Ecosummit 2022 Sponsors

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 decarbonise our economy. Our conferences are startup markets enabling fundraising, lead and co-investing, corporate venturing, open innovation and M&A. Since 2010, we organised 21 physical and 16 online events. The sensational Ecosummit Berlin 8-9 September 2021 attracted 183 participants, 83 speakers and 38 sponsors. Ecosummit TV on YouTube provides 1.200 videos (660.000 views).

Ecosummit Berlin 23-24 June 2022 takes place at Spindler & Klatt as an invitation-only conference optimised for outdoor networking and focusing on fundraising startups and active investors. 30 Ecosummit 2022 sponsors are confirmed and profiled below. We kindly invite you to sponsor Ecosummit and accelerate your company, fund or portfolio at our events and on ecosummit.net for 12 months (January until December 2022).

We offer 3 annual sponsorship packages that are described in our Ecosummit 2022 sponsor pitch (PDF): Bronze (€5.000), Silver (€10.000) and Gold (€20.000). Sponsor benefits include deal flow generation, portfolio showcase, co-investor networking and event marketing. Sponsors are encouraged to present portfolio companies and make announcements at Ecosummit. Please contact us to book your sponsorship package. Let’s automate sustainability in every industry and build big startups with big impact.

Ecosummit 2022 Gold Sponsors

Smart green VC: First Imagine! is a venture capital firm focusing on high-growth technology companies in the European energy transition sector. Founded in 2016 in London, First Imagine! started its second investment cycle in the end of 2020. Being committed to the idea of the energy transition the firm looks for investment opportunities in rounds A and beyond to support passionate teams with disruptive technologies.

Ecosummit 2022 Silver Sponsors

Smart green corporate VC: Future Energy Ventures is a unique venture capital platform that brings together corporate partners and world-class startups to shape the future energy landscape. Future Energy Ventures is the venture capital investment and collaboration platform of E.ON, one of Europe’s largest operators of energy networks and energy-related infrastructure and a provider of innovative customer solutions for about 50 million customers.

Smart green corporate VC: Sustainable energy for everyone. That is what drives Eneco’s endeavours. We are a leading Dutch utility, focused on sustainable, smart energy solutions. We provide for the daily energy needs of over 2.2 million private and business customers through trading, supply and generation, but increasingly by offering smart, decentralized solutions in area’s such as smart home, solar & storage, smart charging etc. Instead of defending old business models, we aim to lead the transition towards more decentralized, sustainable and cooperative energy systems. Eneco Ventures is our business unit dedicated to developing new products and services together with business partners and startups. We collaborate with, and invest in, innovative businesses in order to jointly innovate and create commercial success for new smart energy services. We seek technologies and business models that can accelerate our development of sustainable, decentralized, smart energy services. In turn, we can offer scaling opportunities, knowledge and access to markets as well as capital investments as part of our venturing portfolio.

Smart green VC: EIT InnoEnergy operates at the centre of the energy transition and is the leading engine for sustainable energy, bringing the technology and skills required to support the green deal and Europe’s decarbonisation goals. Recognised globally as the most active energy investor and one of the largest climate tech and renewable energy tech investors in 2020, EIT InnoEnergy backs innovations across a range of areas. These include, energy storage, transport and mobility, renewables and sustainable buildings and cities – leveraging its trusted ecosystem of 500+ partners and 23 shareholders. EIT InnoEnergy is the driving force behind several European initiatives, including the European Battery Alliance (EBA), the European Green Hydrogen Acceleration Centre (EGHAC) and the European Solar Initiative (ESI). Established in 2010 and supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), EIT InnoEnergy has offices across Europe and in Boston, US.

Smart green corporate focused on open innovation: Enel is a multinational energy company and one of the world’s leading integrated electricity and gas operators. We work in more than 30 countries across 5 continents, generating energy with a net installed capacity of more than 89 GW, selling gas and distributing electricity across a network spanning approximately 2.2 million km. With almost 73 million end users around the world, we have the biggest customer base among our European competitors, and we are one of Europe’s leading energy companies by installed capacity and reported EBITDA. The Enel Group is made up of nearly 68,000 people from around the world whose brilliant work is based on our values of Responsibility, Innovation, Trust and Proactivity. Together we are working on the same goal. We are Open Power and our aim is to overcome some of the greatest challenges facing the world. This is to be achieved through a new approach which combines attention to sustainability with the best in innovation.

