Cleantech Goes Corporate

Corporations are becoming ever more active in global cleantech innovation – as investors, partners, licensees, customers, and acquirers – as documented in the Cleantech Group’s June 2010 report, The Rise of the Corporation in Cleantech.

"Corporations need startups to source innovation: startups need corporations to scale innovation,” the report concluded.   The event’s agenda will help you better understand this key strategic phenomenon, and hear from and meet, innovative entrepreneurs, and representatives of global corporations to understand the interplay between the two and gain insight into some leading case studies.

Agenda

May 9, 2011
Time Title & Description Speaker
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Cleantech Tour of Amsterdam

For the 3rd year running, back by popular demand, we offer this pre-Forum networking opportunity to see some of the cleantech sights of our host city - this year, Amsterdam.

More information and tour schedule.

Limited number of places - pre-registration required.

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Registration Opens

Registration opens.  Pick up your badge if you pre-registered or register onsite with a credit card.

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Perspectives on International Cleantech Innovation and Investment: Some Opening Thoughts and Facts

Global Cleantech Innovation and Investment: some opening remarks

Bommel, Peter

Peter
Bommel
Global Energy & Resources Leader
Deloitte

Youngman, Richard

Richard
Youngman
Managing Director, Europe & Asia
Cleantech Group
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm The Cleantech Star Award

The Dutch division of the World Wildlife Fund, WNF, will present the 2011 Cleantech Star award and we will get to hear the awardee company present.

6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Cleantech Innovation Pavilion

Throughout the Forum, from the opening reception to the end of the Forum 2 days later, there will be the opportunity to meet emerging and market leading cleantech companies at their booths in the reception area.

6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Welcome Reception

Network with industry insiders in an informal, relaxed environment as you peruse the Cleantech Innovation Pavilion.

Hosted By: Holland Financial Centre & WWF

May 10, 2011
Time Title & Description Speaker
7:45 am - 8:45 am Networking Breakfast

Coffee, tea and continental breakfast will be served.

8:00 am - 6:00 pm Cleantech Innovation Pavilion

Throughout the day, engage with emerging and market leading companies holding significant promise in the clean technology space. Innovations across the full spectrum of clean technologies will be represented.

8:00 am - 8:45 am Breakfast with the Cleantech Group

Digest the latest in international cleantech. Join a breakfast table hosted by a Cleantech Group analyst and/or some select guests. Get up to date on what is happening in particular cleantech sub-sectors and geographies.  Cleantech Group analysts and guests will be available to talk about Central & Eastern Europe, India, Smart Grid, Lighting, E-mobility, and Water

Chandrasekar, R

R
Chandrasekar
CEO
IT Power

de Sola Pool, Adam

Adam
de Sola Pool
CEO
Environmental Investment Partners

Gould, Josh

Josh
Gould
Senior Analyst
Cleantech Group

Javier, Mia

Mia
Javier
Senior Research Analyst
Cleantech Group

Marcus, Stephen

Stephen
Marcus
Research Analyst
Cleantech Group

Neichin, Greg

Greg
Neichin
Vice President, Research & Advisory Services
Cleantech Group
9:00 am - 10:15 am Global Cleantech Innovation: The Big Picture Trends

Cleantech Goes Corporate: Opening Thoughts From the Conference Chair

Speaker: Richard Youngman, Managing Director, Europe & Asia, Cleantech Group

 

Diary of a Cleantech Traveller: Food for Thought for the 2010's

Speaker: Nicholas Parker, Chairman, Cleantech Group

 

Into a Third Decade of Cleantech Investment: Experiences and Perspectives on Corporations in Cleantech

Speaker: Nancy Floyd, Founder and Managing Director, Nth Power

 

The Energy Opportunity in India De-mystified: What Western Companies Could Do to Take Advantage

Speaker: Mr.  R. Chandrasekar, Group CEO, IT Power

10:15 am - 11:15 am Global Cleantech Innovation: Perspectives and Programs Emanating from the Multi-National Boardroom

