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    Our 6th conference Ecosummit London 2013 was celebrated on 15-16 October 2013 at the Crystal. The motto of ECO13 London was Smart Green City. 58 speakers including 31 startups went on stage. Scroll down to learn more about our speaker lineup. Click “expand” to read the speaker profile, click “collapse” to close it. Follow the company link to visit the external homepage. Past Ecosummit speakers: ECO15 Berlin, ECO14 London, ECO14 Berlin, ECO13 Berlin, ECO12 Düsseldorf, ECO12 Berlin and ECO11 Berlin.

     

    • Patric Gresko (LP)
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    • Head of Unit – Venture Capital
    • European Investment Fund
    • http://www.eif.org
    • Patric Gresko is Head of Unit within EIF’s Venture Capital team. EIF is the largest European venture capital fund-of-funds with more than €3B under management and a portfolio of over 220 venture capital funds. Patric leads a team that invests in early stage funds and manages a portfolio of venture capital funds representing total commitments of more than €1B in all major technology sectors. With EIF’s Venture Capital team, he is further developing EIF’s activity by designing and implementing new innovative equity products, notably in the corporate venturing space. He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Luxembourg as an auditor and consultant for the financial sector. He holds a Master in Business Engineering from HEC Management School – Université de Liège.
    • Rene Savelsberg (VC)
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    • CEO
    • Chrysalix SET
    • http://www.chrysalixset.com
    • Rene Savelsberg is co-founder, CEO and Managing Director of Chrysalix SET since 2007. He is responsible for the strategy and overall operations of the SET Funds. His focus is on companies in the areas of smart grid, energy efficiency, transportation and infrastructure. He serves on the Board of Sefaira and is observer on the Boards of Alertme.com, General Fusion and MicroShade. He also served on the Board of Epyon which was acquired by ABB in June 2011. Between 1997 and 2004 Rene led the Philips Corporate Venturing activities, initially in Silicon Valley and later expanding into Europe and Israel, managing investments in over 40 companies. After Philips decided to depart from its corporate VC involvement Rene successfully divested the portfolio by the end of 2004. In the meantime, he joined Philips’ Corporate M&A department where he was also responsible for semiconductor-related transactions and was instrumental in the €6.4 billion divestment of the Philips Semiconductor Division, now called NXP. Prior to (re)joining Philips Rene worked during 5 years for the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, the economic development agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. Rene Savelsberg holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Technical University Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
    • Fabienne Herlaut (VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Ecomobilité Ventures
    • http://www.ecomobilite-ventures.com/
    • Fabienne Herlaut graduated from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris and holds a Master degree from Harvard Business School. After graduation, she joins Bain and Co. in the Boston and Paris offices. From 1990 until 2001, she joins Harwanne, a diversified holding company (mining, packaging, electronics), listed in Paris and Geneva, as General Manager. She is in charge of managing the portfolio of participations (M&A) and supervising the operational performance of Harwanne subsidiaries to drive them toward leadership positions. In 2001, she joins Pechiney as Head of Corporate Strategy and following Alcan takeover, co-leads the integration between Alcan and Pechiney. In 2005, she joins ArcelorMittal, Flat Carbon Steel division, in charge of business development and partnerships. In 2007, she joins SNCF as head of Corporate Strategy and Sustainable Development, member of the Executive Committee. In 2008, she launches Ecomobilité Partenaires, SNCF Corporate Venture fund dedicated to sustainable development with €15M equity and investments in six companies. In November 2011, Fabienne Herlaut leaves SNCF to create Eclaircile Gestion, in charge of managing Ecomobilité Ventures, the newly created €25M multi corporate (SNCF, Orange, Total) venture fund, dedicated to sustainable mobility.
    • Colin le Duc (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Generation
    • http://www.generationim.com/
    • Colin works on Generation’s Climate Solutions Fund. Prior to co-founding Generation in 2004, Colin was a Director at Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) where he worked on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes and SAM’s sustainable investment funds. He has also worked for Arthur D. Little as an energy consultant and Total as a natural gas analyst. Colin holds a BSc in International Management and Modern Languages from University of Bath, UK and has completed the Corporate Finance Programme at London Business School. Colin is on the Boards of GreenBytes, TerraLUX, RecycleBank, Infinite Power Solutions, Business for Social Responsibility and Forest Trends. He is also a Board Observer at Nest. He speaks fluent French and lives in London with his young family.
    • Henrik Olsén (VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Environmental Technologies Fund
    • http://www.etf.eu.com/
    • Henrik is the Managing Partner at ETF. In addition to managing the firm day-to-day, he focuses on new investments and represents ETF on the Boards of Chemrec, Kebony, Perpetuum and Elstat. Prior to founding ETF, Henrik spent 13 years at GE. Most recently he was a Managing Director of GE Equity, General Electric’s private equity business, where he successfully invested in high growth businesses across Europe since 1996. Previously, he worked for a number of different industrial businesses within GE, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions as well as post-merger integration and operational management. Henrik is a Swedish national and has an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics, which included a scholarship exchange with the New York University Stern School of business. He is the chairman of the European Advisory Board of the Cleantech Group.
    • Dr. Peter van Gelderen (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Icos Capital
    • http://www.icoscapital.com/
    • Peter van Gelderen is one of the founding Managing Partners at Icos Capital, a leading European cleantech investor with offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Munich. He is responsible for the overall investment strategy of Icos Capital and a board member in five Icos portfolio companies. Icos Capital developed a unique collaborative corporate venturing model with cornerstone investors that are actively involved in energy, water and bio-based chemicals markets. Before co-founding Icos Capital, Peter worked as a strategy consultant at Deloitte, focusing on energy, recycling, water and technology markets. He advised globally active corporations on expansion strategy, mergers and acquisitions and joint-venture deals. In this capacity, he contributed substantially to the revision of the business strategy of several of these companies in response to new market developments such as technology innovation and renewable energy. He also advised the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs on innovation policy. Peter started his career in the Philips Research Laboratories, where he was involved in nanotechnology and new materials research and development. He received a PhD in theoretical physics from Nijmegen University and is a frequent speaker on cleantech investing, innovative technology developments and sustainability.
