The future is full of challenges and opportunities to build sustainable living, working, and recreational spaces. Clean Tech Delta organises three events that will explore major challenges, innovative solutions and opportunities for the future of the built environment.


The second session focuses on Energy. In this session we dive into major challenges related to energy and discuss innovative solutions.

16:00 Welcome
16:10 Part I: Knowledge sharing
16:40 Part II: Challenge & Opportunity sharing
17:15 Part III: Financing
17:30 Q&A and closing


Part I: Knowledge sharing

Energy is a basic need for wellbeing. It is one of the sectors in which an institutional revolution is currently taking place. This offers opportunities for new energy markets with a focus on local renewable energy generation and distribution – Energy Commons. Thousands of neighbourhood energy initiatives emerge in Europe and they are all being helped by open source based technology – technology for Energy Commons. Bram Reinders from the Future Energy Systems Institute provides a keynote on how to increase the local content for the renewable energy technologies sector with energy technology as a common good.

Part II: Challenge & Opportunity sharing

The Campus & Real Estate department and the Green Village, living lab for sustainable innovation, of the Delft University of Technology are facing the energy transition in the built environment. They are looking for integral solutions to solve the challenges, such as smart multi commodity grids (SMCG), and provide the foundation of a future-proof campus and built environment. Find the Dutch buyer profile here.

Tackling these challenges in the Netherlands and in Europe can be accelerated through an outward-looking approach to innovation. Therefore, we have invited Smart Otaniemi and the City of Espoo from Finland to share their challenges and approaches to innovation with us. Find the Finnish buyer profile here.

Join the session to explore opportunities in international markets and to identify partners to help deliver new solutions and solve common challenges.

Part III: Financing

Developing a robust, sustainable and flexible energy system is crucial for Rotterdam. It requires intelligent networks for decentralised power generation, transport and use, digital services and business models that coordinate supply and demand in a smarter way, temporary energy storage solutions, and innovations that ensure grid balance and prevent congestion.

To accelerate the deployment and upscaling of smart energy system innovations to commercial applications, the city of Rotterdam offers a subsidy scheme for feasibility studies and experimental development. Gideon van Toledo from the City of Rotterdam will provide more information on the subsidy scheme.

We hope to welcome you to the Future of the Built Environment events. If you would like to attend the Energy session, please register here.