What lies at the heart of the SET Tech Festival?

The inspiring speakers. The thought-provoking panels. The latest energy tech and gadgets. All within a city with a growing innovative mindset. But what sits at the heart of the Start Up Energy Transition Tech Festival in Berlin? Easy – our amazing start-ups and innovators.

The SET Tech Festival was built around the notion that start-ups need international recognition, both from the public and private side. Not only do energy start-ups need mentorship, investment and technical support, but they require regulatory guidance to be able to navigate various markets. National and international regulatory policies need to catch up with the innovation climate, which is growing at a rapid pace.

That is exactly why the SET Tech Festival is situated during the Berlin Energy Week for the third year, held parallel to the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD). The BETD has become a leading international forum for key stakeholders of the energy sector. High-level policymakers, industry, science and civil society are given the opportunity to share their experiences and ideas on a safe, affordable and environmentally responsible global energy transition. In 2018, the conference was home to more than 2.000 participants from over 90 countries, including 40 ministers and state secretaries. The SET Award Ceremony, held in the evening of the Tech Festival, brings together the participants of SET and the BETD, to draw attention to the growing role of innovation in energy transition.

So, what did some of our start-ups think of last year’s Tech Festival?

“Our time in Berlin was extremely inspiring. Seeing both early start-ups and hearing their stories, and then listening to high-level political decision-makers was a great way to get new ideas and get pumped up to work even harder.” – Jussi Pikkarainen, Skeleton Technologies

“Thank you all so much for putting together a truly wonderful event. We are incredibly grateful and honored to be part of your network and will most definitely stay in touch to keep you informed of our successes moving forward.” – Matthew Goldberg, Biolite Energy

“Thanks so much for having us, we had a great experience and thoroughly enjoyed our experience with the dena team – you did an excellent job!” – Alexie Seller, CEO of Pollinate Energy

“It was great on so many levels, but for me my favorite experiences are always the inspirational people I meet and the new contacts we make.” – David Drew, AgriProtein

Ready to be part of the energy transition? Join us on April 9th !

Check out the agenda for this years’ SET Tech Festival.

Get your tickets here now.

Looking to exhibit? Contact boehm@dena.de

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