ECO16 London Sponsors and Partners
Ecosummit is Europe’s leading smart green innovation and impact conference for startups, investors and corporates in Berlin, Amsterdam, London and Stockholm. Ecosummit London 2016 took place on 11 October 2016 at CodeNoe and was supported by 16 sponsors and partners profiled below.
ECO16 London Platinum Sponsors
Smart green accelerator: The Swedish Energy Agency works for a smarter energy use, which involves among other things to channel practically all Swedish state funds that go into energy research. The Business Development and Commercialisation department is focused on making business from this research by bringing together researchers and business developers, contractors, customers and capital. This department also provides their own funding to cases with technical uniqueness, high energy relevance as well as a strong team behind the concept.
ECO16 London Gold Sponsors
innogy SE is one of the leading European energy companies. With its three business areas of Renewables, Grid & Infrastructure as well as Retail, it addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world. The focus of innogy SE’s activities is on offering existing and potential customers innovative and sustainable products and services which enable them to use energy more efficiently and improve their quality of life. The key markets are Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium and several countries in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe, especially the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. In renewable power generation, the company is also active in other regions, e.g. Spain and Italy. The new subsidiary of RWE AG started operations on 1 April 2016. On 29 June 2016, the name of the European stock company was announced: innogy. The new name is expected to take formal effect as of September 2016, at which time the company as well as its products and services will be gradually rebranded. Until then, the subsidiary will continue under the name innogy SE. Based on the combined financial statements for 2015, the company would have a revenue of around €46 billion and an EBITDA of €4.5 billion. The company is expected to employ around 40,000 out of a total of around 60,000 employees of the RWE Group once the restructuring process has been completed.
Smart green accelerator: Climate-KIC is one of five Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) designated in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Climate-KIC drives innovation in the area of climate change adaptation and mitigation through its European network of private, public and academic partners. Climate change presents not only a formidable societal challenge; it also offers huge business opportunities. Our vision is to lead the world toward low-carbon prosperity, create an emerging climate change innovation space, and to capitalise on public-private synergies to induce innovation. Through our education, entrepreneurship and innovation activities, we create opportunities for innovators to address climate change and create the world’s next economy.
ECO16 London Silver Sponsors
Smart green corporate VC: Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with operations in more than 70 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects. Visit the website for further information on Shell’s approach to meeting the world’s demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. Shell Technology Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”). With major offices in Europe and the USA, STV invests in technology companies to enhance the development of new technologies that have the potential to create substantial deployment value in Shell. Continuing Shell’s tradition in venture capital since 1998, STV’s investment focus includes oil & gas, renewable energy technologies, water and IT. STV co-invests with other corporate investors, venture capital funds and angels and will invest in both early stage and late stage (growth capital) companies.
Smart green corporate VC: Sustainable energy for everyone. That is what drives Eneco’s endeavours. We are a leading Dutch utility, focused on sustainable, smart energy solutions. We provide for the daily energy needs of over 2.2 million private and business customers through trading, supply and generation, but increasingly by offering smart, decentralized solutions in area’s such as smart home, solar & storage, smart charging etc. Instead of defending old business models, we aim to lead the transition towards more decentralized, sustainable and cooperative energy systems. Eneco Innovation & Ventures is our business unit dedicated to developing new products and services together with business partners and startups. We collaborate with, and invest in, innovative businesses in order to jointly innovate and create commercial success for new smart energy services. We seek technologies and business models that can accelerate our development of sustainable, decentralized, smart energy services. In turn, we can offer scaling opportunities, knowledge and access to markets as well as capital investments as part of our venturing portfolio.
Smart green corporate VC: Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, gas-fired power and district heating and is a global player in energy market operations. Statkraft has 3.600 employees in more than 20 countries. We are managing 1.000s of renewable energy assets with more than 10.000 MW capacity for our clients, integrating their production into the European power market. Statkraft wants to invest into startups in order to create growth options and to drive new capabilities. We are committed to play an active role in the energy market transformation, have an attractive portfolio for applying innovation and maintain a pioneering spirit. This makes us a great partner for startups on the frontier of the energy market‘s paradigm shift. We are aiming to invest in Europe, targeting €1-5M per deal in Series A and later.
Smart green VC: IP Group is a leading intellectual property commercialisation company which focuses on evolving great ideas, mainly from its partner universities, into world-changing businesses. The Group has pioneered a unique approach to developing these ideas and the resulting businesses by providing access to business building expertise, capital (through its 100%-owned FCA-authorised subsidiary IP Capital), networks, recruitment and business support. IP Group has a strong track record of success and its portfolio comprises holdings in approximately 100 early-stage to mature businesses across four main sectors – Biotech, Cleantech, Healthcare and Technology. The Company is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange under the code IPO.
