The UNFCCC CTCN provides technology transfer assistance in response to developing country requests. Several cases of implemented technical assistance offer an opportunity to discuss the potential for private sector participation. The CTCN has already quickly mobilized its global Network of climate technology experts from among finance and private sectors, as well as research and NGO institutions. These Network members design and deliver customized solutions tailored to local needs from Technology Needs Assessments, addressing technology barriers, piloting and deployment of technologies across both adaptation and mitigation. During this session, the panel members will share concrete technical assistance cases and discuss two specific issues: First, how these can be supported through private sector investment; second, to what extent this assistance can break down barriers to technology innovation and transfer.