ECO18 Berlin Agenda

Ecosummit accelerates smart green startups, investors and corporates. Our vision is to automate sustainability in energy, mobility and cities. The 9th Ecosummit Berlin took place on 8-9 May 2018 at Radialsystem and attracted 33 sponsors and 300 participants. Our conferences are startup markets enabling business development, co-investing, open innovation, corporate venturing and M&A. At ECO18 Berlin, we started fundraising the first smart green VC fund in Berlin for the best smart green startups in Europe. Our 10th Ecosummit Berlin takes place on 15-16 May 2019 at Radialsystem.

The ECO18 Berlin agenda features 99 speakers including 69 startups. ECO18 Berlin was recorded for Ecosummit TV that provides over 1.000 videos (390.000 views). The Ecosummit TV videos are linked next to each speaker in the agenda below. Join us again next year to create big impact together!

Past Ecosummit agendas: ECO18 Paris, ECO17 London, ECO17 Stockholm, ECO17 Amsterdam, ECO17 Berlin, ECO16 London, ECO16 Amsterdam, ECO16 Berlin, ECO15 London, ECO15 Berlin, ECO14 London, ECO14 Berlin, ECO13 London, ECO13 Berlin, ECO12 Düsseldorf, ECO12 Berlin and ECO11 Berlin.

  • 08:00 – 09:00

    Registration and networking breakfast

  • 09:00 – 09:10

    Fundraising our first smart green VC fund in Berlin

    Jan Michael Hess (Startup VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Partner, Ecosummit Ventures

  • 09:10 – 09:20

    Energy innovation factory

    Nigel Purcell (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Investment Director, Engie New Ventures

  • 09:20 – 09:30

    Open energy

    Fabio Tentori (Corporate) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Enel Innovation Hubs, Enel

  • 09:30 – 09:40

    Smart green energy as a service

    Annemarie de Jong (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Director Customer Relations, Sonnen

  • 09:40 – 09:50

    The future of heat

    Philipp Pausder (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Thermondo

  • 09:50 – 10:00

    Intelligent climate management

    Leopold von Bismarck (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CMO, Tado

  • 10:00 – 10:10

    Plugging in the world

    Thomas Gottschalk (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Mobisol

  • 10:10 – 10:20

    Next level energy service platform

    Dr. Carsten Bether (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Co-Founder, Kiwigrid

  • 10:20 – 10:25

    Smart green utility-in-a-box

    Dr. Christian Chudoba (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Lumenaza

  • 10:25 – 10:35

    The future of cities

    Dr. Ignasi Vilajosana (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Worldsensing

  • 10:35 – 10:45

    The future of fusion

    Bart Markus (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Chairman, First Light Fusion

  • 10:45 – 11:30

    Networking coffee

  • 11:30 – 11:40

    Energy for digital customers

    Dr. Philipp Ulbrich (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Head of Scouting and Co-Investments, EON

  • 11:40 – 11:50

    Optimising smart grids

    Michael De Vivo (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, DEPsys

  • 11:50 – 12:00

    Energy intelligence in smart homes

    Dr. Thomas Goette (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, GreenPocket

  • 12:00 – 12:05

    Augmented intelligence for smart green cities

    Michel Morvan (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Executive Chairman, Cosmo Tech

  • 12:05 – 12:10

    Energy intelligence backbone for the industry

    Edwin Poot (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Founder, Energyworx

  • 12:10 – 12:15

    The future of energy storage

    Karl Bohman (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, SaltX

  • 12:15 – 12:25

    The soul of a winner

    Petr Míkovec (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Managing Director, Inven Capital

  • 12:25 – 12:35

    Taking the energy transition to the customer

    Dr. Felix Grolman (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Shine

  • 12:35 – 12:45

    Open DERMS platforms – key to merge electricity, heating and mobility

    Dr. Christian Feißt (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, GreenCom Networks

  • 12:45 – 12:50

    Visual energy analytics

    Thomas Koller (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Enersis

  • 12:50 – 12:55

    Empowering utilities to illuminate dark data

    Frederick ten Sythoff (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Market Engagement Director, Greenbird

  • 12:55 – 13:00

    Intelligent grid platform

    Dr. Simon Koopmann (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Envelio

  • 13:00 – 13:05

    Energy management for industry

    Hendrik Klosterkemper (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, ENIT Systems

  • 13:05 – 13:15

    Investing with a purpose

    Ulrich Seitz (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Managing Director, BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures

  • 13:15 – 14:45

    Networking lunch

  • 14:45 – 14:55

    The future of mobility

    Gerard Reid (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

    Founder, Alexa Capital

  • 14:55 – 15:05

    Balancing strategic and financial returns in corporate venturing

    Girish Nadkarni (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Total Energy Ventures

  • 15:05 – 15:15

    Mobile electricity for electric mobility

    Dr. Frank Pawlitschek (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Ubitricity

