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    Ecosummit accelerates smart green startups, investors and corporates in Europe. Our 4th Ecosummit London took place on 11 October 2016 at CodeNode. 54 speakers including 37 startups went on stage and Ecosummit TV. We enjoyed hosting you at Ecosummit London. Past Ecosummit speakers: ECO16 Amsterdam, ECO16 Berlin, ECO15 London, ECO15 Berlin, ECO14 London, ECO14 Berlin, ECO13 London, ECO13 Berlin, ECO12 Düsseldorf, ECO12 Berlin and ECO11 Berlin.

     

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    • Ben Goldsmith (Investor)
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    • CEO
    • Menhaden Capital
    • http://www.menhaden.com
    • Ben Goldsmith is Founder and CEO of Menhaden Capital Plc, an investment trust listed on the main London Stock Exchange and focused on green industries, including renewable energy. Previously, Ben founded WHEB Asset Management, one of Europe’s leading sustainability themed investment management firms. Ben is on the Board of the Goldsmith family investment group, and chairs the Goldsmith family’s philanthropic foundation. Ben chairs the UK Conservative Environment Network, and is a Trustee of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation – one of Europe’s largest philanthropic foundations, focused on children and the environment.
    • Dr. Inken Braunschmidt (Corporate)
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    • Chief Innovation Officer
    • innogy
    • http://www.innogy.com
    • Inken Braunschmidt is the Chief Innovation Officer of innogy and is heading the innogy Innovation Hub, the platform and team to develop innogy’s innovative business models of the future. The focus is on pioneering lighthouse projects in areas in which we are striving to go to market faster. We leverage successful methods and principles for innovation, establishing cross-business partnerships and an external innovation network to accelerate change. As our customers’ needs and demands shift, we all have the opportunity to transform our company and shape the energy sector for future generations.
    • Geert van de Wouw (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Director
    • Shell Technology Ventures
    • http://www.shell.com/techventures
    • Since May 2012, Geert is Managing Director of Shell Technology Ventures (STV), Shell’s corporate venturing organization. STV invests in novel, early-stage technology companies that have a strategic fit with Shell’s oil & gas businesses, or those that could have a significant impact on the future energy system. STV also invests in technology spin-outs from Shell and is the largest corporate VC amongst oil & gas majors. Prior to that, Geert led Shell’s Euro-zone turmoil response team that addressed risks emerging in the supply chain during the period of economic instability in the winter of 2011. Between 2007 and 2011, Geert lead the supplier management organization for large, enterprise suppliers in the Shell Group. Geert joined Shell in 2003 to lead the business development team of Shell Global Solutions (SGS) in the Europe, FSU & Africa region. Prior to Shell, Geert was Regional Director for business development at Fluor Corporation in EMEAR. Fluor Corp (NYSE: FLR) is a globally operating engineering, construction and maintenance services company. Geert is also a private investor in several technology ventures outside the oil & gas domain. In his private time he enjoys back-country camping and hiking with his family, particularly in the Middle East and North America. He was born in Den Bosch in the Netherlands and has an MSc degree in Molecular Sciences from the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands. Furthermore, Geert has enjoyed post-graduate business education at IMD in Switzerland.
    • Leonie Baneke (Corporate VC)
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    • Manager Corporate Venturing
    • Eneco Innovation & Ventures
    • http://www.eneco.com/about-us/innovation/
    • Leonie Baneke is Manager Corporate Venturing at Eneco Innovation & Ventures. This team of around 50 FTE is responsible for the development and growth of Eneco’s (a leading Dutch utility) innovative business models and services, both internal and external. Leonie is responsible for identifying, structuring and managing investments in innovative companies, whereby the starting principle is to structure meaningful partnerships and commercial deals in parallel with such investments. Main focus is on domains such as smart homes, smart buildings, solar & storage, mobility, smart outdoor and smart grid & flexibility. Before joining Eneco, Leonie worked in mergers & acquisitions, advising companies and investors in a variety of sectors on acquisitions, divestments, financial restructuring and strategic topics.
    • Dr. Matthias Dill (Corporate VC)
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    • CEO
    • Statkraft Ventures
    • http://www.statkraftventures.com
    • Matthias Dill is the 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.