Smart green VC: Since 2007 Amsterdam-based SET Ventures has invested in European technology companies that impact the future of energy and the energy sector. We have focussed broadly on innovative energy generation, energy distribution and storage and energy efficiency. Our investment priority is for those ventures that develop software-based services, with or without hardware components, which we define as smart energy solutions.
Smart green accelerator: Since launch in 2011, Sustainable Venture Development Partners (“Sustainable Ventures”) has established itself as the leading UK developer of low carbon and sustainable businesses. Wholly owned by the management team, the company is led by co-founder Andrew Wordsworth who has over 15 years’ experience early-stage venture development in the sector. Each of our portfolio companies benefits from extensive venture development and receives on-going support to rapidly scale towards becoming the leading independent player in their emerging market segment. In 2014, the company established London’s largest sustainability focused co-working space, Sustainable Bridges which now hosts 15 high growth start-up companies; future sites will be launched during 2017. Sustainable Ventures has a growing network of early-stage investors, high potential management teams, strategic corporate partners and proven technology owners.
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is a £400M industry and UK government funded institute focussed on low carbon energy system planning and technology development to address UK energy and climate change targets. Acting as an independent strategic low carbon energy partner we provide whole energy system modelling analysis, technology innovation management & road mapping and we deliver complex innovation projects. We commission and fund projects that develop affordable, secure and sustainable technologies to help the UK address its long term emissions reduction targets as well as delivering nearer term economic benefits. We make targeted commercial investments in nine technology programmes across heat, power, transport and the infrastructure that links them.
Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 725 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 14 offices around the globe. Baker Botts corporate lawyers have represented startup companies and their investors throughout the long history of our firm. Many of our oldest and largest institutional clients are businesses we have worked with since their formation – in some cases for many decades. That tradition continues today as a natural intersection of our experience in corporate transactions and in intellectual property matters, particularly in clean energy, information technology, life sciences and nanotechnology. We counsel entrepreneurs, early stage and emerging growth companies, as well as investors, venture capitalists and underwriters in a wide variety of industries, in addition to frequently representing universities and large commercial enterprises licensing their new technologies. We advise technology and other emerging growth companies from formation through rounds of venture capital or other private equity financing, initial public offering, sale or merger and beyond. Our lawyers represent a number of venture capital and other private equity funds, not only in raising their funds and making their portfolio investments, but also in the management or disposition of those investments.
Smart green startup: Sonnen is a leading manufacturer of intelligent lithium storage systems. As a pioneer in the rapidly growing solar energy storage market, the company has extensive experience with battery storage technologies and renewable energy. The company has already sold more than 8.000 storage systems in Europe, now has over 100 qualified employees and is actively entering the US market. Sonnen has enjoyed strong growth since its establishment in 2010 and is backed by eCAPITAL, SET Ventures, Munich Venture Partners and Inven Capital. Sonnen offers fully integrated storage solutions with a user-friendly energy manager that allows users to individually control their storage system, to track their energy use, optimize the solar self-consumption and avoid peak demand charges.
Smart green startup: Ubitricity was founded in Berlin in 2008 to develop new services for households with electric vehicles. We are now one of the few independent energy providers in Germany who deliver renewable electricity to households. In the future, ubitricity will offer its customers who drive EVs the possibility to charge up everywhere (e.g. at work) in total security and confidence, and with one single, simple bill to pay. Customers will receive the benefits of a new infrastructure concept – delivery, metering and billing services for green electricity. In 2010, ubitricity was able to win Earlybird, one of Europe’s most successful venture capital investors, for a Series A financing round. ubitricity’s Mobile Metering concept makes a comprehensive charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EV) affordable. The metering and communications technology necessary for recharging a vehicle is mobilized. It is installed in the EV or inside the charging cable rather than inside every single charging point. As a result, charging points can be reduced to lean and affordable ubitricity system sockets that can easily be installed anywhere users need them, and allow for truly unlimited mobility.
ECO16 London Partners
Life Size Media is a communications consultancy working exlusively in cleantech and sustainable innovation. We provide fully integrated campaigns that combine public relations with design, marketing, digital and film to achieve our client’s commercial objectives. We believe that a good story can change the world, and we only tell those stories for companies that we genuinely want to see succeed. Our mission is to help breakthrough technologies realise their potential to help build a better future.
Cleantech Venture Day 2016 happens on 3-5 October 2016 in Helsinki (pre-event) and Lahti. Ecosummit is going to be there.
Xing Events is the only provider who combines event management software and business network. With the help of Xing Events, organizers have sold and accounted for 7 million tickets worldwide for more than 180.000 professional events. The event management software for online event registration & ticketing allows participants a swift and secure purchase of tickets and guarantees for a smooth entry to the event. Years of event experience as well as a specialized international support team for organizers and participants make Xing Events a reliable partner for business events. As part of XING AG, the social network for professional contacts, Xing Events connects more than 14 million potential participants with suitable events.