What to Attend During the Nordic Clean Energy Week?

The upcoming Nordic Clean Energy Week offers a wealth of activities, from which it can be hard to decipher which ones to pay attention to. Don’t despair – we’ve got it covered. Keep reading to hear about the most exciting events taking place in Copenhagen in the week of 21-24 May 2018.

The Nordic Clean Energy Week is a collection of energy related activities which will take place in the Greater Copenhagen region during the Ninth Clean Energy Ministerial and Third Mission Innovation Ministerial (CEM9/MI-3). During the week 21-24 May, politicians, researchers, business and industry will gather to discuss future energy solutions.

Nordic students are taking bold action to solve global climate challenges

22-24 May, Copenhagen: Clean Energy Hack

On 22 May EIT Climate-KIC invites 60 young talents to DTU Skylab for the Clean Energy Hack. In the only event for students during the Nordic Clean Energy Week, future change makers will use their knowledge, insights and creativity to find solutions to climate challenges faced by the cities attending the NCEW. The best solutions will be awarded at the Sustainable Urban Solutions Conference on 23 May with invitations to pitch at the Smart City World Expo in Barcelona in November. Read more about the Clean Energy Hack here, and follow live coverage from the event live using the hashtag #CleanEnergyHack on Twitter and Instagram.

Meet the hottest Nordic cleantech start-ups

22-23 May, Malmö: Cleantech Capital Day and Nordic Cleantech Open

Out of more than hundred applicants to Cleantech Scandinavia’s Nordic Cleantech Open, 10 have been identified as future game changers, out of which two emerge out of EIT Climate-KIC’s acceleratorEnjay and Epishine. Enjay is moreover nominated for WWF’s Climate Solver Award. Both awards will be handed out on 22 May, and EIT Climate-KIC’s CEO Kirsten Dunlop is giving a keynote to open the day between 9:00-12:00.

On 23 May there will be thematic discussions and further company presentations at the Cleantech Capital Day. This is a networking event for more than 200 investors, industrial companies and handpicked clean technology companies, of which four are enrolled in the EIT Climate-KIC start-up accelerator: AgrilutionHawa DawaHeliac and BrillPower.

Buy your ticket here!

Help cities from around the world find innovative solutions to their climate and energy challenges

23 May, Copenhagen: Sustainable Urban Solutions Conference

Together with CLEANTillväxtverketInnovation NorwayBusiness FinlandPromote Iceland and Cleantech Scandinavia, EIT Climate-KIC will host the Sustainable Urban Solutions conference in Copenhagen.

The focus of the conference is to assist 12 global cities in the search for innovative solutions to the major sustainability challenges they face. Among the invited cities are the EIT Climate-KIC partners Helsinki, Stavanger, Vejle and Malmö as well as our collaborating cities Hamilton and Singapore. During the day, 400 international guests will meet with leading Nordic and global cities and partners to explore sustainable solutions.

The conference will create a highly relevant platform for action-oriented collaboration, that attracts Nordic and international partners. The conference hopes to reach this by showcasing leading Nordic urban solutions and facilitating co-creation of solutions to city challenges.

You will get the opportunity to hear inspiring keynotes and partake in an exciting panel debate between government officials, companies and people from the cleantech industry. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to directly engage with key city representatives in 10-12 parallel workshops where cities will present concrete challenges.

Read more about the participating cities and speakers, and sign up here!

Learn about innovations and emerging best practice related to mobilizing climate finance

23 May, Copenhagen: Sustainable Finance Event

On 23 May, EIT Climate-KIC, The Nordic Working Group for Global Climate Negotiations (NOAK)South Pole, and Gaia Consulting are hosting a workshop on the Nordic public-private collaborative platform for climate finance.

This workshop is part of a larger initiative to promote more efficient exchange and channelling of information on Nordic and international innovations and emerging best practice related to mobilizing climate finance. Transitioning to clean energy is one of the most effective tools for fighting climate change and therefore plays a crucial role in the international climate finance mix.

Read more and sign up for the workshop here!

Sharing local climate solutions

24 May, Copenhagen: Klima 100

With an emphasis on knowledge sharing, best practice and forging new relations across municipal and country borders, this event will mark the release of Realdaniaand Sustainia’s Klima100 report. Gathering the practitioners behind the most innovative local Danish solutions as well as global front runners such as leading C40 cities, the summit will share radical new solutions to assist local governments accelerate the green transition within and across sectors

EIT Climate-KIC will be hosting three parallel workshop sessions on the topics of Green Mobility, Smart Buildings and Energy Efficiency and Citizen engagement and behaviour change. Want to attend? Express your interest right here.

What are the possibilities and trade-offs of bio-energy?

24 May, Lund: Spark! Lecture

Being the major form of renewable energy worldwide, bio-energy has the potential to generate more energy than wind, solar and hydro-power combined. In the coming decades, a huge increase in demand for biomass for energy purposes is expected. Where will this biomass come from and what are the impacts of this increased usage? Together with Lund University, EIT Climate-KIC invites you to discuss these issues together with a knowledgeable high profile panel consisting of the former Swedish Environmental Minister and representatives from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)World Bioenergy Organisation and Sweden’s leading universities on this topic.

Sign up here!

 
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