The Veolia Innovation Accelerator: 12 Months and 5 Startup Partnerships Later

Speaker: Denis Gasquet, COO, Veolia Environnement

 

The Smart Grid Vision: What Innovations a Utility Does and Does Not Need

Speaker: Peter Molengraaf, CEO, Alliander

 

Visualizing the Future: Design Goes to the Heart of Competitive Advantage in Cleantech Product Development

Speaker: Christian Lang, Sr. Director Manufacturing - EMEA, Autodesk

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Networking Break

Connect with leading companies and investors in the cleantech space.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm The Battle for the Smart Grid: Room for All?

By the time we enter the 2020s, the grid will have undergone vast transition, as we witnessed in telephone - telecom - datacom. How do the different players see this? We have the utilities, and the equipment vendors (e.g. ABB, Siemens, GE), the datacom and enterprise software giants (e.g. IBM, Cisco, Oracle, SAP), even defense and security leaders, and venture-backed upstarts all competing for a piece of the action.

Moderator: Albert Fischer, Managing Director, Yellow & Blue Investment Management B.V.

Hosted By: Yellow & Blue Investment Management B.V.

Garpetun, Lars

Lars
Garpetun
Project Manager, Smart Metering
Vattenfall

Neichin, Greg

Greg
Neichin
Vice President, Research & Advisory Services
Cleantech Group

Siegwart, Pascal

Pascal
Siegwart
Gas & Electricity Purchasing Director
Rhodia Energy Services

Skaugvoll, Kjartan

Kjartan
Skaugvoll
CEO
Cuculus GmbH
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Making a Material Difference: In Search of the Next Frontiers of Innovation

Corporations have been picking off the low-hanging fruit to reduce their carbon and environmental footprint. Things get harder from here. To make the material differences we are all after, innovations are in big demand. In this session we have gathered together companies united by their interest in new, recyclable, and sustainable materials - albeit from different perspectives. What have they done, are doing, would like to be doing? What external innovations are they scouting for to make a difference?

Moderator: Sheeraz Haji, CEO, Cleantech Group

de Nazelle, Gerard

Gerard
de Nazelle
CEO
Polygenta

Mohr, Dr. Bernard

Dr. Bernard
Mohr
Senior Investment Manager
BASF Venture Capital

van Dongen, Cees

Cees
van Dongen
Director, Strategic Planning, Environment & Water
Coca-Cola Company

Verdenhalven, Jan

Jan
Verdenhalven
Advisor
Georgieff Capital
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Networking Lunch

Network with peers while enjoying a lunch buffet.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Embarking on a New Journey: Aviation Biofuels are Preparing for Take-Off

Airlines are increasingly attracted to the use of biofuels as a drop-in substitute for traditional aircraft fuel as they come under increasing pressure to curb consumption from rising oil prices and government regulation. Innovative biofuel companies have also been taking a more considered look at the steadily-growing $150 billion global jet fuel market. Meet various aviation biofuel stakeholders as they discuss the innovation, opportunities, and challenges to the jet biofuel market.

Moderator:  Stephen Marcus, Analyst, Cleantech Group

Hosted By: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Komen, Thijs

Thijs
Komen
Director of Business Innovation
KLM

McGeeney, Kevin

Kevin
McGeeney
CEO
Starsupply Commodity Brokers

Price, John

John
Price
Vice President Executive Advisor - Energy and Propulsion
EADS

Ryan, Chris

Chris
Ryan
EVP, Business Development
Gevo Inc.
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Entrepreneur Showcase

CEOs from 5 cleantech companies present and pitch their proposition, in search of future capital and/or strategic partners.   In the last decade, companies chosen by the Cleantech Group to present at Cleantech Forums have gone on to secure over $2 billion in financing.  Most of the companies in this session are seeking a Series A or B venture round. See the full list of Entrepreneur Showcase companies.

Moderator: Erwin Burth, Head of CleanTech Partner Program Europe, Autodesk

Hosted By: Autodesk

Austin, Philip

Philip
Austin
Associate Director
Rabo Ventures

Benatmane (Ben), Makhlouf

Makhlouf
Benatmane (Ben)
CEO
NGenTec

de Jong, Simon

Simon
de Jong
CEO
FiberCore Europe

Hillberg, Staffan

Staffan
Hillberg
CEO
Heliospectra

Ressler, Wolfgang

Wolfgang
Ressler
CEO
crystalsol
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Entrepreneur Showcase

CEOs from 6 cleantech companies present and pitch their proposition, in search of future capital and/or strategic partners.   In the last decade, companies chosen by the Cleantech Group to present at Cleantech Forums have gone on to secure over $2 billion in financing.  The companies in this session are actively engaged with corporations, and most are seeking a Series B venture round.  See the full list of Entrepreneur Showcase companies.

Moderator: Erwin Burth, Head of CleanTech Partner Program Europe, Autodesk

Hosted By: Autodesk

Bransfield-Garth, Simon

Simon
Bransfield-Garth
CEO
Eight19

Brehler, Markus

Markus
Brehler
CEO
EnOcean

Feeney, Sean

Sean
Feeney
CEO
EnvironCom

Hintermeier, Alexander

Alexander
Hintermeier
CTO
GreenPocket

Leutsch, Guido

Guido
Leutsch
Managing Director
NTS Energie- und Transportsysteme

Trinker, Arie

Arie
Trinker
CEO
TriDiNetworks
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Wishful Thinking on Water

Water is one of the most common areas corporations from multiple industrial backgrounds are grappling with. How and why? What innovations do they need?

Moderator:  Mia Javier, Analyst, Cleantech Group

Hosted by: Cleantech Delta

Chevion, Peleg

Peleg
Chevion
Head of Business Development
Syngenta

Flick, Markus

Markus
Flick
Director
Evides

Hervouet, Veronique

Veronique
Hervouet
Senior VP, Investments
Total

van Dongen, Cees

Cees
van Dongen
Director, Strategic Planning, Environment & Water
Coca-Cola Company
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Networking Break

Interact and engage with leading innovators, investors and corporate leaders in the cleantech space.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Entrepreneur Showcase

CEOs from 5 cleantech companies present and pitch their proposition, in search of future capital and/or strategic partners. In the last decade, companies chosen by the Cleantech Group to present at Cleantech Forums have gone on to secure over $2 billion in financing.  Most of the companies in this session are seeking a Series A venture round.  See the full list of Entrepreneur Showcase companies.

Moderator: Erwin Burth, Head of CleanTech Partner Program Europe, Autodesk

Berson, Yuval

Yuval
Berson
CEO
Linum Systems

Luke, Jonathan

Jonathan
Luke
CEO
SenseLogix

Sandstrom, Stefan

Stefan
Sandstrom
CEO
Sorubin

Smith, Chris

Chris
Smith
Managing Director
G-volution Ltd

Vimberg, Priit

Priit
Vimberg
CEO
Yoga Intelligent Building
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Case Studies: Clean Winners!

It is all too easy to lose perspective in today's information-overloaded, media-hyped and twitter-enabled world. It's too easy to think it's all a mess and in cleantech specifically, that no one is 'winning'. We disagree. There are companies making remarkable progress, solving big problems in an economically successful way, even some creating exits for investors. We wished to showcase some of these stories as a prelude to our Cleantech Awards, and to set an optimistic tone for the evening.

Moderator: Richard Youngman, Managing Director, Europe & Asia, Cleantech Group

Domanig, Gina

Gina
Domanig
Managing Partner
Emerald Technology Ventures

Omari, Iyad

Iyad
Omari
Partner
Frog Capital

Tandon, Vivek

Vivek
Tandon
Co-Founder and General Partner
Aloe Private Equity
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Cleantech Award: Corporation of the Year

Cleantech Group has been honouring individuals and companies that inspire innovation and the growth of the cleantech sector since 2002. We honour those who are pioneering and blazing trails in technology and entrepreneurship.

