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    ECO15 London Speakers

    Ecosummit London 2015 happens on 6-7 October 2015 at the Crystal. Please contact us if you are interested in pitching or sponsoring. Scroll down to learn more about our speaker lineup. Click “expand” to read the speaker profile, click “collapse” to close it. Past Ecosummit speakers: ECO15 Berlin, ECO14 London, ECO14 Berlin, ECO13 London, ECO13 Berlin, ECO12 Düsseldorf, ECO12 Berlin and ECO11 Berlin.

    • Pedro Miranda (Corporate)
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    • Corporate VP, Head of Global CoC Cities
    • Siemens
    • http://www.siemens.com
    • Pedro Pires de Miranda is Corporate Vice President of Siemens AG in Munich and global Head of Siemens One, since 2008. Also Member of the Sales Board, Siemens AG. Since 2012, Executive Head of the Global Center of Competence Cities in London, overseeing business development in 70 cities worldwide, focusing on intelligent infrastructure in the domains of Buildings, Energy and Transportation. Started his career at General Motors Corporation and joined Siemens in 1983 as manufacturing engineer and further as Plant General Manager and headed Management positions in Manufacturing Development and Systems Engineering. Between 1994 and 2008 responsible at Siemens for Project Management and International Sales for large Infrastructure Projects and headed several General Management and Executive positions. 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 in Germany and the US. He enrolled at Executive Education Programs at Harvard Business School (US), Engineering Management at Krannert School of Management (US), General Management at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) and Industrial Engineering at REFA Institute Darmstadt (Germany). In 2014, he was awarded the honorary title of Grand Officer of the Order of Industrial Merit by the President of the Republic of Portugal.
    • Tanja Pikula (Corporate)
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    • Cleantech Program Manager EMEA
    • Autodesk
    • http://www.autodesk.co.uk/cleantech
    • Tanja is leading Autodesk’s Cleantech Partner Program for EMEA since 2010. The 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. The program offers participants 3D CAD software licenses for free so that they can get their products to market faster and is also available in North America, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Since its beginning it has supported thousands of innovators who are creating solutions to address the world’s epic challenges. Tanja holds a Master’s Degree in Literature and Social, Cultural and Philosophical Studies from the Goethe University Frankfurt.
    • Dr. Matthias Dill (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Director
    • Statkraft Ventures
    • http://www.statkraftventures.com
    • Matthias Dill is the designated Managing Director of Statkraft’s new corporate venture capital fund. His mission is to support entrepreneurs in taking advantage of the energy sector’s massive change. Prior to building Statkraft’s venture capital fund he was a senior investment manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds, Europe’s largest and most active seed fund. He is trained as a Mechanical Engineer and in Business Administration at Technical University Braunschweig and University of Rhode Island.
    • Petr Mikovec (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Director
    • Inven Capital
    • http://www.invencapital.cz/en/home.html
    • Petr Míkovec is the Managing Director of INVEN CAPITAL, a new venture capital fund established by the major European utility CEZ. INVEN CAPITAL and Petr’s motto is: You innovate, we invest, together we grow. Petr was at the very beginning of the fund existence in 2013/14 and built the investment vehicle from the position of CEZ Corporate Development Director. Overall Petr gained over 10 years experience in energy industry in the area of investment opportunities evaluation (EUR 100+ mil transaction volume) and utitlity strategy formulation. Before that, Petr was working for Patria Finance, Czech Republic´s leading investment house. Petr holds an MA in Finance from the Economic University of Prague and a diploma in Business Administration from UC Berkeley XT including International Internship Program as equity fundamental analyst at Technovision Management (hedge fund based in Los Altos, Silicon Valley) and an executive leadership diploma from the University of Pittsburgh´s Joseph M Katz Graduate School of Business.
    • Dr. Martin Kröner (VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Munich Venture Partners
    • http://www.munichvp.com
    • Martin Kröner is Managing Partner at Munich Venture Partners. He represents MVP in the Boards of Kebony, Sortech, Luxexcel, Greencom Networks and Electrochaea. He was Co-founder and CEO of Agnion Energy, a manufacturer of distributed power generation systems for converting wood-based biomass into electrical power and natural gas. Before his involvement with Agnion, Martin Kröner worked for Linde AG, the global leader in technical gases. Martin Kröner is a mechanical engineer with a PhD in Thermodynamics and Combustion Research from the Technical University Munich.
