The key challenge for the 2023 conference: how to bring all these promising innovations to the market? How to get the end user, the citizen, to accept them or even design them themselves? How to bridge the final gap to a broad application?
Without any doubt, “energy living labs” play a crucial role in this last mile to the market. These living labs are state-of-the-art, open innovation ecosystems where energy technologies are tested and improved in real interaction with end users and in real interaction with other components. After this phase, the innovations are ready for a go-to-market.