Smart green corporate VC: ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 153,090 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €66.6 billion in 2016. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20). ENGIE also allocated an investment fund of €115 million dedicated to innovative startups and an investment fund of €50 million committed to energy access.

Smart green corporate VC: As an innovative service provider with a regional focus, EWE is active in the business areas of energy, telecommunications and information technology. By bringing these three areas together under one roof, the Group is well-placed to develop and operate intelligent energy systems. Thanks to its range of innovative products for private and corporate customers, EWE is shaping the energy supply of tomorrow with the greatest possible sustainability, efficiency and reliability. With more than 8,500 employees and sales of over 5.7 billion euro, EWE is one of the largest utility companies in Germany. The Group, based in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, is primarily owned by the local government. In northwest Germany, Brandenburg and Rügen, as well as parts of Poland EWE provides about 1.4 million customers with electricity, 0.8 million with gas, and about 700,000 with telecommunication services. To achieve this, the various companies in the EWE Group operate over 190,000 kilometres of energy and telecommunication networks. Furthermore, the EWE subsidiary BTC is among Germany’s most important IT service providers.

Smart green corporate VC: Energie 360° is a Zurich-based utility company that provides natural gas, renewable energy and related services such as new mobility services and e-mobility infrastructure to its customers. Through the Smart Energy Innovation Fund, its corporate venture capital arm, Energie 360° invests actively in innovative technologies and the services needed for the coming digitalisation of the energy market. The Smart Energy Innovation Fund is looking for innovative startups in the fields of cleantech, energy, mobility and smart cities. The fund’s objective is not only to participate in future technologies but also to initiate a renewal process and ensure technology transfer to business units at Energie 360°.

Smart green corporate VC: Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures is the global corporate venture capital arm of the Phoenix Contact Group, a global manufacturer and supplier of components and systems for electrical connection and industrial automation technology. The venture capital company invests in startups with business models that are related to electrical connection technology, industrial digitization, automation and control technology and associated markets. We are looking for entrepreneurs and business models who can change the electrified world. Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures invests as minority shareholder and supports the startups via board seats and the network of an open minded corporate.

Shell Logo

Smart green corporate VC: Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with operations in more than 70 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects. Visit the website for further information on Shell’s approach to meeting the world’s demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. Shell Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of Shell. With major offices in Europe and the USA, Shell Ventures invests in technology companies to enhance the development of new technologies that have the potential to create substantial deployment value in Shell. Continuing Shell’s tradition in venture capital since 1998, Shell Ventures’ investment focus includes oil & gas, renewable energy technologies, water and IT. Shell Ventures co-invests with other corporate investors, venture capital funds and angels and will invest in both early stage and late stage (growth capital) companies.

Smart green corporate VC: BP Ventures was set up more than ten years ago to identify and invest in private, high growth, game-changing technology companies, accelerating innovation across the entire energy spectrum. Since then, we have invested over $500 million in technology companies across more than 40 entities with more than 200 co-investors. Venturing plays a key role in BP’s strategy to tackle the dual challenge of meeting the world’s need for more energy, while at the same time reducing carbon emissions. We will do this by leveraging our investments across a portfolio of relevant technology businesses that will help BP transition to a low carbon company.

Smart green corporate VC: Galp is an energy company committed to the development of efficient and sustainable solutions in its operations and in the integrated offers to its customers. We create simple, flexible, and competitive solutions for the energy or mobility needs of large industries and small and medium sized businesses as well as the individual consumer. Our offer comprises various types of energy – electricity from renewable sources to natural gas and liquid fuel. As a producer, we operate in the extraction of oil and natural gas and we are one of the largest Iberian producers of solar-based electricity. We are leaders in our sector in the world’s main sustainability indices. With a focus on building a portfolio of opportunities to boost the energy transition we just created a corporate venture capital arm and launched our open innovation platform Upcoming Energies. Galp has 6360 employees.