    • Susana Quintana-Plaza (Corporate VC)
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    • VP Innovation Scouting & Co-Investments
    • E.ON
    • http://www.eon.com/
    • Susana joined E.ON in 2009 in its Climate & Renewables division. Since, 2011 she has taken over the role of Vice President of Innovation Scouting & Co-investments for the E.ON Group where she leads the team in search of new trends and innovations that will impact the energy world. She has over ten years of work experience in aerospace and energy industries with Boeing, Booz & Co and GE. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor and a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Washington. Susana lives in Cologne. In her free time she loves to spend time with her husband and two children and travel the world.
    • Dr. Detlef Pohl (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Siemens Venture Capital
    • http://www.siemensventurecapital.com/
    • Detlef joined the Munich office of Siemens Venture Capital (SVC) in 2008. He is heading a worldwide team focusing on Siemens Sector Infrastructure & Cities related investments in rail systems, mobility and logistics, low and medium voltage solutions, building technologies and smart grid applications. Major topics are Clean and Sustainable Technologies and Energy Efficiency. Prior to joining SVC, Detlef managed the worldwide mergers and acquisitions transactions for different Siemens entities. In 2000, Detlef was a Founding Member of the Siemens Business Services (SBS) Venture Capital team. Before that, he held management positions in the strategy department of SBS, Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems (SNI) and was the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of a Russian/German joint venture. Detlef’s current nominations include PE International (Germany), Transparent Energy (India) and Power Plus Communications (Germany).
    • Pedro Miranda (Corporate)
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    • Corporate VP, Head of Global Competence Centre Cities
    • Siemens
    • http://www.siemens.com/
    • Pedro Miranda is Corporate Vice President of Siemens AG and Head of Corporate Development Siemens One in Munich, since November 2008. He was appointed Head of the Global CoC Cities on October 1st 2011, accumulating this function with Head of CD SO. This Corporate Unit has the governance of 14 Siemens Market Development Boards and oversees Business Development topics in 55 countries. Special responsibilities are Member of the Sales Board. Mr. Miranda started his career at General Motors Corporation as production engineer, joining Siemens in 1983 as manufacturing engineer. Previous Management positions at Siemens Regensburg, Erlangen and Lisbon included Manufacturing Development and Systems Engineering. He was responsible for Project Management and International Sales for large Infrastructure Projects in Qatar, the Middle-East, India and the USA; he headed several General Management positions in the Industry Sector and was member of the CEC in Portugal. Mr. Miranda holds a Diploma degree in Electrical and Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, USA, and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is a REFA specialist by REFA Institute Darmstadt and graduate in Engineering Management Program from the Krannert School of Management, US. He was AFS scholarship recipient in New York, US.
    • Carolin Reichert (Corporate)
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    • Head of Mobility
    • PSA Peugeot Citroën
    • http://www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com/en/
    • Carolin is an expert in strategy and business development with industry focus Automotive and New Energy and a strong consulting background. Since 2011 Carolin is responsible for Mobility in the PSA Group (Peugeot Citroën Automobiles) situated in Paris. In this role, she is in charge of the Group’s Mobility Strategy and the development of new Mobility Business on an international level for both brands Peugeot and Citroën. Visible results of her work are the cooperations with Deutsch Bahn and Sixt concerning the mobility solutions Multicity carsharing and Share Your Fleet, an innovative carsharing solution for companies. Between 2006 and 2011 Carolin worked for RWE, a large utility Group in Germany, in different functions. From 2009 on she invented and headed the business for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. Before, she was responsible for the Strategic Planning of the RWE Group, the development of the Group’s Renewables Energy Strategy as well as for the foundation of the RWE Incubator. Between 2003 and 2005 Carolin headed the Strategic Planning Department at Infineon Technology based in Munich and was responsible for several cost saving programs. Between 1997 and 2005 she collected a broad experience in Strategy, Business Development and Restructuring as Senior Consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultancy. Carolin owns a Diploma in Business and Computer Science from University of Mannheim.
    • Harry Böhme (Corporate)
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    • CFO
    • Novaled (Samsung)
    • http://www.novaled.com/
    • Harry Böhme is the CFO of Novaled, the leading provider of materials and technology for organic electronics. The company is based in Dresden, Germany, and has developed from a spin-off from the University of Dresden towards a major player in the industry since its foundation in 2001. In August 2013, Novaled was successfully sold to Samsung. Harry has a legal background, working as a lawyer for ten years, before joining a US-based software firm in 2000 as General Counsel. From 2002 until 2006, he served as General Counsel and Director Finance for Intershop, a leading German provider of eBusiness software. In 2007, he joined Novaled, where he is responsible for all internal and external financial activities, with a strong focus on Private Equity and Capital Markets activities.
    • Josef Brunner (Corporate)
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    • Chief Architect, Cisco Services
    • JouleX (Cisco)
    • http://www.joulex.net/
    • Josef Brunner has a successful track record of starting and growing companies, beginning at age 16 when he founded one of the first unified threat management systems. After selling the company to Azlan (now Techdata), Brunner remained to lead the business as head of security. In 2004, Brunner founded Bastille Networks, a company focused on proactive security prevention and monitoring, then sold its main assets to Integralis (now part of NPP Telecom) in 2007. He subsequently joined Enterasys (now part of Siemens Enterprise Networks), where he successfully established a solid revenue stream as director of security sales across Central Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Most recently, he founded JouleX, which was acquired by Cisco for $107m in 2013. Today, Brunner acts as Chief Architect for Cisco´s energy solutions and leads the energy sales teams for Cisco in the EMEAR region.
