ECO19 Berlin Agenda

Let’s automate sustainability in energy, mobility and cities

Ecosummit accelerates smart green startups, investors and corporates since 2010. Our conferences are startup markets enabling business development, co-investing, open innovation, corporate venturing and M&A. Our 10 year anniversary Ecosummit Berlin takes place on 15-16 May 2019 at Radialsystem, Holzmarktstr. 33, 10243 Berlin. The ECO19 Berlin agenda presents 118 speakers including 80 startups. Check out our 32 sponsors and 300 participants, get your tickets and join us. We invite you to co-invest and work together to build big startups with big impact – ideally smart green unicorns made in Europe.

  • 08:00 – 09:00

    Registration and networking breakfast

  • 09:00 – 09:10

    10 years Ecosummit – time to invest in our future

    Jan Michael Hess (VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Founder, Ecosummit Ventures

  • 09:10 – 09:20

    10 years Sonnen – time to jump to the next level

    Christoph Ostermann (Corporate) – Ecosummit TV

    Founder and CEO, Sonnen

  • 09:20 – 09:30

    Funding VCs and angels to accelerate the European startup ecosystem

    Patric Gresko (Fund of Funds) – Ecosummit TV

    Head of Division, Innovation and Technology Investment, European Investment Fund

  • 09:30 – 09:40

    Fostering our sustainable future through impact investments

    Andrée-Lise Méthot (VC)

    Founder and Managing Partner, Cycle Capital Management

  • 09:40 – 09:50

    The energy and mobility revolution

    Gerard Reid (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

    Founder, Alexa Capital

  • 09:50 – 10:00

    Transforming the way we live, work and move

    Dr. Sam Salisbury (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Director Labs, Centrica Innovations

  • 10:00 – 10:10

    The software platform for smart green utilities

    Dr. Christian Feißt (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, GreenCom Networks

  • 10:10 – 10:20

    The digital energy transformation

    Dr. Matthias Bölke (Corporate)

    VP Strategy, Business Excellence and Public Affairs for DACH, Schneider Electric

  • 10:20 – 10:30

    Mobile electricity for electric mobility

    Knut Hechtfischer (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Co-Founder, Ubitricity

  • 10:30 – 10:35

    Disruptive energy investing with financial and strategic returns

    Dr. Matthias Dill (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Statkraft Ventures

  • 10:35 – 10:40

    IoT device management as a service

    Pilgrim Beart (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, DevicePilot

  • 10:40 – 10:45

    Ecosystem as a service

    Dr. Susan Graham (Startup)

    CEO, BioCarbon Engineering

  • 10:45 – 11:30

    Networking coffee

  • 11:30 – 11:40

    The soul of a winner

    Petr Míkovec (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Managing Director, Inven Capital

  • 11:40 – 11:45

    Accelerating Swedish energy startups

    Andreas Stubelius (Accelerator) – Ecosummit TV

    Portfolio Manager, Swedish Energy Agency

  • 11:45 – 11:50

    Digital circuit breakers

    Charlotta Holmquist (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Co-founder, Blixt

  • 11:50 – 11:55

    DC nanogrids

    Björn Jernström (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CTO, Ferroamp

  • 11:55 – 12:00

    Harvesting light with organic solar cells

    Mattias Josephson (Startup)

    CEO, Epishine

  • 12:00 – 12:05

    Saving water in your daily life

    Johan Nihlén (Startup)

    Co-founder, Altered

  • 12:05 – 12:10

    Wave energy

    Anders Jansson (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Commercial Director, CorPower Ocean

  • 12:10 – 12:15

    Cleaning water by removing oil, diesel and petrol

    Christina Lundbäck (Startup)

    CMO, Surfcleaner

  • 12:15 – 12:20

    One base for all EV infrastructure

    Mathias Hökfelt (Startup)

    CEO, Unimi Solutions

  • 12:20 – 12:35

    Swedish Energy Agency portfolio pitches

    Speakers to be announced soon

  • 12:35 – 12:45

    Energy for digital customers

    Dr. Philipp Ulbrich (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Head of Scouting and Co-Investments, EON

  • 12:45 – 12:50

    Smart green utility-in-a-box

    Dr. Christian Chudoba (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Lumenaza

  • 12:50 – 12:55

    Intelligent grid platform

    Dr. Simon Koopmann (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Envelio

  • 12:55 – 13:00

    Visual energy analytics

    Dr. Christina Würthner (Startup)

