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SMARTSPEND Access to Risk Finance Conference (Brussels, 30 September 2020). Save the date

The Access to Risk Finance Conference will be a unique opportunity for energy researchers, industry representatives, private financing providers and policymakers to exchange views about how to finance efficiently the clean energy transition.

Around 150 energy stakeholders will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about European Union’s funding and financing offer for clean energy projects through presentations from EU officials about InvestEU; regional funding and the Innovation Fund.
  • Discuss how to coordinate more efficiently funding for clean energy through discussions gathering industry, researchers, private finance providers and policy-makers.
  • Meet both energy projects developers and finance providers during a match-making session.

Registrations will open in May 2020. Meanwhile, feel free to visit the event webpage for more information or contact Ms. Sabrina Hastings Mela (

This conference is organised in the framework of SMARTSPEND, a 3-year EU-funded project running until 30 November 2021, that aims to find new ways to coordinate and increase those investments. The SMARTSPEND project is supporting the execution of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) of the European Commission and has two main objectives: to foster the efficiency in allocation of public and private funding for clean energy technologies; and to better inform stakeholders through the publication of 6 reports related to clean energy financing offer and the engagement with policy-makers, especially at the national level.

Source: SMARTSPEND Consortium