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Tech Festival & Award Ceremony 2017

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The Tech Festival

The Tech Festival showcases the top 3 global start-ups from the different categories of the Start Up Energy Transition Award. Next to the finalist pitches, the start-ups of successful accelerators from our network are being showcased in an exhibition area and have the chance to meet potential corporate customers and investors through new matchmaking platforms.

Workshops stimulate new business models by connecting the best of all interdisciplinary stakeholders. This, together with prominent keynotes and panels, brings the spirit of large tech events to the energy space.

Innovate with us against climate change and join our Tech Festival.

Speakers 2017

Dr. Ana S. Trbovich

Dr. Ana S. Trbovich

Co-Founder of Grid Singularity

Mustafa Suleyman

Mustafa Suleyman

Co-Founder & Head of Applied AI at Google Deep Mind

Thomas Birr

Thomas Birr

Senior Vice President Innovation & Business Transformation of Innogy

Dr. Matthias Dill

Dr. Matthias Dill

Managing Director at Statkraftventures

Lei Zhang

Lei Zhang

Chief Executive Officer of Envision Energy

Peter Terium

Peter Terium

CEO Innogy

Christopher Burghardt

Christopher Burghardt

Head of Policy and Communications Uber Technologies

Dr. Jeremy Leggett

Dr. Jeremy Leggett

Founder Solarcentury & SolarAid

Jules Kortenhorst

Jules Kortenhorst

CEO Rocky Mountain Institute

Dirk Ahlborn

Dirk Ahlborn

CEO Hyperloop Technologies

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Reimelt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Reimelt

President GE Germany & Austria

Philipp Schröder

Philipp Schröder

Managing Director of Sonnen GmbH

Lisa Besserman

Lisa Besserman

Founder of Startup Buenos Aires

Claus Wattendrup

Claus Wattendrup

CEO of Vattenfall Europe Innovation GmbH

Corporate Challenge Workshops

Tired of visiting start-up events without any exciting outcome for you? At Tech Festival we make start-up collaborations happen. Our corporate partners provide a specific challenge or case from their industry and the brightest start-up teams from across the globe work on specific solutions for their problem.

What’s in it for you?

  • Inspire the corporates with your ideas and perspectives.
  • Take the opportunity to discuss a strategic partnership with the corporate!
  • Discuss your solution with their technical experts and get valuable feedback on the spot.
  • Last but not least: have fun and learn new approaches to finding solutions.

The Challenges 2017

Challenge: Implement the IoT in Energy

Decentralized generation leads to a large-scale implementation of hardware in millions of households and businesses. The distribution, management and monitoring is a big challenge in itself. However, future benefit can be generated by software that makes metering smart and enables consumers to trade and capture values out of data. Read more here!

Challenge: Open Data Sharing in Smart Buildings

In buildings, a variety of devices and assets (like pumps, heating systems, lighting installations, elevators etc.) already collect data and feed central building management systems (BMS) with it.
In most cases, this data is only accessible for the particular facility management and building owner.

Read more here!

Challenge: Disrupt the Mobility Sector

innogy will work together with start-ups tackling today’s problems in people mobility, freight logistics and the many related fields. They invite three start-ups to present their solution to the workshop participants. The innogy team will assess and analyze the start-ups’ potential with an audience comprising of industry experts and ecosystem professionals.

Read more here!

Challenge: How can Blockchain Revolutionize the Energy World?
In a world of distributed energy production, blockchain could be the technology to play a key role in increasing the efficiency of the transactions. Why?
Find out here!

Accelerator Showcases

Tired of visiting every single demo day in energy, cleantech, mobility and future production? Come visit us – we have them all! Successful accelerators from our network will bring their most promising start-ups to the Tech Festival.

  • Accelerators: Help your start-ups find new clients and investment.
  • Founders: Boost your brand recognition along decision makers.
  • Accelerators: Make your success cases visible on a global scale.
  • Founders: Share key insights and benefit from other great founding teams.

The Showcases 2017

Investor Matching

At Tech Festival, we make the most out of your time. Get the right information about the start-ups attending upfront, see pitches and meet the founders you want to talk to in dedicated matchmaking meetings. We preselect along your investment criteria and you decide!

  • Investors: meet the most promising start-ups in your fields of investment.
  • Founders: receive a 1:1 feedback on your pitch (deck) and improve even faster!
  • Investors: have direct access to pitch decks, founders and detailed information of the start-ups.
  • Founders: meet strong investors with a broad expertise in cleantech.

Agenda 2017

Location Tech Festival 2017

Kulturbrauerei

Front entrance: Maschinenhaus
Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Access: Knaackstraße 97, Sredzkistraße 1

Public transfer
U-Bahn: U2 Eberswalder Straße or Senefelderplatz
S-Bahn: Ringbahn S42, S4 and S8
Tram M12, M1, M10 (Eberswalder Straße)
Night bus: N52
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Award Ceremony

For one week of the year, Berlin is the international hotspot for the global energy transition: The Start Up Energy Transition Tech Festival takes place alongside the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, an international conference, organized by the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

You will meet visitors from all over the world and might even meet ministers at our joint award ceremony!