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.

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Industrial Energy-Related Technologies and Systems (IETS)

The IETS TCP focuses on energy use in a broad range of industry sectors with significant potential for emissions and cost savings. The IETS TCP work programme ranges from aspects relating to development of processes and energy technologies, to overall system analysis and energy efficiency in industry sectors.

Main areas of work

  • Analysis relating to scientific research, development, demonstration and deployment
  • Technology and systems foresighting
  • Technology and systems assessment of policies and consequence
  • Information dissemination

Multilateral collaborations

Collaboration with other TCPs

  • Bioenergy TCP (joint workshops and planned project co-operation)
  • TCP on Heat Pumping Technologies (joint project)
  • TCP on Greenhouse Gas R&D (joint workshop)
  • The IETS TCP is open to closer collaboration with other TCPs and the European Commission


  • Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)
  • Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE)
  • EURAC Research
  • Limerick Institute of Technology
  • Universidad de la Costa

Why should your organisation become a member of IETS?

Industrial systems must drastically reduce their GHG emissions in order to meet global emissions reduction target. Through its activities of knowledge sharing and dissemination among public and private sector, the IETS TCP increases awareness of technology and energy efficiency in industry, contributes to synergies between different systems and technologies, and enhances international cooperation related to sustainable development.


Chair: Thore Berntsson, Sweden (

Primary contact: Helene Johansson (

IEA: Peter Levi (