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Formula E Conference on smart cities




In Cooperation with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

4 May 2023 | 15.00-17.00

Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel

This edition of the Formula E Change. Accelerated. Live program brought together experts from across motorsport, sustainability, politics, education and business on the occasion of the Monaco e-Prix. The main theme is centered on how leaders in the field of technology and sustainability are utilising the unique power of motorsport to drive innovation and contribute towards sustainable human progress.



On the path to sustainable future

Special message from HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco


Fireside chat

Formula E as the Laboratory of Innovation

Motorsport has always been a laboratory for research and innovation and World Championships, like Formula E, can accelerate the technology transfer to mobility in the areas of electrification. Learn about the way Formula E can make electric mobility safe and entertaining while bringing positive impact on the environment.

Alejandro Agag – Formula E Chairman


Panel Discussion (15h40-16h20)

Net Zero Vision for Cities and Urban Racing

Urbanization is the major development challenge of our time. The session will focus on how to leverage technology that attracts evidence-based investment in smart city solutions. Urban experts from the host city of Monaco and international organisations working on smart and sustainable city transition will demonstrate how digital solutions can help realizing the SDG targets. Specific case studies from the Formula E ecosystem will support the discussion explain the contribution of the most innovative sport discipline to the challenge of sustainable urbanization.

Virginie Hache-Vincenot - Project Manager for Energy, Finance and Innovation, Mission for the Energy Transition,

Government of Monaco – transformation of Greater Monaco along with sustainability targets

Kari Aina Eik - Secretary General and Executive Director, United Cities, Organisation and The United Cities Funds –

focus on scientific approach to cities’ smart and sustainable performance

James Rossiter - Team Principal, Maserati MSG – track technologies that can be transferred to smart cities (tbc)

Marija Zima – Smart Cities & Solutions Expert, ABB - new grid transformations in smart cities


Panel Discussion (16h20-17h00)

Electrification 3.0: the impact of digitalization on future grids

Shifting to renewable energy sources and electrifying industry, transportation and homes is a sweeping transformation that the world is undergoing for a better future. Utility companies and governments are on th path to making electricity grids stronger, smarter and better connected. This session will explore how to cope with increasing electricity demand through new digital tools and a wide range of renewable energy sources . Examples from the Formula E ecosystem brought by teams and partners will demonstrate how the Championship is contributing to this challenge.

Frédéric Genta – Member of Monaco Government in charge of attractiveness and digital transformation

Giovanni Sgro – Head of Maserati Corse, Maserati – electrifying mobility and reinventing the motorsport mission

Sylvain Filippi – Managing Director & CEO, Envision Racing – from track to road energy recovery & optimization

Andre Felker – Founder & CEO, Backbone One – energy as new currency: modernizing & digitalizing the grid

Forum Moderator: Didier Laurent, Auto Club Press Journalist