June 16th and 17th, 2022


Cáceres, Spain

A European meeting to present the Iberian Energy Storage Research Centre and open it up to society, business and the research community.

An open space for debate on the technological, industrial, social and administrative challenges arising from the energy transition.

Design | Services | Public-Private Collaboration | Innovation in energy and industrial policies | Training | Smart specialisation | Clean energies

About the event

Energy Storage Innovation Camp is an open and participative space to bring the Iberian Energy Storage Research Centre (CIIAE) closer to the scientific community, energy companies, technology companies and civil society.

This two-day event is an invitation not only to get to know the CIIAE and the scientific, business and social challenges on 16th June, but also to participate, on 17th June, in the working groups that have been promoted to coordinate its activity with the other research centres in the field, and to optimise its contribution to the challenges of its environment.

This is an international meeting supported by the European Commission through the "SCIENCE MEETS REGIONS" initiative

Which helps regions to strengthen and extend the process of capacity building through the organisation of participatory events leading to evidence-based policy making.

The Energy Storage Innovation Camp is also funded by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the EU's scientific and knowledge service that aims to promote and support a culture of public policy design, not only in the European institutional context, but at all levels of governance, throughout Europe, including the sub-national level.


A two-day event in which we invite you not only to get to know, on 16th June, the CIIAE and the scientific, business and social challenges that underpin its creation, but also to participate, on 17th June, in the working groups that have been promoted to coordinate its activity with the other research centres in the field, and to optimise its contribution to the challenges of its environment.

Informative and inspirational (state of the art and challenges)

June 16th


Reception of participants

Accreditation and attention to participants


Inaugural Conference

Challenges and trends in energy storage
Lourdes Vega Fernández. Directora del Centro de Investigación e Innovación en CO2 y H2, Profesora de Ingeniería Química. Universidad Khalifa. Abu Dabi.

11:00 -11:45

Institutional Inauguration

Guillermo Fernández Vara. President of the Regional Government of Extremadura.
Diana Morant. Minister of Science and Innovation. Government of Spain
Elvira Maria Correia Fortunato. Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education. Government of Portugal
Carlos Carlos Rodríguez. President of the Diputación de Cáceres.
Luís Salaya Julián. Mayor of the City Council of Cáceres.

11:45 Coffee break


Presentation of the CIIAE

Jesús Alonso Sánchez. Secretary General of Science, Technology, Innovation and University. Regional Government of Extremadura.
Juan Manuel Pérez Rodríguez. Director of the Department of Research on Energy Storage in the Electricity Sector of the CIIAE.
David Parra Mendoza. Director of the Hydrogen and Power-to-X Research Department of the CIIAE.
Francisco Javier Gallego Hernández. Technical Director of the Energy Storage Pilot Plant of CIIAE.
Breogán Pato Doldán. Director of the Thermal Storage Research Laboratories Department of the CIIAE.


Roundtable 1: Energy and climate public policies.

Yolanda GARCIA-MEZQUITA. Deputy Head of Unit of the Horizontal Unit for Energy Policies (telematic participation).
Miriam Bueno Lorenzo. Deputy Director General for Energy Foresight, Strategy and Regulations (MITECO-MITERD).
Samuel Ruiz Fernández. Director General of Industry, Energy and Mines. Regional Government of Extremadura.

Moderator: Daniel Encinas Martín. Technical Coordinator for the Energy Agency of Extremadura.

This round table will present the main lines of public policies on energy and climate, both European and national in Spain and Portugal and Extremadura at regional level.

These policies provide the strategic framework in which the common challenges and the keys to the contributions that science, business and civil society can make to their solution are highlighted.

14:00 Networking Lunch


Roundtable 2: Scientific state of the art and research challenges in energy storage.

Oscar Izquierdo. Researcher at the Wind Energy Unit of the Energy, Environmental and Technological Research Centre (CIEMAT).
María Escudero Escribano. Associate Professor. University of Copenhagen.
Manuel Calderón Godoy. University of Extremadura.
Pedro Horta. Renewable Energy Chair. University of Évora
Paulo Brito. Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre - VALORIZA - Research Centre for Endogenous Products Valorization

Moderator: David Parra Mendoza. Head of Hydrogen and Power-to-X department. Iberian Centre for Research in Energy Storage. CIIAE.

At this round table, members of the CIIAE's Scientific Committee will contextualise the challenges that, from a scientific point of view, determine the centre's main lines of research, which will then be debated.


Roundtable 3: The challenges of the industry in energy storage.

Luis Marquina. President AEPIBAL.
Miguel A. Peña Jiménez. Secretary of the Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2)
Gonzalo Martín. President of PROTERMOSOLAR (TBC).
Luis Manuel Santos Moro. President BATTERYPLAT.