    • Dr. Detlef Pohl (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • next47
    • http://www.next47.com
    • Detlef joined the Munich office of Siemens Venture Capital (SVC) in 2008. His areas of focus include Siemens Sector Industry related investments in industrial automation, drive technologies, building technologies, lightning and mobility mainly in Europe. Prior to joining SVC, Detlef managed the worldwide mergers and acquisitions transactions for different Siemens entities. From 2004-2006 he was Managing Director Mergers & Acquisitons of the Siemens Communication Group, the largest division with €17B in sales. Detlef has experience as the Managing Director and CFO of a Russian/German joint venture and is acting as a member several Boards of Directors. Before that he was manager of strategic planning for SBS and Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems (SNI) and has more than 5 years of experience of hands-on project management in operations. In 2000 he was a founding member of the Siemens Business Services (SBS) Venture Capital team. Detlef obtained his PhD diploma in Information Technology, with the performance analysis of digital networks from the University of Rostock, Germany. Detlef’s current nominations include thinkstep (Germany), Transparent Energy (India) and Power Plus Communications (Germany).
    • Dr. Robert Trezona (VC)
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    • Head of Cleantech
    • IP Group
    • http://www.ipgroupplc.com
    • Robert has been working in technology venture for over 9 years, focussing on cleantech and materials opportunities. He has experience both as an investor, as a manager of startups and as a strategy consultant. Prior to joining IP Group in 2011, he was Head of Research and Development at the Carbon Trust, where he set up their Research Challenge technology venturing initiative, which created and capitalised innovative companies in advanced photovoltaics, second-generation biofuels and fuel cells. He started his career in fuel cells working for Johnson Matthey and then as the leader of the materials and process development teams at Ceres Power, which listed on AIM in 2004. He has also worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company, where he focussed on strategy and operations in the energy, technology and materials sectors. He has a triple First and a PhD from the University of Cambridge and won the 1996 Goldsmiths Prize as the top Cambridge graduate in Materials Science.
    • 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.
    • Dr. Arne Morteani (VC)
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    • Partner
    • ETF Partners
    • http://etfpartners.capital
    • Arne is Partner at ETF Partners and sits on the boards of E-Leather and Voltea. Prior to joining ETF Partners in 2007, Arne was a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. During this time he helped start BCG London’s Private Equity Practice Group and was involved in a range of industries such as energy, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and financial services. Previously, Arne was a Research Fellow at Cambridge University where he led a team developing novel organic solar cells. He is also a co-founder of the Cambridge Tech Ventures Conference, and the European Venture Capital Network (EVCN). Arne is a German national and holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School and a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University where he was a Gates Scholar.
    • 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.
    • Aled Thomas (Accelerator)
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    • Innovation Lead, UK & Ireland
    • Climate-KIC
    • http://www.climate-kic.org
    • Aled is the Innovation Lead in Climate-KIC’s UK & Ireland team. He has more than 15 years of experience in managing large-scale climate innovation programmes in the UK and across Europe. He was previously Director of Climate-KIC’s network of European regions with responsibility for set-up and delivery of its startup, education and innovation programmes. Before joining Climate-KIC Aled worked at the Regional Development Agency for the West Midlands and in the Wales Office in Brussels.
    • Andrew Wordsworth (Accelerator)
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    • CEO
    • Sustainable Ventures
    • http://www.sustainableventures.co.uk
    • Andrew is Co-Founder and Chairman of E-Car Club which was recently sold to Europcar. E-Car is a competitively priced, wholly electric car club combining the increasingly established car club model with favourable trends in Electric Vehicle costs to deliver cost competitive, sustainable transport solutions to businesses and consumers. Andrew is also Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Sustainable Ventures Group, responsible for raising investment, developing partnerships and recruitment. Prior to launching the company, Andrew was Managing Director of Carbon Trust Enterprises limited (CTEL), where he conceived and led the execution of their innovative venture development business model. The CTEL team launched 10 low carbon ventures which secured over £200m of equity investment from blue chip investors (including HSBC EIF, Threadneedle Asset Management and Scottish & Southern) and the UK Government. With over 15 years’ experience in the energy and climate change sector – including roles within Esso, Bain & Co and ADL – Andrew is an experienced non-executive director having held fifteen private company board seats. Andrew holds a first-class MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded the University Fox Prize.
    • Mark Bennett (Accelerator)
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    • Commercial Director
    • Energy Technologies Institute
    • http://www.eti.co.uk
    • Mark Bennett is Commercial Manager for the Energy Technologies Institute. In that role he is responsible for developing and implementing the commercial strategy of the ETI, including commercialisation of developed technologies, negotiation of investment terms for new opportunities and engagement with new partners. Mark has been engaged for over sixteen years in the commercialisation of early stage technologies through licensing, start-ups and partnerships. Sector experience includes energy, CleanTech, healthcare, electronics and materials. Mark developed his commercialisation expertise at two University Tech Transfer offices (University of Nottingham and University of Toronto) where he successfully licensed out many technologies to industrial parties and raised VC investment for and span out three companies. Later, Mark moved to Royal Philips Electronics in The Netherlands for seven years, serving as Director of Technology Licensing – responsible for B2B partnerships around Healthcare Intellectual Property; and later as Director of Business Development and Strategy – responsible for the development of market entry strategy for renewable energy powered products in Africa. Mark holds a BSc (Hons) in Materials Science and a PhD in Semiconductor Physics.
