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20. Juni 2024

Kick-off event: NEFI-New Energy for Industry launches new innovation lab NEFI+

by Oxana Schmidt

20. Juni 2024


09:00 - 13:00 o'clock


Haus des Meeres, Lighthouse10 - 1 Fritz-Grünbaum-Platz 1060 Wien


NEFI New Energy for Industry


The participation is free of charge. We ask for your binding registration until June 18th, 2024.

The NEFI innovation network is taking a decisive step forward under the RTI initiative ‘Transformation of Industry’: NEFI+ the new innovation lab is ready to go!

With more than five years of experience and collaboration with over 120 partners, we are setting new standards in 24 ongoing projects to achieve climate neutrality in the Austrian industrial sector. Driven by the NEFI transformation scenarios outlined, we have set ourselves the clear goal of expanding our activities towards climate-neutral industry through proven innovation and utilisation processes of our developed solutions in specialised innovation hubs. In this way, we act as a catalyst for the development of projects that contribute to the transformation of industry as part of the RTI initiative.

We would like to personally invite you to the presentation of NEFI+ on June 20th, 2024 in Vienna.

We look forward to welcoming you to our kick-off event and setting the course for a climate-neutral future together!

Your NEFI Team



Welcome: Coffee and drinks



Moderation: Mag.a Christiane Egger

  • FBM Leonore Gewessler, BA, Federal Minister for Climate Protection
  • Markus Achleitner, Provincial Economic and Energy Councillor for Upper Austria
  • MMag.a Barbara Eibinger-Miedl, Economic Councillor for Styria
  • Mag.a Ursula Lackner, Environment and Energy Councillor for Styria

Keynote: RTI Initiative Transformation of the Industry

Mag. Urban Peyker, MSc, Klima- und Energiefonds


Keynote: NEFI+: The innovation lab for the transformation of the industry

Univ. Prof. Dr. Thomas Kienberger, NEFI-New Energy for Industry and Montanuniversität Leoben




Keynote: NEFI+ as a driver of innovation for the industry: What can we build on with the NEFI Innovation Lab?


Keynote: What infrastructure does climate-neutral industrial energy supply need?

DI Mag. (FH) Gerhard Christiner, APG Austrian Power Grid


Panel discussion: How can the transformation of industry succeed? What role do research and innovation, industry and funding play in the success of the transformation of industry?

  • Univ.Prof. DI Dr. Andreas Kugi, AIT Austrian Institute of Technologie
  • Univ. Prof. Dr. Thomas Kienberger, NEFI-New Energy for Industry & Montanuniversität Leoben
  • Mag.a Isabella Plimon, BMK
  • Mag. Bernd Vogl, Klima- und Energiefonds


Lunch buffet



Target group

Top management and key players from the Austrian industrial landscape.



We ask for your binding registration by June, 13 2024, 12:00. There is a limited amount of tickets and they will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.