    CFSO, Enersis

  • 13:00 – 13:05

    The e-commerce cloud for utilities

    Szilard Toth (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CTO, e.pilot

  • 13:05 – 13:10

    Smart metering as a service

    Nikolaus Starzacher (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Discovergy

  • 13:10 – 13:20

    Investing with a purpose

    Ulrich Seitz (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Managing Director, BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures

  • 13:20 – 14:45

    Networking veggie lunch

  • 14:45 – 14:50

    The future of energy

    Leonie Baneke (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Head of Venturing, Eneco Ventures

  • 14:50 – 14:55

    The future of heat

    Philipp Pausder (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Thermondo

  • 14:55 – 15:00

    Smart building management

    Dick Fens (Startup)

    CEO, Simaxx

  • 15:00 – 15:05

    The future of EV charging

    Jurjen de Jong (Startup)

    CEO, Greenflux

  • 15:05 – 15:10

    Smart charging at scale: what else?

    Serge Subiron (Startup)

    CEO, Jedlix

  • 15:10 – 15:20

    Investing in a low carbon future

    Nacho Gimenez (Corporate VC)

    Managing Director, Europe & Middle East, BP Ventures

  • 15:20 – 15:30

    Renewable energy everywhere – sector coupling with fuel cells and electrolysers

    Nils Aldag (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Chief Commercial Officer, Sunfire

  • 15:30 – 15:40

    Urban air taxis

    Alexander Zosel (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Co-Founder, Volocopter

  • 15:40 – 15:50

    Mobile energy solutions

    Tobias Breyer (Startup)

    CMO, GreenPack

  • 15:50 – 15:55

    Smart green urban logistics

    Johan Erlandsson (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Velove

  • 15:55 – 16:00

    Rock-solid EV charging hardware meets smart software

    Constantin Schwaab (Startup)

    CEO, Wirelane

  • 16:00 – 16:05

    Digital twins for the future of mobility

    Lennart Hinrichs (Startup)

    Commercial Director, Twaice

  • 16:05 – 16:10

    Managing the world’s batteries

    Simon Daniel (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Moixa

  • 16:10 – 16:15

    Fiber optic sensors in every rotor blade

    Dr. Lars Hoffmann (Startup)

    CEO, fos4X

  • 16:15 – 16:25

    Setting up a new CVC in the Nordics

    Ståle Svenning (Corporate VC)

    Head of Venturing, TrønderEnergi

  • 16:25 – 16:30

    Building winning teams in energy and mobility

    David Hunt (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

    Managing Partner, Hyperion Executive Search

  • 16:30 – 17:15

    Networking coffee

  • 17:15 – 17:25

    Supporting smart green startups in Berlin

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

    Konstantin Hanssen, Key Account Manager Energy & Optics, Investitionsbank Berlin (Corporate)

  • 17:25 – 17:35

    Energy innovation factory

    Johann Boukhors (Corporate VC)

    Managing Director, Engie New Ventures

  • 17:35 – 17:40

    Smart grid optimisation platform

    Dr. Omid Mousavi (Startup)

    R&D Director, DEPsys

  • 17:40 – 17:45

    Energy service portal for utilities

    Burkhard von Ehren (Startup)

    CEO, Greenergetic

  • 17:45 – 17:50

    Auto-AI for the energy transition

    Friedrich Rojahn (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Solandeo

  • 17:50 – 17:55

    Enabling energy efficiency with smart sensors

    Sergey Ogorodnov (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Voltaware

  • 17:55 – 18:00

    Indoor air quality management

    Frederic Hammel (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Ethera

  • 18:00 – 18:10

    Smart corporate venturing for smart startups

    Thomas Labryga (Corporate VC)

    Investment Partner, innogy Ventures

  • 18:10 – 18:15

    Cutting edge energy IoT solutions

    David Balensiefen (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, GridX

  • 18:15 – 18:20

    Energy transparent factories

    Jérémie Rendolet (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CFO, Metron

  • 18:20 – 18:25

    Energy management for industry

    Hendrik Klosterkemper (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, ENIT Systems

  • 18:25 – 18:30

    Portable power for professionals

    Dr. Sebastian Berning (Startup)

    Co-CEO, Instagrid

  • 18:30 – 18:35

    Finding, funding and fostering startups

    Cindi Choi (Corporate VC)

    Partner, Total Energy Ventures

  • 18:35 – 19:00

    Independent vs. corporate VCs – who is better for founders, when and why?

