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The research on energy solutions for future mobility is already a global issue. The Forum Energy For Smart Mobility has the ambition to facilitate the emergence of a European answer to this challenge. For its second edition, the event will rely on the partnership of 3 leading countries that will present to you their ecosystems and main projects in this area.


Finland:Transition into a zero-emissions transport system.

Finland is committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The transport sector is preparing to cut its emissions by up to 50 % by 2030. Over the long term, the target in the transport sector is a transition into a zero-emissions transport system.

The country has been working to reduce vehicle kilometers driven especially in urban areas. “Mobility as a Service” and shared transport play major role in it. Mobility as a Service is a model for delivering sustainable transport services that are an alternative to the use of private cars by allowing the personalized use of a bundle of public and private transport means.

Finland has also passed an act on support for acquiring electric cars and converting passenger cars to run on gas or ethanol. According to the law, support of 2,000 euros will be provided for buying a full-electric car or leasing one for a long term.

Team Finland and representatives from Finnish companies and authorities will attend E4SM Forum.







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Since September 2017, Japan reaffirmed its commitment to become the world’s first ‘hydrogen society’ by launching a specific national strategy. This strategy, which covers the entire supply chain, primarily aims at achieving the cost parity of hydrogen with competing fuels. To this end, over the past six years, the Japanese government has spent approximately $ 1.5 billion on technology research and development and grants to: Low-cost and emission-free hydrogen production; the development of infrastructure for the importation and domestic distribution of hydrogen; as well as increase the use of hydrogen in various sectors, including mobility.

Japan will be represented at the E4SM 2019 by NEDO, the Organisation for the Development of New Energies and Industrial Technologies. Established in 1980, NEDO is the largest Japanese organisation dedicated to the research, development and promotion of industrial and environmental energy technologies. Its mission is to develop alternative solutions to the use of fossil fuels in order to reduce Japan’s dependence on imported energy sources and contribute to stabilise energy global energy consumption.






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26% of the greenhouse gases emitted in Spain come from the transport sector. If nothing is done, these emissions will increase by 15% by 2030. To limit this increase, the government has announced a measure to ban the registration and sale of CO2-emitting vehicles starting in 2040.

Spain will be present in Marseille through AEDIVE, the Spanish Business Association for the boosting and deployment of the electric vehicle and charging infrastructures. AEDIVE is a non-profit business association created in 2010 with more than 140 associated members and more than 100 institutional members, gathering all the industrial, technological and services value chain of the eMobility sector.

Its mission is the management, representation, advocacy and coordination of the common interests of its associated members, promoting and enhancing competitiveness of the sector about all the electric vehicle value chain, in order to face any challenge and opportunity emanating from the implementation of the electric vehicle by boosting research, development and innovation in the products and services by its members.

AEDIVE believes the future of innovation in automation involves a path towards the electric, connected and automated vehicle. This sector will evolve in the next 5 years as over the past 50 years.




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Public Partners


The French Alternative and Atomic Energies Commission (CEA) is a key player in research,
development and innovation in four main areas: defense and security, nuclear and
renewable energies, technological research for industry, fundamental research in physical
and life sciences.
The CEA participates in collaborative projects with a large number of academic and
industrial partners at national and EU levels.
CEA Tech, the CEA’s technology research unit, develops a broad portfolio of technologies
for ICTs, energy, and healthcare, bridging the gap between research and business. One
of its major research areas is the electric vehicle: improved batteries and BMS to extend
vehicle range, energy recovery, vehicle-network and vehicle-home charging, with the goal
of zero emissions in urban areas.

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The EDF Group demonstrates its role as an innovative energy company committed to the energy transition, through its commitment to electric mobility and its expertise in designing efficient and environmentally friendly mobility solutions. The emergence of electric mobility requires the development of more and more efficient batteries as well as the deployment of a network of adapted charging infrastructures. EDF has a solid commercial experience : energy supply adapted to the use; installation, operation and maintenance of charging stations and associated services (roaming, pilotage, etc.) as well as recognized technical and scientific expertise, both in batteries and in infrastructures, and low-carbon energy production capacity unique in Western Europe.

