The "Technology platform Operational Programme Wind" (TOP Wind) is an EU funded project under FP7. It is the follow-up to the Windsec project and aims at ensuring the proper functioning of the European Wind Energy Technology Platform (TPWind). TOP Wind will play an essential role for the achievement of TPWind goals.
TPWind was created in 2005 and officially launched in 2006. Since 2007, its Secretariat receives funding from the European Commission (Windsec project: 2007 – 2010; TOP Wind project: 2011 – 2014).
Running time: February 2011 – January 2014
TPWind aims at enhancing communication within the wind energy sector, improving its visibility and impact, spreading information on relevant R&D achievements and developing strategic pathways for the growth of the sector (such as the implementation of the European Wind Initiative, a long-term, large-scale programme for supporting wind energy R&D, developed by TPWind in cooperation with EU Institutions and Member States and launched in 2010).
The platform gathers stakeholders from the wind energy industry and R&D community as well as representatives of other sectors/ stakeholders for ensuring the development of relevant synergies.
EWEA is the coordinator of this project.