    Moderator: Tim Lafferty, Global Corporate Venturing (Service Provider)

    Andrée-Lise Méthot, Cycle Capital Management (VC), Malin Carlström, ABB Technology Ventures (CVC), Cindi Choi, Total Energy Ventures (CVC) and Dr. Martin Kröner, Munich Venture Partners (VC)

  • 19:00 – 24:00

    10 Years Ecosummit Party

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

  • 08:00 – 09:00

    Registration and networking breakfast

  • 09:00 – 09:05

    5 minutes to transform your business

    Alisa Murphy (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Life Size Media

  • 09:05 – 09:15

    Key technologies for smart green energy and mobility

    Michael Wilshire (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

    Head of Strategy, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • 09:15 – 09:20

    Evolving university startups into world-changing businesses

    Dr. Robert Trezona (VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Partner, Head of Cleantech, IP Group

  • 09:20 – 09:30

    The future of fusion

    Dr. Nicholas Hawker (Startup)

    CEO, First Light Fusion

  • 09:30 – 09:35

    Printed circuit board fuel cells

    Dr. Tom Mason (Startup)

    CTO, Bramble Energy

  • 09:35 – 09:40

    Intelligent cells, better batteries

    Nat Edington (Startup)

    CEO, Dukosi

  • 09:40 – 09:45

    Fresh air as a service

    Marc Ottolini (Startup)

    CEO, Airlabs

  • 09:45 – 09:55

    Open energy

    Fabio Tentori (Corporate) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Innovation Hubs, Enel

  • 09:55 – 10:00

    Energy IoT and transformation platform

    Yüksel Sirmasac (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Rockethome

  • 10:00 – 10:05

    Go with the flow

    Marcel Smit (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Energyworx

  • 10:05 – 10:10

    Energy data management platform

    Thorsten Heller (Startup)

    CEO, Greenbird

  • 10:10 – 10:20

    How to build successful energy companies

    Dr. Christopher McLachlan (Corporate)

    Head of Company Builder, EnBW

  • 10:20 – 10:25

    Solar as a service and smart billing for the property sector

    Dr. Ernesto Garnier (Startup)

    CEO, Einhundert Energie

  • 10:25 – 10:30

    From kWhs to kilobytes – data monetisation as a service

    Daniel von Gaertner (Startup)

    COO, Fresh Energy

  • 10:30 – 10:35

    Learning software platform for distributed energy systems

    Niklas Kreifels (Startup)

    CFO, Oxygen Technologies

  • 10:35 – 10:45

    WHEESY and SVEN – taking carsharing to the next level

    Frank Kindervatter (Corporate)

    CEO, NEW

  • 10:45 – 11:30

    Networking coffee

  • 11:30 – 11:40

    The innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe

    Dr. Elena Bou (VC)

    Innovation Director, InnoEnergy

  • 11:40 – 11:45

    Low-cost redox-flow batteries

    Thomas Gebauer (Startup)

    Co-CEO, Volterion

  • 11:45 – 11:50

    Offgrid energy pay-as-you-go solutions

    Siten Mandalia (Startup)

    CEO, Offgrid Solaris

  • 11:50 – 11:55

    Financing and distributing affordable solar systems

    Manuel Seiffe (Startup)

    CEO, MPower Ventures

  • 11:55 – 12:00

    Solar as a service for businesses in emerging markets

    Martin Baart (Startup)

    CEO, Ecoligo

  • 12:00 – 12:05

    Next generation offgrid solar power systems

    Felix Boldt (Startup)

    CEO, Solarworx

  • 12:05 – 12:10

    Urban logistics powered by gas

    Javier Ballesteros (Startup)

    CEO, Gas2move

  • 12:10 – 12:20

    Energy startup innovation made in Switzerland

    Hans Dahlberg, Chief Digital Officer, Alpiq (Corporate)

    Bastian Gerhard, Director, Oyster Lab (Corporate)

  • 12:20 – 12:30

    Airborne wind energy

    Dr. Alexander Bormann (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Enerkite

  • 12:30 – 12:35

    Industrial biotechnology

    Martin Spitznagel (Startup)

    CEO, Dust Biosolutions

  • 12:35 – 12:40

    Energy is a balancing act

    Simon Bushell (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Sympower

  • 12:40 – 12:45

    Decentralised storage system operator

    Dr. Sandro Iacovella (Startup)

    CTO, ThermoVault

  • 12:45 – 12:50

    Vanadium redox-flow batteries for your home

    Michael Peither (Startup)

    CTO, VoltStorage

  • 12:50 – 12:55

    Lighting as a service

    Kaspars Osis (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, RCG Lighthouse

  • 12:55 – 13:00

    Smart energy pricing

    Dr. Siegfried Numberger (Startup)

    CEO, Preisenergie

  • 13:00 – 13:05

    Power-to-gas using methanogenic archaea

    Dr. Mich Hein (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Electrochaea

  • 13:05 – 13:10

    Disrupting industrial asset life cycle management

    Janne-Pekka Karttunen (Startup)

    CEO, Distence

  • 13:10 – 13:20

    Strategic venturing in breakthrough industrial technology

    Dr. Kurt Kaltenegger (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Head of Technology, ABB Technology Ventures

  • 13:20 – 14:45

    Networking veggie lunch

  • 14:45 – 14:50

    Investing in digital energy – smarter and faster

    Dr. Freerk Bisschop (Accelerator) – Ecosummit TV

    Program Director Smart Energy, Rockstart

  • 14:50 – 14:55

    Solar energy and education for our kids

    Robert Schrimpff (Startup)

    CEO, Solar for Schools

  • 14:55 – 15:00

    Solar metal roofs

    Andres Anijalg (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Chief Business Development Officer, Roofit Solar Energy

  • 15:00 – 15:05

    CSP and CHP – solar electricity and heat

    Dr. Carsten Corino (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Sunoyster Systems

  • 15:05 – 15:10

    Wind energy 2.0

    Dr. Rolf Luchsinger (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, TwingTec

  • 15:10 – 15:15

    Next generation switchgear

    Dr. Fabian Lemke (Startup)

    CEO, Nuventura

  • 15:15 – 15:20

    Home refueling station for CNG vehicles

    Robert Strods (Startup)

    COO, Hygen

  • 15:20 – 15:25

    Smart green paint

    Tilman Pfeiffer (Startup)

    UK Country Manager, Airlite

  • 15:25 – 15:30

    Advanced food production technology

    Michael Ruggier (Startup)

    CEO, Airponix

  • 15:30 – 15:35

    Smart hot water tanks

    Dr. Peter Armstrong (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Mixergy

  • 15:35 – 15:40

    AI for building energy systems

    Tom Anderson (Startup)

    CEO, Grid Edge

  • 15:40 – 15:45

    Oilfox and Raumgold – IoT-powered oil service and building management

    Til Landwehrmann (Startup)

    CEO, LIV-T

  • 15:45 – 15:50

    Enabling new distributed energy business models

    Gerrit Ellerwald (Startup)

    Co-Founder, Ampeers Energy

  • 15:50 – 15:55

    Energy solutions for commercial and residential buildings

    Matthias Hemmerle (Startup)

    CEO, Faunder

  • 15:55 – 16:00

    Generating energy intelligence from smart meter data

    Dr. Thomas Goette (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, GreenPocket

  • 16:00 – 16:05

    Smart street lighting

    Niek de Jong (Startup)

    CEO, Sustainder

  • 16:05 – 16:10

    Smart parking

    Wouter de Bruijne (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Commercial Director, ParkBee

  • 16:10 – 16:15

    Electric scooters

    Daniel Tykesson (Startup)

    CFO, Kumpan electric

  • 16:15 – 16:20

    Electric scooters

    Pascal Blum (Startup)

    CEO, unu

  • 16:20 – 16:45

    Thinking big and long-term to build a profitable ecoportfolio

    Moderator: Bart Markus, First Light FusionEcosummit TV

    Jan Michael Hess, Ecosummit Ventures (VC), Dr. Peter van Gelderen, Icos Capital (VC), Bruno Derungs, Adaxia Capital Partners (VC) and 1 more panelist to be announced

  • 16:45 – 24:00

    Ecosummit Family BBQ

    Thank you for joining us – Let’s enjoy a tasty BBQ, incredible wines, lounge and groovy music as well as solar boat tours powered by SolarWaterWorld. Bring your kids, sunglasses and dancing shoes because the party goes on!