Ecosummit Gathers Smart Green Economy on 24-25 March 2011 in Berlin

Press Release – Berlin, 11 January 2011: Germany is on its way to become the leading Smart Green Economy. For the second time, Mobile Economy GmbH organises the international Smart Green Economy and Cleantech conference. Ecosummit 2011 (ECO11) takes place on 24-25 March in the new eco hotel Scandic at Potsdamer Platz. ECO11 Sponsors include Nokia, Bank Sarasin, WHEB Partners, Taylor Wessing, MAMA, Green Technology Staffing, High-Tech Gründerfonds, Inventux, Kienbaum and WeSustain.

Jan Michael Hess, CEO of Mobile Economy GmbH and Ecosummit Founder, explains his motivation for going green: “ECO11 is the successor of our first Green Venture Summit 2010 and serves to foster the Smart Green Economy. By 2020 we must transform our economy into a Smart Green Economy and repower it with 100% renewable energy. Our future will only be worth living if we balance our economy, ecology and society. Thus we have to invest huge amounts of human and financial capital.”

The agenda features climate change, renewable energy, energy storage, energy efficiency, emobility, smart grid and sustainability management. Speakers include Michael Linse (KPCB), Gina Domanig (Emerald), Dr. Helmut Vorndran (Ventizz), Alexander Voigt (Younicos), Prof. Dr. Peter Höppe (Munich Re), Rolf Adam (Cisco), Harry Böhme (Novaled) and Thomas Noonan (JouleX).

ECO11 puts a special focus on the city of the future. Prof. Dr. Meinhard von Gerkan (gmp Architects) presents his vision of the smart green city TXL+ as future use of the airport Tegel. Afterwards the ideas for sustainable urban living can be elaborated during workshops.

ECO11 enables the matchmaking of startups with seed and growth investors. Next to the VCs mentioned above, GE, Sofinnova, Good Energies, Sumitomo, zouk and Sonne+Wind have confirmed their presence. Hereby Ecosummit calls for the best Cleantech startups to apply for an investor pitch.

Ecosummit 2011 takes place on 24-25 March 2011 in Berlin. Conference language is English. Further sponsors, speakers and media partners are welcome. Tickets and more information are available online: http://ecosummit.net

For cooperation: Jan Michael Hess – jan at ecosummit dot net (+49.176.21208417)

Journalists: Nina Koch – nina dot koch at piabo dot net (+49.30.2576205.19)


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