ETIPWind or the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Wind Energy was first established in 2016 by WindEurope with the support of the European Commission.
ETIPWind activities combine two prior initiatives: the European Wind Energy Technology Platform (TPWind) and the European Wind Industry Initiative. The ambition is to define and agree on concrete research and innovation (R&I) priorities and communicate these to the European institutions and other decision making bodies in order to support the EU’s ambition of a decarbonised economy by 2050.
The European Technology and Innovation Platforms (ETIPs) were created to support the implementation of the SET-Plan across Member States, industry and researchers in key sectors. They promote the market uptake of key energy technologies by pooling funding, skills, and research facilities. In particular, ETIPs support the SET Plan Research & Innovation implementation plans which lay down the priorities for the different technologies.