Sustainability at SET Tech Festival 2023

In 2023, the SET team worked a sustainability strategy based on the 10 R’s of the circular economy. Discover our 5 pillars now!

Sustainability and innovation are at the heart of the Start Up Energy Transition project. That is why our team is committed to constantly look for sustainable solutions to make sure the our annual event, the SET Tech Festival, is as responsible as possible.

In 2023, we have partnered with WECC and Satis&fy AG – both certified partners in and high performers of Berlin’s Sustainable Meetings initiative.

Together with our partner agency, Compact Team, we have outlined five key commitments to ensure a comprehensively sustainable approach in 2023:

1. Resources & Technology

2023 was the time for our team to rethink the design concept of the SET Tech Festival to make sure we could reduce resources drastically. Our minimalistic strategy not only reduced them but also mindfully focused on reusing and upcycling.

2. Waste Management

Making sure the event is generating as little waste as possible is one of our highest priorities. To that end, the SET Tech Festival used 0 plastic bottles, distributed 0 flyers and has waived the use of ‘goodies’, handouts and other gifts. But also:

Source: Phothotek / dena

3. Mobility & Transportation

Mobility and transportation are responsible for the most emissions of any event. To reduce these, we chose a location in the centre of Berlin to guarantee easy access to public transportation.

4. Food

A vegetarian diet can reduce a person’s carbon footprint by 2.5 times. This is why the festival will offer a vegetarian and vegan menu as well as seasonal and regional catering.

Catering at the SET Tech Festival 2023. Source: phothotek / dena

5. Social Impact

We should all be active participants in the future of energy. Therefore: