Ecosummit Berlin 2020 Agenda

Due to the global COVID-19 crisis Ecosummit Berlin 2020 is postponed from 6-7 May 2020 to a new date in September or Q4 2020. We’ll announce the new date and location of our physical Ecosummit when the time is right. In the meantime, we’ll invite our sponsors, speakers and ticket buyers to our virtual Ecosummit events. Please stay healthy, watch Ecosummit TV and check our website regularly.

Our mission is maximising our impact until 2030, the global deadline for carbon neutrality. Ecosummit accelerates smart green startups in energy, mobility and cities to save our climate and planet. Our conferences are startup markets enabling business development, co-investing, open innovation, corporate venturing and M&A. Since 2010 we organised 20 events in 5 countries.

Ecosummit Berlin 2020 is supported by 39 sponsors. The ECO20 Berlin agenda presents 97 speakers including 70 startups most of which raise their Series A, B, C or prepare an exit. We have open speaker slots for 2 sponsors and 6 startups with traction. Please contact us to book your pitch or sponsorship and get your tickets to join us. Let’s co-invest and work together to build big startups with big impact – smart green unicorns made in Europe.

  • 08:00 – 09:00

    Registration and networking breakfast

  • 09:00 – 09:10

    Climate change and pandemics – mother nature attacks our health and economy to change our behaviour

    Jan Michael Hess (Angel) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Ecosummit

  • 09:10 – 09:20

    The energy and mobility revolution continues

    Gerard Reid (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

    Partner, Alexa Capital

  • 09:20 – 09:30

    The platform for smart green utilities

    Dr. Christian Feißt (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, GreenCom Networks

  • 09:30 – 09:40

    Investing in future energy, cities and technologies

    Matthias Engel (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Managing Partner, innogy Ventures

  • 09:40 – 09:45

    AI-driven software solutions

    Henrik Bache (Startup)

    CCO, eSmart Systems

  • 09:45 – 09:55

    Powering innovation

    Dr. Matthias Dill (VC)

    Managing Partner, Europe, Energy Impact Partners

  • 09:55 – 10:05

    Accelerating sustainable startups and scaleups

    Leonie Baneke (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Head of Venturing, Eneco Ventures

  • 10:05 – 10:10

    Residential heating as a service

    Philipp Pausder (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Thermondo

  • 10:10 – 10:15

    Smart green virtual power plants

    Hendrik Sämisch (Startup)

    CEO, Next Kraftwerke

  • 10:15 – 10:25

    Sponsor pitch

    Speaker to be annnounced

  • 10:25 – 10:30

    Autonomous drone-in-a-box

    Ariel Avitan (Startup)

    CCO, Percepto

  • 10:30 – 10:35

    Smart green investment community

    Duncan Grierson (Startup)

    CEO, Clim8

  • 10:35 – 10:45

    Managing successful IPOs in Europe

    Adam Kostyál (Corporate) – Ecosummit TV

    SVP Global Listing Services EMEA, Nasdaq

    Nasdaq organises an IPO Workshop at 14:30 – 16:00, 6 May 2020, room Kubus, please contact us to book your seat

  • 10:45 – 11:30

    Networking coffee

  • 11:30 – 11:40

    Building strategic partnerships with startups

    Ines Bergmann-Nolting (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Head of Scouting & Co-Investments, EON

  • 11:40 – 11:50

    Reimagining energy and mobility

    Dr. Carsten Bether (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Co-Founder, Kiwigrid

  • 11:50 – 12:00

    The e-commerce ecosystem for the energy world

    Szilard Toth (Startup) – Ecosummit BlogEcosummit TV

    CTO, epilot

  • 12:00 – 12:10

    Go with the flow

    Marcel Smit (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Energyworx

  • 12:10 – 12:15

    Smart grid monitoring and automation

    Dr. Paolo Romano (Startup)

    CEO, Zaphiro Technologies

  • 12:15 – 12:20

    The Global Energy Transformation Alliance

    Dr. Christoph Frei (VC)

    Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures

  • 12:20 – 12:30

    Smart metering as a service

    Nikolaus Starzacher (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Discovergy

  • 12:30 – 12:40

    Energy intelligence from smart meters

    Dr. Thomas Goette (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, GreenPocket

  • 12:40 – 12:45

    Smart green utility-in-a-box

    Dr. Christian Chudoba (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Lumenaza

  • 12:45 – 12:50

    Digital transformation meets energy

    Thomas Koller (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Enersis

  • 12:50 – 13:00

    Investing in a low carbon future

    Antoine Delafargue (Corporate VC)

    Managing Director & CTO, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures

  • 13:00 – 13:05

    Smart navigation for electric mobility

    Gideon van Dijk (Startup)

    CEO, Chargetrip

  • 13:05 – 13:10

    Smart charging for EVs and homes

    Charlotte Blou Sand (Startup)

    CEO, True Energy

  • 13:10 – 13:15

    Home, commercial and destination charging

    Charlie Jardine (Startup)

    CEO, EO Charging

  • 13:15 – 14:45

    Networking veggie lunch

    Nasdaq organises an IPO Workshop at 14:30 – 16:00, 6 May 2020, room Kubus, please contact us to book your seat

  • 14:45 – 14:55

    Investing with financial and strategic returns

    Stefan Hülsen (Corporate VC)

    Senior Investment Manager, Statkraft Ventures

  • 14:55 – 15:00

    Residential solar for climate positive consumers

    Alex Melzer (Startup)

    CEO, Zolar

  • 15:00 – 15:05

    Solar energy and education for our kids

    Robert Schrimpff (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Solar for Schools

  • 15:05 – 15:10

    Solar energy for companies in emerging markets

    Fabio Eucalipto (Startup)

    CFO, Candi Solar

  • 15:10 – 15:15

    Solar data management and marketplace

    Konrad Perényi (Startup) – Ecosummit Blog

    Co-CEO, Solytic

  • 15:15 – 15:25

    Corporate venture building and investing

    Alexander Hain (Corporate)

    Senior Business Development Manager, Vattenfall

  • 15:25 – 15:30

    New photovoltaic wafer technology

    Dr. Frank Siebke (Startup)

    CFO, NexWafe

  • 15:30 – 15:35

    Off-grid solar modules

    Robert Händel (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, OPES Solutions

  • 15:35 – 15:40

    Solar metal roofs

    Andres Anijalg (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CBDO, Roofit Solar

  • 15:40 – 15:45

    Intelligent grid platform

    Dr. Simon Koopmann (Startup) – Ecosummit BlogEcosummit TV

    CEO, Envelio

  • 15:45 – 15:55

    Building winning cleantech teams

    David Hunt (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

    Managing Partner, Hyperion Executive Search

  • 15:55 – 16:00

    Grown up marketing

    Alisa Murphy (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Life Size

  • 16:00 – 16:10

    Energy innovation factory

    Johann Boukhors (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Managing Director, Engie New Ventures

  • 16:10 – 16:15

    Video and data analytics for the energy industry

    Kapil Singhal (Startup)

    CEO, Vyn

  • 16:15 – 16:20

    Restoration of natural ecosystems

    Dr. Susan Graham (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Dendra Systems

  • 16:20 – 16:25

    Early stage investing in digital energy

    Dr. Freerk Bisschop (Accelerator) – Ecosummit TV

    Director Energy, Rockstart

  • 16:25 – 16:30

    The Green European Tech Fund

    Dr. Martin Kröner (VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Managing Partner, Munich Venture Partners

  • 16:30 – 17:15

    Networking coffee

  • 17:15 – 17:25

    Corporate venturing made in Switzerland

    Metin Zerman (Corporate VC)

    Investment Manager, Energie 360°

  • 17:25 – 17:30

    Power-to-gas using methanogenic archaea

    Dr. Mich Hein (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Electrochaea

  • 17:30 – 17:35

    Sustainable founding, investing and developing

    Dr. Rigbert Fischer (Family Office)

