ECO17 Berlin Agenda

Ecosummit accelerates smart green startups, investors and corporates in Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm, London and Paris. We promote startups, support co-investing and facilitate open innovation and corporate venturing. We focus on smart green cities, energy, mobility, buildings, IoT, AI, robotics and blockchain to foster the global energy transition and low-carbon economy. Our conferences are physical marketplaces enabling personal meetings and long-term relationships in a relaxed and productive atmosphere.

Smart green unicorns made in Europe

An important goal for our smart green startup community is to produce unicorns that reach billion dollar valuations while having a lot of positive impact. This can only be achieved if very ambitious founders in Europe work together with the best investors and corporates to market their products globally. Techcrunch lists 2 French startups that inspire us: BlaBlaCar (Ecosummit TV, $1.6B) is a unicorn already while Sigfox ($637M) is an emerging unicorn.

Ecosummit Berlin 2017 takes place on 9-10 May 2017 at the Radialsystem, Holzmarktstrasse 33, 10243 Berlin, Germany. The agenda features 88 speakers including 55 startups, among them a few contestants that may become smart green unicorns soon. We have open speaker slots for startups and sponsors. Please contact us if you’re interested in pitching or sponsoring. Check out the participants, get your tickets and join us. ECO17 Berlin will be recorded for Ecosummit TV and we look forward to hosting you.

Past Ecosummit agendas: ECO16 London, ECO16 Amsterdam, ECO16 Berlin, ECO15 London, ECO15 Berlin, ECO14 London, ECO14 Berlin, ECO13 London, ECO13 Berlin, ECO12 Düsseldorf, ECO12 Berlin and ECO11 Berlin.

  • 08:30 – 09:30

    Registration and networking coffee

  • 09:30 – 09:40

    Ecosummit 2.0: Conferences, coworking and capital for smart green startups

    Jan Michael Hess (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Ecosummit

  • 09:40 – 09:50

    Do we need a global energy transition?

    Thorsten Herdan

    Director General – Energy, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

  • 09:50 – 10:00

    The startup business unit of Siemens

    Susana Quintana-Plaza (Corporate VC)

    Partner, Next47

  • 10:00 – 10:10

    Growth capital for European energy startups

    Petr Mikovec (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Managing Director, Inven Capital

  • 10:10 – 10:20

    Energy IoT platform: Key enabler for the energy transition

    Felix Zhang (Corporate)

    Executive Director, Envision Energy

  • 10:20 – 10:30

    Smart green utility in Germany

    Christoph Ostermann (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Sonnen

  • 10:30 – 10:35

    Distributed energy service provider

    Philipp Pausder (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Thermondo

  • 10:35 – 10:40

    Smart green utility-in-a-box

    Dr. Christian Chudoba (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Lumenaza

  • 10:40 – 10:45

    Mobility AI

    Holger Weiss (Startup)

    CEO, German Autolabs

  • 10:45 – 10:50

    Smart green mobility operator

    Bruno Ginnuth (Startup)

    CEO, CleverShuttle

  • 10:50 – 11:00

    Urban tech republic Berlin TXL

    Dr. Philipp Bouteiller (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Berlin TXL

  • 11:00 – 11:45

    Networking coffee

  • 11:45 – 11:55

    Lessons learned during 4 years of corporate venturing

    Ines Bergmann-Nolting (Corporate VC)

    Investment Director, Innovation Scouting and Co-Investments, EON

  • 11:55 – 12:05

    Digitalising energy

    Sandra Trittin (Corporate)

    Head of Business Development and Marketing, tiko Swisscom Energy Solutions

  • 12:05 – 12:15

    Renewable energy everywhere – sector coupling with fuel cells and electrolysers

    Nils Aldag (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Chief Commercial Officer, Sunfire

  • 12:15 – 12:20

    Power-to-gas using methanogenic archaea

    Dr. Mich Hein (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Electrochaea

  • 12:20 – 12:30

    Demand response management

    Dr. Jan-Willem Rombouts (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Co-CEO, REstore

  • 12:30 – 12:40

    How IoT enables smart homes

    Yüksel Sirmasac (Startup)

    CEO, Rockethome

  • 12:40 – 12:45

    Edge of grid marketplace

    Dr. Peter Bance (Startup)

    CEO, Origami Energy

  • 12:45 – 12:50

    It’s the data quality, stupid

    Marcel Smit (Startup)

    CEO, Energyworx

  • 12:50 – 12:55

    IoT device management

    Pilgrim Beart (Startup)

    CEO, DevicePilot

  • 12:55 – 13:05

    City etaxi – Emobility system for cities

    Paul Leibold (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Adaptive City Mobility

  • 13:05 – 13:15

    Starting with why

    Alisa Murphy (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Life Size Media

  • 13:15 – 14:45

    Networking lunch

  • 14:45 – 14:55

    Ecosummit Stockholm 12 September 2017

    Moderator: Jan Michael Hess (Ecosummit)

