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Featured Speakers

Heli Antila

CTO, Fortum

Vincent Champain

General Manager, GE Digital Foundry Europe

Gina Chung

Head of Trend Research, DHL

Tom van Aken

CEO, Avantium

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Who You'll Meet

Who will you meet? Drawn from more than 25 countries, at the core of the event are the following three groups:

  • Leading Entrepreneurial Companies – leading innovation companies, from across the breadth of the sustainability theme – and from across Europe and beyond – will be at the Forum, looking to connect to corporates, industrial partners, and investors.
  • Leading Industrial Multinational Corporations – regulars like Air Liquide, BP, E.ON, Evonik, GE, Iberdrola, Saint-Gobain, Shell, Solvay, and TOTAL – keen to connect to disruptive innovation – will be present, alongside some leading Nordic corporations (e.g. Fortum, Grundfos, Statoil, Stora Enso, and UPM-Kymmene).
  •  Leading Financial Investors – Aster Capital, Capricorn Venture Partners, Demeter Partners, Emerald Technology Ventures, ETF Partners, and Idinvest Partners are examples of the pan-European financial investors we tend to see every year.

…with leading advisers, economic development agencies, government representatives, and professional service firms completing the attendee list.

Check out a sampling of who typically attends Cleantech Form Europe, and our agenda from the 2016 Forum to get a feel for the event.

What You'll Experience

This annual event offers a comprehensive, three-day program that provides exclusive opportunities to learn, network, and get deals done. First time at a Cleantech Forum? Learn more about it here.

Now in its 13th year, Cleantech Forum Europe continues to be the place to create connections, to connect the dots across multiple industrial sectors being disrupted by information, bio and clean technology innovations, and to enjoy the annual Forum Awards dinner, the gathering of the leading upstarts, investors and incumbent corporations in ever more glamorous settings!

If you are interested in sponsoring Cleantech Forum Europe 2017, please contact us at europe@cleantech.com.

Speaker nominations are now closed.

 
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2017 Agenda

  • Early Signs of the Next 100 Years: Charting the great, smart industrial transition

    • Much of today’s industrial landscape would look familiar to a 1967 industrial executive.

      Equipment has modernized, designs and reliability have improved, but how we power, make, move and do things –on the physical face of it, at least – have not radically changed. Fossil fuels still form over 75% of the global energy mix, EVs represent less than 1% of new sales of passenger vehicles, and GE remains the general industrial behemoth of the world and only surviving company of the Dow Jones 30.

      Yet, changes are clearly underway and momentum is increasing – with potential to dramatically accelerate in the 2020s – as we continue the transition from a 20th century global industrial order to a 21st century one.

      The single biggest change our 1967 executive would be amazed by would surely be the power and ubiquity of information and communication technologies. Finland’s Nokia, albeit ultimately the victim of the power of creative destruction, was a key player in the rise of mobile telephony, within the wider rise of the Internet and all things “smart” from the 1990s onwards.

      2017 is a special year for Finland, its 100th anniversary as an independent nation. In deference to the host of our 2017 Cleantech Forum Europe, this year’s theme is Early Signs of the Next 100 Years: Charting the great, smart industrial transition.

      Through plenaries, parallel tracks, and our small and informal interactive side sessions, we will go in search of all things smart (assessing how we power, make and move things), and identify the building blocks and enablers of the next 100 years. While no serious attempt can be made to imagine the full 100 years ahead, we are all interested in how the first 1-2 decades may pan out on that transitional journey towards a total and quite radical shake-up of the 1967 industrial landscape.

      P.S. Why 1967?  It was Finland’s 50th anniversary, but it was also the year that three independently-operating, albeit jointly-owned, companies came together to form Nokia Corporation to focus on four markets: paper, electronics, rubber, and cable.

  • TUESDAY, May 16, 2017

    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

      Registration Area  

      Early Registration

      Early check-in to Cleantech Forum Europe for exhibitors and those attending tours or pre-meetings.