    • Rene Savelsberg (VC)
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    • CEO
    • SET Ventures
    • http://www.setventures.com
    • Rene Savelsberg is the co-founder, CEO and Managing Director of SET Ventures since its creation in 2007. He is responsible for the strategy and overall operations of the SET Funds. He serves on the Boards of Sefaira, MicroShade and Sonnenbatterie and is observer on the Board of General Fusion. He also served on the Board of Epyon which was acquired by ABB in June 2011 and AlertMe which was acquired by British Gas in 2015. 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, including some highly successful investments: TiVo, Magic4 and Cambridge Silicon Radio. 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. Rene’s knowledge from these investments was focused on the digital transition of industries, specifically the digitisation of the media delivery industry and the digitisation of the lighting sector. In September 2006 Rene joined Philips Consumer Electronics in the capacity of Vice President, New Business Development, focusing on new value spaces for this division of Philips Electronics. Starting from 1995, Rene was charged with establishing and expanding the Philips Multimedia Centre in California, with the focus on incubating new business initiatives from within Philips and cementing relationships between Philips Divisions and (emerging) technology leaders in Silicon Valley. This resulted in his leadership of Philips corporate venturing. Prior to (re)joining Philips Rene worked for 5 years for the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, the economic development agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, out of their San Francisco office. Between 1985 and 1990 he was the Sales and Marketing Manager for New Interactive Optical Systems (Interactive LaserVision, CD-I, CD-ROM) at Philips Netherlands. Before joining Philips, for 3 years, Rene worked for INAD Computer Group, a small distributor of multi-user computer systems, as sales manager and support for the CEO. During his time at INAD the company grew from 4 employees to over 100 people. Rene Savelsberg holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Technical University Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
    • Jamie Butterworth (VC)
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    • Partner
    • Circularity Capital
    • http://www.circularitycapital.com
    • Jamie Butterworth is a Partner of Circularity Capital, a specialist fund manager supporting the growth and innovation of businesses operating in the circular economy. Jamie was formerly Chief Executive of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, an organisation with the mission of accelerating the transition towards the circular economy. Jamie worked with Dame Ellen MacArthur to setup and launch the Foundation from 2009-2014 including developing its global business innovation platform, the CE100. Jamie is a Business Fellow of Oxford University’s Smith School for Enterprise & Environment, an advisor to the Friends Provident Foundation and a mentor for the Amsterdam based Rockstart Accelerator.
    • Yme Bosma (VC & Impact Investor)
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    • Investment Manager
    • DOEN Foundation
    • http://www.doen.nl/web/projects/Equity.htm
    • Yme Bosma is an Investment Manager at the DOEN Foundation. Before joining DOEN he was Program Director at the Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator. This international program helps participating startups bring their product faster to market and supports their fundraising. After 15 years of working for online companies such as Lost Boys, Media Republic and Hyves, Yme decided to take a sabbatical and went for a long sailing trip with his family. The fast growing social network Hyves was founded in 2004 and sold in 2010 to the Telegraaf Media Groep. After the sailing trip he decided to invest and participate in initiatives focusing on internet, energy and sustainability. His first project was building a boat that runs on solar energy, followed by the Smart Energy Accelerator and DOEN.
    • Nick Lyth (Angel)
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    • Co-Founder
    • Green Angel Syndicate
    • http://www.gasgat.com
    • Nick Lyth is co-founder and manager of Green Angel Syndicate (GAS), the first business angel syndicate in the UK to specialise in investments in energy and water sectors. He is responsible for finding and selecting the companies in which the syndicate invests, as well as business development for the syndicate. Prior to GAS, Nick founded, developed and managed International Resources and Recycling Institute, which specialised in applied research, working in European partnership projects exploring innovations in renewable energy, water management, sustainable transport, waste and recycling, and other areas of resource use. Nick has contributed to forums advising Scottish Government on water policy, and renewable energy policy; the Northern Irish Government – advising on the development of community renewable energy; has hosted presentations on renewable energy policy to the European Parliament in Brussels and has been invited to assess innovation competitions in the UK run by the Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK) and Scottish Government. He has also served on charitable Boards for the Big Issue Scotland, and Dundee Cyrenians, as well as many commercial Boards ranging from sectors as varied as Denholm Ship Management and Drambuie Liqueur Company. Nick is married, has three children and lives in Edinburgh.
    • Andreas Stubelius (Accelerator)
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    • Portfolio Manager
    • Swedish Energy Agency
    • http://www.energimyndigheten.se/en/
    • Andreas Stubelius is a Portfolio Manager at the Swedish Energy Agency. He is responsible for developing the Agency’s portfolio companies. The portfolio consists of more than 60 cleantech companies and Andreas has been involved in starting 15 of them. He has a long experience in seed funding and has been working within the energy sector for more than 10 years. Andreas holds an engineering degree in power electronics and also one in corporate finance. He has worked in various positions the last years and the last one in managing a project for the Swedish Government.