    • Rolf Adam (Corporate)
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    • Director Energy & Smart Grid EMEAR
    • Cisco
    • http://www.cisco.com/
    • Rolf Adam is a Director with Cisco. He is responsible for the EMEAR Business Development with the Energy industry comprising Oil & Gas and Utilities & Smart Grid. In addition to his responsibilities at Cisco, he is an industry advisor to WHEB Partners (Cleantech fund), sits on the Advisory Board of Entelios AG (Demand Response startup) and emobility2go (EV eCloud startup), and is an expert to the European Commission on Smart Grid. Prior to joining Cisco he was a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton where he had built and managed the European Smart Grid Practice and an Associate at A.T. Kearney. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Eichstaett and a MBA from Webster University.
    • Karsten Hojberg (Corporate)
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    • Cleantech Business Development Manager
    • Autodesk
    • http://www.autodesk.co.uk/cleantech
    • Karsten Hojberg is the European Cleantech Manufacturing Business Development Manager for Autodesk. The Autodesk Cleantech Partner Program supports the efforts, innovations, and environmental advancements of clean technology pioneers by providing world-class software to design, visualize, and simulate ground-breaking ideas. In his role, Karsten provides access to this leading edge design and simulation software to cleantech startups and entrepreneurs so that they can innovate and get their products to market faster. Karsten previously headed up the Cleantech Partner programs in both Japan and Australia/New Zealand. Karsten joined Autodesk in 2008 as the Manufacturing Industry Manager primarily responsible for driving sales in the Australia/New Zealand region of the Autodesk Manufacturing products. Prior to Autodesk, Karsten has had management positions within Oracle and SSA global, driving ERP sales into manufacturing organizations around Australia and New Zealand. Karsten holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Sydney.
    • Michael Wilshire (Market Intelligence)
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    • Director of Analysis
    • Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    • http://www.bnef.com/
    • Michael is director of analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, leading the teams that produce research on clean energy including Bioenergy, Wind, Solar, Energy Smart Technologies, Carbon Capture & Storage and geothermal. Before joining Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Michael was a partner at McKinsey, where he consulted across a range of industries including energy, technology and telecoms. He worked with equipment providers and operators across Europe as well as in Asia and the US. Previously, Michael worked in the UK Department of Energy in the 1980s across a variety of energy policy areas, including one of the very earliest privatisations (Amersham International), as well as deregulation of the gas industry, renewable energy, nuclear policy and the financing and privatisation of the electricity industry. During that period he was also private secretary to both the Minister of State for Energy and the Permanent Secretary.
    • Jonathan Tyler (Funder)
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    • Chief Commercial Officer
    • Climate-KIC
    • http://www.climate-kic.org/
    • Jonathan Tyler joined Climate-KIC as Chief Commercial Officer in May 2013. He was previously an investment banker across the global chemical sector, and held senior roles mostly at US firms, such as Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns, for around 20 years. He has worked on varied complex situations, including initial public offerings (IPO’s), large international corporate finance (M&A) transactions, and financial restructuring cases. In the first phase of his career, Jonathan was a ranked equity research analyst, and well regarded for producing initiative thought leading research. Jonathan was expert witness for Dow Chemical in the high profile Rohm & Haas versus Dow Chemical court case in the United States. He is a graduate of both Imperial College and London Business School, a trustee of the Almeida Theatre in London, and has active philanthropic and arts interests. Jonathan’s pan-European remit is to accelerate the commercialisation of Climate-KIC.
    • Claire Cockerton (Accelerator)
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    • Head of Innovation
    • Level39
    • http://level39.co/
    • Claire Cockerton is a serial entrepreneur; currently CEO of Pivotal Innovations and also consulting to the Canary Wharf Group as Head of Innovation Programmes at Level39, Europe’s largest technology accelerator for Financial, Retail and Future Cities technology businesses. An Imperial College MBA alumni, specialising in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design, Claire designed the business incubation strategy for Richard Branson’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, and has also generated business innovation models, advised on commercial agility in digital media and created go-to-market plans for high-tech engineering laboratories. Claire previously founded, grew and sold (2009) Aesthetic Earthworks, a Toronto based sustainable architecture firm.
    • Richard Fogg (PR)
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    • Managing Director
    • CCgroup
    • http://www.ccgrouppr.com/
    • With over a decade of experience in international public relations, Richard has worked with some of the world’s largest technology companies, trade associations and a host of specialist players. The programmes in which he has been involved range from product launches to issues management campaigns, and public information to transformational emerging market projects. Richard has guided Clean Technology strategy and messaging, working closely with the team to ensure high impact campaigns that deliver big sales results. Richard holds a First Class Honours Degree in Public Relations from Bournemouth University and has twice won Young Communicator of the Year awards.
    • Alexander Bigge Lidgren (Accelerator)
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    • Portfolio Manager
    • Swedish Energy Agency
    • http://www.energimyndigheten.se/en/
    • Bigge evaluates incoming funding cases within renewable energy and energy efficiency. The Swedish Energy Agency evaluates around 120 projects every year, funding approximately ten to fifteen of them. He also manages the portfolio of 50 high growth companies that have received financing from the Swedish Energy Agency. Bigge is a serial entrepreneur with experience from raising VC money, growing companies and successful exits. He previously founded and was Managing Director of Cleantech Scandinavia, which was and continues to be the leading provider of cleantech dealflow in the Nordics. He also founded and managed Nordic Cleantech Open, the Scandinavian startup competition that each year selects the 25 most promising cleantech growth cases.
    • Magnus Agerström (Accelerator)
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    • Managing Director
    • Cleantech Scandinavia
    • http://www.cleantechscandinavia.com/
    • Magnus Agerström is Managing Director of Cleantech Scandinavia, which he co-founded in 2007. With more than 70 investors and industry companies from around the world in a membership network, Cleantech Scandinavia has become one of the most influential actors in the Nordic cleantech space. Before he co-founded Cleantech Scandinavia he co-founded the sustainability consultancy and software company Natlikan Sustainability where he was Managing Director for many years and from which he made a successful exit in 2011. Magnus holds a bachelor of Business Administration and has a passion for Environmental Economics. He is convinced that the way we use our economic system will have to be reformed in order for us to solve the big sustainability challenges ahead.
