Tech Festival 2017

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.

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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

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!

The Accelerator Showcases 2017

Agenda 2017

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!

Tech Festival & Award Ceremony 2017

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