Event date
4 October 2023

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    The Directorate-General for Energy of the Federal Public Service of Economy invites you to the first event of the Energy Transition Fund. This event will take place on October 4th, 2023 in the presence of the Minister for Energy.

    The Energy Transition Fund (ETF) aims to stimulate research, development and innovation in the field of energy to support the energy transition to more renewable energy such as offshore wind, to more flexibility and to higher security of supply. Find out how the more than 100 ETF-projects contribute to the energy transition. The event brings together a wide range of stakeholders for inspiration for the eighth project call in November 2023.

    More information about the ETF can be found on our website (Dutch / French).


    8:45 am - 9:15 am:

    Registration and coffee

    9:15 am - 9:25 am:

    Introduction by Minister of Energy, Tinne Van der Straeten

    9:25 am - 9:40 am:

    Presentation of the Energy Transition Fund (DG Energy / FPS Economy)

    9:40 am - 11:10 am:

    Presentations of supported ETF-projects with regard to offshore renewable energy and hydrogen, and in particular:

    • in support of technologies to achieve a meshed offshore power grid and towards technological innovations for reducing the cost of offshore wind power and extending its lifetime. 
    • to support technological innovations on hydrogen production, conversion of gas grids to hydrogen and the creation of a market platform.

    11:10 am - 11:30 am:

    Coffee break

    11:30 am - 12:50 pm:

    Presentations of supported ETF-projects with regard to biofuels and security of supply, and in particular:

    • in support of circular biofuels.
    • to support more flexibility in the electricity grid so that additional generation capacity can be avoided and security of supply increased.

    12:50 pm - 1:00 pm:

    Concluding remarks & glimpse into the future

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm:

    Networking lunch

    Practical information

    Languages: Dutch, French and English. Translation services will not be provided. 


    You can register for the event through our registration form until September 27th.

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    In case you have questions, please feel free to Contact us.


    La Tricoterie
    Rue Théodore Verhaegen 158
    1060 Saint-Gilles, Brussels

    La Tricoterie is easily accessible via public transportation.

    • Train: Brussels-South Station (10-minute walk away)
    • Metro: Metro lines 3,4, 2 and 6 – "Porte de Hal" Station (7-minute walk away)
    • Tram: Line 81 - "Bethlehem" station (in front of La Tricoterie) or line 51 – stop “Porte de Hal" (7-minute walk away)
    • Bus: Lines 49, 50, 32 – stop "Avenue du Roi" (3-minute walk away)

    Bike parking is available in front of La Tricoterie and on Place Bethléem.

    Please note that on-site car parking is not available at La Tricoterie. Therefore we highly recommend to use public transportation, but if you do decide to come by car we invite you to park at the Porte de Hal Interparking (in front of the Bordet Hospital). This car park is a 7-minute walk away from La Tricoterie.

    Last update
    7 September 2023