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Opening of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC) and IITC Renewables Competitiveness and Innovation Workshop

6-7 October 2011 | Bonn, Germany

IRENA
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held a workshop on Renewables – Competitiveness and Innovation on 6 October 2011, the first of two events marking the occasion of the inauguration of its IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC) in Bonn, Germany. The IITC is to compliment the work of IRENA’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, by working towards a framework for renewable energy technology support as well as on cost reduction potentials and policies to support innovation and increased use of standards. The workshop had sessions on: the economics of renewables, focusing on competitiveness, costs and benefits; costs of systems integration and benefits of renewables; innovation for accelerated development; upcoming developments in renewables; and the IITC roadmap. More information.

On 7 October, the inauguration event was held, consisting of an opening ceremony and panel discussion entitled “Towards the Age of Renewables.” The event was attended by high level government representatives, business and industry, intergovernmental organizations, and NGOs.

The IISD RS summary report of both events is available in HTML and PDF format.
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View of the Rhine river in Bonn.
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