SET 2018 launches at COP23 at November 14th – Register here!

Official Program

Start Up Energy Transition 2018 Launch at COP23

Details: November 14th, 14:00 – 15:30 at Climate Planet, Rheinauen Bonn

Powered by the German Energy Agency (dena), Start Up Energy Transition (SET) is one of the leading global platforms supporting innovation in energy transition. SET is comprised of an international network of energy players and innovators, an annual startup award, and a Tech Festival, where the vast network is brought together. The initiatives of SET place an emphasis on innovative energy solutions, which are crucial in supporting the timely implementation of the Paris Agreement. The SET launch at COP23 will open the 2018 round of the award, and serve as a platform to discuss how public and private players from all over the world can best support innovators in accelerating the energy transition and fighting climate change.

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13:30 – Security & check-in

14:00 – Welcoming words & SET 2018 trailer launch: Andreas Kuhlmann, CEO dena

14:05 – COP23 welcome from Nick Nuttall, Head of Communications and Outreach and Spokesperson UNFCCC

14:10Keynote 1: Adnan Amin, Director-General International Renewable Energy Agency

14:20Fireside Chat: “Mission Innovation, the Paris Agreement, and Leadership: can we be more ambitious?”

Moderation: Philippe Joubert, Executive Chairman, World Energy Council: Global Electricity Initiative

  • Patrick Child, Chair Mission Innovation Steering Committee, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation European Commission
  • Christoph Wolff, Managing Director European Climate Foundation

14:30Keynote 2: The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Ambassador of Canada to Germany and Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe

14:40Startup Pitch 1: ME SOLshare (Bangladesh)

14:45Startup Pitch 2: Easy Smart Grid GmbH (Germany)

14:50Startup Pitch 3: Earth Alive Clean Technologies (Canada)

14:55Panel: “Global Coordination against Climate Change: aligning efforts for innovation in energy transition”

Moderation: Andreas Kuhlmann, CEO dena

  • Dr. Katrin Leonhardt, Senior Vice President and Head of KfW’s division Mittelstandsbank
  • Dr. Lorenz Petersen, Director Climate Change, Rural Development and Infrastructure Division GIZ

Dr.-Ing. Stephan Stephan Ramesohl, Vice President Innovation Strategy and Portfolio Management E.ON SE

15:15 – Press Q&A



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