European Energy Research Alliance – EERA
As outlined in the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan), energy technologies will be crucial to successfully combat climate change and to secure world and European energy supply. Achieving Europe 2020 and 2050 targets and visions on greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy and energy efficiency will require the deployment of more efficient and new technologies. In this framework, fifteen leading European Research Institutes have taken up the challenge to found a European Energy Research Alliance (EERA).
European Technology and Innovation Platform on Wind Energy - ETIP
ETIPWind connects Europe’s wind energy community. The platform involves key stakeholders from the wind energy industry as well as policy and research institutions. The scope of ETIPWind is to create a virtual and physical platform via which the wind energy community can communicate, coordinate and collaborate its work and activities related to research, innovation and technology.
European Academy of Wind Energy - EAWE
The EAWE is a registered body of research institutes and universities in Europe working on wind energy research and development with the aim to be "A world-leading Wind Energy Academic and Research Community, maintaining Europe in the world fore-front of wind energy pre-competitive innovation".
The Academy was founded in 2004 to formulate and execute joint R&D projects and to coordinate high quality scientific research and education on wind energy at a European level.
International Electronical Commission – IEC
The International Electrotechnical Commission is the leading global organization that publishes consensus-based International Standards and manages conformity assessment systems for electric and electronic products, systems and services, collectively known as electrotechnology. It sets also standards for wind energy technology concerning design, quality assurance and certification of turbines and components. Scientists from Fraunhofer IWES work together with industry leaders on regulations for rotor blades of the future.