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 38 TCPs operating today involve about 6 000 experts from government, industry and research organisations in more than 50 countries1.


TCPs which have recently closed

Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) are a time-proven, flexible mechanism for international collaboration on energy technologies. TCPs may be created or closed according to the priorities of the participants, resulting in a dynamic portfolio of activities. Below are two examples of TCPs that have recently closed. 

TCP on a Climate Technology Initiative (CTI TCP)

Created in 2003, the CTI TCP provided a framework to accelerate technology transfer and capacity building relating to clean technologies. The flagship CTI TCP activity aimed to bridge the gap between investors and clean energy projects in need of financing through the Project Financing Advisory Network, or PFAN. While the CTP TCP closed on 30 June 2017, the PFAN activity will continue through a co-operation between the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). To be informed of PFAN activities, see here.

TCP on Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (RETD TCP)

Established in 2005, the RETD TCP was a cross-cutting and policy-focused platform which aimed to accelerate the deployment of renewables; enhance international co-operation on policies, best practicesand market instruments; and support deployment of renewable energy technologies. The RETD TCP collaboration resulted in a number of valuable publications for policy makers. While the RETD TCP closed as of 1 July 2017, the full list of RETD TCP publications may be seen here.

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