    • Nina Harjula (Accelerator)
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    • CEO
    • Nordic Innovation Accelerator
    • http://www.nordicinnovationaccelerator.com
    • Nina is the CEO of Nordic Innovation Accelerator. She is one the pioneers in the cleantech business development in Finland and a co-founder and board member of the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA). Through her international network and long list of activities, she is quick to identify trends and adapt them to boost the industry. She is also the mind behind the Cleantech Venture Day event – largest cleantech investor event in the Nordics, organized since 2006.
    • Wendy Devolder (Service Provider)
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    • CEO
    • Skills Matter
    • http://skillsmatter.com
    • Wendy Devolder launched Skills Matter a little over a decade ago with a mission to inspire innovation in software engineering. Now organising more than 1000 expert-led talks, conferences, training events, workshops and hackathons every year, Skills Matter has grown from humble roots to become Europe’s largest community of software engineers regularly coming together to learn and share skills. Wendy is a strong advocate for the important role community plays in expanding opportunities for businesses and individuals alike. For more than a decade Wendy has dreamt of opening a venue large enough to accommodate her ever-growing membership base. With the recent opening of CodeNode – UK’s largest venue dedicated to technology events – that dream is now reality. CodeNode plays host to hundreds of technologists in any given evening and is instrumental in encouraging cross-pollination of ideas within the tech industry.
    • 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.
    • Alisa Murphy (Service Provider)
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    • CEO
    • Life Size Media
    • http://www.lifesizemedia.com
    • Alisa is the Founder and CEO of Life Size Media, one of the only communications agencies in Europe that chooses to work exclusively in cleantech. Over the last five years, Alisa and her team have delivered award-winning campaigns for some of the leading individuals, businesses, products and services in the sustainability sector. As a full service agency, Life Size Media’s work spans public relations, brand, design, marketing, digital and film. Alisa was previously the CEO of B9 Coal, a clean energy project development company that she developed into a key player in the CCS industry while leading an extensive public relations campaign to promote awareness of the technology and the key issues around de-carbonizing the power sector. She was also the Co-Founder of Life Slice Films, an independent film company producing documentary films to raise awareness of key social issues.
    • 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 and impact conference for startups, investors and corporates in Berlin, Amsterdam and London, focusing on smart green energy, mobility and buildings. Ecosummit supports smart, green and lean startups that make and sell intelligent and resource efficient products in a capital efficient way during their entire lifecycle 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 12 conferences in Berlin (7), London (3), Amsterdam (1) and Düsseldorf (1). He advises smart green startups, investors and corporates on open innovation, co-investing and marketing. 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.
    • Dr. Benjamin Schott (Startup)
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    • Director Business Innovation
    • Sonnen
    • http://www.sonnenbatterie.de
    • Benjamin Schott is working as Director Business Innovation for Sonnen, being with its product range one of the pioneers in the battery storage market. Sonnen 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 thousand of Sonnenbatteries have been sold only in Germany. Benjamin graduated in business and chemistry at the University of Ulm in 2007. During his professional career he had several positions in business development, consulting and research, e.g. as New Business Development Manager in the chemical industry or as Project Manager at the battery research institute Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung in Ulm.
    • Knut Hechtfischer (Startup)
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    • Co-Founder
    • Ubitricity
    • http://www.ubitricity.com/en
    • Knut Hechtfischer is Co-Founder of ubitricity. 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.
    • Liselott Johansson (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Greater than
    • http://www.greaterthan.eu
    • Liselott Johansson has been the CEO of Greater Than since 2008. Liselott has a background from the automotive and health care industries. She was Senior Project Manager at Stoneridge Electronics, responsible for developing information and electronic systems for vehicle manufacturers like Volvo, Scania, DaimlerChrysler and MAN. In the health care industry she was a Product Manager responsible for development, production and marketing of new products as well as expansion into new markets.
    • Dr. Henric Rhedin (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • SHT Sinterma
    • http://www.sht-sinterma.com
    • Henric is CEO of SHT Sinterma AB. He has previous experience from industry as CEO in the business of machine development. Prior to that he has worked in technology transfer at Chalmers University and in the defense industry. Henric has also served as a board member of several companies in Sweden and also for national and international organizations. His academic background is in Physics and he holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics.
    • Nils Edlund (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Applied Nano Surfaces
    • http://appliednanosurfaces.com
    • Nils holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Linköping University of Technology and from Université de Technologie de Compiègne. Having more than 20 years of various senior management positions from companies such as Seco Tools AB, FLIR Systems, Hexagon Metrology and ABB Nils has gained a profound experience of production, project management, business development and leadership. As CEO of Applied Nano Surfaces he works closely with the founders team to establish ANS’ offerings on the global market and strive to make ANS the world’s best partner for cost efficient friction and wear reduction. Throughout the years ANS’ solutions have been proven in 100+ projects with customers, many of them being global market leaders. ANS’ unique offering supports customers to excel by improving product performance in a cost efficient way, thus strengthening the value offered to end users while reducing environmental impact.
    • Dr. Georgios Foufas (Startup)
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    • Head of Business Development
    • Exeger
    • http://www.exeger.com
    • Dr. Foufas has a MSc in Engineering Physics and a PhD in Financial Mathematics from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. Dr. Foufas wrote his PhD thesis on numerical valuation of exotic options. Dr. Foufas has also worked as a quantitative analyst at ABN AMRO in Amsterdam where he specialised on credit risk and credit derivatives. Dr. Foufas later worked with incentive systems as a post-doctoral researcher in the field of Financial Mathematics at Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law. Prior to joining EXEGER, Dr. Foufas worked for several years within the traditional silicon solar cell industry as an independent consultant, both in the EU and elsewhere, developing industrial solar power plants and production of silicon solar cells. He is an expert in finance, advanced derivatives and algorithmic trading and has a long experience as a programmer.
    • Björn Jernström (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ferroamp
    • http://www.ferroamp.com
    • Björn Jernström is CEO of Ferroamp. A company he founded in 2010 based on the now patented ACE technology that enables savings on grid fees and faster EV charging. The novel 4-quadrant inverter developed for this application now also supports solar cells and energy storage. Today Ferroamp sells PV inverters that bring benefits even without PV panels. Björn is the inventor behind four different patents related to the technology. Prior to starting Ferroamp he has worked as project manager for a thin film CIGS manufacturing plant, R&D manager for optical media replication equipment and also within different companies related to electric measurement technology. Björn has an MSc in Electrical Engineering from KTH in Stockholm. He has previously founded two successful startups in the electric power industry, both were acquired by industrial buyers.
    • Joao Metelo (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Principle Power
    • http://www.principlepowerinc.com
    • Mr. Metelo has over 17 years of experience in the energy sector, having held several executive and leading roles with special focus in finance areas such as M&A, Financing, Strategic Planning and Control. Prior to joining Principle Power, Mr. Metelo was an Executive Vice President and previously Chief Financial Officer of EDP Renewables North America, having managed and raised several billions of dollars in financings and grants. While working for EDP, Mr. Metelo managed several large M&A transactions such as the acquisition of Horizon Wind Energy from Goldman Sachs as well as multiple other transactions in renewables and conventional power plants and electric distribution in multiple countries. Earlier in his career he worked in finance with a focus on debt financing and management, namely loans, bonds, commercial paper and credit facilities programs. Mr. Metelo holds a Degree in Economics from Nova University, Lisbon and has completed an Advanced Management Program at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
    • Dr. Chris Harris (Startup)
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    • Chairman
    • Eight19
    • http://www.eight19.com
    • Chris has over 25 years’ experience building and leading high technology companies in the UK, US and Europe. He previously held the post of CEO at Light Blue Optics, a spin-out company from the University of Cambridge, and was President of Plasmon Inc. Chris has a degree in Physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD from Imperial College.
    • Joe Warren (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Powervault
    • http://www.powervault.co.uk
    • Joe has spent 10 years working in the smart grid sector and is passionate about working in startups to bring new, smart grid technologies to market. He spent the first half of his career working in the fast growing Internet sector as Director of Hosting Operations at Pipex Plc. There he led a seventy-strong team at five UK locations, and was responsible for IT hardware, software and power infrastructure supporting 4,000 businesses and 250,000 consumers. In 2007, Joe moved to Open Energi/RLtec when it was a startup. He helped bring their smart grid dynamic demand product from concept to commercial reality, creating a new market in which Open Energi arrived first. Joe managed Open Energi’s relationship with National Grid over a period of seven years and agreed the first ever Dynamic Demand contract for demand side Firm Frequency Response, securing contracts with National Grid and Sainsbury’s. Joe joined Powervault in 2014 as Managing Director. He obtained a BA (Hons) from the University of Oxford in Experimental Psychology and an MBA from INSEAD.
