On 17&18 June 2020, thirty-two guests from industry and research organizations virtually met each other to explore the possibility of partnering up on future research projects related to the operations and diagnosis of PV plants and to PV manufacturing technologies.
These sessions aimed to foster partnerships between industry and research organizations on future PV projects under (trans)national funding schemes. They were part of PV Impact's series of matchmaking events focusing on two of the five industry-focused activities of the Implementation Plan, namely PV for BIPV and similar applications, technologies for silicon solar cells and modules with higher quality, new technologies & materials, manufacturing technologies (for cSi and thin film), and operations and diagnosis of photovoltaic plants.
After a short presentation on funding mechanisms, the participants joined the virtual conversation tables to pitch their project ideas and/or explain their potential contribution and value to each idea and/or organization. The one-to-one speed-dating format of these sessions enabled the participants to quickly identify whether their interlocutor had an initiative they would like to be part of.