Moderator: Nicholas Parker, Chairman, Cleantech Group

Corporation of the Year:   Unilever

ter Kulve, Peter

Peter
ter Kulve
CEO
Unilever Benelux
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Offsite reception: Catch a Canal Boat to the Kerk de Duif

Forum attendees are invited to relax and enjoy themselves at a combination networking reception and strolling dinner following the day's activities. Guests will be taken on canal boats from the hotel to a memorable reception in an old church. Be prompt the boats won't wait!

May 11, 2011
Time Title & Description Speaker
7:45 am - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast

Join fellow attendees for coffee, tea and continental breakfast while networking.

8:00 am - 4:00 pm Cleantech Innovation Pavilion

Throughout the day, engage with emerging and market leading companies holding significant promise in the clean technology space. Innovations across the full spectrum of clean technologies will be represented.

9:00 am - 10:00 am The Future's Clean, (Part of) the Future's Orange: Insights into Dutch Cleantech's Competitive Strengths

The Netherlands, a densely populated country, has a long tradition of environmental protection and sustainable technology. Large companies, SMEs and institutes are all engaged in the future of energy. Hear how, and meet some of the players in this opening session of the day.

Moderator: Toon Buddingh, Director, ESA BIC Noordwijk

Hosted By: Dutch Green Technology

Kleyn, Aart

Aart
Kleyn
Director Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
University of Amsterdam

Roerink, Frank

Frank
Roerink
CEO
Avantium

van Lieshout, Wim

Wim
van Lieshout
CEO
HVC Groep
10:00 am - 11:10 am Leading Lights: An Industry on the Move

The lighting solutions of tomorrow are about more than efficient bulbs. Advanced IT and networking technology is integrating every aspect of a building’s electricity use, including lighting, which accounts for 30 percent of energy use in commercial buildings. Opportunity abounds for incumbents and newcomers alike.

Moderator: Dr Jos Peeters, Managing Partner, Capricorn Venture Partners

Hosted By: Capricorn Venture Partners and GDF-Suez

de Fouchier, Louis

Louis
de Fouchier
CEO
Homelights

Dekker, Martjin

Martjin
Dekker
CTO
Lemnis Lighting

Deswert, Jean-Michel

Jean-Michel
Deswert
Laborelec

Gould, Josh

Josh
Gould
Senior Analyst
Cleantech Group

Ottolini, Marc

Marc
Ottolini
CEO
Isotera
10:00 am - 11:10 am Green Hot Dutch: A Showcase of Local Cleantech Companies

CEOs from 5 cleantech companies present and pitch their proposition, in search of future capital and strategic partners.

Moderator: Coenraad de Vries, Managing Partner, Start Green Venture Capital

Hosted By: Dutch Green Technology

Engbers, Tom

Tom
Engbers
CEO
FemToGrid Energy Solutions BV

van den Berg, Eduardo

Eduardo
van den Berg
CEO
Pharmafilter BV

Verhoef, Frits

Frits
Verhoef
CEO
Energieker BV

Vroege, Norbert

Norbert
Vroege
Managing Director
Plugwise BV

Meinders, Jeroen

Jeroen
Meinders
Tocardo BV
11:10 am - 11:45 am Networking Break

Connect with leading companies and investors in the cleantech space.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm Cool Finlandia: A Showcase of Finnish Cleantech Companies

CEOs from 5 cleantech companies present and pitch their proposition, in search of future capital and strategic partners.

 

Moderator: Santtu Hulkkonen, Executive Director, Cleantech Finland

Hosted By:  Cleantech Finland

Fagerstedt, Magnus

Magnus
Fagerstedt
Director of Marketing, Europe
Neste Oil Corporation

Michine, Alex

Alex
Michine
CEO
MetGen

Raisanen, Oskari

Oskari
Raisanen
CEO
GreenRiders

Ronnlund, Kaj

Kaj
Ronnlund
CEO
There Corporation

Rouhikko, Tuomas

Tuomas
Rouhikko
CEO
Enersize Ltd
11:45 am - 12:45 pm The Scramble for the Consumer: The Future of Home Energy Management

All corporations are looking for new markets and new growth areas. Many are aiming to be a winner in the provision of energy efficiency services in the residential sector. This session explores what different corporations from different backgrounds are doing in Europe, with some insight from further afield too, around home energy management.