Smart green corporate: SENS – STEAG Solar Energy Solutions is a global service provider in the field of renewable energy. In addition to the development and turnkey construction of solar parks and related services, SENS offers comprehensive industry solutions as well as an array of products and services in the field of energy efficiency.

Ecosummit 2022 Bronze Sponsors

SET Ventures Logo

Smart green VC: Since 2007 Amsterdam-based SET Ventures has invested in European technology companies that impact the future of the energy system. SET Ventures focuses broadly on innovative energy generation, energy distribution & storage and energy efficiency. SET Fund III provides early growth-stage capital to ventures that shape the energy system transition through smart software and services-based business models.

Smart green VC: Globally recognized as a pioneer and leader in industrial technology investments, since 2000 Emerald has backed more than 60 outstanding entrepreneurs, partnered with dozens of multinational corporations on open innovation and advised investment mandates and funds for investors and governments alike.

Smart green startup: NexWafe designs, develops and pilots a proprietary process to produce ultra-thin, high-efficiency, monocrystalline green solar wafers to make photovoltaics more sustainable and efficient. Fully compatible with conventional solar cell manufacturing, NexWafe offers a 70% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions during manufacturing. NexWafe’s continuous, direct gas-to-wafer manufacturing process also minimizes waste, resulting in wafers that are 30% less expensive than conventional wafers. NexWafe’s in-line, ultra-scalable process shatters cost down roadmap barriers and inherently supports the industry’s extraordinary growth as the transition to solar power accelerates worldwide. The company was spun out from Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in 2015.

Smart green startup: As a software-as-a-service company, GreenCom Networks offers a white label Energy IoT Platform to utilities, energy service companies, and energy-relevant device manufacturers. With its platform GreenCom Networks enables customers to launch disruptive digital business models while leveraging the increasing share of distributed energy assets and end consumers’ demand for innovative services like energy flat rates, energy communities or peer-to-peer energy.

Smart green startup: Instagrid builds the world’s most advanced portable power supplies to replace highly polluting petrol and diesel generators. Instagrid products offer simple, flexible and emission-free access to electric power for professionals on the move. Our solutions by far exceed the technical specifications and capabilities of what is available on the market today, offering grid-like power for the construction industry, event organizers, gardeners, fire brigades, disaster recovery and humanitarian organizations. Through direct sales channels and through brand partners, Instagrid now ships more than 1000 units every month and works directly with many of the largest construction and infrastructure companies in Europe to reduce their emissions.

Smart green startup: Sunvigo provides solar-as-a-service to residential customers in Germany packaging the complex bundle of solar technology, financing, installation, operations and insurance into a super easy solar electricity tariff. The Cologne-based smart solar utility is backed by HGTF, Übermorgen Ventures, Ecosummit, other private investors as well as Deutsche Kreditbank (DKB) as partner for solar asset financing.

Smart green startup: Energyworx is a market leader in Intelligent Meter Data Management SaaS solutions. Energyworx helps utility companies in monetizing their rapidly growing volumes of diverse data that come with the roll-out of the smart meter. The Energyworx platform powers a variety of cloud-based, utility specific applications to better understand and predict customer consumption patterns. Energyworx is the only visionary vendor in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management. Privately held and backed by HenQ Ventures, SET Ventures, EDP Ventures and Eneco Ventures, Energyworx is based in Houten, The Netherlands and Houston, Texas, USA.

Smart green startup: GreenPocket is a specialist for smart energy software, supporting energy suppliers and business customers worldwide in realizing added value from smart meter data. The talented team of 45 uses innovative technologies (AI, Machine Learning, Data Science) to provide customers with smart data analyses for their energy related decisions. The creative, flexible and intuitive white label software solutions contribute significantly to the energy transition and digitalization of the energy industry. With more than 130 successful projects for over 80 national and international utilities and service providers, GreenPocket is one of the leading software companies in the global smart energy market.

