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The Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems Laboratory (#ReSEL), School of Chemical & Environmental Engineering (, covers a wide range of knowledge subjects in the fields of Applied Research and Technology Development for Energy Planning and Sustainable Energy Management.

ReSEL expertise focuses on Sustainable Energy Systems- Policy and Planning; Renewable Energy and Energy Saving Systems; Sustainable Cities and Communities mostly on Mediterranean insular cases. Its main objectives are to turn research and scientific knowledge to mature energy solutions and practices that are economically and technically sound, and to support the island and the State to achieve the 2030 and 2050 targets. Its staff is creating synergies engaging the proper market actors, local/regional authorities, governmental organizations, chambers, professional associations, the energy/RES/EE sector, NGOs, and media representatives. Over the last years, it has established cooperation with UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organization), RMEI (Réseau Méditerranéen des Ecoles d'Ingénieurs et de Management), Reseau des Chambres de Commerce  et d’Industrie Insulaires de l’UE (INSULEUR), etc. ReSEL is part of the technical support team of the EU initiative Clean Energy for EU Islands.

It also participates in regional innovation initiatives (i.e. Cretan Innovation Pole, Innovation Committee of Crete, etc.).

ReSEL has a strong orientation towards capacity building activities for policy/market actors, trainers, technical staff and public authorities, and towards transferability. It has developed expertise in leading EU-funded projects (Horizon 2020, Intelligent Energy-Europe, Interreg MED, COST, Erasmus, LEONARDO, FP7, FP6, SAVE, THERMIE, etc.), structural funds (3rd CSF, NSRF 2007-2013, NSRF 2014-2020) and other national contracts, in more than 40 as coordinators and 80+ as participating experts.