Smart Energy Transition seminar 17.2.2016

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Time: 17 February 2016, 9:00 – 15:15
Venue: Helsinki, Aalto University, Chydenia-building, Runeberginkatu 22-24, PWC-hall.


Seminar materials available here!


9:00-9:10 Opening Professor Raimo Lovio, Leader of Smart Energy Transition Project Consortium, Aalto University

Session 1: Innovation policy, climate policy and energy transitions (Chair: Raimo Lovio)
9:10-9:40 Professor Johan Schot, Director of SPRU, University of Sussex: Transformative innovation policy and the role of users
9:40-9:50 Comments by Dr. Christopher Palmberg, Programme Development Manager, Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation Tekes, and Associate Professor Sampsa Hyysalo, Aalto University
10:00-10:30 Professor Måns Nilsson, Research Director, Stockholm Environment Institute: Energy transitions and the New Climate Economy
10:30 – 10:35 Comments by Johan Schot

Coffee break 10:45-11:05

Session 2: Large countries in energy and policy transition (Chair: Eeva Primmer)
11:05-11:35 Dr. Phil Johnstone, Research Fellow & Dr. Paula Kivimaa, Senior Research Fellow, SPRU, University of Sussex Disruption, (dis)continuities and policy interactions in UK energy production and demand
11:35-12:05 Dr. Karoline Rogge, Senior Research Fellow, SPRU and Fraunhofer ISI: German energy transition and policy
12:05-12:15 Comments by Måns Nilsson, SEI

Lunch break 12:30-13:30 (at own cost)

Session 3: SET project – What is smart energy disruption, how does it impact Finland & how to facilitate it? (Chair: Paula Kivimaa)
13:30 – 14:00 Professor Eva Heiskanen, University of Helsinki: Smart Energy Transition – overview of the project activities
14:00-14:05 Comments by Mari Pantsar-Kallio, Sitra
14:15-14:45 Professor Jero Ahola, University of Lappeenranta & Dr. Mikko Jalas, Aalto University: Smart energy disruption in Finland
14:45-14:50 Comments

14:50 – 15:15 Discussion and concluding remarks Professor Mikael Hilden, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE

The seminar is free and open to all the interested participants. Registrations (open until 12.2.2016) can be made here or to and any substance queries can be addressed to Paula Kivimaa,