Invitation to an input meeting - Establishment of a new research centre in the field of energy and transport

The Research Council has announced funding for new Research Centres for Environmentally Friendly Energy (FMEs). FMEs enable long-term research efforts in key energy areas.
Read more about the FME centres and the funding model further down the page.

The Institute of Transport Economics (TØI), the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Smart Innovation Norway want to establish an FME that focuses on the integration between zero-emission solutions in the transport sector and the electricity sector up to 2030 and beyond to 2050.

The centre will research technologies, concepts and algorithms that can contribute to a user-friendly, cost-effective, robust and sustainable energy infrastructure for electricity-based energy for the transport sector. We are in dialogue with several research institutes for participation and a number of user partners.

At this meeting we will inform about the plans for the application.
Potential user partners are invited to provide prepared input (see agenda) on the challenges of integrating the transport sector into the electricity system and on the research activities of such a centre.
We also wish to solicit interest in participating in the application.


Practical info: 

Date: 16 February
Time: 10:00-14:00. A simple lunch will be served
Location: Oslo Research Park, Gaustadalleen 21, meeting room Gaustadtoppen
Parking is available in the basement of the Research Park. The nearest metro stop is Blindern. It only takes a few minutes to walk from there.


Contact persons for the application process:

  • Erik Figenbaum (TØI,, +47 905 73 398)
  • Askill Harkjerr Halse (TØI,, +47 971 78 580)
  • Kari Espegren (IFE,, +47 997 43 379)
  • Mari Authen (IFE,, +47 454 66 328)
  • Peter Schütz (NTNU,, +47 735 93 585)
  • Asgeir Tomasgard (NTNU,, +47 930 58 771)
  • Stig Ødegaard Ottesen (Smart Innovation Norway,, +47 909 73 124)
  • Knut Johansen ( +47 909 81 318)


Registration should be sent directly to Erik Figenbaum:
E-mail / Mobile: 90 57 33 98


09:30 - 10:00 Attendance and coffee
10:00 - 10:40 Introduction of the FME proposal and the research partners
10:40 - 11:30 Presentation round meeting participants
max 3 slides per stakeholder divided into (1) own activities, (2) challenges in the sector, (3) research needs
11:30 - 11:50 Practical information on the application process and participation in FMEs
11:50 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 13:30 Discussion on research objectives, orientation, structure, organisation
13:30 - 14:00 Summary, further work