ETIP Photovoltaics

Sept. 11, 2019 at 14:00 – Sept. 11, 2019 at 18:00

PV Impact’s first matchmaking event takes place in Marseille on 11 September 2019

Are you interested in meeting other experts, exchanging new project ideas and finding the best partners to build together the future of PV?

In this event organized in the framework of the PV Impact project, you will have the chance to make new connections and find partners with whom to work on future projects under EU and/or national funding schemes on the topic “Technologies for silicon solar cells and modules with higher quality”.

If you or your company/organization have a project idea or the right qualities in this field, don’t wait any longer and send your application to participate!

The session will be organised around a speed-dating format. After the event, the project idea with the highest potential will receive guidance by the PV Impact project partners on how to build the most effective collaborations and the best proposals.

Deadline for applications is 30 June 2019. Please note that the number of participants is limited and merit based so we recommend all participants to limit the number of applications to one representative, who can present multiple project ideas.


•    14:00* - 14:15  Welcome, introduction and objective of the session    
•    14:15 - 14:50   Context: Presentation of funding mechanisms     
•    14:50 - 15:00   Speed-dating Introduction    
•    15:00 - 15:55   Speed-dating sessions (1/2)    
•    15:55 - 16:05   Coffee break    
•    16:05 - 17:00   Speed-dating sessions (2/2)    
•    17:00 - 17:30   Facilitated networking (open format interactive session) with coffee
•    17:30 - 18:00   Awards based on the scores

*starting time still to be confirmed

Date and location: 11 September 2019 at the Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre in Marseille (France). The event will take place during the EU PVSEC and the 3rd Solar Industry Forum (SIF). Participation to the matchmaking event is free of charge.

Note: Registration to this event is independent from the EU PVSEC registration and will not grant you access to the conference. If you are interested in attending the EU PVSEC and/or the SIF you can find all details here.

About PV Impact

The PV Impact project (‘Actual execution of the Implementation Plan for Photovoltaics and monitoring the Implementation Plan’s delivery’) is funded by the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 842547. The PV Impact’s consortium counts with the participation of research organisations and companies (industry) committed to execute all or some of the SET Plan related R&I activities specified in the Implementation Plan.

PV Impact, coordinated by EUREC (Belgium) aims to stimulate PV research, development and innovation initiatives in Europe.

The first part of the project will focus on inviting companies to matchmaking events so they can make new connections and find partners with whom to work on their plans. The project will also target two specific industrial companies: one, ENEL Green Power, will try to make progress on the Implementation Plan by coordinating the many different PV actors in Italy; the other, Photowatt, will support start-ups and other companies aiming to achieve the objectives of the PV implementation Plan and, at the same time, will use the consortium's expertise and those of scientists whom it will invite to help make the right scientific & technological choices to enhance its industrial business competitiveness with the goal to provide highly reliable and low CO2 solar modules to the market.

Another important part of the project is to monitor progress in PV. Data will be collected on public spending in the EU, on private spending, on the kinds of projects being funded and on the overall performance of PV technology. Forecasts for future spending will be made according to various scenarios. The project will track whether improvements in the performance of technology are keeping pace with expectations and will make recommendations to European funding authorities on how they can play their part in putting European PV technology back the top of the class if it is falling behind.

The project started in April 2019. The expected duration of project activities is three years, ending in March 2022.

PV Impact Partners