Research & Innovation in Geothermal

For the geothermal energy to further develop, it is essential to have more Research and Innovation towards the industry. The EU is a major contributor to Research and Innovation for the geothermal industry. Several programmes provide financing at the different stages of technology readiness. Moreover, the priorities of the different European R&I programmes have a major impact on technology development and trends.

Deep Geothermal IWG Support Unit

In the SET plan, Europe has established its renewable energy ambitions, including for geothermal. A specific geothermal Implementation plan has been released and is now executed. In order to reach the goals of placing Europe at the forefront of the low carbon energy scene, an Implementation Working Group (IWG) is created to move forward the Deep Geothermal Implementation Plan (DG-IP), endorsed by the SET Plan Steering Committee.


European Technology & Innovation Platform on Deep Geothermal (ETIP-DG) is an open stakeholder group, endorsed by the European Commission under the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan), with the overarching objective to enable deep geothermal technology to proliferate and reach its full potential everywhere in Europe.


The European Geothermal RD&I Document Search Engine (EGRISE), a part of ETIP-DG, is the perfect search tool to find all the scientific papers published on geothermal. It is already available to ETIP-DG members, or to non-members upon requests.

RHC Platform

The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP) brings together stakeholders from the biomass, geothermal, solar thermal and heat pump sectors – including the related industries such as district heating and cooling, thermal energy storage, and hybrid systems – to define a common strategy for increasing the use of renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling.

Powered by EGEC

EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, is a non-profit international organisation founded in 1998 to promote the European geothermal industry and enable its development both in Europe and worldwide, by shaping policy, improving business condition, and driving more research and development.