Technology Collaboration Programme

Advancing the research, development and commercialisation of energy technologies

The IEA Technology Collaboration Programme supports the work of 38 independent, international groups of experts that enable governments and industries from around the world to lead programmes and projects on a wide range of energy technologies and related issues.


About the TCP


The Technology Collaboration Programme supports the work of independent, international groups of experts that enable governments and industries from around the world to lead programmes and projects on a wide range of energy technologies and related issues. The experts in these collaborations work to advance the research, development and commercialisation of energy technologies. The scope and strategy of each collaboration is in keeping with the IEA Shared Goals of energy security, environmental protection and economic growth, as well as engagement worldwide.

The breadth of the analytical expertise in the Technology Collaboration Programme is a unique asset to the global transition to a cleaner energy future.

These collaborations involve over 6 000 experts worldwide who represent nearly 300 public and private organisations located in 55 countries, including many from IEA Association countries such as China, India and Brazil.

Countries with entities or organisations participating in the TCP
 

Explore the TCPs

Buildings

Innovation activities relating to efficiency gains in buildings, such as heat pumps, district heating and cooling and energy storage.


Electricity

Activities relating to innovation in electricity systems, such as smart grids, demand-side management and superconductivity technology.


Industry

Enabling greater industrial energy efficiency and supporting innovation for cost-effective industrial technologies and system configurations.


Transport

Research and analysis of technologies such as fuel cells, EVs, emission reductions in combustion as well as advanced materials and fuels.

Renewable energy

Related to renewable energy sources and hydrogen, including bioenergy, solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower and ocean energy.


Fossil fuels

Focusing on technologies to reduce costs and enhance sustainability of fossil fuels, including CCUS, EOR and fluidized bed conversion technology.



Cross-cutting

Cross-cutting activities relevant to all energy sectors and sources including modelling, and women’s participation in clean energy.



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