Join this PROSPECT webinar on 27th October and find out the Nordic Countries’ recipe for success when applying innovative financing.

Date: 27 October 2020 12:00 – 14:00 CET

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Main objectives

PROSPECT aims to encourage the exchange of knowledge and experience on innovative financing schemes used to implement sustainable energy and climate plans, especially within the framework of the Covenant of Mayors. Through peer mentoring activities and study visits, cities and regions learn how to finance the energy transition from the ones who understand it the most: their peers!

Background Information

The Energy Company Lyse has considerable experience developing projects, and they also participated in the EU Lighthouse project Triangulum. Lyse will showcase two projects. The first one is a project  where they have installed lamp posts as charging points for electric cars in the City of Stavanger. The second project “Blink” is an innovative communications solution, which provides broad-based video communication solutiosn for healthcare, training and meeting purposes.

Nordic Edge is a non-profit organisation that is most known for its smart-city conference, the Nordic Edge Expo, which takes place every year in September in the City of Stavanger. Nordic Edge is however much more than just the conference, and their latest project is Innoasis, a sustainable smart city hub.

The Municipality of Gjesdal will present their EU-project FABOLUS and how they financed their driver-less busses in the City of Ålgård.

Why participate?

  • Find out more about the PROSPECT peer learning programme
  • Learn about how businesses, municipalities and regional authorities from the Stavanger Region has found innovative ways to finance sustainable projects within the field of energy, mobility, and energy-effective buildings

Who should participate?

Local authorities, Provincial or Regional authorities, Energy Agencies from the Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Norway) and all those who are supporting the public sector in implementing their energy transition. This webinar will be in English.


12:00 - Welcome - Mrs. Runa Monstad, Director, Stavanger Region European Office

12:05 - Introduction – Bernadett Degrendele, EUROCITIES, PROSPECT facilitator

12.15 - Setting the stage: Innovative financing in the Stavanger Region– Mr. Rune Dahl Fitjar, Pro-rector for Innovation and Society, University of Stavanger

12:20 - Lyse - Mr. Dagfinn Wåge, Head of Innovation, Lyse

12:45 - Nordic Edge - Mr. Stig Finnesand, CEO, Nordic Edge

13:10     - Municipality of Gjesdal - Mr. Frode Fjeldsbø, Mayor of Gjesdal Municipality

13:35 - Summary and take-aways – moderator