    • David Dornbusch (Public Agency)
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    • Cleantech Advisor
    • European Business and Technology Centre
    • http://www.ebtc.eu/
    • David Dornbusch graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and worked in various industrial sectors (nuclear, aeronautics and cleantech). In 2008, he created Cleantuesday, the worldwide non-profit cleantech organisation, to support the development of the cleantech industry through a new spirit and open innovation. He is also CEO of France Cleantech, a cleantech consultancy and corporate finance advisor. David Dornbusch and Cleantuesday participate in various European projects as advisors in cleantech and open innovation. Their client list includes EBTC, the European Business and Technology Centre, that aims at bringing cleantech made in Europe to the Indian market.
    • Philipp Rode (Research)
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    • Executive Director
    • LSE Cities
    • http://lsecities.net/
    • Philipp Rode is Executive Director of LSE Cities and Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is Ove Arup Fellow with the LSE Cities Programme and co-convenes the LSE Sociology Course on City Making: The Politics of Urban Form. As researcher and consultant he manages interdisciplinary projects comprising urban governance, transport, city planning and urban design. Rode organised Urban Age conferences in partnership with Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society in ten cities bringing together political leaders, city mayors, urban practitioners, private sector representatives and academic experts. The focus of his current work is on cities and climate change which includes his role as coordinating author of the cities and buildings chapters for UNEP’s Green Economy Report. He manages the Urban Age research efforts and recently co-authored Transforming Urban Economies (2011) and The Global Metro Monitor (2010); and published the reports Cities and Social Equity (2009) and Integrated City Making (2008). He has previously worked on several multidisciplinary research and consultancy projects in New York and Berlin and was awarded the Schinkel Urban Design Prize 2000.
    • Dr. Philipp Bouteiller (Berlin TXL)
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    • CEO
    • Tegel Projekt
    • http://www.berlintxl.de/
    • Philipp studied in Berlin and London where he received a PhD in International Management and Social Psychology from London School of Economics. He worked as a senior consultant for McKinsey & Company, then as an IT entrepreneur and independent strategy adviser. Since April 2012, Philipp is the CEO of Tegel Projekt and aims at creating the Urban Tech Republic Berlin TXL at the airport Tegel. His main competence areas are high tech and innovation management, infrastructures, mobility and renewable energy.
    • Dr. Steven Fawkes (Energy Efficiency)
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    • Energy Efficiency Advisor
    • Only Eleven Percent
    • http://www.onlyelevenpercent.com/
    • Steve Fawkes is an internationally recognised expert on energy efficiency with over 30 years experience including implementing energy management programmes for corporates, local and national governments and co-founding two energy service companies, one in Romania and one in the UK that implemented innovative energy services contracts with Diageo and Sainsburys. From 2007 to 2012 he was a Partner at Matrix where he led the Extel number 1 rated research team and advised clean tech companies on fund raising and M&A. He has been an Adviser to the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change and in 2012 was awarded the Energy Institute’s Individual Achievement Award. He has published extensively on energy efficiency including two books. He is currently a non-executive director of Bglobal plc, an adviser to several clean tech companies and funds, and implementing efficiency finance programmes in Europe and North America.
    • Thomas Thümmler (Building Engineer)
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    • Project Manager
    • WSGreenTechnologies
    • http://www.wsgreentechnologies.com/
    • Thomas Thümmler is leading the Sustainability and Certification department at WSGreenTechnologies, the sustainability branch of the Werner Sobek group. It is his task to continuously strengthen the fields of building physics, simulation (daylight, thermal building, hygrothermal), holistic sustainability concepts and certification to keep them close to the state of science. The Werner Sobek Group is offering high class structural engineering, design, and façade design in combination with sophisticated sustainability concepts for highest comfort and minimised use of energy and materials. Therefore one focus of his work is on bringing the different disciplines together in search of the best solution. Since joining the company in 2008 Thomas Thümmler contributed his skills in interdisciplinary planning to manifold projects in the field of sustainable design. Amongst those are e.g. ReMoMaB, a research project on reusable lime-sand brick constructions, the Efficiency House Plus with E-Mobility (Berlin) or the new construction of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Berlin). Besides his work at WSGreenTechnologies he added strongly to the DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) during its pilot certification phase, to the development of new certification schemes and he is still part of the DGNB Group of Experts: Comfort. Prior to joining WSGreenTechnologies Thomas Thümmler graduated from RWTH Aachen University, one of Germany’s elite Universities of Excellence with a diploma in civil engineering where he also worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Steel Structures.
    • Anna Woodeson (Architect)
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    • Associate Director
    • Wilkinson Eyre
    • http://www.wilkinsoneyre.com/
    • nna Woodeson joined Wilkinson Eyre Architects in 2001 and was made an Associate Director in 2012. Anna has recently led the completion on Southampton’s new Sea City Museum, which is housed in a listed Magistrates Court building and tells the story of the city’s maritime heritage – and in particular its connection with the Titanic. Currently, Anna leads Wilkinson Eyre’s team designing a new Student Graduate Centre at City University, London. Anna led the design of a new building for Oxford University’s prestigious Department of Earth Sciences. She has been involved with a number of Wilkinson Eyre’s education and science research projects, including City and Islington College’s Centre for Lifelong Learning and Anglia Ruskin University’s new Rivermead Campus in Chelmsford. She acted as project co-ordinator for the Bristol BSF schools initiative, which has delivered a series of new education facilities across a number of sites within the city, and was principal point of contact with the contractors for the project, Skanska. The schools employ Wilkinson Eyre’s innovative Kit of Parts developed for the DfES as part of the earlier exemplar schools initiative. Within the office, Anna jointly manages Wilkinson Eyre’s sustainability strategy, which includes comprehensive in-house design reviews and ISO14001 accreditation. She became a BREEAM accredited professional in 2011.
