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