    • Yoram Valent (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • GridON
    • http://www.gridon.com
    • Yoram Valent has been engaged with the energy market for the past eight years, and is the co-Founder and CEO of GridON Ltd. Prior to that, Yoram spent 25 years, twelve of which in the US, in senior positions with technology companies – from early stage start-ups to multi-billion dollar, publicly traded corporations. He has accrued wide experience in founding start-up companies, securing equity financing, leading business strategy, and turning technology concepts into commercial products of international companies. Yoram has built young companies with strong technical and business teams, and also managed global business units of publicly traded corporations. After four years as president of a California-based networking solution provider, Radlan, Yoram led to its successful acquisition by the multi-billion semiconductor leader, Marvell Technology Group (“MRVL”). He later served as vice-president at Marvell for five years, overseeing a worldwide matrix organization. Yoram also steered the assimilation of Radlan, with its 250 employees into Marvell. Prior to Radlan, Yoram was the president of California-based NetReality Inc., and earlier, served in executive business roles at Madge Networks and LANNET. Yoram holds a MSc in Computer Automation and Robotics, and a BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management.
    • Lucy Symons (Startup)
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    • Director Public Policy
    • Open Energi
    • http://www.openenergi.com
    • Lucy Symons leads public policy engagement for Open Energi. Open Energi’s dynamic demand technology aggregates energy consumption from across our customers’ sites to provide a fast, flexible solution which is equivalent to a power station, only instead of adjusting supply up or down to meet demand, it adjusts demand up or down to meet supply. Previously, Lucy co-founded a social enterprise financing poverty-alleviating infrastructure for off-grid rural villages and has worked on international energy initiatives for the United Nations Environment Programme, USAID and Barefoot Power. Lucy holds a Master of Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and has presented on energy innovation at the European Commission EU Development Days, Singapore International Energy Week and Jacques Attail’s Le Havre Forum.
    • Dr. George Hanna (Startup)
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    • Co-CEO
    • Qinous
    • http://qinous.de
    • George is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Qinous. Qinous develops and manufactures standardized, plug & play energy storage solutions for island grids and grid connected applications in the commercial, industrial, and public sector. The Qinous solution enables, for example, significant diesel fuel reduction and cost savings on island grids that are currently only operated by diesel generators by perfectly integrating wind and solar energy into these grids. The standardized approach and its simple-to-install-and-use overall design and system control ease the installation and operation of this otherwise complex technology, reduces the overall costs of storage systems, and, thus, helps to facilitate the dissemination of stationary storage systems worldwide. Previously, George has worked at Bosch Solar Energy and Q-Cells in different management positions in sales and business development. His PhD is in Electrical Engineering which has followed his Physics diploma.
    • Kai Klapdor (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • ENIT Systems
    • http://www.enit-systems.com/en/home/
    • Kai Klapdor is Co-Founder and CFO of ENIT Systems. ENIT is the pioneer of state-of-the-art IT for energy systems in industrial plants. After five years of development at the Fraunhofer ISE, the spin-off introduced the ENIT Agent, a pulse meter for industrial plants. This device visualizes energy data on every level of a plant in the highest resolution. Apart from leveraging cost savings potentials, customers gain a new understanding of their processes, increase their security level and learn about predictive maintenance potentials. In the three years leading up to ENITs foundation, Kai has been working in Consulting at the energy law firm Becker Büttner Held (BBH). For BBH’s clients, Kai held the position of a Project leader, guiding grid operators and industrial parks through several challenges of the Energiewende. Prior to BBH, Kai worked for E.ON Hanse and Fraunhofer ISE. Here he conducted research on power-to-gas based hydrogen production and its cost reduction potentials. In 2014 Kai joined ENIT and his former colleagues. At ENIT, Kai’s focus as CFO lies on Finance, HR and Business Development. Kai holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics from the Hamburg University of Technology, the University of Paderborn and the KTH Stockholm.
    • Kate Hofman (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • GrowUp Urban Farms
    • http://growup.org.uk
    • Kate always wanted to run a business that improved the world. She fell in love with the idea of aquaponics as a sustainable way of commercially growing food for London, the city she grew up in and has lived in all her life. She left her job as a management consultant at the start of 2013 to found GrowUp, London’s first commercial aquaponics urban farming business. She thinks that innovation and sustainability are at the core of the best businesses and when she makes her first million she’s planning on buying a power drill.
    • Dr. Tim Lunel (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • CoControl
    • http://www.cocontrol.co.uk
    • Tim is an experienced Managing Director having led organisations in the private, public and third sectors as CEO and Director. As Chief Executive of the National Energy Foundation for 7 years with its focus on improving the energy performance of buildings he has a strong network throughout CoControl’s value chain. Having started up Hook Norton Low Carbon Limited as a community social enterprise from scratch he has first-hand experience of both the challenges and opportunities of leading start-ups. In addition to his MBA from London Business School he holds a PhD and an MA in Natural Sciences both from Cambridge University.