    • 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM

      Cleantech Tour of Helsinki

      For the 9th year running, Cleantech Forum Europe is seeking to offer a pre-Forum opportunity for 20-30 people to see some of the cleantech sights of our host city/area. We are working on a program with local partners and will announce this as soon as we can. Pre-registering for the tour will be necessary (as places will be limited). This can be achieved within the registration form.

      Please direct questions to forums@cleantech.com

    • 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM

      Invite Only

      The Ever-Changing Investment Landscape (Investors Only)

      Over the past 10 years, there have been varying degrees of success in commercializing “cleantech” companies. But yet the market drivers and industry pivot points within clean energy, industry 4.0, and sustainable resource use are making a more compelling thesis for investing over the next 10 years.  While the digital revolution is now playing an increasingly key part within our landscape, many of the companies within our theme are more industrial, more capital intense and require longer time lines. And as the energy, industry and resource innovation themes become ever more mainstream, this is requiring investors themselves to evolve in terms of who they partner and co-invest with and how they structure their own set-ups and investment vehicles.

      In partnership with Finland’s Cleantech Venture Day, CTG will provide the opportunity to participate in interactive and informal roundtable discussions with other investors on topics relating to these key questions.

      The full agenda can be seen here.

      This will be an invite-only afternoon session for investors only. If you wish to be included, please enquire through forums@cleantech.com

    • 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

      Registration Area  

      Registration: Official Opening of the Forum

    • 5:15 PM - 6:10 PM

      Hall F

      Welcome to our 13th Cleantech Forum Europe – our first in Finland!

      In the opening session we will provide you with an introduction to Finland’s innovation and venturing landscape, noting that Finland placed 2nd (in the last edition of the Global Cleantech Innovation Index, produced by CTG & WWF in 2014), and 5th in INSEAD’s most recent Global Innovation Index.

      Our opening evening keynote speaker is the CTO of Fortum. Fortum has clearly set itself three goals relevant to all of us: to lead the changes going on in the energy and industrial worlds, to be at the forefront of technology and application development, and to build new energy ventures. She will talk to some of their “Visions of the Emerging Future.”

      To end the opening session of our 13th Cleantech Forum Europe on a high and celebratory note, we will meet and hear from WWF’s 2017 Climate Solver award winners from across the Nordic region.

      Moderated by: Richard Youngman, CEO, Cleantech Group (CTG)

      • Moderator: Richard Youngman
        CEO, Cleantech Group (CTG)
      • Liisa Rohweder
        CEO, Secretary General, WWF Finland
      • Heli Antila
        CTO, Fortum
      • Markus Suomi
        President & CEO, Finpro Ltd
    • 6:10 PM - 7:30 PM

       

      Opening Night Networking Reception

      All our guests are invited to attend this special networking reception.

      Co-hosted by: Fortum

  • WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017

    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

      Breakfast at Hotels (or Home)

    • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

      Registration Area  

      Registration & Welcome

    • 9:00 AM - 10:10 AM

      Hall F

      Charting the Future: The start of the next industrial century

      On the occasion of Finland’s 100th anniversary CTG will provide a “lay of the land” presentation, providing some insights and viewpoints from our work to chart the future and connect the globe. These will be centered on key trends, people and companies to pay attention to, in terms of identifying the emergence of our industrial future.

      Building on that opening, the GM of GE’s European Digital Foundry will talk to the digital transformation opportunities that lie ahead for industrial companies and to the power of “not so big data”.

      • Richard Youngman
        CEO, Cleantech Group (CTG)
      • Vincent Champain
        General Manager, GE Digital Foundry Europe, GE
    • 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

      Hall F

      Fresh Faces: New Names, New Initiatives

      In line with Fresh Faces, the name of a research stream within our bi-monthly CTG Insights, where we highlight to our subscribers fresh pockets of capital and people new to our innovation ecosystem, we will end our morning plenary by continuing a tradition of recent Cleantech Forums, and briefly introduce you to a few names and new initiatives – people at their first forums and people with brand new initiatives to share or with significant updates on existing ones.

