Green technologies and renewable energies – Innovating and patenting

As the green revolution continues to gain momentum, this conference will keep you up to date on trends, technologies and their relationship with sustainable innovation.

Green technology, including renewable energies and climate change mitigation technologies (CCMTs), is the fastest-growing industry in the world! It plays a key role in securing a sustainable future, and in developing a more profitable and sustainable economy.

Welcome to Oslo, the European Green Capital of 2019! We are kick starting the celebrations by inviting you to this conference for a deeper understanding of why IP can be the key to success in the green tech sector!

Be inspired by thriving international green tech co-operations and discover what the United Nations Environmental Programme, EPO and Science and technology AS are working on in the environmental, climate and technology field.

The Norwegian Industrial Property Office will reveal the results of their brand new landscaping analysis of the green tech market, and successful case studies from Norway will provide inspirational illustrations of green technology's potential for the economy and society.

The ninth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) – Industry, innovation and infrastructure – is right at the heart of what we will be discussing during this conference.

Do not miss this important conference with several high-level panel discussions involving international experts, managers and key industry players such as Equinor, Elkem and Tomra.

The panellists and speakers will enlighten you on

  • green technology and patents
  • trends, competitors and markets
  • fund raising
  • collaboration management
  • technology licensing
  • profit building
  • success stories from Norway
  • artificial intelligence
  • computer-implemented inventions (smart grids +++)
  • maybe even a look into the future…

This intermediate conference will be held in English and all event documentation will be made available in electronic form.

The conference is co-hosted by the European Patent Academy, EPO and the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO).

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Draft Programme

0830 - 0900
Registration and welcome coffee
0900 - 0905
Introduction and opening

Erik Wold

0905 - 0920
The Norwegian policy in supporting innovation in the field of CCMTs

Daniel Bjarmann-Simonsen, State Secretary to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Norway

0920 - 0935
The EPO supporting innovation in Europe

- Video message from Antonio Campinos, President, EPO
- Roberta Romano-Götsch, Chief Operating Officer Mobility and Mechatronics, EPO

0935 - 1045
Ongoing international co-operation

- Robert Ondhowe, Programme Officer, Law Division, United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya
- Ilja Rudyk, Senior economist, EPO and NN, OECD
- Ricardo Melendez, Chief Executive International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva

- Francisco Boshell, Analyst in Markets and Standards, Renewable Energy Technologies, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
- Christina Aas, CEO of Sience & Technology AS, member of the IAA Commitee on small satellites

Q & A

1045 - 1115
Coffee Break
1115 - 1130
Patents underpin innovation: patenting landscape in the field of CCMTs

Bjørn Lillekjendlie, Director Patent Department, NIPO

Q & A

1130 - 1230
Patents support new technologies in green techs: CCMTs and success stories in Norway

- Robertha Höglund, Head of IP, Elkem
- Boualem Mekki, Head of Patent & CI Team, Elkem
- Duncan Park, Vice President IPR, TOMRA systems
- Hege Økland, CEO, Norwegian Centre of Expertise Maritime CleanTech

Q & A

1230 - 1340
Lunch Break
1340 - 1400
Green patenting and Y02 classification: how to find CCMT patents in EspaceNet

Practical examples and available online resources (including Internet platforms)

F. Javier Hurtado-Albir, patent examiner, Sector Information and Communications Technology, EPO

Q & A

1400 - 1430
Panel discussion Topic 1:

Patent management in collaborations, technology licensing in the field of CCMTs

- Bjørn P. Ringvold, Chief Intellectual Property Advisor, Equinor

- Jon Wulff Petersen, Director and Senior Consultant tto, Copenhagen
- Tom Ekeberg, Zacco (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, UK)
- Andreas Schuster, Orcan Energy, Munich
- Ricardo Melendez, Chief Executive International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva

1430 - 1500
Panel discussion Topic 2:

Patents and fund raising in the field of CCMTs

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- Marius Holm, General Manager at Zero, Zero Emission Resource Organisation
- Andreas Schuster, Chief Technology Officer, Orcan Energy, Munich
- Dimitris Giannoccaro, Founder and CEO, IamIP Platform, Sweden

1500 - 1515
Q & A
1515 - 1545
Coffee Break
1545 - 1615
Panel discussion Topic 3:

Smart grids and optimisation of resources
CCMTs and IT related inventions: is Artificial Intelligence the 'new frontier' of green techs?


- F. Javier Hurtado-Albir
- Alexandros Papaderos, Head Of Patents & Licences, Technical University of Munich
- Anne Vera Skrivarhaug, director of the energy department at NVE (The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate)

Q & A

1615 - 1645
Concluding session - A look into the future: the vision and policy of the European Commission

Fostering and deploying CCMTs in the European Economic Area (EEA) and in particular in the Scandinavian area

Piotr Tulej, Head of Unit "Renewable energy sources", DG Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels

Q & A

1645 - 1700
Wrap up by the moderator
1700 -
End of public event and drinks reception

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