Call for ambassadors to support Ecosummit London 2013
Ecosummit Ambassadors are planetfriendly university graduates with international background who aim at a career in the Smart Green Economy. Ecosummit Ambassadors support us during Ecosummit London on 15-16 October 2013 at the Crystal, the urban sustainability HQ of Siemens in the Docklands. The deal is simple: As ambassador you get a free ECO13 London ticket and work 50% of your time on conference set up, registration, speaker management, participant service, microphone runner and cloakroom. We selected 11 Ecosummit Ambassadors and our team is complete.
The photo above shows the ECO13 Berlin Ambassadors. Below are some more photos of happy ambassadors. The embedded video is a preview of our fantastic conference location.
We kindly ask our ambassadors to arrive at the Crystal on Monday, 14 October, no later than 17:00, and stay until Wednesday, 16 October, 19:00. Monday is the set up day of the conference during which we need your helping hands. It also enables us to foster team building and make sure that everybody knows what to do when and how. We will provide you with a manual and shift plan prior to the event. After the event, you will get an Ecosummit Ambassador Certificate from us which you can use for future applications. Please note that we do not cover any travel expenses.
Please apply by sending us your English CV and motivation email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is open until we have reached 20 ambassadors. We appreciate if you connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and help us spread the word. We are grateful for your support and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Now it’s time to meet our awesome team of Ecosummit London 2013 Ambassadors:
Ecosummit Ambassador Diana Süsser from Germany: It was a big pleasure to participate as ambassador in ECO12 Düsseldorf and ECO13 Berlin and I look forward to contributing again. I am a PhD student at the Institute of Coastal Research of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht doing research on regional climate change adaptation strategies. Related to my research I develop an agent-based planning and decision-making tool to promote integrated coastal management strategies and technological solutions for protecting our coastal regions. Because I worked as research assistant in the field of climate and energy economics and policy in the past, and participated in the EIT Climate-KIC Journey in 2011, I see my responsibility to make a contribution to put research results into smart low-carbon and green businesses. To rejoin the Ecosummit team will be great!
Ecosummit Ambassador Delphine Bourges from France: As someone with a passion for sustainable development, energy and entrepreneurship, I am interested in the way the Ecosummit team accelerates smart green innovation by gathering startups, VCs and corporates. This year, I look forward to taking part in the organisation of this event as an Ambassador in London. I am in my final year at HEC Paris, following a highly selective and intensive Entrepreneurship program. I have learned through working with many entrepreneurs how to create or take over a company, how to handle receivership, and how to sustain rapid growth. As an energy and environmental engineering graduate of INSA Lyon, I have a deep understanding of Smart Green City challenges. I am also able to look at the issues under a dual perspective: business and technological. Finally, I have a very international background, as I have studied in France and Germany, and worked in America and Australia for various companies. Dual skilled (engineering and entrepreneurship), reliable, committed and aiming at a career in the Smart Green Economy, I am thus deeply motivated to join the team of Ecosummit London 2013 Ambassadors.
Ecosummit Ambassador Krisztina Kovacs-Schreiner from UK: Currently, I work as a Venture Development Associate at Sustainable Venture Development Partners. Sustainable Ventures works with investors, entrepreneurial managers, and corporate partners to originate, build and grow sustainable companies. Since 2004, the Sustainable Ventures management team have applied their proprietary approach to the creation and delivery of 15 low carbon ventures which have attracted over £250m of equity investment. I’m also completing my doctoral thesis in Biochemical Engineering at University College London. As an engineer I have always been passionate about new technologies. However, it was as a result of my work with the CleanTech Challenge international business competition that I have discovered my particular interest in clean technology and sustainability solutions. In the last two years of the competition, I supervised the mentors and judges who took part, and played a pivotal role as the head of the communications team that created an entirely new communications strategy for the competition as a result of which we achieved a breakthrough in terms of our global reach. I am an active member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers. I passionately believe in the dissemination of scientific knowledge and expertise. It was for this very reason that many years ago I had decided to play a part in this process by becoming a STEMNET ambassador, promoting science in primary and secondary schools. I look forward to being part of the Ecosummit 2013 London team, a dynamic and international crowd who has made such a valuable contribution to the industry in recent years.
Ecosummit Ambassador Jozsef Kadar from Hungary: I studied environmental science at Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary, where I am currently working on my PhD thesis about “Social and environment impact of renewable energy sources.” I did interships at the ENERGIAKLUB and Greenpeace Hungary. At these NGOs, my activities included collecting and analysing European and Hungarian environmental data and laws, managing media relations and managing customer relationships. In 2012, I participated in the Climate–KIC programme called the Journey which was a fantastic and very useful academic and teamwork experience. I was Ecosummit Ambassador at ECO13 Berlin. It was very good and useful and, therefore, I look forward to joining again the Ecosummit Ambassador team in London.
Ecosummit Ambassador Zeeger Scholten from Netherlands: I believe that the topic of Ecosummit, smart green city, could be a great opportunity for all of us to see the emerging urban energy technologies! For many years I have been interested in diverse renewable energy technologies, for that reason I chose to study mechanical engineering, with a minor in entrepreneurship. Last year I worked as a trainee at the renewable energy startup Bluerise. This year I worked with a team of students to build an energy and heat flow cycle for a hospital. At ECO13 London, I believe I can further expand my knowledge in emerging renewable energy technologies, as well as meeting the inspirational people working in this industry. It is a great honour to be able to participate in Ecosummit London and I will make sure that I contribute to the successful organisation of the conference.
