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The Nordic Way – Innovative Financing of Green Projects
How can businesses, municipalities and regional authorities together find innovative ways to finance sustainable projects within the field of energy, mobility and energy-effective buildings? The Stavanger Region European Office, together with EUROCITIES and their partners in the EU-project PROSPECT, invites you to join our webinar on innovative financing in the Nordics on the 27th of October from 12.00-14.00. We will hear from the Norwegian energy company Lyse, the non-profit organisation Nordic Edge and the Municipality of Gjesdal, who will give us their insights into how they financed their innovative projects. The overall goal of the EU-project PROSPECT is to find sustainable solutions to how cities and regions can reach their climate goals by using innovative financing. In this webinar, the focus will be on how innovative financing takes place in the Nordic countries. Please note that places are limited.


12.00 Welcome
Mrs. Runa Monstad, Director, Stavanger Region European Office

12.05 Introduction
Mrs. Bernadett Degrendele, PROSPECT facilitator, EUROCITIES

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
Mr. Rune Dahl Fitjar, Pro-rector for Innovation and Society, University of Stavanger

Oct 27, 2020 12:00 PM in Brussels

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Dagfinn Wåge
Head of Innovation @Lyse
Dagfinn joined Lyse in 2006 coming from the Telenor group, where he had different roles in business units and the R&D department. He holds two master’s degrees (MSC and MoM) from Stavanger University and Norwegian Business school BI. His first role in Lyse was as Chief Product Officer and then Chief Innovation Officer in Altibox (a subsidiary), before becoming Head of Innovation in the Lyse Group in 2012. Having a profound interest in the field of new digital business models, he recently published a book on this theme; www.disruptiveecosystems.com.
Stig Finnesand
CEO @Nordic Edge
Stig is the CEO of Nordic Edge. He started at the Nordic Edge Cluster in June 2018 and became CEO of the organisation in February 2019. He was previously Project Manager, working in the Project Finance division of Skagen Fondene, which is a leading Norwegian Investment company. Before this he worked in Aker Solutions.
Frode Fjeldsbø
Mayor @Muncipality of Gjesdal
Frode has nine years experience as a politician on municipal and county level, seven years as a Mayor, two years as a deputy Mayor. He is currently the chairman of the board of the Stavanger Region European Office in Brussels. Mr. Fjeldsbø is particularly interested and engaged in the Smart strategy and practice of the Municipality. He is educated as a Social Anthropologist.