Smart Energy Transition seminar materials

Smart Energy Transition research seminar was hosted 17.2. at Aalto University in Helsinki. The seminar brought together about 120 Smart Energy Transition -project researchers and stakeholders of Finnish energy transition.

Project leader Raimo Lovio opened the seminar day with an introduction to the project background and visiting speakers.

Session 1: Innovation policy, climate policy and energy transitions

Transformative innovation policy and the role of users. Professor Johan Schot, Director of SPRU, University of Sussex.

Comments (Sampsa Hyysalo’s presentation available) by Dr. Christopher Palmberg, Programme Development Manager, Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation Tekes, and Associate Professor Sampsa Hyysalo, Aalto University

Energy transitions and the New Climate Economy. Professor Måns Nilsson, Research Director, Stockholm Environment Institute.

Session 2: Large countries in energy and policy transition

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.

German energy transition and policy. Dr. Karoline Rogge, Senior Research Fellow, SPRU and Fraunhofer ISI.

Session 3: SET project – What is smart energy disruption, how does it impact Finland & how to facilitate it?
Smart Energy Transition – overview of the project activities. Professor Eva Heiskanen, University of Helsinki.

Smart energy disruption in Finland. Professor Jero Ahola, University of Lappeenranta

Smart energy transition -converging visions? Dr. Mikko Jalas, Aalto University.

Comments by Minna Näsman, Helen Oy