    CEO, blueworld.group

  • 17:35 – 17:45

    Mobile batteries for professionals

    Dr. Sebastian Berning (Startup) – Ecosummit BlogEcosummit TV

    Co-CEO, Instagrid

  • 17:45 – 17:55

    Sharing batteries

    Tobias Breyer (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CMO, Swobbee

  • 17:55 – 18:00

    Managing the world’s batteries

    Simon Daniel (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Moixa

  • 18:00 – 18:05

    Advanced battery management for new and second-life batteries

    Dr. Valentin Muenzel (Startup)

    CEO, Relectrify

  • 18:05 – 18:10

    Sustainable water-based batteries made in Finland

    Dr. Andrey Shigaev (Startup)

    CEO, Geyser Batteries

  • 18:10 – 18:15

    Electric trucks for sustainable cities

    Rob Fowler (Startup)

    CEO, Volta Trucks

  • 18:15 – 18:20

    Operating system for global EV charging

    Doron Frenkel (Startup)

    CEO, Driivz

  • 18:20 – 18:30

    Transforming the way we live, work and move

    Idan Mor (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Investment Director, Centrica Innovations

  • 18:30 – 18:40

    Investing in game-changing energy startups

    Nacho Gimenez (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Managing Director, Europe & Middle East, BP Ventures

  • 18:40 – 18:45

    Beyond disaggregation

    Sergey Ogorodnov (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Voltaware

  • 18:45 – 18:50

    SaaS for decentralised energy management

    Matthias Karger (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, node.energy

  • 18:50 – 18:55

    Energy management for industry

    Kai Klapdor (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CFO, ENIT Systems

  • 18:55 – 19:00

    Smart green PR

    Tilo Bonow (Service Provider)

    CEO, Piabo

  • 19:00 – 23:00

    Ecosummit Party

    Let’s take our famous Ecosummit family photo with all participants and have a big party enjoying dinner prepared by Mundelkoch and electronic jazz dance music mixed by DJ Johannes Schwarz

  • 08:30 – 09:30

    Registration and networking breakfast

  • 09:30 – 09:40

    Europe’s energy innovation engine

    Fabian Sacharowitz (VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Business Creation Officer, InnoEnergy

  • 09:40 – 09:45

    AI-based heating control for office buildings

    Christoph Berger (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Vilisto

  • 09:45 – 09:50

    Energy efficiency for restaurants

    Malcolm Yadack (Startup)

    Co-CEO, KOENA tec

  • 09:50 – 09:55

    Peer-to-peer energy sharing

    Andreas Eberhardt (Startup)

    CEO, Pionierkraft

  • 09:55 – 10:00

    Charging station management

    Paal Christian Myhre (Startup)

    CEO, Meshcrafts

  • 10:00 – 10:05

    Cargo ebikes

    Mario Eibl (Startup)

    CEO, Gleam

  • 10:05 – 10:10

    Lightweight and self-balancing electric vehicles

    Sebastian Gouy (Startup)

    CEO, UrmO

  • 10:10 – 10:15

    Mobility intelligence for optimising travel

    Georg Polzer (Startup)

    Head of Strategy, Teralytics

  • 10:15 – 10:25

    Open energy

    Fabio Tentori (Corporate) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Enel Innovation Hubs, Enel

  • 10:25 – 10:30

    Empowering smart green utilities with AI

    Uljan Sharka (Startup)

    CEO, iGenius

  • 10:30 – 10:35

    Location intelligence and mobile marketing

    Dr. Andrea Campana (Startup)

    CEO, Beintoo

  • 10:35 – 10:40

    Autonomous Underwater Inspections

    Roy Petter Torgersen (Startup)

    CEO, Nido Robotics

  • 10:40 – 10:45

    Building scalable businesses to accelerate the clean energy transition

    Dr. Robert Trezona (VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Partner, Head of Cleantech, IP Group

