CETPartnership partner, known as the TRI Lead.

The TRIs address a broad range of challenges from discrete technologies to integrated systems. There is a focus on technologies for energy conversion and storage as well as for providing carbon treatment and sinks, which are considered as the enabling zero emission technologies for the energy system. Other challenges are connected to storage technologies, technologies that will enable a more flexible demand, and technologies adding to the electrification and a cleaner industry with power-to-x. The enabling technologies themselves need to be explored and improved, including the optimisation of their production processes. They also combine energy system components, which need innovation to be able to provide the right level of service, flexibility, efficiency and robustness.

Note: The 8th SRIA Challenge “cross cutting dimensions” will be addressed by all TRIs as well as by some of the working groups of the Knowledge Community.

The CETPartnership builds on 15 years of transnational cooperation in 9 energy relevant ERA-Nets, their build up of trust and established practices in conducting joint calls, monitoring progress, sharing data, information and knowledge beyond the projects as well as deducing strategic knowledge, maximising the impact of funded projects as well as on their established European and international relationships