IRENA Innovation Day in Uruguay

15 – 16 July 2019 |Montevideo, Uruguay

This new series of Innovation Day events by IRENA will take place in different regions round the world and aims to connect experts and policy makers, showcase emerging innovations and inspire and inform the broader and faster uptake of innovation solutions that can deliver a renewable-powered future.

Innovation Days build on IRENA’s bi-annual Innovation Week events but with a focus on the particular needs and experiences of countries in the region. The first Innovation Day will be Uruguay in July. Other locations and dates will be announced soon. 

IRENA Innovation Day: Uruguay - 15 – 16 July 2019

This gathering is focused on countries in the Latin American region but is open to attendees from all IRENA member countries. It is being organised in partnership with the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of Uruguay.

The event will focus on innovative solutions for the reliable integration of variable renewable energy in power systems and will showcase innovations in areas such as the role of digital technologies (blockchain, artificial intelligence, etc.), the impact of novel business models (aggregators, peer-to-peer trading etc.), the electrification of transport & heat, the role of energy storage and the potential of hydrogen, amongst others.

Discussion at the event will draw on the experiences of governments and innovative companies in the region as well as the global insights captured in IRENA’s Innovation landscape for a renewable-powered future”2019 report.

The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of Uruguay is supporting this event as a host and the event will take place at the LATU's (Technology Laboratory of Uruguay) Technology Park, in Montevideo.


Check back shortly for further details of the programme and speakers.


Attendees will be an unusually diverse mix of policy makers and innovative companies from across the region, and further afield, who can share their experiences with the successful adoption of innovations and can learn from each other, as well as from IRENA’s analytical work.

Attendance is by invitation only. If you are interested in being invited or have questions, please contact us at