French companies are casting admiring glances at their counterparts in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, who set benchmarks for the rest of the world with their progress on renewable energy. Many are even looking to tie the knot in technological and industrial partnerships. Such matchmaking is the objective of the S2E2 Competiveness Cluster’s planned mission to Scandinavia from the 1st to the 4th December later this year.
The first aim of the mission the “Smart Electricity Cluster” S2E2 is arranging this December is to get operations up and running. In partnership with their counterparts DERBI, Capenergies, Tenerrdis and Alsace Energivie, S2E2 has been tasked with the construction of a packed programme in Scandinavia, that will look at the marine renewable energies and electricity management there. This mission is primarily targeted at small, medium and intermediate enterprises who hope to form partnerships with Scandinavian businesses, but the large industrial groups and research labs that compose the competitiveness cluster will also be involved.
3 days with the big players in marine renewable energies
Naturally each day spent in Trondheim, Stockholm and Aarhus will include group visits and dialogue with the businesses and organisations most representative of the sector there, but there may also be personal meetings to enable exchange of knowledge between the French and Scandinavian countries, to enable better appreciation of potential markets.
In Norway, the mission will meet representatives of Sintef, Marintek, SFFE and a NTNU, as well as member companies and expert centres. In Sweden they will discover the principal Swedish marine renewable energy projects (including “Seabased”) and will take part in a networking event at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology). Finally, in Denmark, meetings have been arranged with Energynet and Dong Energy, before a visit to the Vestas Wind System’s test centre.
The mission’s partnership with UbiFrance/DGCIS (Directorate for Competitiveness, Industry, and Services) and cooperation with OSEO/BPI France means that the companies are assured of top quality local contacts, and the trip is being subsidised by the exports ministry under the rubric of personalised support for business.
Closing date for reservations: Friday 25 October 2013
Further information and enquiries about the mission: S2E2 Competitive Cluster
– Rachel Guilloteau, Mobile: 06 80 33 73 61, firstname.lastname@example.org
– Jérôme Finot Tel: 02 47 42 41 21, email@example.com