    • Paul Monroe (Startup)
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    • Co-Founder
    • SMAP Energy
    • http://www.smapenergy.com
    • Paul Monroe manages business development, public relations and daily operations of SMAP Energy. He holds an MPhil in Technology Policy from the University of Cambridge, with previous experience spanning roles in engineering – including working for the NASA Glenn Research Center – consulting, teaching and business management.
    • Dr. Seyed Mohseni (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Samad Power
    • http://www.samad-power.co.uk
    • Born in Iran, Seyed is a serial entrepreneur who started his first venture when he was seven. Seyed has founded three successful businesses that completed their journeys to maturity before founding Samad Power. His education goes up to doctoral level in aerospace engineering field and he also attended Cranfield University business school for his Executive MBA back in 2009. He has lead teams of both engineers and marketing/sales individuals in his previous companies. He is a passionate innovator who believes environmentally friendly technologies ought to deliver economic benefit to the end customers.
    • Pierre Paslier (Startup)
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    • Co-CEO
    • Ooho!
    • http://www.skippingrockslab.com
    • Pierre is a London-based Innovation Design Engineer. He started his career being a Packaging Engineer for L’Oréal in the daytime and hacking 3D-printers in his living room at night. He then decided to study design at the RCA and in 2013, he co-designed one of the first consumer delta 3D-printers. He loves DIY, especially if it involves drones lifting dangerous electronic components or new ways of decorating the streets when nobody is watching. This passion for innovation led him to co-found two startups, Skipping Rocks Lab (weed-tech) and Gravity Sketch (3D-tech). He is a Masters graduate of the RCA’s Innovation Design Engineering programme (MA & MSc) and INSA de Lyon (MEng). He has given a number of talks about his projects including TEDx conferences in Athens and Warwick.
    • Markku Makkonen (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Fourdeg
    • http://www.fourdeg.com
    • Markku is Co-Founder and CEO of the Finnish startup Fourdeg. Fourdeg is a smart heating company – winner of Arctic15 pitching competition. Fourdeg makes indoor temperature more accurate and comfortable and at the same time reduces the need of heating energy by 10-30%. The load balancing features reduce the peak loads of a district heating network. Technically Fourdeg is an IoT and big data cloud software company. Previous to Fourdeg Markku had an epic 20-year career with consumer business and telecom networks business. After graduating from University of Oulu, Finland, Markku’s career started with analog IC design. The long stint with telecoms started in the early 1990s with transmission products. Then after some years of R&D Markku started to manage programs which climaxed in managing the system programs for global success of Nokia GSM base stations. Markku lead Nokia 2G/3G mobile transmission business for five years 2000-2004 and continued to run global business development programs for mobile data solutions. Final phase with Nokia was the fashion and lifestyle making Nokia consumer business development programs with entertainment products until 2012. Markku has done business in all continents excluding the Antarktis. Markku’s comfort zone is to create business from ideas with lead customers and collaborators. And then deliver the promise. Now the passion and mission is to create a sizeable cleantech business.
    • James Johnston (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Open Utility
    • http://www.openutility.com
    • James first registered the Open Utility company one night in 2013, after realising that he wanted to play a role in shaping a decentralised and resilient energy industry. Two years later, James is the most commonly seen face of Open Utility, speaking at events and conferences across Europe. While in the office, James splits his time between fundraising, business strategy and developing the long-term vision of the company. James continues to challenge the status quo. For him, Open Utility demonstrates that we can think differently with energy. The company is delivering step-by-step innovation that will help transform the whole energy sector.
    • Dr. Carlos Ludlow-Palafox (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Enval
    • http://www.enval.com
    • Carlos graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City and came to the UK to do his PhD at the University of Cambridge. He specialised in microwave induced pyrolysis and how it could be used to recycle complex waste streams. After his PhD, he continued to develop the process, obtaining a patent for the recycling of laminated packaging before founding Enval in 2006.
    • Mack Murray (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Adgero
    • http://adgero.eu
    • Mack Murray is the CEO of Adgero. The French startup has developed the world’s first Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for road freight vehicles. Their unique hybrid system is designed to reduce fuel consumption and associated emissions by up to 25 per cent. Mack has a Master’s in Education from Louis Pasteur University. He has taught at the University of Strasbourg and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) and founded the corporate training firm, Skills Inc. Through contact with the engineers at automotive and software firms among Skills Inc’s clients, Mack observed that no satisfactory hybrid electric systems existed for heavy-duty vehicles. Working with a team of software and embedded systems engineers to address this issue, he founded Adgero SAS in 2015 to bring the resulting ultracapacitor KERS solutions to the world market.
