The breadth and coverage of analytical expertise in the IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) are unique assets that underpin IEA efforts to support innovation for energy security, economic growth and environmental protection. The 39 TCPs operating today involve about 6 000 experts from government, industry and research organisations in more than 50 countries1.

Technology Collaboration Programmes: Highlights and outcomes

The breadth of the analytical expertise in the IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) is a unique asset to the global transition to a cleaner energy future. 

The year 2015 marked the 40th anniversary of these groups of experts. The IEA compendium book Technology Collaboration Programmes: Highlights and Outcomes is a collection of the significant recent outcomes of the 39 TCPs operating today, including updated statistics of participation worldwide.

To date, participants in the TCPs have examined more than 1 900 energy-related topics, and carried out projects on socio-economic aspects of technology deployment, research to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, advancing demonstration of innovative energy technologies, contributing to benchmarks and international standards, and sharing information through hundreds of expert stakeholder events.

The TCPs involve over 6 000 experts worldwide who represent nearly 300 public and private organisations located in 51 countries, including a large participation by IEA partner countries, such as China, India, Mexico and Brazil.

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