Tech Festival 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.
Dr. Ana S. Trbovich
Co-Founder of Grid Singularity
Co-Founder & Head of Applied AI at Google Deep Mind
Senior Vice President Innovation & Business Transformation of Innogy
Dr. Matthias Dill
Managing Director at Statkraftventures
Chief Executive Officer of Envision Energy
Head of Policy and Communications Uber Technologies
Dr. Jeremy Leggett
Founder Solarcentury & SolarAid
CEO Rocky Mountain Institute
CEO Hyperloop Technologies
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Reimelt
President GE Germany & Austria
Managing Director of Sonnen GmbH
Founder of Startup Buenos Aires
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!
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.
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.
Location Tech Festival 2017
Front entrance: Maschinenhaus
Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Access: Knaackstraße 97, Sredzkistraße 1
U-Bahn: U2 Eberswalder Straße or Senefelderplatz
S-Bahn: Ringbahn S42, S4 and S8
Tram M12, M1, M10 (Eberswalder Straße)
Night bus: N52
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!