      Moderated by: Stephen Marcus, Director of Business Development, Cleantech Group (CTG)

      • Moderator: Stephen Marcus
        Director, Cleantech Group (CTG)
      • Olivier Warnan
        Investment Director - Energy Transition Capital, BNP Paribas
      • Sam Salisbury
        Director, Centrica Innovations
      • Leonie Baneke
        Manager, Corporate Venturing, Eneco
    • 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

      Networking Break

      After the first networking break, we will break into our two main tracks running concurrently over the next 2 days:

      • The All Things Smart, All Smart Things Track will focus on smart mobility (the movement of people in cities), the movement of things (via the logistics and shipping industries), smart industry, smart energy and other examples of the fast-emerging “smarter” 21st century industrial landscape that we should all be paying attention to.
      • The Building Blocks and Enablers Track will showcase some of the innovations and technologies that could make for a materially different 21st century industrial order. Subjects of focus in this track will vary from biotechnology, chemistry, and materials set to forge this new order, to the finance and business model innovations. Cutting-edge technologies starting to permeate the industrial landscape will also be featured.

       

      The two tracks will be complemented by an additional side-track – the Interaction Track. This track will offer our guests the opportunity (in rooms fit for 10-30 people) to dive into more specific or niche topics, and/or to spend more time with certain speakers in Q&A/discussion format. This will allow our delegates to experience more interactive and discussion-based session time in a more intimate group setting.

    • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

      All Things Smart, All Smart Things Track

       

      Hall G

      Out with the old, in with the new – Smart waste management solutions

      Enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT), our world is in the midst of an industrial transformation. We have seen the rapid emergence of smart TVs, smart homes, and smart energy, and such transformation is beginning to take shape in the antiquated waste management industry. Shifting from a traditional make-use-dispose linear economy, waste management plays a key role in enabling a circular economy. Join this session to find out how the waste management industry is becoming smarter in reducing our global footprint.

      Moderated by: Leo Zhang, Manager, Cleantech Group (CTG)

      • Moderator: Leo Zhang
        Manager, Cleantech Group (CTG)
      • Timo Taalas
        CEO, ZenRobotics
      • Gary Lewis
        CEO, Pendula
      • Johan Engström
        Co-Founder & Director - Product Management, Enevo
      • Michael Groves
        Founder, Topolytics
      • Marcin Kulik
        Co-Founder, SmartTrace Software
    • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

      Building Blocks and Enablers Track

       

      Hall D

      Blockchain: Diving into use cases in energy, industry and supply chain

      Blockchain has been a major area of interest for the energy sector in the past couple of years. With growing traction, the distributed ledger technology could power the future of energy, transportation and industry. But for all its hype, blockchain is still a nascent technology, and finding financial backing for energy use cases has not been easy. This session will provide examples of promising use cases, and discuss which ones are most ready for commercial developments.

      Moderated by: Jules Besnainou, Director, Cleantech Group (CTG)

      • Moderator: Jules Besnainou
        Director, Cleantech Group (CTG)
      • Stefan Grosjean
        CEO, Smappee
      • Mika Lammi
        Head of IoT Business Development, Kouvola Innovation
      • Sebastien Couture
        Director of Community Relations, Stratumn
    • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

      Interaction Track

       

      Room 108

       

      Completing the Puzzle: Is Fusion Energy Coming of Age?

      Rising to the challenge of rapidly increasing energy demand, a legion of companies are building upon over half a century of innovation to develop a new generation of high output, clean energy fusion technologies. Are these technologies, with their promise of clean, safe and on-demand energy, about to join distributed renewables and high capacity energy storage systems to form the foundation of a carbon-free energy generation system of the future?

      In this interactive education session, leaders from the nascent fusion industry will explore the status of these technologies and the stake it will have in the emerging clean energy mix, providing us with a “lay of the land” for fusion in 2017 and an education as to why we should all be paying attention to this growing trend.

      Moderated by: Nicholas Hawker, CTO, First Light Fusion

      • Moderator: Nicholas Hawker
        CTO, First Light Fusion
      • Rob Trezona
        Head of Cleantech, IP Group Plc
      • Harri Tuomisto
        Senior Nuclear Safety Officer, Fortum
      • Klaas de Boer
        Board Member, General Fusion
      • Dr. Niklas Rotering
        Investment Principal, Investment Manager, E.ON
    • 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

      Room 104

      CEO Roundtable Lunch

      CTG and Chubb are holding a small, invitation-only roundtable for 10-12 CEOs during lunch.

