Access to Risk Finance Conference


  • DATE OF THE EVENT: November 18, 2021
  • TIME: 9:30 - 13:00
  • LOCATION: Online

The SMARTSPEND project will hold a 3rd edition of its Access to Risk Finance Conference on 18 November 2021, 09.30 – 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
  • Exchanges on 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 European Technology and Innovation Platforms can take a central role in supporting Europe’s research and innovation policy. It will also look at opportunities for collaboration between energy technologies.
  • 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!

Our webpage will be updated with details and an agenda.

For more information, please contact Ms Alicia Blanco at

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