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SET-Plan Conference 2019 in Helsinki


EERA will be at the SET-Plan Conference 2019, which takes place from 13 to 15 November in Helsinki, Finland. This year, the conference will focus on research and innovation in the energy sector to enhance European industrial leadership. We look forward to meeting many members of the SET-Plan community there!

Where to find us?

Friday, 15 November, 9:00-10:30
Session A.4: Financing Research and Innovation at an industrial scale

Private funding is key to solving energy technology development and deployment challenges. Public funding, including EU, national and even subnational funding play crucial complementing roles in enabling a smooth innovation chain, from basic research to commercialisation. The funding for European energy research and innovation is currently being reorganised, as Horizon Europe, for example, is preparing to take a major step forward. The Innovation Fund will give a massive boost to demonstrations of new clean technologies in Europe. In addition, these instruments can provide successful results only when combined with private and public national and subnational instruments. The session will discuss how to finance the transition towards net-zero emissions and a circular economy.

Moderator: Clara de la Torre, Deputy Director-General, DG CLIMA, EC
Peter Sweatman, CEO, Climate Partners and Strategy
Nils Røkke, Chair, EERA
Kristian Uppenberg, Head of Division, European Investment Bank
Andrew Smith, Executive Director, Greenbackers™ Investment Capital
Diego Pavia, CEO, KIC InnoEnergy

Thursday and Friday, 14-15 November

Visit our booth at the exhibition! We will be joined by the two EU-funded projects SUNRISE and Energy-SHIFTS.


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SET-Plan Conference 2019