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Enedis manages the public electricity distribution network for 95% of continental France.
As an industry leader, Enedis supports the development of renewable energies by facilitating their connection to the network.
In order to support the growing renewable energies and new electric usages , the distribution power grid has to evolve towards a « smarter grid ». Enedis is preparing this mutation through different demonstrator projects such as :

  • The French project BienVEnu wich experiment new solutions to optimize electric vehicles recharging in residential housing,
  • The InterFlex project initiated by Enedis in response to a call for projects from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program. It brings together 5 European distribution system operators to improve the performance and the reliability of a local electric system by testing new uses of local flexibilities and new solutions of system automation.

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HSBC Group pursues a strategy that helps economies to prosper, businesses to thrive and people to achieve their ambitions. Fully in keeping with HSBC Group’s global strategy, HSBC France provides all its customers with the benefit of global capability combined with local service through the Group’s 230,000 employees worldwide, including almost 8,000 in France. It has more than 385 branches across France serving almost 800,000 personal customers and 70,000 business customers. HSBC France aims to be a partner of choice to help businesses thrive in both France and abroad through a network that covers 54 countries and territories. Among its recent awards, HSBC was named “World’s Best Bank” in Euromoney magazine’s Awards for Excellence 2017, a benchmark in the financial services world. HSBC was also named Best Global Trade Finance Bank in the latest Euromoney 2018 survey conducted among more than 7,000 companies. 

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With today’s global energy sector undergoing constant change, Omexom brings clients step-by step support in delivering on the promises of the energy transition.
Its full range of solutions cover everything from engineering to the maintenance of electricity production and transmission facilities, right up to urban lighting and e-mobility equipment.
For local and national territories, Omexom brings its expertise in storage, self-consumption and energy-management systems to the table in designing tomorrow’s most innovative smart grid solutions.
A Systems Integrator, Omexom always and only selects the options best suited for each need, remaining totally independent when it comes to integrating technological options.

Omexom is a VINCI Energies brand. In a world undergoing constant change, VINCI Energies focuses on connections, performance, energy efficiency and data to fast-track the rollout of new technologies and support two major changes: the digital transformation and the energy transition. With their strong regional roots and agile organisational structure, VINCI Energies’ business units boost the reliability, safety and efficiency of energy, transport and communication infrastructure, factories and buildings.

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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 125 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. As title and technology partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees.

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Demeter Partners is a private equity management company dedicated to the equity financing of environmental and energy transition companies. It covers the stages of innovation, growth and infrastructure. The recent merger of Demeter Partners and Emertec Gestion has given rise to the leading European private equity firm dedicated to energy transition, environment and innovative materials sectors. The two management companies represent € 800 million under management, 120 companies financed for 10 years and teams comprising 31 professionals with complementary profiles.

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With almost 500 layers and 14 offices around the world, Watson Farley & Williams’ legal team is a leading sector focused finance and corporate practice which provides specific expertise in the maritime, transport (including aviation and rail), energy (including renewable energy), natural resources, infrastructure and PPP, real estate, private equity and TMT/ICT sectors.
The firm advises French and foreign industrial and service groups, institutional investors, investment funds, banks, export credit agencies (ECAs), entrepreneurs, family offices, public bodies and governments.
Watson Farley & Williams’ French legal team provides specific expertise in the energy sector (renewable – onshore and offshore wind energy, solar, biomass, hydro – and conventional electricity generation – gas, coal, cogeneration, heat networks, gas and electricity transmission and distribution networks) and natural resources.
The specialist energy lawyers have the domestic and international experience and skills to complete complex energy projects successfully and advise on all facets of both conventional and renewable energy but also of energy related infrastructure, from early stage development to acquisitions, commercial contracts and project financing.

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