Ecosummit Ambassador Fritz Braeuer from Germany: Through my studies and as alumni of Climate-KIC I have a passionate interest in climate change and cleantech. I am excited to learn of new ways and opportunities to overcome these problems. Being part of the Ecosummit allows me to contribute to the fight against climate change. I study industrial engineering at the Technical University Berlin (TU Berlin). My special focus is the combination of Innovation Management and Energy Engineering. I am currently writing my diploma thesis about Heat Plate Exchangers and the efficiency gain for cooling technology. Through Climate-KIC I heard a lot of good things about Ecosummit. I am very much looking forward to becoming a part of the team and to contribute to accelerating smart green innovation.
Ecosummit Ambassador Victoria Aragón from Argentina: Participating in the ambassadors team of ECO12 Düsseldorf gave me a new perspective for my carreer. I got the opportunity to see how professionals all over Europe are working towards efficiency integrated into everyday life and offering collaboration between countries. As a Civil Engineer, I can contribute to a sustainable and green future by helping to develop infrastructure, planning and fundamentals for green cities. Recently I participated in a program in Vienna focused on energy efficient building design and now I look forward to keep learning and investigating on the matter and being able to add to a synergistic approach in building construction. Having studied and worked at international environments, one aspect has become very clear for me, cooperation and networking are essential, sharing information and technology leads to faster and better growth. That is why I want to participate once again in ECO13 London, to inform and educate myself and hopefully help spread the word!
Ecosummit Ambassador Darragh Kirby from Ireland: My name is Darragh Kirby and I come from Dublin, Ireland. I am passionate about the environment, sustainability and entrepreneurship and a firm believer that events like the Ecosummit make a real difference to the progress we see in startups and established organisations becoming more eco-friendly. I am a graduate from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, with a master’s degree in Design Sustainability. Currently, I am ccompleting a post-graduate qualification in Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the Innovation Academy, which is a joint initiative run by University College Dublin in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin. I am also currently involved in a company, Carbon Control, which is an environmental initiative and mark focused on giving consumers the clear and credible environmental assurances they are looking for. Having joined Ecosummit Berlin 2013 and seeing the ambassadors’ enthusiasm and reward from the experience has inspired me.
Ecosummit Ambassador Thomas Evans from UK: I graduated last summer (2012) from The University of St Andrews with an MA (Hons) in Sustainable Development, during my degree I completed many modules relating to Smart Green City such as Managing Modern Cities and Urban Sustainability. My interest in Sustainable urban living developed further whilst working as a consultant for Atkins Futures Department on their Future Proofing Cities report for DFID. Over a four month period I researched successful city models as well as looking at the main threats to modern cities encompassing human, natural and economic threats. I have also had experience with Faithful and Gould in their carbon management team, working on projects such as the UK government’s building schools for the future and Sainsbury’s low carbon initiatives. These gave me a good insight into building regulations and assessment mechanisms such as BREEAM and LEED and I would be very interested in taking part in this year’s summit at The Crystal as it is one of the few LEED Platinum buildings in Europe! I am currently working towards becoming a chartered environmental engineer with CIWEM (Chartered Institute for Water and Environmental Management) and being able to attend the London Ecosummit presents me with an unparalleled opportunity for knowledge sharing and indeed learning. I am particularly excited by this year’s ecosummit as it brings together people from a diverse set of disciplines including architects, systems specialists, industrialists, investors and indeed entrepreneurs. Promoting green business and clean technology is only going to become increasingly important and it is at summits such as this one that people from across a vast array of professions can come together to network and discuss progress and indeed their vision for the future.
Ecosummit Ambassador Anna Poyry from Finland: I grew up in Helsinki where I was fortunate enough to witness technologically and environmentally advanced ventures being fostered all around me. My drive to make a positive impact on the world around me took me to London where I studied Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College. There I learned more about myself and realised my interests lie in entrepreneurship, sustainability and Smart Cities. I proceeded to continue studying towards a Master’s degree in Service Design at the Royal College of Art where I am a part of our Smart Cities team. I want to improve my understanding of systems, communities, users and behaviour – all of which I feel are vital aspects in the study and design of cities and sustainability. Recently, I have been working for a Dyson award winning startup from the RCA incubator, completed a project for a sustainability consultancy (Eight Associates) and also worked for Sainsbury’s exploring the sustainability potential of their stores and practice. In addition, I have also been writing a dissertation investigating Scandinavia as a source of inspiration for sustainable cities of the future. By taking part in the Ecosummit conference, I hope to meet like-minded people with a shared interest in Smart Sustainable Cities from all over the world and from various backgrounds.
Ecosummit Ambassador Iban Benzal from Spain: After four years working as a computer engineer in Barcelona I had an internal revelation and I realized that my work was not making the world better. Since then I have been discovering and engaging with new disciplines that will allow me to make a difference and quench my deeper thirst for sustainability. With that aim, I started studying towards an MA in Service Design at the Royal College of Art, where I feel I can bring my computing skills and enthusiasm for green to the various projects I work on within fields such as public services and retail. I have completed a project together with BlackBerry that aimed at increasing community interactions within a city using technology and have also worked with Sainsbury’s designing the sustainable store of the future. Now, as a member of the Smart Cities team in our college, I am focusing on the range of new solutions that the Internet of Things can bring, and how we could use these solutions to change cities and the way people behave and interact. Taking part in the Ecosummit ambassador team is an outstanding experience and opportunity for all of us. I do believe that our shared enthusiasm and combined knowledge bring valuable contributions to the conference.
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