Now online: Video and slides from webinar on Risk Assessment

By Smart Cities Editorial
EIP-SCC news

On 7 May – 15 to 16:00 CEST, the webinar series of the EIP-SCC Marketplace team continued. The second online seminar covered the topic of ‘Facilitating project finance through standardised risk assessment’ together with the LAUNCH H2020 project.

This webinar, organized by the LAUNCH Consortium and the EIP-SCC Consortium, gives you a better understanding why risk assessment is key to ensure public projects’ bankability and private projects’ finance by third parties. As such, it provides you with information how important it is to gain the investors’ trust with risk assessment.

It presented the first draft of the LAUNCH Risk Assessment Protocol, including already a first feedback from the LAUNCH Investor Board and a few project developers within the LAUNCH Stakeholder network and will be finalized until the end of the project.

The EIP-SCC is currently launching its call for smart city projects, as the EIP-SCC matchmaking support service is continuously looking for projects in need of finance a clear understanding of the risk assessment process is key.

This webinar, prepared by EIP-SCC consortium members RdA Climate Solutions and DNV GL in partnership with Joule Assets and BNP Paribas Fortis on behalf of the LAUNCH H2020 Consortium, explained what risk assessment entails and how you can be best prepared at various stages of your project’s maturity.

You can find the slides of the webinar here or watch the video below:

Programme and speakers:

  • Welcome and introduction – Eelco Kruizinga, EIP-SCC consortium member (DNV GL)
  • Why risk assessment is key for the projects’ bankability – Jorge Rodrigues de Almeida, EIP-SCC consortium member (RdA Climate Solutions)
  • The LAUNCH Risk Assessment Protocol: a standardised tool to de-risk project finance – Michael Pachlatko, LAUNCH Consortium member (Joule Assets Europe)
  • A real-life example: the importance of risk assessment for a bank – Quentin Nerincx, LAUNCH Consortium member (BNP Paribas Fortis)
  • Conclusion and Q&A

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