      Hosted by: Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

      Request an invite through forums@cleantech.com

       

    • 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

      Networking Lunch

      Enjoy the lunch break and come visit some of the exhibitors in our networking areas. Also, consider the 1pm workshop on crowdfunding.

      Hosted by: Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

    • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

      Interaction Track

       

      Room 108

      Venture Capital and Crowdfunding: pro’s and con’s of alternative finance mechanisms

      This interactive workshop session will provide the facts, not alternative ones, in terms of how fast crowdfunding in Europe is growing – generally, but with a particular focus on early-stage cleantech and relevant project finance. The workshop, particularly targeted at venture capitalists, will present some real live cases where crowdfunding and VC/PE have successfully joined forces. This will provide a preamble for an open discussion on the pro’s and con’s and the compatibility potential of Venture Capital and Crowdfunding.

      • Coenraad de Vries
        Co-Founder OnePlanetCrowd & Board Member, European Crowdfunding Network
      • Lasse Mäkelä
        CEO & Co-Founder, Invesdor Ltd
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

      All Things Smart, All Smart Things Track

       

      Hall G

       

      Entrepreneurs Showcase: All Things "Smart"

      From our homes, to the grid, to entire cities, ‘smart’ solutions are going to dramatically change our ways of life. This showcase will highlight some examples of the innovators leading this ‘smart’ and global revolution, revealing the varied ways in which these interconnected devices are driving change in residential and commercial applications. Solutions in the company showcase include intelligent power systems, IoT-enabled heating, electric car charging interfaces, solar-thermal technologies, and cloud-based grid-demand smoothing.

      We will also get to hear some investors’ comments on the companies and the “smart revolution”.

      Moderator: Andreas Stubelius, Portfolio Manager, Swedish Energy Agency

      Investor Reviewers:

      Benjamin Wainstain, Partner Innovation, Demeter Partners

      Fabrice Bienfait, Partner, ETF Partners

      Matthieu Bonamy, Senior Investment Director, Idinvest Partners

      • Moderator: Andreas Stubelius
        Portfolio Manager, Swedish Energy Agency
      • Investor Reviewer: Benjamin Wainstain
        Partner Innovation, Demeter Partners
      • Investor Reviewer: Fabrice Bienfait
        Partner, ETF Partners
      • Investor Reviewer: Matthieu Bonamy
        Senior Investment Director, Idinvest Partners
      • Markku Makkonen
        CEO & Co-Founder, Fourdeg
      • Antti Korpelainen
        Marketing Lead, Virta
      • Devrim Celal
        CFO and Chief Commercial Officer, Upside Energy
      • Nicholas Simmons
        Finance Director, Naked Energy
      • Roy Wiesner
        Director, Etugo
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

      Building Blocks and Enablers Track

       

      Hall D

      Making Electronics Ever More Flexible and Efficient: The Metals and Material Building Blocks

      One of the great innovation successes of the last 30 years has been how far innovation has driven electronics and sensors. The reduction in costs, improvement in processing power and storage have enabled the consumer-centric Internet age and is now enabling IoT and its growing pervasiveness across all industrials sectors.

      This session will examine the present and future electronics industry from the perspectives of the metals and the materials which form the building blocks of today and tomorrow’s yet more efficient, flexible and powerful electronics. We will start with a talk on the power of the platinum group metals (PGMs), touching on some of their impact across a number of industrial use cases, but with particular focus on the electronics world.

      The other speakers, CEO’s of upcoming young companies, will then be invited to build on this scene-setting and context to provide viewpoints on how their innovations will impact the next wave of electronics, for the consumer, in the vehicle and other situations.

