About the Expert Visitors' Programme
The Swedish Institute is conducting a series of visitors’ programmes in 2017 on the themes of innovation and entrepreneurship, public-private partnerships, technology and digitalisation, and energy and mobility. The aims of these programmes are to boost the participation of Sweden, Swedish enterprises, innovations and entrepreneurs in the global economy, in line with Sweden’s export strategy.
The visitors’ programme will include meetings with Swedish government bodies, organisations and companies active in the energy and mobility sectors as well as inspiring talks and opportunities to network and collaboratively work on developing innovative solutions related to the global challenges of future of energy and mobility. The main goal is to achieve 100% renewable energy production, fossil free transportation and increased energy efficiency to enhance urban resilience and mitigate climate change.
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Who are invited?
Representatives responsible for sustainable planning and investment in progressive cities, regions, nations and companies. Primarily the nominations will be done by the Swedish Embassies, Business Sweden and UN Habitat in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa.
About A Challenge from Sweden
Sweden has committed to a long-term goal of eliminating carbon emissions within its borders, and has designated the Swedish Energy Agency as the coordinating agency in energy supply and the transportation sector. The platform “A Challenge from Sweden” has been co-developed with Swedish Incubators & Science Parks, bringing together committed stakeholders to solve key challenges such as sustainable mobility as a service and sustainable local energy systems.
"Gather a group of buyers, give the need definition the appropriate amount of time, reach out globally, and make it easy for solution providers to participate." Charlotte Lejon, Head of Commercialization and Entrepreneurship at the Swedish Energy Agency.
Sweden’s strong and long-term commitment to global sustainability goals provides a strong foundation for collaboration with other countries. Starting in October 2017, The Swedish Energy Agency will work with UN-Habitat, the UN programme for sustainable cities, to carry out a feasibility study focusing on urban sustainability connected to the platform’s challenges, drawing on Agenda 2030 and the New Urban Agenda.
By registering here you will be on the nomination list for the programme. The number of attendees is limited to 18 people, and the final selection is made by the Swedish Institute. Last day for registration is 27 October. Selected participants will be notified on 1 November if they are eligible to attend the programme.
Costs for participating
The Swedish Institute covers costs for all meeting-related transportation in Sweden, accommodation for the duration of the programme, and meals included in the programme. The participants will also be insured against acute illness and accident during their stay in Sweden.
Please note that no per diem will be paid, nor will SI cover costs associated with the visa application, travel costs to and from Sweden or local travel in the participants’ own country.