eseia, the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance, is an association of leading membership organisations spanning a number of European countries operating in the field of sustainable energy systems, from energy provision to energy consumption in research, teaching and innovation. The cross-sector membership of scientific, business and political partners is dedicated to advancing innovation to implement renewables and sustainable technologies in Europe as well as on a global scale.
The members hold wide-spread knowledge and experience which is brought together in eseia providing a valuable knowledge pool for almost any sustainable energy innovation challenge from renewable resources to consumption and implementation.
eseia is active in several fields:
- management of sustainable energy innovation programmes;
- organisation of expert panels;
- design of entrepreneurial education programmes;
- dialogue with the public;
- lobbying for sustainable energy solutions on various levels;
- fostering international cooperation.
The legal status of eseia is a non-profit association under Austrian law. The eseia-Secretariat is located at Graz University of Technology, with a desk in Brussels. eseia is governed by a supreme body, the General Assembly, where all eseia members are represented.
eseia was founded in July 2009 by three proponents from Graz University of Technology:
|Franz Stelzer, former Vice-Rector for Research and Technology||Brigitte Hasewend, Director of International Strategic Partnerships||Michael Narodoslawsky, Professor of Process and Particle Engineering|