BIPV has a huge role to play in construction by its potential to make the built environment an aesthetical and land-efficient decentralized renewable energy producer. However, the market uptake of BIPV still requires intense structural collaborative innovation and development efforts that must involve both the PV and the building sectors.
This PV Impact event succesfully managed to bring 15 actors from both sectors together to share their knowledge on the latest trends and to find opportunities for future collaboration.
The event opened with an introduction of the PV Impact project, followed by presentations by Innoenergy and 3E on the coming Calls. Presentations were then followed by a session organized around one-to-one networking meetings, where participants held a series of 7-minute conversations with each other. These dynamic interactions allowed them to communicate the essential information about their plans and ambitions and to identify whether the person opposite to them had an initiative they would like to be part of.
Interactions were ranked by the participants in order to identify the best project idea and the most collaborative partner. Based on this ranking, the PV Impact consortium awarded Dieter Geyer from ZSW and Franz Karg from Avancis with the winning prizes. The winners will count on the consortium’s support and mentoring to look for the necessary resources and funding mechanisms to develop the project proposals.