Green transition for competitive and sustainable research infrastructures
01/12/2021 - 11:30

Green transition for competitive and sustainable research infrastructures

CSC - IT Center for Science is organising a virtual event to raise awareness and encourage exchange on the challenges and the success stories of green transition, especially for research infrastructures. Through a series of talks and a panel debate, speakers and participants will reflect on and canvass the issues, opportunities and best practices facilitating green transition, how to adopt a more coordinated approach across research infrastructures landscape and what should be key priorities in terms of investments and scientific agendas for RIs in order to be competitive and sustainable on the longer term.


  • Jean-Eric Paquet - Director-General, European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD)
  • Jana Kolar - Executive Director, CERIC - ERIC and newly elected ESFRI chair 
  • with Opening remarks by Kimmo Koski, CEO,  CSC - IT Center for Science  

Joining for the panel discussion:

  • Christos Arvanitidis - Lifewatch ERIC CEO
  • Lilli Freda - EPOS ERIC Executive director / INGV
  • Markku Kulmala - INAR Executive Committee Chair / University of Helsinki
  • Sverre Quale - ECCSEL ERIC Director


Climate change and environmental degradation are affecting all of us, and therefore increased focus is being placed on public policies and investments fostering sustainable growth and building on technological developments especially in the area of green ICT and energy efficiency. Research infrastructures play a key role in this context, as drivers through scientific discoveries and scientific advances that address societal challenges, such as climate change, and as pioneers of the green transition through the innovative technologies, green ICT and other sustainable solutions they adopt for their own operations. 

Registration for the event is open here.