      Co-Hosted by: Anglo American Platinum

      Moderated by: Troy Ault, Director, Cleantech Group (CTG)

      • Moderator: Troy Ault
        Director, Cleantech Group (CTG)
      • Kevin Eggers
        Principal, Market Development, Anglo American Platinum
      • Juha Kokkonen
        CEO, Canatu
      • Jussi Harvela
        CEO, TactoTek
      • Dr. Juha Rantala
        Founder, PiBond
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

      Interaction Track

       

      Room 108

      Luxinnovation Workshop: Grow your cleantech business from Luxembourg – the perfect central hub

      As a European capital, Luxembourg is increasingly an attractive and dynamic country for international cleantech R&D and innovation. Public budgets dedicated to research have increased 12 times from 2000 to 2014. With its population of 575,000 (nearly 50% foreign nationals), Luxembourg can offer deserving start-ups high-level business opportunities quickly. Furthermore, owing to the country’s strategic location, 60% of European GDP is only an hour’s flight away from Luxembourg.

      An open, dynamic and reliable business centre that offers unparalleled access to all major European markets just as a starting point? A multilingual country with business-oriented public services, a deep pool of well-educated professional resources, a world class and secure ICT ecosystem, and an ambitious government that wants your business to succeed? All these factors make Luxembourg the perfect central hub to grow your cleantech business.

      In this interactive session we will hear from 4 key ecosystem players whose business is thriving thanks to the Luxembourg cleantech ecosystem:

      • · Encevo: Largest power company in Luxembourg – hear from their newly launched corporate venture capital team on what they are looking for and what they can offer;
      • · APATEQ: GCT100 company and Technology Pioneer (World Economic Forum), providing one-stop water and wastewater treatment solutions for industries such as shipping and O&G;
      • · Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST): A public leading Research and Technology Organisation active in the fields of materials, environment, and IT;
      • · Luxinnovation: A key player of the national ecosystem tasked with fostering innovation, fuelling international growth and attracting foreign direct investment.

      Co-hosted by: Luxinnovation

      Moderated by: Georges Schaaf, Head of Sector CleanTech, Luxinnovation

      • Moderator: Georges Schaaf
        Head of Sector CleanTech, Luxinnovation
      • Nicolas Milerioux
        Investment Manager, Enovos Luxembourg (Encevo)
      • Dirk Martin
        Chief Sales Officer, APATEQ
      • Dr. Christian Penny
        Research & Technology Associate in Microbiology, LIST
      • Vincent Berthé
        Senior Research & Technology Associate, LIST
    • 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

      Transition Break

    • 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

      All Things Smart, All Smart Things Track

       

      Hall G 

      Smart Energy – The digitalization and virtualization of the power grid

      Cheaper, thinner, and lighter sensors have enabled digital connection of a broad range of power grid assets. Fortum is one utility who has piloted a virtual power plant, optimizing operations across residential and SME consumers along with generation and distribution assets. Join us to hear about lessons learned by the utility, and perspectives from smart grid market participants as we explore how virtual power plants are a critical enabler of the smarter, cleaner power grid of the future.

      Moderated by: Ken-Ichi Hino, Director, Cleantech Group (CTG)

      • Moderator: Ken-Ichi Hino
        Director, Cleantech Group (CTG)
      • Janne Happonen
        Vice President, Virtual Power Plant, Fortum
      • Felix Dembski
        Vice President, Strategy, Sonnen
      • Peter Bance
        CEO, Origami Energy
      • Fredrik Lasen
        Head of Partners and Customers, There Corporation
    • 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

      Building Blocks and Enablers Track

       

      Hall D

      Entrepreneurs Showcase: Enabling Industry 4.0

      Industry 4.0, also known as Industrial IoT, is poised to revolutionize the way goods and products are manufactured in the emergent 21st century industrial order. Future assembly lines will be able to monitor processes, diagnose themselves and take decentralized decisions to optimize production and logistics, and supply chains will be shaken up by operational efficiencies created by new IoT-enabled solutions. This session will provide some examples of  entrepreneurs and technologies set to change our industrial landscape, including IoT-enabled sensors and software which are able to monitor, collect and analyze data for a variety of industrial applications.

      We will also get to hear some investors’ comments on the companies and the Industry 4.0 revolution.