    Janey Mehks (Invest Stockholm), Adam Kostyál (Nasdaq), Claus Wattendrup (Vattenfall) and Christopher Waldén (Swedish Energy Agency)

  • 14:55 – 15:05

    Greenfield – Vattenfall’s open innovation platform

    Claus Wattendrup (Corporate) – Ecosummit TV

    Managing Director, Vattenfall Europe Innovation

  • 15:05 – 15:15

    Managing successful IPOs in Europe

    Adam Kostyál (Corporate)

    SVP Global Listing Services EMEA, Nasdaq

  • 15:15 – 15:40

    Swedish Energy Agency startup showcase

    Moderator: Jan Michael Hess (Ecosummit)

    5 x 5-min startup pitches:
    Charlotta Holmquist, CFO, Manetos Labs
    Björn Jernström, CEO, FerroampEcosummit TV
    Sam Manaberi, CEO, TrineEcosummit TV
    Niclas Davidsson, CEO, Meva Energy
    Anders Jansson, Commercial Director, CorPower Ocean

  • 15:40 – 15:50

    Evolving university startups into world-changing businesses

    Ben Murphy (VC)

    Cleantech Business Builder, IP Group

  • 15:50 – 15:55

    Pay as you go solar power for offgrid communities

    Dr. Simon Bransfield-Garth (Startup)

    CEO, Azuri

  • 15:55 – 16:05

    Generating energy intelligence from sensor data

    Dr. Thomas Goette (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, GreenPocket

  • 16:05 – 16:10

    Energy service portal for utilities

    Florian Meyer-Delpho (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Greenergetic

  • 16:10 – 16:15

    Global PV marketplace

    Kai Daniels (Startup)

    Co-CEO, Milk the Sun

  • 16:15 – 16:20

    Energy analytics to predict customer behaviour

    Dr. Jan Marckhoff (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, BEN Energy

  • 16:20 – 16:25

    Smart grid optimisation platform

    Michael De Vivo (Startup)

    CEO, DEPsys

  • 16:25 – 16:30

    Building flexibility markets to solve climate change

    Sara Bell (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Tempus Energy

  • 16:30 – 17:15

    Networking coffee

  • 17:15 – 17:25

    Open innovation and corporate venturing for sustainable energy

    Leonie Baneke (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Manager Corporate Venturing, Eneco Innovation & Ventures

  • 17:25 – 17:30

    Managing flexibility in energy portfolios

    Wouter Robers (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    President of Opportunities, Peeeks

  • 17:30 – 17:35

    3rd generation battery anode technology

    Christian Rood (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, LeydenJar Technologies

  • 17:35 – 17:40

    Very efficient small gas turbines

    Tony Hynes (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Commercial Director, Aurelia Turbines

  • 17:40 – 17:45

    Solutions for the solar silicon industry

    Jan-Philipp Mai (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, JPM Silicon

  • 17:45 – 17:55

    Growth through open innovation and corporate venturing

    Michael Bez, Head of Virtual Powerplants, EnBW Innovations (Corporate)

    Inga Müller, Investment Manager, EnBW New Ventures (Corporate VC)

  • 17:55 – 18:00

    Clean and cool air in smart green cities

    Zhengliang Wu (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Chief Information Officer, Green City Solutions

  • 18:00 – 18:05

    Driving on-demand mobility

    Moritz Meenen (Startup)

    CEO, ElectricFeel

  • 18:05 – 18:10

    Smart metering as a service

    Nikolaus Starzacher (Startup)

    CEO, Discovergy

  • 18:10 – 18:15

    Enabling reliable and economic electric power

    Dr. Hendrik Schaede (Startup)

    CEO, Adaptive Balancing Power

  • 18:15 – 18:25

    Sponsor pitch

    Speaker to be announced

  • 18:25 – 18:35

    Our smart green ecosystem in Europe

    David Wortmann (Service Provider)

    Managing Director, DWR eco

  • 18:35 – 19:00

    Smart green unicorns made in Europe

    Moderator: Jan Michael Hess (Ecosummit)

    Felix Zhang (Envision Energy, Corporate), Christoph Ostermann (Sonnen, Startup), Dr. Jan-Willem Rombouts (REstore, Startup) and Nicolas Chaudron (Idinvest Partners, VC)

  • 19:00 – 24:00

    Ecosummit Award ceremony and party

    Let’s announce the winners of the Ecosummit Award 2017 and have a big party enjoying 45-min solar boat tours in the SunCat 46 of SolarWaterWorld, dinner prepared by Mundelkoch and funky music mixed by DJ Johannes Schwarz

ECO16 Berlin Award Winners Cheering

    • 08:30 – 09:30

      Registration and networking coffee

    • 09:30 – 09:40

      Smart green technology and investment analysis

      Michael Wilshire (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

      Head of Strategy, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

    • 09:40 – 09:55

      How the machine economy changes our lives

      Thomas Birr (Corporate)