    • Johannes Mayer (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • Blue Inductive
    • http://blue-inductive.de
    • Johannes Mayer is Co-Founder and CFO of Blue Inductive. Blue Inductive develops wireless superchargers for electric vehicles. They solve the problem of supplying mobile robots and electric cars with power conveniently and fully automated – without the need of human interaction. The wireless chargers offer exceptional high efficiency and with Blue Inductive’s innovative etaLINK technology, an enormous amount of vehicle batteries becomes available to the power grid in the future to store and supply renewable energy and foster the success of the Energiewende. Johannes studied physics and business in Germany and California. He worked as project manager at Fraunhofer for several years and published numerous studies on renewable energies and electricity markets. In January 2016 he was selected by FORBES’ 30 Under 30 list in the category industry.
    • Sergey Ogorodnov (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • Voltaware
    • http://www.voltaware.com
    • Sergey Ogorodnov is Co-Founder and CFO of Voltaware and responsible for business development. Sergey has 20+ years working experience with focus on telecoms and was CEO of the largest provider of fibre optics and mobile connectivity solutions to major Russian operators, but has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. His hobbies include tennis, running, and chess.
    • Simon Phelan (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • HomeTree
    • http://www.hometree.co.uk
    • Simon is the Co-Founder and CEO of HomeTree – an energy efficiency home improvement service provider that launched in the UK in September 2016. HomeTree provides homeowners with the opportunity to locate and book energy saving home improvement work online and through an app. HomeTree’s early investors include Jon Moulton, Frontline Ventures, the former UBS Vice-Chairman and two former British Gas MD’s amongst others. Before founding HomeTree Simon spent five years working in private equity for the London Stock Exchange listed turnaround fund Better Capital (founded by Jon Moulton) investing in struggling businesses across Europe. Simon’s most recent role was CEO of the Irish subsidiary of the funds largest investment – Spicers Ireland. Prior to this, Simon was based with the same fund in London before moving to Dublin as part of a 3-man team which set-up and led a €100m fund in partnership with the Irish Government. Simon has a BAI in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering and a BA in Math’s from Trinity College Dublin, is a CFq holder with the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales and has been selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Shaper.
    • Hamish Wilson (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Minus7
    • http://www.minus7.co.uk
    • Hamish is CEO of Minus7 and a business leader and successful entrepreneur. He formed his own consulting company, Paras Ltd, and led the company for several years eventually completing a trade sale to RPS Energy. His interest in renewable energy evolved concurrently with work in oil exploration. Hamish is a leading expert on oil and gas exploration strategy and performance and consulted at senior executive level for a number of the world’s largest oil companies. He has also worked for governments seeking to maximise exploration investment and success for their countries. A geology graduate, Hamish has wealth of experience in the energy sector. His varied experience includes more than 10 years as an exploration geologist with BP working on the North Sea and exploration review of South East Asia, including two years working on the Kuparuk Oil Field in Alaska, followed by an MBA at IMD in Switzerland before setting up Paras. Hamish is currently the President of the PESGB, a voluntary post that lasts one year. The society represents the oil and gas exploration community in the UK and has over 6500 members.
    • Devrim Celal (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • Upside Energy
    • http://upsideenergy.co.uk
    • Devrim is an experienced and versatile executive with blue chip management consultancy and finance background working for companies such as A. T. Kearney and Sapient. He has twenty years of experience in leadership positions across a variety of industries, sectors and geographies. He holds an MBA from Yale University. While at A.T. Kearney, Devrim excelled in strategy development and thought leadership, winning a number of awards for his contributions. He established the European operations of Sapient Corporation and worked with the executive team to acquire companies to grow Sapient in Europe and broaden its capabilities. During the past 10 years Devrim has been an entrepreneur investing in commercial real estate development, insurance and reinsurance brokerage and technology. He joined Upside Energy as interim CFO in April 2015 and has since invested in Upside and joined full-time as CFO /CCO. He is an endurance athlete having completed, among others, four 250km self-sufficient multi-stage runs across Gobi, Sahara, Antarctica and Atacama deserts in 9 months. He runs to promote awareness to and raise funds for MS related charities.
    • Sonny Masero (Startup)
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    • Chairman
    • Demand Logic
    • http://www.demandlogic.co.uk
    • Sonny is a business leader and engineer who has worked in the sustainable energy sector for 20 years. His experience has included leading teams and companies at a variety of scales including public corporations, SMEs and startups. Over the past 5 years his focus has been on business growth at the intersection between clean technology and web technology. Sonny has a Masters in Sustainable Development and a first class degree in Management and Design in Engineering from City University. He leads on Demand Logic’s business planning and commercial strategy.