Moderator: Alex Betts, Managing Partner, Climate Change Capital Private Equity

Hosted by:  Climate Change Capital

Chung, Chris

Chris
Chung
Head of Emerging Technologies
British Gas

Longyear, Andrew

Andrew
Longyear
Business Development Manager (Utilities)
Cisco

Neichin, Greg

Greg
Neichin
Vice President, Research & Advisory Services
Cleantech Group

Vroege, Norbert

Norbert
Vroege
Managing Director
Plugwise BV
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch

Enjoy a buffet lunch and an extended networking session.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm WORKSHOP. Elephants and Fleas: Marrying Innovation with Industrial Corporations

The Carbon Trust has many years of experience in bringing fast-moving, low carbon innovation (fleas) and large corporates (elephants) together to bring clean technologies to market sooner, at lower cost and greater scale. The objective of this workshop is to share those experiences through case studies, to provide insights on different approaches that have been used, and hear what has worked and what has not. Case studies will cover a number of different approaches, technologies, start-ups and corporates including ABB, DONG Energy and Rhodia. All delegates are welcome.

Hosted by: The Carbon Trust

Bransfield-Garth, Simon

Simon
Bransfield-Garth
CEO
Eight19

Riemers, Mark

Mark
Riemers
Managing Director
SPT Offshore

Vollbracht, Jamie

Jamie
Vollbracht
Head of Innovation Strategy
Carbon Trust
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CASE STUDIES. Beyond your Borders: Securing Finance, Partners, Innovation and Clients Across the World

To succeed in cleantech, looking and operating beyond your borders is critical. Great ideas, people and capital are never on your doorstep. And now more than ever are to be found all over the world. This session showcases 2 Swedish cleantech companies who have just done that, with a particular focus on China. One has recently secured investment from a group of Chinese investors, the other has partnerships in Spain and China. The companies will tell us about their development path and in so doing provide insights into growing an international European cleantech business. The other panel members will add to the story from that backdrop.

Moderator:  Richard Youngman, Managing Director, Europe and Asia, Cleantech Group

Introductory Remarks: Alexander Lidgren, CEO, Cleantech Scandinavia

Hosted By: Stockholm Business Region

Fili, Giovanni

Giovanni
Fili
Founder and CEO
NLAB Solar

Loesekrug-Pietri, Andre

Andre
Loesekrug-Pietri
Chairman & Managing Partner
A Capital

Svedberg, Fredrik

Fredrik
Svedberg
CEO
Diamorph AB
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm In Focus: The 2011 Exit Environment for Cleantech

 

"Exits, exits, exits: 2011 is all about exits" - We have heard from GPs loud and often! Exits are the critical roadblock in realising returns and giving investors' confidence and greater proof of the solidity and sustainability of the cleantech investment theme. What better way to bring this Forum to a climax, in the city whose trading heritage brought about the world's first stock exchange, than with an insightful look at the state of the M&A and IPO markets today, and speculation as to where they are going.

Moderator: Dr. Christoph Spiering, Partner, Noerr LLP

Hosted By: Noerr LLP

Atkins, Nick

Nick
Atkins
Partner
Georgieff Capital

Flatz, Alois

Alois
Flatz
Partner
Zouk Ventures

Huisman, Gert-Jan

Gert-Jan
Huisman
CEO
Centrotec Sustainable AG

von Preysing, Alexander

Alexander
von Preysing
Head of Issuer Services
Deutsche Borse AG
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Wrap Up & Closing Remarks

A brief recap of key takeaways from the conference as the Forum concludes.