      SVP Innovation & Business Transformation, innogy

    • 09:55 – 10:00

      Optimising energy transactions for households and businesses

      Dr. Felix Grolman (Startup)

      CEO, shine

    • 10:00 – 10:05

      Smart green utility startup in Germany

      Dr. Christian Bogatu (Startup)

      CEO, Fresh Energy

    • 10:05 – 10:10

      Sharing EV charging stations

      Dietrich Sümmermann (Startup)

      CEO, Share&Charge

    • 10:10 – 10:15

      PV plant inspection with drones

      Christian Shuster (Startup)

      CEO, ucair

    • 10:15 – 10:20

      Smart corporate venturing for smart energy startups

      Matthias Engel (Corporate VC)

      Managing Director, innogy Ventures

    • 10:20 – 10:25

      The blockchain revolution meets energy

      Bruce Pon (Startup)

      CEO, BigchainDB

    • 10:25 – 10:35

      US utility investment priorities

      Hans Kobler (VC)

      CEO, Energy Impact Partners

    • 10:35 – 10:45

      Investing in impact startups

      Michelle de Rijk (Impact VC)

      Investment Manager, DOEN Participaties

    • 10:45 – 10:50

      Powering local businesses in Africa

      Andreas Spiess (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

      CEO, Solarkiosk

    • 10:50 – 11:00

      Investing in digital energy, connected mobility and smart industry

      Anahita Eutrope (VC) – Ecosummit TV

      Associate, Aster Capital

    • 11:00 – 11:45

      Networking coffee

    • 11:45 – 11:55

      Winning public funding from the Horizon 2020 SME instrument

      Pilar Cócera (Service Provider)

      Innovation Country Manager, Inspiralia

    • 11:55 – 12:05

      Supporting smart green startups in Berlin

      Stephan Schulze, Senior Investment Manager, IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft (VC) – Ecosummit TV

      Konstantin Hanssen, Key Account Manager Energy & Optics, Investitionsbank Berlin (Corporate)

    • 12:05 – 12:15

      Acceleration through collaboration: How Veolia supports startups

      Boris Lesjean (Corporate) – Ecosummit TV

      Innovation Director, Veolia Germany

    • 12:15 – 12:20

      The next generation of recycling technology

      Gary Lewis (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

      CEO, Pendula

    • 12:20 – 12:25

      Metering and controlling small PV systems

      Friedrich Rojahn (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

      CEO, Solandeo

    • 12:25 – 12:30

      Automated utility switching for consumers

      Arik Meyer (Startup)

      CEO, SwitchUp

    • 12:30 – 12:35

      Smart green utility startup in UK

      Vincent Tuk (Startup)

      CEO, Usio

    • 12:35 – 13:10

      InnoEnergy startup showcase

      5-min intro by the moderator: Dr. Dirk Bessau (InnoEnergy, VC & Accelerator)

      6 x 5-min startup pitches:
      Markus Schwaninger, CFO, ecoligo
      Felix Wiegand, CEO, Pamyra
      Gerhard Weiß, CEO Betterspace
      Christoph Berger, CEO, Vilisto
      Lars Krüger, CEO, Gensoric
      Hans Kouwenhoven, CEO, ThermosmartEcosummit TV

    • 13:10 – 13:15

      Germany’s cleantech venture capital specialist

      Dr. Martin Kröner (VC)

      Managing Partner, Munich Venture Partners

    • 13:15 – 14:45

      Networking lunch

    • 14:45 – 14:55

      Investing in growth companies in renewable energy

      Gareth Burns (Corporate VC)

      Managing Director, Statoil Energy Ventures

    • 14:55 – 15:00

      Airborne wind energy

      Dr. Alexander Bormann (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

      CEO, Enerkite

    • 15:00 – 15:05

      Competitive floating solution for offshore wind

      Luis González-Pinto (Startup)

      COO, Saitec Offshore Technologies

    • 15:05 – 15:10

      Soon every home will run on batteries

      Simon Daniel (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

      CEO, Moixa

    • 15:10 – 15:15

      Energy efficient data centres

      Dr. Jens Struckmeier (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

      CTO, Cloud&Heat

    • 15:15 – 15:20

      Sensors to enhance industrial performance

      Clemens Launer (Startup)

      CEO, iNDTact

    • 15:20 – 15:35

      Startup or sponsor pitches

      Speakers to be announced

    • 15:35 – 16:00

      Unit economics and IRR – The truth about smart green startup and fund performance

      Moderator: Jan Michael Hess (Ecosummit)

      Dr. Alois Flatz (Generation Investment Management, VC), Bruce Huber (Alexa Capital, Service Provider), Philipp Pausder (Thermondo, Startup) and 1 more panelist to be announced

    • 16:00 – 22:00

      Group photos and Ecosummit BBQ

      Thank you for joining us – Let’s take group photos of all Ecosummit participants and enjoy a tasty BBQ and 45-min solar boat tours in the SunCat 46 of SolarWaterWorld

ECO16 Berlin Participants Cheering