ECO17 Berlin Agenda

Ecosummit accelerates smart green startups, investors and corporates in Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm, London and Paris. We promote startups, support co-investing and facilitate open innovation and corporate venturing. We focus on smart green cities, energy, mobility, buildings, IoT, AI, robotics and blockchain to foster the global energy transition and low-carbon economy. Our conferences are physical marketplaces enabling personal meetings and long-term relationships in a relaxed and productive atmosphere.

Smart green unicorns made in Europe

An important goal for our smart green startup community is to produce unicorns that reach billion dollar valuations while having a lot of positive impact on our planet. This can only be achieved if very ambitious founders in Europe work together with the best investors and corporates to market their products globally. Techcrunch lists 2 French startups: BlaBlaCar (Ecosummit TV, $1.6B) is a unicorn already while Sigfox ($637M) is an emerging unicorn.

Ecosummit Berlin 2017 took place on 9-10 May 2017 at Radialsystem, Holzmarktstrasse 33, 10243 Berlin, Germany. ECO17 Berlin was supported by 30 sponsors from 11 countries and 95 speakers including 61 startups went on stage, among them a few contestants that may become smart green unicorns soon. ECO17 Berlin was recorded for Ecosummit TV and all videos are online and linked next to each speaker below. Thanks so much for joining us, it was a big pleasure hosting you.

Past Ecosummit agendas: 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.

  • 08:30 – 09:30

    Registration and networking coffee

  • 09:30 – 09:40

    Smart green technology and investment analysis

    Michael Wilshire (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

    Head of Strategy, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • 09:40 – 09:55

    How the machine economy changes our lives

    Thomas Birr (Corporate) – Ecosummit TV

    SVP Innovation & Business Transformation, innogy

  • 09:55 – 10:00

    Optimising energy transactions for households and businesses

    Dr. Felix Grolman (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, shine

  • 10:00 – 10:05

    From kWhs to kilobytes – data monetisation as-a-service

    Dr. Christian Bogatu (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Fresh Energy

  • 10:05 – 10:10

    Sharing EV charging stations

    Dietrich Sümmermann (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Share&Charge

  • 10:10 – 10:15

    PV plant inspection with drones

    Christian Shuster (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, ucair

  • 10:15 – 10:20

    Smart corporate venturing for smart startups

    Matthias Engel (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Managing Director, innogy Ventures

  • 10:20 – 10:25

    The blockchain revolution meets energy

    Bruce Pon (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, BigchainDB

  • 10:25 – 10:35

    Investing in impact startups

    Michelle de Rijk (Impact VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Investment Manager, DOEN Participaties

  • 10:35 – 10:40

    Powering local businesses in Africa

    Andreas Spiess (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Solarkiosk

  • 10:40 – 10:50

    Investing in digital energy, connected mobility and smart industry

    Anahita Eutrope (VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Associate, Aster Capital

  • 10:50 – 11:00

    Fostering energy innovation

    Peter van Giessel (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Senior Venture Principal, Shell Technology Ventures

  • 11:00 – 11:45

    Networking coffee

  • 11:45 – 11:55

    Winning public funding from the Horizon 2020 SME instrument

    Pilar Cócera (Service Provider) – Ecosummit TV

    Innovation Country Manager, Inspiralia

  • 11:55 – 12:05

    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)

  • 12:05 – 12:15

    Acceleration through collaboration: How Veolia supports startups

    Boris Lesjean (Corporate) – Ecosummit TV

    Innovation Director, Veolia Germany

  • 12:15 – 12:20

    The next generation of recycling technology

    Gary Lewis (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Pendula

  • 12:20 – 12:25

    Truly smart – metering and AI

    Friedrich Rojahn (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Solandeo

  • 12:25 – 12:30

    Automated utility switching for consumers

    Arik Meyer (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, SwitchUp

  • 12:30 – 12:35

    Smart green utility startup in UK

    Vincent Tuk (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Usio Energy

  • 12:35 – 13:10

    InnoEnergy startup showcase

    5-min intro by the moderator: Dr. Dirk Bessau (InnoEnergy, VC & Accelerator) – Ecosummit TV

    6 x 5-min startup pitches:
    Markus Schwaninger, CFO, ecoligoEcosummit TV
    Felix Wiegand, CEO, PamyraEcosummit TV
    Gerhard Weiß, CEO BetterspaceEcosummit TV
    Christoph Berger, CEO, VilistoEcosummit TV
    Nadine Dietze, Head of System Engineering, GensoricEcosummit TV
    Hans Kouwenhoven, CEO, ThermosmartEcosummit TV

  • 13:10 – 13:15

    Transformative technologies

    Dr. Martin Kröner (VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Managing Partner, Munich Venture Partners

  • 13:15 – 14:45

    Networking lunch

  • 14:45 – 14:55

    Investing in growth companies in renewable energy

    Gareth Burns (Corporate VC) – Ecosummit TV

    Managing Director, Statoil Energy Ventures

  • 14:55 – 15:00

    Airborne wind energy

    Dr. Alexander Bormann (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Enerkite

  • 15:00 – 15:05

    Competitive floating solution for offshore wind

    Luis González-Pinto (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    COO, Saitec Offshore Technologies

  • 15:05 – 15:10

    Soon every home will run on batteries

    Simon Daniel (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Moixa

  • 15:10 – 15:15

    Energy efficient data centres

    Dr. Jens Struckmeier (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CTO, Cloud&Heat

  • 15:15 – 15:20

    Sensors to enhance industrial performance

    Clemens Launer (Startup)

    CEO, iNDTact

  • 15:20 – 15:25

    Revolutionary pre-treatment that gently cracks 2G biomass

    Jaska Harm (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CFO, LXP Group

  • 15:25 – 15:30

    Chemicals from biomass

    Ortwin Ertl (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Annikki

  • 15:30 – 15:35

    Off-grid 3D-printed gadget house

    Julia Gerbut (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CFO, PassivDom

  • 15:35 – 15:40

    Discover your home power

    Alexander Diatlov (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    COO, Ecoisme

  • 15:40 – 15:45

    Ultracapacitors for energy storage applications

    Dr. Sergii Tychina (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    New Business Development Manager, Yunasko

  • 15:45 – 15:50

    Next generation smart solar microinverter

    Andre Lindvest (Startup) – Ecosummit TV

    CEO, Ubik Solutions

  • 15:50 – 16:15

    Unit economics, IRR and impact – the truth about smart green startup and fund performance

    Moderator: Jan Michael Hess (Ecosummit) – Ecosummit TV

    Dr. Alois Flatz (Generation Investment Management, VC), Philipp Pausder (Thermondo, Startup), Andreas Spiess (Solarkiosk, Startup) and Bruce Huber (Alexa Capital, Service Provider)

  • 16:15 – 22:00

    Ecosummit BBQ

    Thank you for joining us – Let’s take group photos of all Ecosummit participants and enjoy a tasty BBQ and 45-min solar boat tours in the SunCat 46 of SolarWaterWorld