  • 10:45 – 10:50

    State-of-the-art carbon capturing

    Tom White (Startup)

    CEO, C-Capture

  • 10:50 – 10:55

    European smart energy venture capital

    Rene Savelsberg (VC) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, SET Ventures

  • 10:55 – 11:00

    Blockchain-based renewable energy trading

    Joan Collell (Startup)

    COO, FlexiDAO

  • 11:00 – 11:45

    Networking coffee

  • 11:45 – 11:50

    Accelerating Swedish energy startups

    Andreas Stubelius (Accelerator) – Ecosummit TV

    Senior Portfolio Manager, Swedish Energy Agency

  • 11:50 – 11:55

    Digital circuit breakers

    Charlotta Holmquist (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Co-founder, Blixt

  • 11:55 – 12:40

    Swedish Energy Agency portfolio pitches

    Speakers to be annnounced

  • 12:40 – 12:50

    Building a smart green utility in Norway

    Svein Erik Jørgensen (Corporate)

    Chief Digital Officer, TrønderEnergi

  • 12:50 – 12:55

    Lighting as a service

    Kaspars Osis (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, LightHouse

  • 12:55 – 13:00

    End-to-end IoT solutions for cities and companies

    Ralf Gerbershagen (Startup)

    CEO, Ice Gateway

  • 13:00 – 13:05

    Solar as a service and smart billing for the property sector

    Dr. Ernesto Garnier (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Einhundert Energie

  • 13:05 – 13:10

    Decarbonising building stock at scale

    Kristofer Fichtner (Startup)

    CEO, Ecoworks

  • 13:10 – 13:15

    Home energy management system

    Thorsten Kraft (Startup)

    COO, Energybase

  • 13:15 – 13:20

    From kWhs to kilobytes – data monetisation as a service

    Dr. Christian Bogatu (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Fresh Energy

  • 13:20 – 13:30

    Sponsor pitch

    Speaker to be annnounced

  • 13:30 – 15:00

    Networking veggie lunch

  • 15:00 – 15:05

    Airborne wind energy

    Dr. Alexander Bormann (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Enerkite

  • 15:05 – 15:10

    Smart sensors for smart surfaces

    Dr. Thomas Schlegl (Startup)

    CEO, Eologix

  • 15:10 – 15:15

    High speed drive systems

    Dr. Nikita Uzhegov (Startup)

    COO, SpinDrive

  • 15:15 – 15:20

    Operating system for EV chargers

    Manuel Heckmann (Startup)

    COO, EcoG

  • 15:20 – 15:25

    Learning software platform for distributed energy

    Niklas Kreifels (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CFO, Oxygen Technologies

  • 15:25 – 15:30

    Saving for the climate

    Simon Baumgärtner (Startup)

    Co-Founder, Climate

  • 15:30 – 15:35

    Smart green energy procurement and trading

    Nikolaj Martyniuk (Startup)

    CEO, WePower

  • 15:35 – 15:40

    Software platform for retail energy companies

    Stefan Krneta (Startup)

    CEO, Dwelt

  • 15:40 – 15:45

    Energy IoT solutions

    David Balensiefen (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, GridX

  • 15:45 – 15:50

    Smart green switchgear

    Manjunath Ramesh (Startup)

    CTO, Nuventura

  • 15:50 – 15:55

    Solar panels with record efficiency

    David Schuppisser (Startup)

    CBO, Insolight

  • 15:55 – 16:00

    Wind energy 2.0

    Dr. George Hanna (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    Board Member, TwingTec

  • 16:00 – 16:30

    Startup pitches

    Speakers to be annnounced

  • 16:30 – 17:00

    Get the terms right – how to optimise your financing round or exit

    Moderator: Jan Michael Hess, Ecosummit

    Bart Markus, First Light Fusion (Startup and Angel), Gerard Reid, Alexa Capital (Advisor) and 2 more panelists to be announced

  • 17:00 – 20:00

    Farewell drinks

    Thank you for joining us. Let’s enjoy a few farewell drinks and more networking.