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COOLSWEEP Workshop – Innovation and technology development in the Waste-to-Energy sector: the role of Clusters and examples of good practices

VENUE: Baltic Beach Hotel, „Banga”room, 23/25 Jūras ielas, Majori, Jūrmala LV-2015, Latvia.
DATE: April 15, 2015




10.00 – 10.30 Registration

10.30 – 10.40 Introduction. Einārs Cilinskis, Deputy of the Latvian Parliament (tbc)

10.40 – 10.50 COOLSWEEP overview. Marianne Rist-Larsen Reime, OREEC, Norway

10.50 –11.00 EU cluster cooperation in waste management: innovation, research and education. Francesco Romagnoli, Riga Technical University, Institute of Energy Systems and Environment, Latvia

11.00 – 11.10 Cleantech Latvia. Overview of the Cluster activities and milestones reached. Dina Eglite, Director of CleanTech Latvia

11.10 – 11.30 The International Cleantech Network as a worldwide partnership to generate new business opportunities and to boost innovation within waste to energy. Tobias Schwab, International Cleantech Network – ICN

11.30 – 11.50 Waste to energy and cleaner production component. A triple helix experience among Latvian, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan universities, Dagnija Blumberga, Riga Technical University, Institute of Energy Systems and Environment, Latvia

11.50 – 12.20 Coffee break

12.20 – 12.40 Waste-to-energy technology: a case study from Latvia. SIA Getliņi Eko, Latvia

12.40 – 13.00 Waste-to-energy technology: a case study from Latvia. SIA ZAAO, Ģirts Kuplais, Latvia

13.00 – 13.20 WtE technology development at Montana University of Leoben, Renato Sarc, Montana University of Leoben, Austria

13.20 – 13.40 Innovative “Waste-to-energy” technology: a case study from Denmark (tbd)

13.40 – 14.00 Innovative “Waste to energy” technology: a case study from Norway (tbd)

14.00 – 14.30 Discussion – Prospect of Cluster development in Latvia : COOLSWEEP project and beyond

tbc=to be confirmed
tbd= to be defined
Please note: The official language of the meeting will be English.
Preliminary registration is mandatory. Please, register to this workshop by sending your name, surname and organization to e-mail: till 8 April. Number of participants is limited!

Please, let us know if you would like to participate to the overall GREEN BRIDGE FORUM 2015 which will be held in the same place from 15:00 till 19:00 and in the following days of 16th and 17th of April.

Getting from Riga to Jurmala: We will arrange a bus which is departing at 9:00 from RTU Institute of Energy Systems and Envirionment 12/1 Azenes street (Riga) and is coming back at 19:00 from Jurmala, 23/25 Juras iela.


For any questions, please, contact:

About the content of workshop: Francesco Romagnoli,

Organizational issues: Alise Ozarska,


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