Smart green startup: ESFORIN (Energy Services for Industry) is the leading provider of flexibility marketing in the power sector. Started in 2015 by experienced energy entrepreneurs, the company employs 31 people and operates a highly sophisticated automated trading infrastructure on behalf of leading industrial and energy intensive clients. The company is headquartered in Essen and serves clients in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and United Kingdom. In 2020, ESFORIN completed over 2.2 million trades on EPEX and expects over EUR 100 million turnover in 2021.

Smart green VC: Alantra’s energy transition fund, Klima, supports management teams of late stage venture and early growth companies. Klima intends to back breakthrough innovations in the energy transition sectors, aimed towards slowing down the pace of climate change. Klima’s cornerstone investor is Enagas, the Spanish gas grid operator, also a partner to Alantra Energy Transition. Regionally, Klima main focus is on Europe (including UK and Israel), but also covers North America. The fund invests in the following verticals: (i) low carbon and green gas solutions (hydrogen, biogas, carbon capture…), (ii) incremental technologies for renewable generation, (iii) smart grids, energy storage and power markets, (iv) mobility and transportation through the energy lens, with two transversal topics: energy efficiency and digital solutions. The team is based in Madrid (Spain), Paris (France) and Bonn (Germany).

Smart green corporate VC: Helen Ventures invests 50 million euros in the most innovative and transformative European startups in the energy, e-mobility, circular economy, decarbonisation and digital solutions sectors. Together we supercharge the future. We accelerate the growth of early and growth stage companies through our profound energy market insights and by collaborating with our customers and industry experts. Helen Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of Helen Ltd., an energy company in Finland giving everyone the chance to enjoy the opportunities of the new energy era.

Smart green corporate VC: Encevo Group serves clients in Luxembourg, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. It is present all along the energy value chain, from production, storage, supply, transport to trading, distribution and services. Encevo actively helps shaping the transition to a sustainable energy sector by embracing technology, deploying innovative solutions and partnering up with local communities. The CVC team actively supports such objective, by selecting leading European start-ups for our business units and, when relevant, performing hand-picked equity investments, preferably at Series A stage.

Smart green family office: Entrepreneurship. Ingenious. Smart. Responsible. blueworld.group combines the three core components of entrepreneurship: founding, investing and developing. blueworld.group acts as an investor and idea generator for both early stage and established companies in a wide range of industries. blueworld.group works hand in hand with pioneering companies, their managers and employees to create outstanding performance as well as genuine and sustainable value. Always with the aim of harmonizing progress and sustainability in all dimensions.

Smart green accelerator VC: Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator is a 150-days intensive startup accelerator program designed to help early stage smart energy companies go to market faster. These 9 startups joined the 2017 Program and are receiving all the support they need to realize their ambitions and make new ideas come to life in the complex energy industry. The program offers support from over 75 experienced mentors, opens up new networks and connects the startups to investors. The startups originate from 10 different countries and are developing new, sustainable ways to generate, share, and utilize energy.

Smart green VC: Industrya invests in the bold and innovative startups that shape industry and the world of tomorrow. We are a hands-on investment fund that operates exclusively in the Industry 4.0, energy and new materials sectors. We support passionate and bold entrepreneurs who offer industrial solutions that are sustainable and innovative to meet societal challenges of the 21st century: sustainable industrial production, new materials, preservation of natural resources, green mobility, hydrogen, energy transition, smart manufacturing & Industry 4.0, IoT, big data, blockchain and robotics.

Alexa Capital Logo

Smart green corporate finance advisory: Alexa Capital delivers leading capital solutions across the energy, energy infrastructure and technology sectors. Our professionals have unique energy market sector insights built up over three decades of working across Europe, North America and Asia in energy, technology & communications investment banking, fund management and private equity. We can leverage global relationships across the corporate landscape, the investment community and government policymakers.

Hyperion Logo

Smart green recruiting: Hyperion Executive Search is a specialist headhunter within the clean energy, energy storage, e-mobility and cleantech markets. Our focus is across EMEA and North America. We help our clients achieve their strategic growth and revenue goals by enabling them to attract, attain and retain the key talent they need. In particular we work with post-investment startups and fast growth companies, to recruit high impact leaders, management teams, and sales tigers. We also build full teams, and help our clients set up new territories or product/service lines.