      Moderated by: Josh Gilbert, Analyst, Cleantech Group (CTG)

      Investor Reviewers:

      Wal van Lierop, CEO, Chrysalix Venture Capital

      Fabio Lancelotti, Partner, Aster Capital

      Charles Vaslet, Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures

      • Moderator: Josh Gilbert
        Analyst, Cleantech Group (CTG)
      • Investor reviewer: Wal van Lierop
        CEO, Chrysalix Venture Capital
      • Investor reviewer: Fabio Lancelotti
        Partner, Aster Capital
      • Investor Reviewer: Charles Vaslet
        Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures
      • Timo Linnainmaa
        Board Member, Enersize
      • Matti Myllymäki
        Partner, Talas Electric
      • Daniel Andersson
        COO, Nimera
      • Jocelyne Wasselin
        CEO, Enerbee
      • Kim Korhonen
        CEO, Distence
    • 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

      Interaction Track

       

      Room 108

      Carbon-based Products: An overlooked trillion dollar market opportunity?

      Let’s face facts: as impressive and interesting as some of the digital energy innovations are – the in-fashion investments of today with both financial and corporate investors – the reality remains that we don’t have a chance of meeting the Paris targets without carbon conversion and re-use becoming a serious investable proposition.

      Global CO2 Sciences’ Roadmap for the Global Implementation of Carbon Dioxide Utilization Technologies, released at COP22 in Morocco, makes the convincing case that there are already some technologies that are commercially-viable and investable today, which alone (without new ones in development) could scale into a carbon-based products industry that might represent a market size approaching $1 trillion by 2030, and amount to a utilization of more than 10% of carbon emissions globally.

      Want to learn more? Time to take a fresh look. What was not possible 10 years ago may now be so. All are welcomed to come join this discussion session. Attendance is especially recommended to representatives of carbon-emitting industrials and impact investors.

      • Moderator: Troy Ault
        Director, Cleantech Group (CTG)
      • Rob Niven
        CEO, CarbonCure
    • 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

      Networking Break

    • 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

      Hall F

      Evening Keynote. Clean Hydrocarbons: Oxymoron or Possibility?

      In line with the spirit of the Forum’s theme, Early Signs of the Next 100 Years: Charting the great, smart industrial transition, Suzanne West, serial entrepreneur and company builder, will open our evening main-stage session with a bold and very different vision for the future of the Oil and Gas industry. As opposed to providing alternatives that gradually erode a core industry of the last 100 years, her vision is to regenerate it and leverage its strengths as forces for good for the next 100. How? Quite simply, by producing Clean Hydrocarbons (without emissions, without pollution, without the use of fresh water). Sound preposterous? Come listen and decide for yourself!

      • Suzanne West
        CEO, Imaginea Energy
    • 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

      Hall F

      Evening Fireside Chat. A Spotlight on China

      The future of global industries and how they might develop during this century are certainly hard to predict, given the plethora of new technologies which are emerging faster and faster – exponentially, to borrow Singularity University’s favourite adverb.  Another big determinant on how the 21st century will unfold will be China, in what it does in terms of its industrial strategy, its climate and sustainability goals, and how the world’s innovators partner with it.

      In this final session of the day, we will put the spotlight on China. CTG will open with a  few thoughts and learnings from its annual Tours to China, the most recent being in March 2017. That will act as a backdrop to introduce you to a real expert and our evening guest, namely Shelby Chen, Managing Partner, Tsing Capital. We will talk all things China, the big trends, the potential for western technology companies to work with China to address its environmental problems, and look to answer questions on your mind.

      Moderated by: Richard Youngman, CEO, Cleantech Group (CTG)

      • Moderator: Richard Youngman
        CEO, Cleantech Group (CTG)
      • Shelby Chen
        Managing Partner, Tsing Capital
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

      Ferry and Cocktail Time

      Assuming you have registered for one of the 250 seats at the 13th Cleantech Forum Europe Dinner & Awards, you will be assigned to one of two “sailings” of our boat (6.15pm or 6.50pm) to take you across to Klippan Island, where pre-dinner drinks will be served. If you miss these, there is one other way to get there – it will be covered in the event program guide and event app.

    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

      The 13th Annual Cleantech Forum Europe Reception, Dinner & Awards

      Join us for the 13th Cleantech Forum Europe Dinner & Awards – as ever, a special evening in a special location. This year, we will be taking a short boat trip to Klippan Island, with views of the Helsinki harbor and skyline. We will eat at Restaurant Saaristo, known as Helsinki’s “balcony to the sea”. There will be drinks on arrival from 7:30pm, followed by an 8:00pm seated dinner – as well as the presentation of the 2017 European Cleantech Awards.

      There are a maximum of 250 seats available, reserved on a first come, first served basis through the Forum’s online registration system. No place can be guaranteed beyond May 8th or the point at which 250 is reached (whichever comes the sooner)

  • THURSDAY, May 18, 2017

    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

      Breakfast at Hotels (or Home)

    • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

      Registration Area 

      Registration & Welcome

    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

      Hall F

      Nurturing the Next Generation of Breakthroughs in Cleantech: Do we have the right set of tools, from the right set of players?

      For ideas to go from concept to commercialization can take a long time for energy and industrial innovations, especially breakthrough and disruptive ones – and a lot of capital.  With the benefit of a number of years of trying many approaches, this multi-disciplinary panel will consider what has been learned about what works and what does not, and the implications for the 2020’s. What new approaches are emerging – in the financial world, in the open innovation strategies of corporations, and in the accelerator and incubator community?

      Co-hosted by: InnoEnergy

      Moderated by: Elena Bou, Innovation Director, InnoEnergy

      • Moderator: Elena Bou
        Innovation Director, InnoEnergy
      • Kirsimarja Blomqvist
        Professor of Knowledge Management, Lappeenranta University
      • Tarja Teppo
        Partner, CFO, Cleantech Invest
      • Antti Rantanen
        Partner, Avanto Ventures
      • Carlo Napoli
        Head of Open Innovation Culture, Enel
    • 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

      Hall F

      Meet the First European Global Cleantech 100 Hall of Fame Inductee

      In January 2017, we made our first inductions into the Global Cleantech 100 Hall of Fame – companies who have appeared on the GCT100 seven times. To retain broad support among the market players so consistently through the roller coaster last few years for sustainable innovation is an achievement worth calling out and celebrating.

      In the last part of the morning’s plenary, we get to not only catch up with the Avantium story to date (the latest milestone chapter being March’s over-subscribed Euronext IPO), but also hear how the CEO imagines the bio-material industry developing, with what consequences for whom, as the 21st century industrial revolution plays out.

      • Tom van Aken
        CEO, Avantium
    • 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

      Networking Break

    • 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

      All Things Smart, All Smart Things Track

       

      Hall G

      At the Cutting Edge: The Smart Logistics Case

      In the past year, our Cutting Edge practice has built coverage on areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, augmented reality, blockchain and more. While each of these technologies have their own ecosystems and drivers, they shared one key characteristic: major Logistics players are partnering and investing in all those areas. Indeed, the Logistics industry has shown an impressive track-record as a testbed for cutting edge innovation. With process efficiency as the key driver of success, it has been receptive to technologies other industries judge too early. To better understand this phenomenon, we will convene top start-ups and corporates bringing cutting-edge tech to warehouses, freight, delivery and more.

      Moderated by: Jules Besnainou, Director, Cleantech Group (CTG)

      • Moderator: Jules Besnainou
        Director, Cleantech Group (CTG)
      • Niko Polvinen
        Business Development Officer, Conexbird
      • Gina Chung
        Head of Trend Research, DHL
      • Aki Jumppanen
        CEO, HUB logistics
      • Søren Danielsen
        Strategic Accounts, GateHouse
      • Jonathan Pulitzer
        Managing Director, GE Ventures
    • 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

      Building Blocks and Enablers Track

       

      Hall D

      Cultivating a Successful Bioeconomy, Starting with Biomass

      Finland’s extensive forestry natural resource has fostered the nation to become one of the world’s leading bioenergy producers. From forest management to power plant development, many factors contribute to the overall success of a biomass-powered energy portfolio. What lessons and best practices can other countries adopt from Finland’s success in developing a bioeconomy? Join our session to learn how Finland has leveraged its natural resources to create a sustainable energy system.