    • Loïc Bar (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Opinum
    • http://www.opinum.com
    • Loïc Bar is CEO & Co-Founder of Opinum, an ICT company taking the guesswork out of managing buildings and consumption by combining big data analytics with the most advanced Internet of Things technology.
    • Andre Lindvest (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ubik Solutions
    • http://www.ubiksolutions.eu
    • Andre is both CEO and representative of main investor in Ubik Solutions. Andre holds MSc in Power Engineering from Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) and also has started his MBA studies in TUT. Having 13 years experience in energy industry (mainly renewable energy) and 5 years in financials and startups Andre has a strong knowledge, experience and a will to contribute to the development of innovation and sustainable future. As a representative of main investor (Marble Invest OÜ) in Ubik, Andre is responsible for the company’s general management, company development, strategy formation, financial management and capital raising. Andre has been working closely with the founders since the beginning of the company. Andre also runs the Estonian private investment company Marble Invest, which is focused on RES related technologies, products and services. Before Marble Invest, Andre held a Project Manager position at Nelja Energia AS which is a leading renewable energy developer and producer in the Baltics and at Eesti Energia AS which is an Estonian national energy company, developing several pioneer wind farms in Estonia and worked in dispatch center of Estonian transmission system as an Operation Planner of electric supply system. In addition, Andre has established several private companies and is a mentor for several startups.
    • Jim Woods (Startup)
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    • Founder
    • The Curve
    • http://thecurve.me
    • Jim is a purposeful entrepreneur. He spends his time tracking changes in the way that business connects to society, and looking for solutions that could benefit both business and society. He is CEO of The Crowd, which manages the most extensive corporate sustainability events programme in the UK, and works with a community of 14,000 people to develop the solutions. He founded the Curve as a crazy idea to get all companies to share the business cases for their energy projects, and has been greatly assisted by people more intelligent than him. Jim has many heroes who inspire him on a daily basis, two of whom are called Margaret. Margaret Mead, who recognised that none of us are as smart as all of us, and Margaret Wheatley, for observing that very great change starts from very small conversations, held among people who care. His third inspiration is Albert Einstein for providing the entrepreneur’s solace that “anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new”. Jim is also a Director at Acre, and has previously been CEO of the YO! Group, an investment banker and founded a business that designed delivery motorbikes.
    • Arti Kütt (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Wisemile
    • http://www.wisemile.ee/en/
    • Arti is Co-Founder and CEO of Wisemile social transportation network and he holds a MSc in Supply Chain Management from Tallinn University of Technology (TUT). Arti has a wide range of experience in logistics starting from driver and warehouse worker position up to division manager in a great international transportation company. The initial idea of ridesharing started to grow when Arti drove together with his friends between their hometown and university. Together they shared the costs and got the ride 4 times cheaper than usual. Arti shared the thoughts with his father Arno Kütt, who has already built several successful companies before like ON24, SmartPost and Cleveron. They reached to the concept of social transportation network where transport is offered by drivers who are already going the same way as passengers. In addition to regular ridesharing, Wisemile allows to send packages as well. Fast and cheap door-to-door delivery is creating special value for e-commerce, especially for online grocery stores. In the beginning of 2015 they put together a strong team and in august 2015 the first beta version of Wisemile was launched. Today Wisemile has over 5.000 active users per month and the drivers have delivered their first B2C grocery shipments.
    • Haggai Hofland (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Raycatch
    • http://raycatch.com
    • Haggai holds a BA in Economics and Management, with a specialization in Entrepreneurial Management from the Academit Tel Aviv Yaffo. Haggai worked at Watts and More as a marketing and data analysis director. Later Haggai joined a small Investment found that specialized in investing in PV assets in Italy where he served as the COO. Later he co-founded webper, a startup in the penalization of content media publishing sites. Haggai is Raycatch’s CEO in Co-Founder.
    • Tony Hynes (Startup)
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    • Commercial Director
    • Aurelia Turbines
    • http://aureliaturbines.com
    • Tony Hynes, Commercial Director, joined Aurelia in April 2016. Tony has held senior executive positions in several technology startups taking new products into global power generation markets with GE, Siemens, Capstone Turbines, Calnetix Power Solutions, Bowman Power, East Midlands Electricity and Heliex Power. Tony has over 30 years experience in developing successful distribution channels, project development, international joint ventures and financed deal structures. Tony holds an honours degree in Law.
    • Chris Goodall (Startup)
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    • Angel
    • Spinetic Energy
    • http://www.spinetic-energy.com
    • Chris Goodall was one of the earliest investors in Spinetic Energy. He is a writer and commentator on clean energy. The Switch, a book published this summer, lays out the case for real optimism about the world’s energy future. He also consults to businesses involved in the cleantech transition and invests in early stage companies.


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