Solliance Day: Vision on Energy Transition

28 Jan 2021

Ten years of partnership in Solar Research between TNO, imec and partners. On the 28th of January, we celebrate this with an on-line seminar.
Perovskite solar cells

Solliance Day – ten years of partnership in thin film solar energy between TNO, imec and partners. 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.

Key note speakers

Diederik Samsom (EC), Yuri Sebregts (Shell) Wim Sinke (TNO) and Jef Poortmans (imec) are the key note speakers on 28 January.

  • 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.

Round table talk

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.

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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