    • Till Scherer (Architect)
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    • Associate Architect
    • AWW
    • http://www.aww-uk.com/
    • Till Scherer is an associate architect, responsible for driving AWW’s sustainability innovations forward. Till developed AWW’s revolutionary Performance Driven Design approach and has a track record for delivering highly sustainable projects both on an individual building and masterplanning scale in a number of sectors, which focus on truly sustainable design principles. Till has an in-depth knowledge of planning issues and the technical issues associated with achieving a low energy design, alongside the strategic issues that are imperative in achieving a holistically low carbon solution that also provide clients with real tangible benefits. Till’s projects have won a number of sustainability awards, and he has spoken at a variety of conferences including the British Council for Schools Environments Conference (Manchester 2010), the Wood in Construction Conference for The National Forest Company (De-carbonising Construction), the Spring Green event at the Architecture Centre (Bristol), Anticipating, Avoiding and Removing Barriers to Development (3 Seminars across the UK sponsored by Hydrock Group), and he was part of the expert panel in 2013 for the BD webinar How will Architects influence the future of sustainability? (sponsored by BD, Ecobuild and Sefaira).
    • Mads Jensen (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Sefaira
    • http://www.sefaira.com/
    • Mads Jensen is the CEO of Sefaira and a visionary in the use of cloud computing for performance based building design. Mads co-founded Sefaira in 2009 with a mission to transform the way buildings are designed and retrofitted. In the pursuit of this, Mads passionately champions the use of deep computing to unlock real-time scientific analysis. Today Sefaira, based in New York and London, is the leading company in cloud software for design of energy efficient buildings and building energy retrofits. Under Mads’ leadership, Sefaira won the Green Building Innovation Award in 2011 and was named a Top 200 Private Company in 2012. Prior to founding Sefaira, Mads was a Business Executive at IBM in Paris and London. He holds a BSc in International Business from Copenhagen Business School and an MBA from INSEAD. Mads lives in London with his wife and daughter.
    • Richard van de Vrie (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • LuXeXcel
    • http://www.luxexcel.com
    • Richard van de Vrie is a lighting visionary and innovator with more than 25 years’ experience in the lighting industry. He was the CEO and co-owner of Lighting Partner BV, and has also held various management positions at Sylvania Lighting International and Lighting Science Group Corporation. In 2009 Richard founded the LUXeXceL Group – the inventor of printoptical technology. LUXeXceL invented a revolutionary digital manufacturing process to make optics on demand, fast and without any post processing! In 2012 this invention was acclaimed by Frost & Sullivan for enabling technology to offer the LED lighting industry cost reduction and flexibility. The company has full focus on both prototyping and manufacturing of LED lighting optics. In fact this innovation means the digitizing of optics manufacturing. In a later stage other vertical markets can be addressed as LUXeXceL protected this unique printing process well.
    • Laurits Bach Sørensen (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Microshade
    • http://microshade.net/
    • Laurits Bach Sørensen, has 15+ years’ experience, doing startups, setting up new high growth business units, leading turnarounds and counseling venture and general startup companies across multiple industries. Background includes startups in real-estate and nightlife industry, turnarounds in the nightlife and telecom industry (Aastra Telecom), setting up self-governing local business unit at Hewlett-Packard in Denmark, establishing new EMEA (Europe, Middle-East & Africa) Business/Sales Unit within Hewlett-Packard and growing it to $250M. Finally Laurits has done extensive growth and execution strategy counseling for venture and general startups companies; across greentech, professional services, nightlife and information technology. Laurits Bach Sørensen has a Bachelor in International Business and MSc Innovation & Business Development from Copenhagen School of Business. Laurits B. Sørensen joined Microshade January 1st 2013.
    • Knut Hechtfischer (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ubitricity
    • http://www.ubitricity.com
    • Knut Hechtfischer is one of ubitricity’s founders and managing directors. Knut completed a bank traineeship and holds university degrees in both law and business administration (MBA equivalent). He then joined leading international law firms in London, Frankfurt and Berlin, advising national and international clients in Regulatory, Acquisition Finance and Renewable Energy related projects. Working as an attorney during the day, Knut’s fascination with the potential of the renewable energy sector soon had him reading up on generation and storage opportunities by night. He envisaged ubitricity’s idea as well as the technical and commercial concepts in 2007 and founded the company with his friend and colleague Frank Pawlitschek in 2008. At ubitricity, Knut directs and instructs the implementation of the ubitricity concept and develops future co-operations and market models connected to his company’s concept. Knut also has a strong technical background and envisioned important parts of ubitricity’s mobile metering system.
    • Christoph Ostermann (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Sonnenbatterie
    • http://www.sonnenbatterie.de
    • Christoph Ostermann is Co-Founder of the Prosol Invest Group, being with its Solar Battery product range one of the pioneers in the residential battery storage market. Solar Battery is a highly innovative, intelligent battery system offering much more than just an energy storage solution. The system comprises several added value features such as smart home, smart meter, PV-monitoring and UPS. Since its market launch in early 2011 several hundreds of Solar Batteries have been sold only in Germany. Christoph began his career with KMC Management Consultants, a leading management consulting firm focused on sales and marketing expertise, where he was Managing Partner and Co-Founder of a branch office. Since 2005 he is in the renewable energy business, where he has been involved in several companies as CEO, entrepreneur and/or consultant. Christoph graduated in 1997 with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bayreuth.