  • 15:15 – 15:20

    Solar EV

    Laurin Hahn (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Sono Motors

  • 15:20 – 15:25

    EV charging for real estate

    Heikki Suonsivu (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Chairman, Parking Energy

  • 15:25 – 15:30

    Shipping made simple

    Avishai Trabelsi (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Quicargo

  • 15:30 – 15:35

    Seamless mobility solutions

    Stephan Leppler (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, MotionTag

  • 15:35 – 15:40

    Connecting light electric vehicles

    Kristjan Maruste (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Comodule

  • 15:40 – 15:45

    3rd generation battery anode technology

    Christian Rood (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, LeydenJar Technologies

  • 15:45 – 15:50

    Managing the world’s batteries

    Simon Daniel (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Moixa

  • 15:50 – 16:00

    Investing in disruptive energy startups

    Dr. Matthias Dill (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Statkraft Ventures

  • 16:00 – 16:05

    Digital circuit breakers

    Charlotta Holmquist (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Co-founder, Blixt

  • 16:05 – 16:10

    High efficiency biopower

    Henrik Båge (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Co-founder, Phoenix BioPower

  • 16:10 – 16:15

    Innovative washing without detergents

    Per Hansson (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CTO, SWATAB

  • 16:15 – 16:20

    Industrial biotechnology

    Martin Spitznagel (Startup)

    CEO, Dust Biosolutions

  • 16:20 – 16:25

    Backing disruptive startups tackling sustainability

    Katya Akulinicheva (VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Chief Investment Officer, Systemiq

  • 16:25 – 17:15

    Networking coffee

  • 17:15 – 17:25

    Finding talent in clean energy and mobility

    David Hunt, Managing Partner, Hyperion Executive Search (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

    Rupert Newland, CEO, Arenko (Startup)

  • 17:25 – 17:35

    The future of energy

    Leonie Baneke (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Investment Director, Eneco Smart Energy

  • 17:35 – 17:40

    Energy data analytics

    Rob Merrington (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Head of Marketing, Onzo

  • 17:40 – 17:45

    Making smart things smarter

    Arjen Noorbergen (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Founder, Olisto

  • 17:45 – 17:50

    Smart charging

    Ruben Benders (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Jedlix

  • 17:50 – 17:55

    Transforming the way we live, work and move

    Dr. Sam Salisbury (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Director Labs, Centrica Innovations

  • 17:55 – 18:05

    Energy IoT and transformation platform

    Yüksel Sirmasac (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Rockethome

  • 18:05 – 18:10

    Smart home management

    Ivan Rogani (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CCO, Wattio

  • 18:10 – 18:15

    AI for green energy management

    Friedrich Rojahn (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Solandeo

  • 18:15 – 18:20

    Enabling energy efficiency with smart sensors

    Sergey Ogorodnov (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Voltaware

  • 18:20 – 18:25

    From kWhs to kilobytes – data monetisation as a service

    Dr. Christian Bogatu (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Fresh Energy

  • 18:25 – 18:50

    Serving smart green consumers

    Moderator: Jan Michael Hess, EcosummitEcosummit TV

    Annemarie de Jong, Sonnen (Startup), Philipp Pausder, Thermondo (Startup), Leopold von Bismarck, Tado (Startup) and Dr. Felix Grolman, Shine (Startup)

  • 18:50 – 19:00

    Berlin pitch

    Christoph Sollich (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

    Founder, The Pitch Doctor

  • 19:00 – 24:00

    Ecosummit dinner party

    Let’s take a group photo with all Ecosummit participants and have a big party enjoying solar boat tours in the SunCat 46 of SolarWaterWorld, dinner prepared by Mundelkoch and funky music mixed by DJ Johannes Schwarz

  • 08:30 – 09:30

    Registration and networking breakfast

  • 09:30 – 09:40

    Smart green energy and mobility trends

    Michael Wilshire (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

    Head of Strategy, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • 09:40 – 09:50

    Supporting smart green startups in Berlin

    Stephan Schulze, Investment Director, IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft (VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Dessislawa Thordsen, Key Account Manager Industry & Services, Investitionsbank Berlin (Corporate)

  • 09:50 – 10:00

    Acceleration through collaboration: How we support startups

    Boris Lesjean (Corporate) – Ecosummit TV

    Innovation Director, Veolia Germany

  • 10:00 – 10:05

    Industrial waste recycling

    Dr. Frédéric Goettmann (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Extracthive

  • 10:05 – 10:15

    Green:field – our open innovation platform

    Tim Schumann (Corporate) – Ecosummit TV

    Senior Manager Corporate New Ventures & Strategic Partnerships, Vattenfall

  • 10:15 – 10:20

    Advanced monitoring of PV assets

    Alwin Nagel (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CCO, Solytic

  • 10:20 – 10:25

    Harvesting wind energy with kites

    Simon Heyes (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Kite Power Systems

  • 10:25 – 10:30

    Energy service portal for utilities

    Florian Meyer-Delpho (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Greenergetic

  • 10:30 – 10:35

    Smart green utility startup

    Dr. Erik Oldekop (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Greenstone Energy

