Upscaling and Upskilling! Breaking Down the Barriers to a Green Transition
The new Green Deal Industrial Plan along with the drive for renewable energy, critical raw materials and the changing landscape for state aid create a backdrop for this event.
The new Green Deal Industrial Plan along with the drive for renewable energy, critical raw materials and the changing landscape for state aid create a backdrop for this event. Innovation experts will discuss tools and methodology to overcome the barriers to greening our industries through collaboration, circularity, upscaling and skills.
Vestland will present Green Region Vestland, a strategy to address industrial transition in the region which is specialised within the ocean and energy sectors. This strategy paves the way for future green and innovative industrial development in the region and is based on contributions from a wide range of stakeholders.
Please register here by 16th of March.
Rune Bakervik, Governing City Mayor of Bergen City Council
An introduction to Vestland County
Jon Askeland, County Mayor for Vestland
From black to green – Green Region Vestland, taking smart specialisation a step further
Lasse Hansen, Hub Coordinator and Senior Advisor, Vestland County Council
Resource management for sustainable industrial transition
Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair of UNEP Environment International Resource Panel
16.00 Inputs and outputs for green value chains – exploiting ALL our resources for industrial transition
This panel discussion with invited European and innovation experts will examine how we can approach the need for transition through collaboration with European partners, upscaling new technologies and demonstration projects as well as tackling skills gaps.
- Andrea Liverani, Lead Specialist in the Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice of the World Bank’s Europe and Central Asia Region
- Ragnhild Skaalid, Seconded National Expert, Unit responsible for Vocational Education and Training, DG Employment, European Commission
- Helene Frihammer, Regional director, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)
16.45 Closing remarks from the Vestland Strategic Business Forum
Margareth Hagen, Rector of the University of Bergen
Closing of event
Bård Sandal, Director of the Department of Business Development, Regional Planning and Innovation, Vestland County Council
17.00 Networking Reception with light refreshments
Moderator: Merete Mikkelsen, Director, West Norway Office
This event is arranged as part of a delegation visit from Vestland Strategic Business Forum. The forum is a partnership between top-level management representing organisations from business and social organisations, higher education and research and the public sector in Vestland, Norway.
(Mandag) 15:00 - 18:30