Support to the actual execution of the Implementation Plan for Photovoltaics of the SET Plan and monitoring the Implementation Plan’s delivery

Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI)


IPCEIs  are large scale projects bringing together companies and research centres from different Member States and providing significant benefits to strategic EU goals (competitiveness, sustainable growth, societal challenges, value creation, …). The deployment of an IPCEI allows Member States to address market failures by significantly financing R&I activities with derogation from EU state aid rules.



Workshop on PV manufacturing financing in Europe with a focus on IPCEI
28 November 2019, Brussels


In the framework of the PV Impact project, we plan to organize a dedicated workshop on PV manufacturing financing in Europe, with a focus on the IPCEI tool (Important Project of Common European Interest).

During the event you will get detailed information on what an IPCEI is and what its implications are in terms of public funding at national level. Then you will participate to a brainstorming session with other key players from the PV industry to identify relevant projects along the PV value chain with the aim of constructing an IPCEI proposal. Other financing aspects could be discussed as well.

We would like to emphasize that an IPCEI requires a strong commitment both from the public and the private sector. This includes also committing own resources to partly cover the cost of R&I activities. Therefore, your registration application to the event will need to include information on the project proposals you already have and to what extent you are willing to invest. Based on this information, priority will be given to companies and research organisations that have concrete proposals and that are ready to invest in them.

Shortly after the event, further interactions will be planned according to the outcome of the workshop and the potential IPCEI proposal.

So, if you are interested in being part of this exciting workshop to promote innovative PV manufacturing projects and stimulate the rebirth of the PV industry in Europe, don’t wait any longer and send your application to participate!

Registration is open till October 31st 2019.

Please note that only a limited number of 40 participants will have the possibility to attend.

The event will be followed by a networking lunch.

For any question, feel free to contact July Van Wetter,

We look forward to receiving your application!

The PV Impact team


This workshop is organized in collaboration with

Date: 28 November 2019, 9:00-13:00
Location: EIT House, Rue Guimard 7 – 1040 Brussels – Belgium