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RIPEET

An international research project putting local people in the Outer Hebrides at the heart of delivering a low carbon future for their communities. 

What is it?

The Responsible Research and Innovation Policy Experimentations for Energy Transition, RIPEET, is looking at the impacts of bringing together communities, businesses, academia, government, and the environmental sector to explore how to make the transition to low carbon energy systems accessible to all.

The project is being funded from the EU’s largest ever Research and Innovation programme, the €80bn Horizon 2020. As well as the Highlands and Islands, RIPEET is working with project partners from across Europe and communities in Extremadura in Spain, and Ostrobothnia in Finland.  The Scottish project partners are HIE and Community Energy Scotland (CES).

Who can be involved?

We're creating a 'Transition Lab' of stakeholders from across Outer Hebrides society to explore what ideal regional energy systems would look like locally in 15-20 years’ time. The Outer Hebrides Lab will be able to actively shape and create change. RIPEET includes €50,000 funding for an ‘open call’ for solutions to meet an identified regional energy need. 

 

Interested?

To find out more about the project please get in touch

Contact us

Throughout the project, research will be carried out to understand what common policies, drivers and processes are needed to promote the regional transition to low carbon energy.
Sarah Marshall, RIPEET senior project manager, HIE

International Research

RIPEET is setting up Transition Labs for energy transition in three European territories. The project is built on principles of:

Responsible Research and Innovation;
Transformative, needs-based Innovation;
Place based and context-sensitive Innovation policy;
Policy experimentation.

Partners include:

Country

Organisation

Austria

 Centre for Social Innovation

Belgium

European Regions Research and Innovation Network

Finland

University of Vaasa

Finland

The Regional Council of Ostrobothnia

Finland

Merinova Technology Centre in Vaasa

Italy

Knowledge and Innovation Centre

The Netherlands

Leiden University

Scotland

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Scotland

Community Energy Scotland

Spain

Science and Technology Park in Badajoz

Spain

The Extremadura Energy Agency

 

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under H2020-SwafS-2018-2020 / H2020-SwafS-2020-1 | Grant Agreement No. 101006295     

                                                     

 

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