Diederik Samsom (EC) and Yuri Sebregts (Shell) keynote speakers at Solliance Day

Ten years of partnership in thin-film solar research, ten years of working together on the future of solar. Thin-film solar can play a significant role for further improving the public acceptance of solar energy. This will allow a future smooth mass deployment of the highly needed solar in the world we as human beings live today. Solliance looks confident to this future where solar energy can be generated  from every available surface.

Solliance Day – ten years of partnership in Solar Research. On the 28th of January, we celebrate this with an on-line seminar with keynote speakers from government and industry.  Influencing speakers from industry, governmental organisations and universities will share their vision on the energy transition.

We invited Diederik Samsom, head of cabinet of First Vice President of European Commission, Frans Timmermans, responsible for the European Green Deal, to share his thoughts on policy, solar energy and the role of research and innovation in a European context.
Yuri Sebregts, Executive Vice President Technology and CTO at Shell, will share his vision on the energy transition, from an industrial point of view. What does the industry need, more innovation? More policy?
Wim Sinke, Principal Scientist Solar Energy at TNO and Jef Poortmans, Program Director PV at imec, will give an outlook on the future developments of solar.


Head of cabinet for First Vice-President of the European Commission

Diederik Samsom

Executive Vice President Technology and Chief Technology Officer at Shell

Yuri Sebregts

Program Director PV at IMEC

Jef Poortmans

Principal Scientist Solar Energy at TNO Energy Transition

Wim Sinke

The day will kick off with Ton de Jong (Managing Director TNO Energy Transition), Ludo Deferm (Executive Vice President at imec) and Robert-Jan Smits (President of the Executive Board TU/e). Together they will discuss the energy transition and the role of innovation, research and corporation. Solliance Director Ronn Andriessen will end the plenary program with an update of current and future ambitions of Solliance Solar Research in the field of thin-film solar technologies and applications.

Workshops and “Meet the experts”

Besides the main program in the plenary meeting, many of our partners will be present in their virtual booth. You can stroll along the different exhibitors, presenting an overview of their work by means of poster, presentations and videos. There is the possibility to chat online and video call. Getting in contact with representatives of different partners is easy. 

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