    • Thomas Grigoleit (Service Provider)
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    • Director Renewable Energies & Resources
    • Germany Trade & Invest
    • http://www.gtai.de/GTAI/Navigation/EN/Invest/Industries/energy-environment-resources.html
    • Thomas Grigoleit is Director of Renewable Energies & Resources at Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. In this capacity, Berlin-based Grigoleit advises and assists companies seeking to enter the German market and to realize investment projects in Germany. Prior to GTAI, Grigoleit was Business Development Manager at the PV system integrator Suntechnics (part of the Conergy group), with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Thomas Grigoleit has also worked on various projects with the European Chamber of Commerce Taipei in Taiwan and with several consulting companies in Canada and China. Before he began his professional career, Grigoleit studied East Asian Economics, Chinese and International Marketing in Bonn and Bochum (Germany) as well as Chengdu (China).
    • Christina Schön (Service Provider)
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    • Senior Manager Investor Support
    • Germany Trade & Invest
    • http://www.gtai.de/GTAI/Navigation/EN/Invest/investment-guide.html
    • Christina Schön is Senior Manager in the field of Investor Support Services at Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Christina, who is a trained lawyer, advises and assists companies seeking to enter the German market and to realize investment projects in Germany. Prior to her position at GTAI she worked in the legal sector in Sweden and in Germany.
    • Neil Foster (Service Provider)
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    • Partner
    • Baker Botts
    • http://www.bakerbotts.com
    • Neil Foster’s practice covers mergers & acquisitions, venture capital & private equity and corporate finance. In the cleantech and renewables sector, Neil has done corporate finance deals in electric motors (EVO Electric), electric cars (Tesla), recycling (2K Manufacturing), batteries (Oxis Energy), wind (Baryonyx) and solar (The Solar Cloth Company and G24 Innovations). Neil is experienced in complex cross-border transactions. This work is balanced between in-bound deals for large international corporates and deals for UK companies, where IP and/or technology are the key assets. Neil is a regular speaker at venture capital, technology, media, biotechnology and corporate finance events. He was a mentor to CEOs of emerging companies at the European Venture Academies in Copenhagen and London, concentrating on fund raising strategies and techniques. Neil is on the Advisory Committee for Global Corporate Venturing (GCV) magazine (2011 to date) and was a judge for GCV’s Annual Awards in 2011 and 2012. He was also the first lawyer internationally to be invited to join the Faculty for the Global Corporate Venturing Academy. Neil has been ranked as a Leading Individual by Chambers for Corporate/M&A every year since 2010.
    • Irene Maffini (Service Provider)
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    • Project Leader
    • INNEON
    • http://www.inneon.eu
    • Irene Maffini is an experienced environmental technology commercialisation and investment professional who has worked for a range of clients including the Department of Energy and Climate Change, General Electric, the World Bank, the European Commission, Verdantix and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In her current role at the Carbon Trust, Irene has provided incubation support to more than 40 clean technology ventures to help them grow and be successful and leads INNEON activities, a new network sponsored by the European Commission to grow investment in the eco-innovation sector in Europe. Irene has two Bachelor degrees with honours specialising in business and economics and Masters qualifications specialising in environmental technology from Imperial College (UK) and international business from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy) and Northeastern University (US).​
    • Tim Lafferty (Service Provider)
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    • Managing Director
    • Global Corporate Venturing
    • http://www.globalcorporateventuring.com/
    • Tim Lafferty is the Managing Director of Global Corporate Venturing, the only news and data service exclusively for and about large companies that take minority equity stakes in entrepreneurial businesses. Since early 2010 the company has tracked over 3.000 investment rounds involving corporates and has published thousands of articles on its website and in its monthly magazine. Tim has spent over 20 years in the media business. Prior to Global Corporate Venturing he was Head of Product Sales and Marketing at Dow Jones in Europe, overseeing brands including The Wall Street Journal Europe, Private Equity News and Financial News. Previously he worked for other large publishers including Readers’ Digest and McGraw-Hill (BusinessWeek magazine).
    • Christoph Ostermann (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Sonnenbatterie
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Sonnenbatterie
    • 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.
    • Taavi Madiberk (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Skeleton Technologies
    • http://skeletontech.com
    • Taavi Madiberk is Co-Founder and CEO at Skeleton Technologies. His business development, sales and marketing and company management skills have been instrumental in setting up and driving growth. He has been the driving force for excellent customer traction, (the company counts as customers European Space Agency and several Tier 1 automotives), business strategy (leveraging the advantage in materials technology to energy storage cells and modules), product development and fundraising from venture capital, private equity and public sources in German, Estonian and EU level. Taavi brings knowledge from the IT, locomotive and NGO sectors from his prior experience to Skeleton Technologies. Among other Board positions he served as the youngest ever Chairman of the Supervisory Board in Estonian Railways (AS Eesti Raudtee), the national railway, from 2012-2014. He currently also serves as a Member of the Supervisory Board of RKAS, an Estonian state-owned real estate company with over €400M of assets. Taavi studied law at the University of Tartu.
