Join the last webinar of the Energy Transition 2020 - Radical Social and Technological Innovation

Join the last webinar of the Energy Transition 2020:

Radical Social and Technological Innovation

29 September

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One of the keys to a just and sustainable energy transition, is innovation – creation or adaption of new processes, technologies, services and forms of interaction that enable us to change the future of energy. Innovation is not all about start-ups – we need innovation within and between both authorities, collaboration networks, large industry players and research. This webinar will focus on opportunities, innovation processes, and social and technological solutions that could be a part of our energy future.

We ask questions like: How could we increase the success rate and scale of new innovations? How could new social processes and technological solutions change the future of energy? What are the important barriers to innovation?


Portrait of Gareth Burns
Gareth Burns
Vice President
Equinor Ventures
Diego Pavía
Chief Executive Officer
EIT InnoEnergy
Eva Heiskanen
University of Helsinki
Knut Johansen
CEO and founder
eSmart Systems AS


Expert panel

Marianne Thellersen - Senior Vice President, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Roger Sørheim - Professor, Industrial Economics and Technology Management, NTNU


A series of webinars

A series of webinars

The Energy Transition 2020 is organized as a series of webinars, as the conference planned for March was canceled. We are trying to keep as much of the original programme and speakers as possible and will update the website consecutively. A recordring of each webinar will be found on this page.

Radical Social and Technological Innovation

The topics and dates are:

Previous webinars of the Energy Transition 2020

Previous webinars of the Energy Transition 2020

Watch The World in Crisis


Expert panel

  • Volker Krey, Professor IIASA and NTNU
  • Anders Strømman, Professor NTNU
  • Jae Edmonds, Chief scientist Joint Global Change Research Institute
  • Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes, Pro-Rector for Innovation and Professor Medical Technology NTNU
  • Franziska Holz, DIW Berlin has made a podcast on this webinar, interviewing Asgeir Tomasgard, Brigitte Knopf and Detlef van Vuuren.

Listen to the podcast


Watch Is there a future for fossil energy?

(Slides will be added.)


Marie Bysveen, Chief Market Developer, Sintef Energy Research

Anders Opedal, Executive Vice President, Equinor

Therese Hugstmyr Woie, Head of Nature and Youth

Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency

Xavier Chen, President of the Beijing Energy Club

David Daniels, Chief Energy Modeler at the U.S. Energy Information Administration 


Expert panel

Reinhard Madlener, Institute leader, Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior at the RWTH Aachen University

Franziska Holz, Head of the Research Area “Resource and Environmental Markets” at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Watch Game changers in the energy transition


David Aikman, King´s College London - The role of Finance

Hege Skryseth, Kongsberg Digital - The digital transformation

Jim Watson, University College London - Interfaces between social sciences and technology TBC

Sammy Van Den Broeck, Yara - Value chains in industry and agriculture.

Arild Gustavsen, NTNU - Smart and emission free cities


Expert panel

Tomas Moe Skjølsvold, NTNU

Asgeir Tomasgard, NTNU

Watch Visions of the Future


Edgar Hertwich - International Chair in Industrial Ecology at NTNU and professor at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering

Chandra Bhushan - CEO of International Forum for Environment, Sustainability and Technology (iFOREST)

Tony Christian Tiller - State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Julie Wedege - Vice President Politics, Ownership and Climate, Statkraft


Expert panel

Johan Einar Hustad, Director of NTNU Energy

Annemie Wyckmans, Professor and head of NTNU Smart Sustainable Cities

Energy Transition Newsletter

Video: Energy Transition Conference 2020

Webinars 2020


The webinars blend keynotes, panel and plenary discussions among international experts from academia, industry, government and NGOs. 

There will be around 20 keynote speakers and panel participants. The webinars present challenging cases on the role of energy systems to build a sustainable society.

The webinars are key meeting points to debate challenges and solutions for the transition to a future sustainable energy system.

Radical Social and Technological Innovation

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