    • Christina Di Sano (Startup)
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    • Chief Sales Officer
    • Smart Hydro Power
    • http://www.smart-hydro.de
    • Christina Di Sano manages international sales and marketing at Smart Hydro Power located near Munich, Germany. Smart Hydro Power develops and sells innovative kinetic water turbines for renewable energy generation. The company´s core markets are located in developing countries. Christina has been a part of the Smart Hydro Power team since its founding in August 2010 and has played a crucial role in co-creating and executing the strategies of the company. With her multicultural background, Christina very much enjoys serving the international clientele and projects of Smart Hydro Power. Prior to Smart Hydro Power, Christina completed double degrees at San Francisco State University, in Environmental Science and German Language, as well as a one-year international program at the University of Tübingen, Germany. Christina currently lives in Munich, Germany and comes originally from California.
    • Pieter Bots (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Geo-En
    • http://www.geo-en.de
    • Pieter Bots is Founder and Managing Director of Geo-En Energy Technologies GmbH. Geo-En is a Berlin-based greentech company engaged in the provision of high-power climatization solutions utilizing geothermal energy. Geo-En’s internationally patented, space-efficient and high capacity single-borehole geothermal technology is best suited for heating and cooling large buildings and for inner city installations. Before founding Geo-En in 2007, Pieter served as a member of the executive board of SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG. Pieter’s exceptional track record of successfully founding Freecom Technologies in 1994, growing and exiting the company in 2004 with over €100M turnover, underlines his remarkable managerial expertise. Pieter holds a degree in Business IT and economics from the University of Groningen, Netherlands.
    • Christian Deilmann (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Tado
    • http://www.tado.com
    • Being a Co-Founder and CEO of tado, Christian strives to revolutionize the way people heat and cool their homes. He believes that heating and cooling buildings right is an extremely powerful approach towards sustainability in energy. Prior to tado, Christian worked with a leading early stage Venture Capital firm, co-founded and sold a mobile telecommunication company and worked with a top management consulting firm. Christian holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT (Cambridge, MA) as well as a Diplom-Ingenieur (MSc equiv.) in Engineering & Management from Technische Universität München (Munich, Germany). His passion in academia, profession and leisure engagement is cutting edge energy technology and its application in successful products.
    • Benjamin Kott (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • EnergyDeck
    • http://www.energydeck.com
    • Prior to founding EnergyDeck in 2011, Benjamin headed up Green Business Operations and Clean Energy Advocacy at Google Europe. In this role, he was responsible for managing and reducing resource consumption of Google’s operations, identifying and implementing large scale renewable energy investments and driving a major outreach campaign around climate change. He was also involved with the Google PowerMeter rollout in Europe. Before Google, Benjamin worked for Booz & Co on projects in the Media & Technology, Aerospace and Energy sectors in Italy and Europe. Prior to that he worked for EADS Airbus in Germany and France. Benjamin holds an M.Sc. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Technical University of Munich, and an MBA from Insead. He is on the sustainability advisory panel of the BBC.
    • Franz Salzmann (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Lock8
    • http://www.lock8.me
    • Franz Salzmann, CEO of Lock8, has previously been working at Deutsche Bank and in the field of private equity. He holds two master degrees from University of St. Gallen and University of Oxford. With Lock8 he wants to re-shape green mobility and attack the problem of urban bicycle theft.
    • Benjamin Kirschner (Startup)
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    • Co-Founder
    • Flinc
    • http://www.flinc.org
    • Benjamin is Co-Founder and Head of Business Development at flinc, the social mobility network which will revolutionize the way we think about ride sharing. He was also member of the student project team which invented flinc in the first place. Prior to flinc he studied Media System Design at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, where he wrote his diploma thesis about scalable business models and organisations. Benjamin is passionate about connected mobility and free software.
    • Oliver Lünstedt (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Carzapp
    • http://www.carzapp.net
    • Oliver Lünstedt is CEO and Co-founder of Carzapp. Carzapp is a P2P car sharing operator that connects car owners to people renting cars. It enables people to automatically and spontaneously make their cars available to rent via their smartphones. An inexpensive and theft-proof hardware solution, the ZappKit, allows car owners to do this without physically handing over keys. Oliver is responsible for strategy and finance at Carzapp. Prior to Carzapp he worked for Roland Berger in the area of Energy & Chemicals and for the German cleantech startup SunCoal Industries in the strategic management where he gained a broad insight in the different aspects of managing startups. He studied industrial engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with focus on finance, entrepreneurship and renewable energies.
    • Rastislav Lauko (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • GreenWay
    • http://www.greenway.sk/en/
    • Before he joined the company, Rastislav was a member of top management of SPP company – leading utility in CEE region. He was responsible for strategic planning, heading infrastructure projects with budget exceeding €100M per year. His background is in corporate finance, graduating in Bratislava and Oxford. In GreenWay, he is responsible for project management, technology development and company operation.
    • Jerome Penigaud (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • EZ Wheel
    • http://www.ez-wheel.com
    • Jerome Penigaud is Founder and CEO of the French startup EZ Wheel. EZ Wheel invented the first electric wheel with integrated motor and batteries that provides power assistance for all types of factory and warehouse equipment, including material roll cages, hand trolleys, carts and waste containers. Thanks to the modular design of its integrated motor, power pack and wireless controls, EZ Wheel can be fitted quickly and easily to drive material handling equipment – safely, cleanly and quietly. There are cost-effective EZ Wheel solutions for transporting payloads until 1 tone, in a wide range of indoor and outdoor operating environments. It makes moving heavy loads safe and comfortable for logistic workers and helps to protect them from strains and industrial injury.
    • Thomas delos Santos (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Innovative Mobility
    • http://www.innovative-mobility.com
    • Thomas delos Santos is Co-Founder and CEO of Innovative Mobility. During his studies of business administration, he gathered managing experience in East Asia. After graduation, he chose to join a renowned consulting company for which he served a Swiss customer over some years. In that time, he focused on process optimization in an industrial setting, leading to a significant improvement of productivity by smart use of management tools. This success inspired the entrepreneur to initiate the idea of what would become Innovative Mobility: a new, intelligent approach to individual mobility. Over the past four years, he and his team have dedicated themselves to create a multi-company consortium which develops the Colibri, an ergonomic, safe and comfortable one-person light electric vehicle which will enter series production in 2015. The Colibri sets out to overcome the market barriers of today’s battery electric vehicles: intelligent use of lightweight construction principles reduces the required battery and engine sizes, offering competitive range and superior driving characteristics in a cost-efficient, yet premium package.
