Ecosummit 2023 Sponsors

Our mission is maximising our impact until 2030, the global deadline for net zero carbon. Ecosummit accelerates smart green startups in energy, mobility and cities to save our climate, decarbonise our economy and electrify our planet. Our conferences are startup markets enabling fundraising, lead and co-investing, corporate venturing, open innovation and M&A. Since 2010, we organised 22 physical and 19 online events. Ecosummit Berlin 23-24 June 2022 attracted 300 participants, 108 speakers and 55 sponsors from 17 countries. Ecosummit TV on Youtube provides 1.300 videos (730.000 views).

Ecosummit Berlin 14-15 June 2023 takes place at Spindler & Klatt and focuses on fundraising startups and active investors. We kindly invite you to sponsor Ecosummit 2023 and accelerate your company, fund or portfolio at our events and on for 12 months (January until December 2023).

We offer 3 annual sponsorship packages described in our beautiful Ecosummit 2023 sponsor pitch (PDF): Bronze (€6.000), Silver (€12.000) 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 2023 Gold Sponsors

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Smart green investment bank: Bryan Garnier is the world’s leading independent full-service investment bank for European healthcare and technology-led companies and their investors. Clients benefit from our relentless commitment to their long-term success, unparalleled insights into these strategically important sectors and strong relationships with investors – from private equity and venture capital to institutional investors across the US, Europe, and Asia. Our corporate clients operate in high growth, fast moving sectors and many are disruptors focused on solving some of the most important sustainability challenges facing the world today. As a sector driven investment bank, our advice is rooted in deep industry knowledge with a global perspective, and clients benefit from our full-service platform and product expertise that will accelerate their long-term success. We partner with clients for the long term throughout their lifecycle, providing them with ideas, access to public and private capital and M&A advisory with flawless execution. Our highly experienced equity research team thinks beyond the obvious to provide compelling and differentiated insights and investment themes to our corporate and investor clients, giving them that important competitive edge. Our independence and entrepreneurial culture, which come from being a 25-year-old partnership ensure complete alignment with our clients. Our purpose, which is to help European pioneers become global champions, has been constant since the bank’s foundation 25 years ago and remains why clients continue to choose Bryan Garnier as their partner for the long term.

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Smart green accelerator: The Swedish Energy Agency works for a smarter energy use, which involves among other things to channel practically all Swedish state funds that go into energy research. The Business Development and Commercialisation department is focused on making business from this research by bringing together researchers and business developers, contractors, customers and capital. This department also provides their own funding to cases with technical uniqueness, high energy relevance as well as a strong team behind the concept.

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 2023 Silver Sponsors

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 a global leader in low carbon energy, EDF Group is at the forefront of innovation. It made its commitment to a carbon neutral world its “raison d’être”. According to experts, in 2050, almost half the reductions come from technologies that are currently at the demonstration or prototype phase. This is this environment in which EDF Innovation Division works, with the mission of creating what does not exist, opening up this field of possibilities to accelerate the energy transition. The EDF group relies on the innovative ideas of its employees and on the solutions devised by the startups, through EDF Pulse Connect, its open innovation program, and through EDF Pulse Ventures, its CVC. Since its creation at the end of 2017, it has invested more than 270 million Euros in some twenty startups. EDF Pulse Ventures focuses its venture capital investments in 4 areas: residential services, sustainable territory management, energy systems and industry.

Smart green corporate VC: Vestas Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturer. We focus on supporting Vestas on its journey to becoming the global leader in sustainable energy solutions.

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 VC: Kiko Ventures is a new $450m evergreen cleantech venture investor. Launched by the FTSE 250 listed investment firm IP Group, and using its flexible capital structure, Kiko Ventures’ purpose is to create new possibilities for a regenerative future. Kiko Ventures is a highly flexible investment platform that can be a long-term partner to climate tech innovators and often tackles the most difficult and rewarding opportunities.

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.

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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: 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: 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.

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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.

