In the spotlight – The transformative infrastructure competition On May 22nd 2018, the transformative infrastructure competition was at the center of a side event at the international event Nordic Clean Energy Week. Share Contact Listen On May 22nd 2018, the transformative infrastructure competition was at the center of a side event at the international event Nordic Clean Energy Week. The competition, where two teams compete for the best proposals on how to construct the Öresund Bridge with net zero emissions by 2045, has received national and international attention. With Anki Grundelius (moderator) and Eva Dalenstam (innovation coordinator) from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency together with Lars Redtzer from the Swedish Construction Federation, the competition’s design and implementation were presented with an emphasis on the importance of cooperation across traditional boundaries. In an interactive quiz session, the audience was given the opportunity to answer questions about, among other things, the applicability of the contest in other sectors and what they considered to be the most important factor in reducing CO2 emissions wherein new business models and new forms of cooperation were seen as particularly important. In the panel discussion that followed, the participants Lars Ronnås (Climate ambassador, Ministry of the environment and energy), Pavel Misiga (European Commission, DG Research and Innovation), Bernard de Galembert (Confederation of European Paper Industries, CEPI) and Åse Togerö (Skanska) had a discourse about the competition and its results. The discussion underscored the strength of a joint creation process when competing with other teams, the need to augment national and international environmental policy and the importance of cooperation across traditional boundaries. The execution of the competition was seen as a great success, not least by Bernard de Galembert from CEPI – the organization that had first developed the competition design – who praised the Swedish version: “The student has surpassed the teacher [CEPI] in terms of implementing the competition concept”. Contact Eva Dalenstam, Innovation coordinator at the Environmental objectives unit, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Eva.Dalenstam@naturvardsverket.se.