Ivan Matejak is Operations Director at European Energy Research Alliance (EERA). In this capacity, he contributes to developing the association’s performance goals and long-term strategic plans. By coordinating more than 250 universities and public research centers in 30 countries, EERA represents a research pillar of the EU’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan). Structured in 18 Joint Research Programmes covering the whole range of low-carbon technologies and systemic and cross-cutting topics, its mission is to catalyse European energy research for a climate-neural society by 2050. He holds a PhD in Geopolitics and Geo-economy from the University of Trieste, Italy.