Arena: Sustainable Heating and Cooling


Event information

This arena and conference will offer the triple helix meeting point for a wide range of participants who actively working on transition of energy system using the interactive models of innovation. Stakeholders, researchers, practitioners, innovators, business developers, funding agencies have opportunity to take part in discussions on important issue related to sustainable heating and cooling themes which including user’s involvement, cross cutting technology development and deployment in smart, efficient and sustainable heating and cooling sector on the global level.

The program includes topics related to Heating and Cooling technology solutions, heat pump technologies, geothermal, energy storage as key enablers in transition to sustainable energy system and reaching climate goals, how to create a fossil free energy district, MI#7 and IEA collaboration on climate box, an energy revolution with Ectogrid, the flexible energy solution for future sustainable cities, European collaboration with holistic approach to overcome technical, social, financial and political barriers for heating and cooling solutions on an integrated market, cleantech solutions and innovation in heating and cooling sector.

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Between all sessions there will be a short break for coffee and mingle.

08:00 am – 08:30 am
Registration and mingle

Opening: Emina Pasic, Senior Adviser Swedish Energy Agency, Heating and Cooling strategy of Swedish Energy Agency

Moderator: Antoni Lacinai

8:30 am – 9:15 am
The Heat Pump – A Swedish Success Story! To be continued.
Organizer: Swedish Refrigeration & Heat Pump Association

9:15 am – 10:00 am
Creating a fossil free energy district
Organizer: Business Region Göteborg and Johanneberg Science Park

10:15 am – 11:00 am
Building the the world’s largest low temperature district heating network
Organizer: Kraftringen/Alfa Laval

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Decarb Heat and Cooling with innovative solutions
Organizer: E.ON

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

1:00 pm – 1:15
Summary by moderator Antoni Lacinai

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Making low-carbon heating and cooling available for everyone
Organizer: Heat Pump Centre and IEA Technology Collaboration network in cooperation with Mission Innovation Challenge 7 – Affordable Heating and Cooling

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Decarbonizing heating and cooling – Sustainable and Smart Solutions for Clean Air
Organizer: Business Finland and in cooperation with FinDHC and Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Replication of innovative and affordable solutions in cities – the CELSIUS key
Organizer: CELSIUS 2.0, here represented by City of Gothenburg, Johanneberg Science Park, RISE (The research Institute of Sweden), IMCG

4:05 pm – 4:50 pm
Innovation in District Heating and Cooling – Possibilities to solve urban societal challenges
Organizer: HOTSPOT GLOBAL in cooperation with NORDIC HEAT and E.ON

4:50 pm – 5:15 pm
Policy messages to ministers on Sustainable Heating and Cooling
Organizer: Swedish Energy Agency

Moderator: Antoni Lacinai

4:50 pm – 4:55 pm: Introduction by moderator Antoni Lacinai: What have we learned today?

4:55 pm – 5:10 pm: What now? – Policy messages to ministers on Sustainable Heating and Colling. Panel with representatives:
Jon Saltmarsh, Co-lead Mission Innovation Challenge #7 (Affordable Heating and Cooling)
– John Dulac, Energy Analyst, IEA
– Lars Guldbrand, Senior Adviser, Division for Energy, Ministry of the Environment and Energy Sweden
– Pentti Puhakka, Chief Counsellor, Energy Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Employment, Finland
– Fredrik Rosenqvist, Head of Innovation EON Nordic
– Martin Forsen, Manager International Affairs NIBE
– Monica Axell, Head of Unit Energy and Circular Economy, RISE

5:10 pm -5:15 pm: Closing remarks by moderator Antoni Lacinai and Swedish Energy Agency

Event type
Seminars, workshops, panel dialogues, presentations and mingle


Studio, Nordenskiöldsgatan 24, 211 19 Malmö

Swedish Energy Agency

Contact information
Emina Pasic,

Open invitation

Clean energy technology Energy efficiency Energy policy Energy transition Investment Renewables Research & innovation Smart cities & mobility Sustainable Heating & Cooling