Smart Energy Transition -seminar 17.2.2016

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

Seminar materials available here!


9:00-9:10 Opening speech. Professor Raimo Lovio, Leader of SET Consortium, Aalto University

Session 1: Innovation policy, climate policy and energy transitions (Chair: Raimo Lovio)
9:10-9:40 Transformative innovation policy and the role of users. Professor Johan Schot, Director of SPRU, University of Sussex.
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 Energy transitions and the New Climate Economy. Professor Måns Nilsson, Research Director, Stockholm Environment Institute.
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 Disruption, (dis)continuities and policy interactions in UK energy production and demand. Dr. Phil Johnstone, Research Fellow & Dr. Paula Kivimaa, Senior Research Fellow, SPRU, University of Sussex.
11:35-12:05 German energy transition and policy. Dr. Karoline Rogge, Senior Research Fellow, SPRU and Fraunhofer ISI.
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 Smart Energy Transition – overview of the project activities. Professor Eva Heiskanen, University of Helsinki.
14:00-14:05 Comments by Jaana Pelkonen, Sitra
14:15-14:45 Smart energy disruption in Finland. Professor Jero Ahola, University of Lappeenranta & Dr. Mikko Jalas, Aalto University.
14:45-14:50 Comments by Minna Näsman, Helen Oy

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,