Innovation Workshops


Friday, 3 March 2023


Stadthalle, Pollheimerstrasse 1,
4600 Wels/Austria



What is it all about?

New research results on buildings, renewable heating, financing and energy technologie

2023: Energy Efficiency = Energy security!

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Conference Fees

  • 55 Euro for the Innovation Workshops (3 March)
  • 370 Euro for all WSED conferences (28 February - 3 March)

All fees include an entrance ticket to the tradeshow and conference documentation. All fees plus 10 % VAT.


3 March

Three workshops present latest results from EU and national funded projects in the fields of buildings, renewable heating, financing and energy technologies.

(in English only)

9.00 – 11.30 Tackling the energy crisis through data sharing

Panel discussion and workshop organised in the context of the H2020 project BuiltHub

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Panel discussion: "Perspectives on the Energy Crisis Mosaic" 
    -    Energy poverty: Florin Vondung, Wuppertal Institute, Germany 
    -    Renovation planning: Hans-Martin Neumann, Magistrate of Linz, Austria

  • Interactive workshop: "Data sharing and the Energy Crisis"  
    Ulrich Filippi Oberegger, Eurac Research, Italy 

  • Conclusions

​​​​​​​Chairperson: Andreas Jäger, ICLEI Europe, Germany

12.00 – 14.30 Supporting EPC and energy efficiency service (EES) providers in decarbonising buildings

Roundtable organised in the context of the H2020 projects REFINE and FinEERGO-Dom

  • Welcome and opening
    - Paweł Mirowski, NFOSiGW, Poland
    - Klemens Leutgöb, e7, Austria
    - Céline Tougeron, European Commission, CINEA
    - Karolina Loth-Babut, KAPE, Poland
  • The EPC+ priority programme for deep renovation
    Marta Babicz, NFOSiGW, Poland
  • Multi-source financing to boost deep renovation using EES
    Jana Szomolányiová and Jaroslav Maroušek, SEVEn, Czech Republic
  • Attitudes, expectations and possibilities of service providers
    Marek Tobiacelli, KAPE, Poland
  • Lessons learnt for boosting EPC markets
    Nicholas Stancioff, KAPE, Poland
  • Up-scaling private investments in residential buildings
    Anna Gazda, BNP Paribas Bank Polska, Poland
  • Panel discussion: investors’ perspective on increasing capital in deep renovation
    Chairperson: Klemens Leutgöb, e7, Austria

14.30 - 16.30 Heat Highway: Using decarbonised heat sources via supra-regional heat networks

Workshop organised in the context of the NEFI project Heat Highway, online only

The use of industrial waste heat is essential for the decarbonisation of heat supply. Interregional heat transmission networks connect urban consumption centres and waste-heat-intensive industrial sites and, in doing so, traverse areas with further heat sources and sinks. The workshop is dedicated to the exchange of experiences with interregional heating networks in Europe.

  • Welcome and introduction
    Christine Öhlinger, OÖ Energiesparverband/NEFI, Austria
  • Heat Highway: supra-regional district heating networks connecting multiple actors
    Simon Moser, Energieinstitut, Austria
  • Update on research and innovation in district heating and cooling (DHC+ Platform)
    Aksana Krasatsenka, Euroheat and Power
  • EU definition of waste heat: Is it really efficiency-first?
    Marie-Theres Holzleitner, Energieinstitut, Austria
  • Copenhagen - an example for interregional heat exchange
    Lars Gullev, VEKS, Denmark
  • Lessons learnt from European examples
    Nicolas Marx, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria

16.30 Discussion, end of workshop

Christine Öhlinger, OÖ Energiesparverband/NEFI

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