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Speeding up for Change

Where: High Court,  Malmöhusvägen 1, Malmö, Sweden

When: May 23 2018, 1pm-5pm, followed by a matchmaking mingle

Investors, cities, regions, corporates and other interested parties are invited to a half-day meeting to speed up the shift towards a zero-carbon emission economy. Join us as we collaborate and use design thinking and challenge-based innovation to make this change happen faster.

Team up with The Swedish Energy Agency and partners - Swedish Incubators & Science Parks, UN-Habitat, ERA-Net SES, WWF, IDEO and Common Pool.

Welcome to an afternoon of hard work and large ambitions. As part of the programme, investors are invited to finance solutions, regions and cities prompted to test winning proposals in the field of mobility, as well as to identify needs for clean energy. 

“Speeding up for change” is an afternoon session organised in conjunction with Mission Innovation Ministerial 3 and as part of the Nordic Clean Energy Week. 

Questions and registration

Registration is free of charge. Please note that you will be required to make your own travel and accommodation arrangements.

Please contact challengefrom@energimyndigheten.se if you have any questions.

The findings will be documented in a joint submission by interested parties to this year’s Talanoa Dialogue hosted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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Programme

Registration and introduction mingle

Welcome remarks

Moderator:
Denyse Cardozo, President & CEO - Silicon Valley Forum

What change?

A global energy system transition that leads to fast decarbonisation, yet recalling and considering other aspects of sustainability. A change where cities and regions are in the front seat, with their decisions today defining our energy system tomorrow.

Speakers:

Birgit de Boissezon, Head of Unit 'Sustainable Management of Natural Resources', DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Stefan Henningsson, Climate Solver, WWF

How to drive change

Leading voices from challenge driven innovation, giving inspiring examples on how prizes, contests and larger programmes can speed up for change.

Speakers:
Maher Chebbo, Chief Business Innovation Officer, General Electric
Randy Plemel, Portfolio Director, IDEO NYC
Jaison G. Morgan, Managing Principal, Common Pool 

Opportunities, impact and financing potential in cities and regions

Representatives from cities and regions present the main challenges in urban development, energy and transportation - as well as their plans and key actions to address these challenges and speeding up for change.  Followed by a global process for bankable projects and investors on what is needed for projects to be funded and have a sustainable business model.

Host: 
Pontus Westerberg, Programme Officer, UN-Habitat

Speakers:
Janaki Muthusamy, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India
Maria Fernandes Caldas, Municipal Secretary of Urban Policy, Belo Horizonte
Javier Torner, Urban Planning Specialist, UN-Habitat
Xiaomei Tan, Senior Climate Change Specialist, GEF Secretariat - Programs Unit
Theresia Vogel, CEO, Austrian Climate and Energy 

Team up for change

A number of initiatives that are introduced for further collaboration after the event. The introductions will be followed up in respective workshops. Opportunities for collaboration:

  • Investment mobilisation for cities and regions
  • Sustainable local energy system innovation contest
  • Integrated local and regional energy systems research call 
  • The future of sustainable mobility
  • A Challenge from Sweden - global network for sustainable energy and mobility 

Speakers:
Javier Torner, Urban Planning Specialist, UN-Habitat
Jaison G. Morgan, Managing Principal, Common Pool
Ludwig Karg, head of the ERA-Net SES Support Team
Alex Gallafent, Design Director, IDEO NYC
Charlotte Lejon, Head Commercialization and Entrepreneurship, The Swedish Energy Agency

Simultaneous workshops

Investment mobilisation for cities and regions - Formulating a common ground for mobilising more than 100 USD million for energy mobility investments in bankable projects for cities and regions

Sustainable local energy system innovation contest - co-develop a contest to be launched later 2018

ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems: Integrated local and regional energy systems (RegSys) research call  - launch of a 40 USD million RD&I call in local and regional energy systems.

The future of sustainable mobility - activating world-class solutions in real life

Facilitators:
Javier Torner, Urban Planning Specialist, UN-Habitat 
Pontus Westerberg, Programme Officer, UN-Habitat
Alex Gallafent, Design Director, IDEO NYC
Randy Plemel, Portfolio Director, IDEO NYC
Jaison G. Morgan, Managing Principal, Common Pool
Ludwig Karg, Head of the ERA-Net SES Support Team

Presentations from the four workshops

Facilitators:
Alex Gallafent, Design Director, IDEO NYC
Randy Plemel, Portfolio Director, IDEO NYC

Closing remarks

Mingle

Network with some of the inspiring people from the Mission Innovation and Nordic Clean Energy Week. We will serve food and beverages and it will be an evening with unique networking opportunities for investors, companies, cities, regions and politicians. 

About Mission Innovation

A group of 22 countries and the European Commission are co-operating to find clean energy solutions that are commercially viable and widely available. Member countries, representing 58 percent of the world population and over 80 percent of global clean energy research budgets, have the ambition of doubling up their governments’ investment in clean energy research and innovation over a period of five years up to 2021. 

About Mission Innovation 3 and Nordic Clean Energy Week

Two high-profile international Mission Innovation events have taken place. The next one - Third Mission Innovation Ministerial - will take place in May 2018 and is hosted by Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden as well as the European Commission and the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Just as the Ninth Clean Energy Ministerial in Copenhagen, this is part of Nordic Clean Energy week on 21 – 25, 2018.