Moderator: Juan Manuel Pérez. Director of the Electrical Storage Department of the CIIAE.

Around this table, R&D managers from companies in the sector and representatives of the different research platforms will present the challenges facing the industry in terms of renewable energy storage, as well as the conditions for their solution and their needs in terms of scientific and technical services to which the CIIAE can contribute.

The roundtables should be given sufficient time to generate debate among the participants and with the audience. In fact, the moderators of the roundtables will be asked not only to facilitate the succession of presentations, but also to introduce elements for discussion and to stimulate the participation of the audience. Tools like are going to be used to encourage the participation of the audience.

Working groups (solutions to the challenges)

June 17th

Participatory format in which working groups are created for debate between policy makers, researchers, businesses and civil society on the challenges identified in the preparatory phase.

Each working group will have a speaker, a moderator (facilitator), a reporter and participants from the different interest groups.

Through an innovation management methodology, the challenges, their different causes and effects will be analysed, and a space will be opened for the generation of proposals. Comparative references of similar initiatives will be identified, analysing their qualitative and quantitative effects.

In these working groups, members of civil society will be able to participate in the debate on the impact of the energy transition on different socio-economic aspects. Developmental and sustainability challenges will be raised, which must be taken into account in the search for scientific and technical solutions to the above-mentioned challenges.


Design of CIIAE services and formulas for science-business-society collaboration.

The CIIAE is born with the vocation of becoming a research centre of excellence in energy storage, but at the same time it has the vocation of promoting the sector in the region as a source of territorial development. The definition of a unique range of services open to industry will be key to the creation of a technological and industrial pole around it.


Research, development and innovation networks in energy storage.

Different research and technology centres and corporate R&D departments are working on energy storage, but a joint action and coordination plan is needed for the sake of efficiency in fulfilling the mission of making renewable energy sources more manageable.


Public-Private Partnerships in the energy transition.

The energy transition represents a great source of opportunity, but at the same time poses a series of challenges that must be faced jointly by the public sector, companies and civil society. In Extremadura, the Green Hydrogen Board has been created as a multidisciplinary body with the presence of public and private entities to attract and locate its value chain in the region. Thus, in the context of this event, an extraordinary meeting will be held to address these issues.


New professional profiles for the energy transition

The large investments being made to accelerate the energy transition and the increasing technological development carried out to make new energy sources more effective and efficient require new professional profiles. Dialogue between secondary and higher education centres, companies and administration is essential to define profiles and training itineraries.


Constitution of the Industrial Advisory Board of the CIIAE.


Constitution of the CIIAE's Scientific Advisory Committee

13:30-15:00 Lunch

The creation of the Iberian Energy Storage Research Centre in the region of Extremadura will contribute to solve the technological and scientific challenges in the manageability of green energy production, making of renewables a real alternative to fossil fuels.


Europe, through the Green Deal, has expressed its commitment as community to lead the energy and ecological transition aiming at the removal of CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, creating a scenario of opportunity, responsibility and climate emergency.

The Iberian Energy Storage Research Centre (CIIAE) was created with the aim of solving scientific and technological challenges that contribute decisively to the manageability of green energy production, in order to provide flexibility and guarantee the supply of stored energy according to demand.
All this from a broad perspective that includes the production and use of energy, transport and industrial sectors, as well as sustainability and energy independence. It is, ultimately, a firm commitment to cover with guarantees the present and future needs of our society, promoting, in addition, the decarbonisation of industrial systems and the planet in order to achieve a climate-neutral Europe in 2050.

CIIAE's Mission

The CIIAE aims to be a global reference research centre for the entire energy storage cycle, from the physical chemistry of materials to their scale-up and application, combining basic research supported by the Public Sector, technological development driven by public-private collaboration and business innovation.

Attraction of new business network

CIIAE will be supported in the creation of a Technology Pole and an Industrial Pole specialised in the value chain of the so-called Energy Transition so that research and technological development activities can be materialised in the creation and attraction of new business network.

Strategic objectives

CIIAE's mission is to experiment on the entire energy storage cycle, from the physical chemistry of materials to their scale-up and application, through a series of strategic actions and objectives:
Deployment of lithium-ion based energy storage technologies and Hydrogen Industrial applications, production, storage, transport in the hydrogen industry on a large scale.

  • Research excellence.
  • Talent attraction to the region.
  • Business attraction pole.
  • Promotion of public-private collaboration.


June 16th and 17th, 2022

Cáceres, Spain


2 days
Work groups
Environmental challenges


June 16th and 17th, 2022

Cáceres, Spain

+34 924 014 600 Ext. 255

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