  • 10:35 – 10:40

    PV marketplace and service platform

    Kai Daniels (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Co-CEO, Milk the Sun

  • 10:40 – 10:45

    Solar heat pumps

    Marcus Kanewoff (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Free Energy

  • 10:45 – 10:50

    Evolving university startups into world-changing businesses

    Ben Murphy (VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Cleantech Business Builder, IP Group

  • 10:50 – 10:55

    Efficient hot water tanks for smart homes

    Dr. Peter Armstrong (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Mixergy

  • 10:55 – 11:00

    5 minutes to transform your business

    Alisa Murphy (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Life Size Media

  • 11:00 – 11:45

    Networking coffee

  • 11:45 – 11:55

    The future of food

    Antoine Hubert (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Ÿnsect

  • 11:55 – 12:00

    Seed investing in smart green startups

    Yann Fiebig (VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Senior Investment Manager, High-Tech Gründerfonds

  • 12:00 – 12:10

    Accelerating the energy transition

    Matthias Willenbacher (VC) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Wiwin

  • 12:10 – 12:20

    Growth through open innovation

    Gerhard Nolte (Corporate) – Ecosummit TV

    Portfolio Manager Late Stage, EnBW Innovations

  • 12:20 – 12:25

    Supporting early stage energy startups

    Dr. Dirk Bessau (VC & Accelerator) – Ecosummit TV

    Director Berlin Office, InnoEnergy

  • 12:25 – 12:30

    AI-based heating control for office buildings

    Christoph Berger (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Vilisto

  • 12:30 – 12:35

    Intelligent cloud platform for hotels

    Benjamin Köhler (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CSO, Betterspace

  • 12:35 – 12:40

    Renewable industrial process heat from biomass gasification

    Thomas Bräck (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Business Development Director, Meva Energy

  • 12:40 – 12:45

    On demand electricity from waste heat and biomass

    Dr. Henk Ouwerkerk (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Heat Power

  • 12:45 – 12:50

    Impact investing advisory

    Julien Deconinck (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

    Partner, Clermount

  • 12:50 – 12:55

    Off-grid solar modules

    Robert Händel (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Opes Solutions

  • 12:55 – 13:00

    Smart biogas monitoring

    Juha Lauritsalo (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Qualvista

  • 13:00 – 13:05

    Power-to-gas using methanogenic archaea

    Dr. Mich Hein (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Electrochaea

  • 13:05 – 13:15

    The art of portfolio development and board management

    Moderator: Jan Michael Hess, EcosummitEcosummit TV

    Dr. Martin Kröner, Munich Venture Partners (VC) and Dr. Mich Hein, Electrochaea (Startup)

  • 13:15 – 14:45

    Networking lunch

  • 14:45 – 14:50

    Improving the signal to noise ratio – smart technology scouting

    Alexander van Os (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Co-founder, Venture IQ

  • 14:50 – 14:55

    Smart green utility startup

    David Balensiefen (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, GridX

  • 14:55 – 15:05

    How to choose your long-term partner

    Thomas Labryga, Director, innogy Ventures (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    David Balensiefen, CEO, GridX (Startup)

  • 15:05 – 15:15

    Energy blockchain platform

    Dr. Ana Trbovich (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    COO, Grid Singularity

  • 15:15 – 15:20

    AI for managing power production and consumption

    Dr. Gavin Bell (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Optimeering

  • 15:20 – 15:25

    The energy cloud

    Szilard Toth (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CTO, e.pilot

  • 15:25 – 15:30

    Smart green utility startup in UK

    Vincent Tuk (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Usio Energy

  • 15:30 – 15:35

    Smart green utility startup

    Andrew Mack (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Founder, 4hundred

  • 15:35 – 15:40

    Environmental analytics

    Stephen McNulty (Startup)

    CEO, AmbiSense

  • 15:40 – 15:45

    Vanadium redox flow battery for your home

    Jakob Bitner (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, VoltStorage

  • 15:45 – 15:50

    Wind energy 2.0

    Dr. Rolf Luchsinger (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, TwingTec

  • 15:50 – 15:55

    PV metal roofs

    Andres Anijalg (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Chief Business Development Officer, Roofit Solar Energy

  • 15:55 – 16:00

    Revolutionary pre-treatment that gently cracks 2G biomass

    Tobias Ziereis (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Manager Business Development Biogas, LXP Group

  • 16:00 – 16:25

    Building big startups with big impact

    Moderator: Bart Markus, First Light FusionEcosummit TV

    Dr. Phil Larochelle, Breakthrough Energy Ventures (VC), Julia Padberg, SET Ventures (VC), Thomas Gottschalk, Mobisol (Startup) and Dr. Alois Flatz, Generation Investment Management (VC)

  • 16:25 – 22:00

    Ecosummit BBQ

    Thank you for joining us – Let’s take a group photo with all Ecosummit participants and enjoy a tasty BBQ and solar boat tours in the SunCat 46 of SolarWaterWorld