    • Dr. Jan Marckhoff (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • BEN Energy
    • http://www.ben-energy.com
    • Jan is co-founder and CEO of BEN Energy. He has a background in finance having studied in Germany, India and the US and having gained over five years of work experience in the banking industry. Jan first came into contact with the energy market during his PhD where he did research on risk management in electricity markets in Europe. Afterwards, he worked in risk management and strategy consulting for the financial and energy industry before joining the ETH Zurich team and founding BEN at the beginning of 2011.
    • Eugen Mayer (Startup)
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    • COO
    • Power Plus Communications
    • http://www.ppc-ag.de/1-1-Home.html
    • Eugen Mayer has been Managing Director (COO) at Power Plus Communications (PPC) since 2005. PPC is the leading European provider of Broadband Powerline Communications (BPL) technology for Smart Metering and Smart Grids. Since becoming Managing Director, Eugen has been responsible for the strategic refocusing of PPC towards communication solutions for Smart Metering and Smart Grid applications. Eugen Mayer jointly founded PPC as a subsidiary of MVV Energie with Ingo Schönberg in 2001. As Vice President Project Management and Operations he was responsible for the daily operations of the company until 2005 when he took on the role of Managing Director. Eugen started his professional career as a Project Manager at Marquart (Switches and Switching Systems) and MVV Energie. Eugen Mayer (Dipl. Ing. (FH)) graduated in Electrical Power Supply and Automation Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz (Germany) as well as in European Engineering Studies from Coventry University (UK).
    • James Johnston (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Open Utility
    • http://www.openutility.com
    • James is CEO and co-founder of Open Utility, the world’s first peer-to-peer marketplace for energy. James spent 3 years researching how to apply disruptive technologies in the energy sector as part of his PhD in systems engineering. His PhD was undertaken at the University of Strathclyde, sponsored by Arup and BRE Trust. James also has 2 years experience working in engineering and innovation roles at Arup. Since January 2013, James has been working on Open Utility with the aim of creating an electricity marketplace for the half-million small-scale renewable producers in the UK. Open Utility’s route to market is through partnership with licensed suppliers. The first product enables community energy members to buy back some of their power from their local producer.
    • Trued Holmquist (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Scypho
    • http://www.scypho.com
    • Trued is a strategist driven by his passion for business, technology and finding grand solutions to problems people experience every day. If you can’t find him in long discussions with the tech team, he is probably off somewhere negotiating a new deal for Scypho. The last years Trued has worked in numerous projects involving areas such as advanced IT, large scale implementations, digital security, software as a service, and cleantech. As CEO for Financial ID-Technology Trued set up and managed BankID in Sweden, what is today internationally considered to be the world leading implementation of an electronic e-identity service supporting an entire country. Previously he was Senior Vice President at Handelsbanken in charge for internet and mobile banking for the Handelsbanken group.
    • Mats Pettersson (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ecofective
    • http://www.ecofective.com
    • Mats Pettersson is Co-founder and CEO of Ecofective. He has an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics and completed the Executive Development Program (EDP) at Wharton Business School, USA. Mats is passionate in building Ecofective as a sustainable and profitable business that contributes to a better and more sustainable world. Today Ecofective has business operations in the Nordic countries and Germany with focus on an IT-based energy efficiency solution for large multi-tenant and office buildings. Prior to Ecofective Mats co-founded isMobile and proved his entrepreneurial business skills as CEO with a strong focus on results. Mats has held senior management positions at Motorola with extensive international experience of building and managing multi-functional and multi-cultural sales and marketing teams.
    • Magnus Hägglund (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ecospark
    • http://www.ecospark.se
    • Magnus Hägglund joined Ecospark in March 2012 and holds the position as CEO since then. Magnus has more than 14 years’ experience in product development, product line management, product marketing and new market development from the high technology industry with main focus in the optical and microelectronics areas from different global companies. Prior to joining Ecospark Magnus worked with funding of innovative companies in Sweden. He graduated from Uppsala University with an MSc in Material Engineering.
    • Martin Mohr (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ecoduna
    • http://www.ecoduna.com
    • Martin Mohr qualified as architectural designer and light designer and worked in development and process design for a number of years. He teaches process design and project management at the Donau University Krems since 2000 and taught process design at the Business School St.Gallen from 2007 to 2009. Mohr was a founding Director of ecoduna OG in 2006, specializing on alternative fuels and sustainability solutions and is founding Director of ecoduna productions GmbH in 2008, a company formed to market and further develop the inventions of Martin Mohr and his associate Franz Emminger in the field of photo-bioreactors. Since 2010, Mohr serves as CEO in the ecoduna productions GmbH deriving from ecoduna OG by raising equity to complement a substantial fund from the EU. Mohr has a keen interest in energy efficiency and sustainability. The current project Hanging Gardens has been granted the Genius Award 2008 by the Chamber of Commerce in Austria.
    • Morten Fuur (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Aguasol
    • http://www.aguasol.dk/uk/Home.htm
    • Morten is one of the three co-founders of Aguasol. He has always worked with management in manufacturing, service and distribution companies, and supplemented with several management programs and Diploma in Management. Business and personal development has always been in focus. With Inspiration and motivation, Morten taught more than 100 companies to achieve better results for both work environment and turnover.
