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    The Forum

    The European Energy for Smart Mobility forum (E4SM) will be hybrid in 2021. It will be an in-person event at the Palais du Pharo in Marseille and an online experience for those who would not be able to come to the Phocaean city. 

    Organised by the competitiveness cluster Capenergies and the media specialized in the energy transition GreenUnivers, the forum E4SM brings together stakeholders of the energy and mobility sectors on October 6 and 7, 2021 to discover the energy solutions for tomorrow’s mobility and to offer them new business opportunities. 

    The scope of E4SM 2021 covers land, sea and air mobility with electric, hydrogen and biogas solutions

    International experts and decision-makers, large groups and innovative start-up, institutional investors, local authorities and financiers will exchange about trends and perspectives, the latest technological, economic and financial solutions as well as the legal framework of this sector which is being accelerated by the recovery plans, in particular the European Green Deal. 

    Some of this year’s highlights: 3 round tables, 4 workshops, the 2021 Startup Awards, the gala evening and the start-up and partners village… In 2021, E4SM will also host 30-minutes innovation sessions to decipher emerging solutions that can become game changers. On October 7th, two on-site visits will allow participants to better apprehend concrete actions for the deployment of new energy solutions at the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille, for maritime transport, and the Marché d’intérêt national des Arnavaux with its solar solution for green logistics.

    Representatives of the eight partner countries of the previous editions will be present for this fourth edition: Germany, Denmark, Japan, Spain, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.  

    The organisers

    The Capenergies cluster unites 530 members and almost 1,800 specialist partners in the energy sector (including major industrial firms, businesses, research and education institutions, and financial backers) and has strong interactions with the local authorities. It aims at fostering the emergence of innovative projects and at supporting their development in order to accelerate the energy transition. It serves the low carbon energy sector in 4 regions (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Corsica, Guadeloupe, Reunion Island) and in the Principality of Monaco. It focuses on 3 strategic areas of interventions: reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency, optimize and secure energy systems, produce low-carbon energy. Since its inception, it has certified 703 innovative projects and supported more than 405 projects funded by public authorities, with a total budget in excess of €1.5 billion.

    In particular, the cluster ensures the operational management of the Flexgrid program. This program deploys optimized energy system solutions in order to maximize the integration of renewable energies and, in a long-term perspective, electric vehicles. In this framework, Capenergies creates the sustainable smart mobility club gathered more than 60 professionals of the energy, mobility and digital sectors. The objective: accelerate innovation and foster common learning.


    GreenUnivers is the leading media specialized in financial information on the French energy transition markets: renewable energy, energy efficiency, storage, mobility…
    Founded in 2008, GreenUnivers is now a leading information services provider with daily articles, market research, studies and events. The search engine provides access to more than 17,000 articles.

    Our annual studies provide up-to-date indicators on the main trends of the energy transition markets such as the Panorama des cleantech en France, in partnership with EY. A fund-raising barometer, in cooperation with France Invest, is also published.
    GreenUnivers also holds business-to-business events throughout the year that inform on key issues for the sector and allow players in the clean energy market to connect.


    The Energy For Smart Mobility Forum takes place under the framework of the FLEXGRID, the industrialization programme for Smart Grids. This initiative, which is led by Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and driven by Capenergies, aims at the large-scale deployment of technological solutions in the smart grids sector. This makes PACA Region a smart grid pioneer territory, adressing the challenges of energy transition.