    • Andreas Spiess (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Solarkiosk
    • http://solarkiosk.eu
    • Andreas Spiess works and lives as a lawyer and CEO of Solarkiosk AG in Berlin, Germany. The boutique law firm Spiess Schumacher Schmieg & Partner focuses on IP and media law, as well as venture capital and private equity transactions (M&A) in the field of renewable energy and developing markets. In 2008, Andreas Spiess and his Ethiopian partners established Solar23 in Addis Abeba, which is now one of the biggest solar system integrators in Ethiopia. In 2012, he co-founded Fosera Ethiopia which locally assembles and manufactures solar end customer products. In 2011, together with GRAFT architects and other investors, Andreas co-founded Solarkiosk.
    • Jan-Philipp Mai (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • JPM Silicon
    • http://www.jpmsilicon.com
    • Jan-Philipp is Founder and CEO of JPM Silicon, a high-tech startup providing equipment and services to the global silicon and solar silicon industry. With its cost breaking process for producing solar silicon, JPM Silicon promotes the expansion of solar energy around the globe. Jan-Philipp stared working in the field of silicon production back in 2001. He founded JPM Silicon in 2011 during his studies at the University of Braunschweig. He gained his diploma with honors in mechanical engineering in 2011. Currently he is a doctoral candidate as well with a focus on thermodynamics in silicon production. To his engineering skills he added multiple courses in economics and is going to receive his MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management from the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences this year. He is also Founder and CEO of the JPM Investment Group with a focus on high-tech startups and technologies in the metals and mining sector.
    • Oliver Lünstedt (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Carzapp
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/carzapp
    • 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.
    • Francois-Xavier Cordier (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Leko Homes
    • http://www.lekohomes.com
    • Francois is Co-Founder and CEO of the French startup Leko Homes. The goal of Leko is to bring smart green homes to the mass market by making them affordable. Leko works in partnership with some of the best architects in the world to design fantastic healthy, ultra-efficient and conscious homes. In 2008, Francois abandoned business school studies in order to learn all about wooden houses. He began a European road trip which made him travel from Slovenia to UK through Austria to discover the most innovative and exiting solutions. In 2010, thanks to Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs he left for Germany to find out more about passive houses. A year later he worked in Belgium with a builder to industrialise and standardize advanced component buildings to save cost and time on site. This standardisation process led to Luxembourg on a development program focusing on super efficient homes. Then he went to Paris as partner of one of the pioneer architecture offices in low energy houses. He came back from all these different experiences with one conclusion: it was time for a radical change. Time for a vertical integration like in the automotive industry where designers, architects and technicians work together to take the building sector into the smart green future. Leko was born. Francois graduated with two degrees, one in engineering sciences and another one in timber construction.
    • Mo El-Fatatry (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Masar
    • http://masar.io
    • Mo is the award-winning, Finnish-Egyptian serial entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Masar, a smart energy company primarily focusing on the Middle East and North Africa. The company was selected as one of the top 10 smart energy startups of 2015 by Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator and is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Prior to launching Masar, Mo was Founder and Chief Disruptor at Dixrupt, a company that specializes in identifying market opportunities ready for disruption, and launching products or services that accelerate their ongoing transformation. The company has successfully served over 20 prestigious organizations such as the Royal Bank of Canada (Wealth Management), Deloitte (Social Impact), JCI (Growth Entrepreneurship); and has contributed its thought leadership to various international publications and conferences. Mo started his entrepreneurial career as the Founder and CEO of Muxlim, which became the world’s largest Muslim lifestyle network reaching millions of users in 190 countries. During his work at Muxlim, he was the first immigrant to receive the President of Finland’s Internationalization Award by President Halonen and was among 200 business leaders recognized by President Obama at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. He was also named by Georgetown University and the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center among the world’s 500 Most Influential Muslims three years in a row, by Arabian Business Magazine among the world’s 500 Most Powerful Arabs, by Chief Executive Magazine among their Leaders of Tomorrow and has accompanied President Ahtisaari as a speaker at the Nobel Peace Forum.
    • 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 Europe’s leading smart green innovation conference for startups, VCs and corporates. We focus on smart green energy, mobility and buildings – the 3 pillars of the Energiewende. We love smart, green and lean startups that make and sell intelligent and resource efficient products in a capital efficient way. We promote the best startups from seed investment until exit. Ecosummit Market is the open platform for smart green startups to support fundraising, recruiting and business development. Since 2010, Jan organised 9 international conferences in Berlin (6), London (2) and Düsseldorf (1). 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.


    ECO14 London Pedro Miranda Siemens


    ECO14 London Christoph Ostermann Sonnenbatterie


    ECO14 London Taavi Madiberk Skeleton Technologies


    ECO15 Berlin Andreas Spiess Solarkiosk