    • Andres Pajuste (Startup)
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    • Board Member
    • Nordbiochem
    • http://www.nordbiochem.eu
    • Andres Pajuste studied Production Process Management at the Technical University of Dresden. As a graduated engineer and manager he joined Tallinn R&D Institute of Electrotechnics and spent 7 years as a scientist in the metalworking industry. In the course of the independence movement of Estonia in the late 1980s, Andres joined the Estonian foreign economic service. He was a co-founder of the Estonian School of Diplomacy, and a co-developer of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its foreign economic policy working as a diplomat amongst others in the UK and Germany. Later he worked as an advisor to the Minister of Economic Affairs. He finished his diplomatic career as the Commissioner-General for the Estonian Section at the World Expo 2000 in Hannover. After leading several companies in the metalworking industry, he joined the management of NordBioChem in 2006. Andres is responsible for marketing and international cooperation. Currently he is a member of the Supervisory Board of NordBioChem.
    • Anders Lindgren (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Optistring
    • http://www.optistring.com
    • Anders is one of the founders of and works as CEO for Optistring Technologies. He has more than 15 years of experience from the electronics industry, ranging from hands-on electronics design to technical sales and business development for another sucessful electronics startup. All contacts and experiences from these years are now brought together in developing Optistring, building a great team that can make a success out of the Optistring inverter
      technology. Anders holds a master of science in electrical enginering and has a passion for making business out of technology.
    • Per Resen Steenstrup (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Resen Energy
    • http://www.resenwaves.com
    • Per is a serial entrepreneur. He founded his first company called Reson, the day he graduated from the Technical University in Copenhagen with his Master’s Degree in Engineering, 23 years old. Reson was recently sold for €70M. Resen Energy is the 4th company he is developing. Prior to Resen Energy he developed Wave Star Energy, a big wave energy company, which he took all the way from small scale testing to large scale testing in the North Sea and raised €30M in the process. From Wave Start Energy he learnt all the do’s and don’ts in wave energy and how simple wave energy has to be to be commercial. This knowledge was the key to identifying the simple patented solution behind the Resen Energy activity.
    • Dr. Rune Wendelbo (Startup)
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    • CTO
    • Graphene Batteries
    • http://www.www.graphenebatteries.no
    • Rune Wendelbo is co-founder and CTO of Graphene Batteries. He has more than 25 years of experience from materials R&D, ranging from materials synthesis and surface chemistry to high throughput methodologies. He has previously founded Abalonyx where a process for graphene oxide production was developed. In 2012, he co-founded Graphene Batteries together with Dr. Rahul Fotedar to take advantage of graphene’s extraordinary properties for use in batteries. Rune holds a PhD of science in geology and has a passion for making business out of technology.
    • Felix Krause (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Milk the Sun
    • http://www.milkthesun.com
    • Felix is one of the founders and CEO of Milk the Sun, the first B2B portal in the field of photovoltaics (PV), for rooftop and greenfield owners, roof agents, project developers, installation companies, banks, insurers and investors alike. The portal brings all market participants together and integrates service providers in the area of solar energy. This allows transparent, international trading of project rights (primary market) and installed solar systems (secondary market) – without long broker chains – and the comparison of complementary service providers. Before Milk the Sun, together with his partner Dirk Petschick, Felix founded LuzSolar GmbH – a project developer and management company for PV installations in Germany and UK. He holds a MSc in International Business Studies from Maastricht University, NL, and has previously worked as Key Account Manager UK/NL for Philips and Product Manager DACH for Dyrup.
    • Dr. Henning Heppner (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ebee Smart Technologies
    • http://www.ebeesmarttechnologies.de
    • Dr. Henning Heppner is CEO of Ebee Smart Technologies and one of the 3 co-founders. Henning holds a university degree in industrial engineering and a PhD in business administration. He worked for Siemens in various senior management positions in Germany, France and USA. As part of his reponsibilities within the SiemensVDO and Continental Automotive Electronics Business he managed significant electromobility projects to establish new drivetrain and infotainment products. This experience led to the foundation of Ebee with the goal to create the most flexible and cost efficient yet standard compatible EV charging solution. The Ebee concept has been already recognized with major awards and cooperation agreements with customers and partners are in place.
    • Alexander Zosel (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • E-volo
    • http://www.e-volo.com
    • After over a year of work on the development of the volocopter VC1, the e-volo team achieved their goal on the 21st October 2011: The first manned flight world-wide with a purely electrically powered, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft succeeded. Alex Zosel is CEO and Co-Founder of e-volo, and is one of the three inventors of the Volocopter. In 2012, he won with e-volo the international Lindbergh Foundation Prize for innovation. He studied at the University of Karlsruhe Civil Engineering and works now for over 20 years as a successful entrepreneur. One of his earlier projects was the innovative invention of a fog distribution system for the show and event industry including patents and global launch. From 2009 to 2011, he worked in the field of biometric authentication method, and was VP Innovation of Biometry.com in Lucerne. He ran for 12 years until 2009, the very successful discotheque “Unterhaus” in Karlsruhe. He was until 2009 Co-Founder and at times sports director of the first division Basketballteam BG Karlsruhe. He is an avid paraglider pilot and a certified flight instructor.
    • Jan Michael Hess (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ecosummit
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Ecosummit
    • Jan is Founder and CEO of Ecosummit and the Berlin-based consulting firm Mobile Economy. Ecosummit is the smart green business network and conference connecting startups, investors and corporates to accelerate smart green innovation. Ecosummit’s goal is the global transformation to the smart green economy powered by 100% renewable energy and ubiquitous internet and cleantech. Ecosummit Market is an open online platform to support the marketing and business development of smart green startups. Since 2010, Jan produced 6 international cleantech conferences in Berlin, London and Düsseldorf. He advises startups on fundraising, strategy, marketing and sales. Moreover, Jan acts as Editor-in-chief of the Ecosummit Blog and Ecosummit TV. Prior to founding Mobile Economy in 2000, Jan worked for Pixelpark, Icon Medialab and Ciao as Strategic Planner, Project Manager and Head of Marketing and Sales. Jan holds a business degree from the University of Mannheim, lives in Berlin with his wife Simone and their son Mateo and is a big fan of Japan and Jazz.


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