Ecosummit 2023 Bronze Sponsors

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Smart green corporate VC: Fortum is a large Nordic energy utility based in Helsinki, Finland. Fortum is one of the largest producers of low-carbon power in Europe, operating a major fleet of hydro, nuclear, wind and solar power plants. The company is also building a strong role in the hydrogen space and in the circular economy, investing eg. in battery recycling capacity. Fortum is a front-runner in startup collaboration in the energy space. In addition to having committed almost 200 million euros into energy-facing VC funds, Fortum is making direct investments into early-stage companies and actively building commercial relationships with innovative startups. Annually, Fortum looks to initiate pilot collaboration with up to 10+ startups.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Smart green VC: Sustainable Future Ventures (SFV) is the venture capital business of PATRIZIA, a leading partner for global real assets with approximately €57 billion of real assets under management and 28 offices globally. SFV completed its first close of EUR 50M in May 2022 and is targeting a final close of EUR 100M in 2023. SFV is co-led by Conan Lauterpacht and Matthew Chagan, both of whom have a history of building, investing in and exiting technology companies. We invest in technology companies that create a more sustainable, productive and efficient built environment, targeting companies across the real asset value chain. In addition to the built environment emitting approximately 40% of all GHGs, there are significant market tailwinds making this one of the largest and exciting technology investment opportunities. We are a thesis driven investor and discuss and prioritise theme deep dives based on market need, market size and maturity. Themes we are particularly excited about include retrofitting, heating and cooling of buildings, solar and next gen grid. Current investments include technology companies in mobility, construction technology, modular housing and a marketplace for carbon offsetting.

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: Powering a world worth inheriting. Inspired by the only naturally occurring example of inertial confinement, First Light Fusion is developing a practical pathway to fusion energy, the ultimate source of energy in the universe, using the simplest machine possible.

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.

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Smart green startup: To homeowners, Otovo is the easiest way to get solar panels on the roof and batteries in the home. We are a marketplace organising a network of hundreds of local, high quality energy installers that we have vetted thoroughly. We use our proprietary technology to analyse the potential of any home and advise precisely about the ideal project so we can give customers an offer in seconds. Founded in Oslo in 2016, we are the leading marketplace for residential solar in Europe and have sold and completed thousands of solar energy projects across the continent. Our team consists of engineers, programmers and technical consultants located all over Europe.

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Smart green startup: ENVIRIA is one of the fastest-growing companies in the German rooftop solar market, providing scalable Energy-as-a-Service solutions and innovative solar-centric projects. ENVIRIA is facilitating a renewable energy ecosystem, with the aim to boost B2B participation in the clean energy transition, and empower the democratization of power generation by becoming a disruptive and decentralized utility in its own right. Projects are structured and built based on EPC expertise and financial engineering concepts designed for the unique needs of the B2B sector, where ENVIRIA’s knowledge and network leverage the strengths of each party involved. Through innovative solutions such as third-party financing models or smart matches between space availability and solar investments, entire segments previously excluded can now actively participate in and benefit from the energy transition. In June 2022, ENVIRIA raised €22.5M Series A from Redalpine, Galileo Green Energy and other investors.

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Smart green startup: Enspired is a fully digital power trading-as-a-service company, enabling their clients to bring flexible assets to short-term power markets. The service is designed to remove all hurdles and work jointly on commercially optimising assets to save emissions and allow for faster integration of renewable energy sources. The Enspired team consists of leading algorithmic traders, data scientists and technology enthusiasts who leave programmatic approaches limited by human capabilities behind and augment their trading strategies with state-of-the-art AI technology, using a wide range of high-quality data sources and market signals.

Smart green startup: ESFORIN (Energy Services FOR INdustry) is the leading digital provider of flexibility marketing in power short-term markets. Founded by experienced energy entrepreneurs, the company currently employs over 40 people, executed more than 6 million trades on EPEX Spot and generated revenues of €644 million in 2022. ESFORIN operates a sophisticated automated trading infrastructure for flexibility optimisation serving leading industrial and energy-intensive customers, municipal utilities as well as renewable energy and batteries. ESFORIN is located in Essen and Berlin. The company ESFORIN transforms customers in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, the UK, Belgium and France with controllable flexibility as key players within the sustainable energy transition, allowing further integration of volatile renewable energies corresponding to 322.000 tons of CO2 reductions in 2022.

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: By harnessing sunshine to produce steam, GlassPoint helps industry leaders reduce their carbon emissions at the lowest possible cost. GlassPoint designed its enclosed trough technology specifically to address the needs of industrial users, especially those operating in remote and harsh environments. Enclosed trough technology has been deployed at scale in multiple projects in California and the Middle East.

Smart green accelerator VC: Rockstart is an early stage investor that empowers purpose-driven founders across three domains: Energy, AgriFood and Emerging Technologies. Rockstart’s Energy Fund of €25M is backed by institutional investors, European family offices, informal investors and the government. Through its Energy Fund, Rockstart invests in early stage startups contributing to the energy transition. Rockstart has invested in more than 260 startups and its alumni value to date is more than $1B. Rockstart is an international team of more than 40 professionals dedicated to empowering purpose-driven founders to become scalable and drive positive change on a global scale.

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.

Smart green family office: Entrepreneurship. Ingenious. Smart. Responsible. combines the three core components of entrepreneurship: founding, investing and developing. acts as an investor and idea generator for both early stage and established companies in a wide range of industries. 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 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: SENS – Iqony 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, we offer comprehensive industry solutions as well as an array of products and services in the field of energy efficiency.