The SMARTSPEND project will hold a 3rd edition of its Access to Risk Finance Conference and Closing Event on 18 November 2021, from 09.30 to 13.00 (CET). The conference will mark the end of the SMARTSPEND project and look back on its results. Sessions will include:
- A panel discussion on the outlook of funding instruments for energy innovation, featuring decision-makers and energy researchers
- A report on the exchanges and lessons learnt from a series of high-level meetings between industry-led delegations and national regulators on clean energy innovation that took place over the last 3 years. This session will also provide insights on how the European Technology and Innovation Platforms can take a central role in supporting Europe’s research and innovation agenda and it will look into opportunities for collaboration and development of cross-thematic synergies amongst energy stakeholders.
- A discussion on the novel instrument of Carbon Contracts for Difference to de-risk innovative clean energy projects. CCFDs have been proposed as a new form of support in the Innovation Fund of the Emissions Trading Scheme.
The SMARTSPEND Consortium invites you to save the date – book your calendars now to join our Closing Event! A full agenda of the event will be ready soon.