Action Cluster meeting and launch of the new EIP-SCC Initiative on Regulatory Frameworks

Online meeting | 21 October 2020 – 14:00-16:00

Cities need an adequate set of framework conditions in the field of regulations to fulfil their climate and energy ambitions. We, therefore, launch a new initiative on regulatory frameworks, which will be jointly led by NTNU, City of Trondheim and Powel. The Initiative will identify and support concrete changes for the regulatory framework to become an enabler towards climate-neutral cities, rather than a barrier. The enclosed plan sets out our ambitions for the coming years.  The Initiative will be based on the experiences of +CityxChange and other SCC01 Lighthouse projects, and further developed together with Smart Cities Marketplace experts and practitioners.

This Smart Cities Marketplace Initiative will be launched online on 21 October 2020 between 14h-16 h. To this launch, we kindly invite experts from European, national and local authorities, industry and social entrepreneurs, financial sector, NGOs, research organisations, academia, and civic organisations.
During the launch, the Initiative will be briefly presented, followed by a workshop to map priorities, needs and capacities. You are kindly requested to share your reflections on the following questions with us

Q1: What are, in your opinion, the most relevant elements in the Initiative?
Q2: Are any elements missing in the Initiative that should be included?
Q3: What is your personal capacity and interest to contribute to this Initiative?

Please send your answers at your earliest convenience to,, This information will be used for preparing the event. The meeting will be online in Microsoft Teams. Please be aware that the meeting will be recorded. You are kindly requested to register beforehand. You will automatically receive the details to connect upon registration from Steinbeis. In case of connection problems, please contact
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13:45 – 14:00   |  Getting everybody connected

Launch of the new Initiative on Regulatory Frameworks

14:00 - 14:10    |  Welcome and updates from the Action Cluster : Simona Costa (Action Cluster)
14:10 – 14:20   |  Policy Developments at the European Commission : Georg Houben (DG-Energy)             
14:20 – 14:35   |  Presentation of the new Initiative on Regulatory Frameworks: the joint perspective of the city, business and academia : Marit Myrstad (City of Trondheim), Klaus Livik (Powel) and Annemie Wyckmans (NTNU)
14:35 – 14:45    |  The business perspective:  Experienced challenges of regulations : Stine Hostad and Svein Nassvik (Entra  ASA)
14:45 – 14:55    |  The city perspective – Dutch inventarisation of hindrances in current Regulations and improvements needed to bring about  climate-neutral cities : Rob Schmidt (City of Rotterdam)
14:55 – 15:00    |  Preliminary outcomes of the survey and introduction to the workshop : Annemie Wyckmans (NTNU)

15:00 – 15:05    |  Short break



15:05 – 15:45    |  Breakout groups discussing important priorities and survey questions
15:45 – 16:00    | Wrap-up and next steps : Annemie Wyckmans(NTNU),  Simona Costa (TOUR4EU and Action Cluster Chair) and Georg Houben (DG-Energy)  

There will be a short Q&A after each presentation
A new EIP-SCC Initiative on Regulatory Frameworks within the Integrated Planning, Policy and Regulation Action Cluster
Coordination team:
Annemie Wyckmans - Project coordinator
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Dirk Ahlers - Project manager
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Lighthouse City representatives:
Mihai Bilauca - Lighthouse City Coordinator, 
Head of Digital Strategy and EU Programmes, Limerick City and County Council

Silja Rønningsen - Lighthouse City Coordinator,
Trondheim Kommune
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 824260.