      Moderated by: Carine Van Hove, Managing Director, Cleantech Association

      • Moderator: Carine Van Hove
        Managing Director, Flanders Cleantech Association
      • Daniel Davidson
        International Sales Director, Enviva
      • Alex Michine
        CEO, MetGen
      • Jussi Rasinmaki
        CEO, Simosol
      • Anna Repo
        Researcher, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
      • Petri Vasara
        Head of Biofutures, Pöyry Consulting
    • 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

      Interaction Track

       

      Room 108

      Empowering billions in Africa – The opportunities, the realities, and what’s next?

      We all know off-grid solar in Africa is a hot trend and that there are many aspiring start-ups taking on one of the biggest challenges of all – bringing power to the billions at the so-called “bottom of the pyramid” in Africa and beyond. But how often do you have the opportunity to have all in one place, 3 CEO’s with us and an investor with a stake in a fourth, to ask questions on your mind? What teething problems are being experienced and lessons being learned, be it with financing or on the ground operations? What opportunities are there beyond the provision of power? What might the next wave be, built off the provision of power?

      Come hear their stories and be a part of this interactive discussion session.

      Moderated by: Josh Gilbert, Analyst, Cleantech Group (CTG)

      • Moderator: Josh Gilbert
        Analyst, Cleantech Group (CTG)
      • Andreas Spiess
        CEO, SolarKiosk
      • Mansoor Hamayun
        CEO, BBOXX
      • Harrison Leaf
        CEO, SteamaCo
      • Justin Mighell
        Principal, Zouk Capital
    • 11:50 AM - 11:55 AM

      Transition Break

    • 11:55 AM - 12:55 PM

      All Things Smart, All Smart Things Track

       

      Hall G 

      Smart Mobility – How cities are approaching integration of autonomous vehicles

      With the rise of autonomous vehicle technology and major auto manufacturers publicly committing to developing autonomous models, the question now associated with autonomous vehicles for personal transportation is when, not if. The city of Helsinki has joined an international effort leading the charge with regard to cities integrating vehicle autonomy, and representatives from the city will be sharing their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities afforded by autonomy. We will also hear from experts from across sectors which mobility intersects and how autonomy will impact and drive evolution in processes across urban operations.

      Moderated by: Ken-Ichi Hino, Director, Cleantech Group (CTG)

      • Moderator: Ken-Ichi Hino
        Director, Cleantech Group (CTG)
      • Harri Santamala
        Project Director, Smarter Mobility, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
      • Sampo Hietanen
        Founder & CEO, MaaS Global
      • Giovanni Ravina
        Business Development Executive, Engie
    • 11:55 AM - 12:55 PM

      Building Blocks and Enablers Track

       

      Hall D

      Money can grow on trees - Combining Finland’s biomass supply with Western Europe’s chemical hub

      Forests cover 75 percent of Finland’s land area. In fact, for every Finn there is around 42,000 square meter of forest. So it is no surprise that Finland is a leader in the production of bioenergy which accounts for 20% of Finland’s primary energy consumption. This has created an interesting synergy with the Antwerp-Rotterdam-Rhine-Ruhr Area (ARRRA) chemical “mega-cluster” who collectively account for 40% of chemical production in the European Union. This synergy is generating exciting business and innovation opportunities within the circular economy field. Come and join this session to learn how Finland and Western Europe’s chemical cluster are partnering together to produce high value bio-based chemicals that end up in a wide variety of products including cosmetics, flame retardants and textiles.

      Moderated by: Emmi Kaipio, CEO, Nordic Innovation Accelerator

      • Moderator: Emmi Kaipio
        CEO, Nordic Innovation Accelerator
      • Ludo Diels
        Flanders Co-coordinator, BIG-C
      • Ludwig Goris
        Investment Partner, Capricorn Venture Partners
      • Anne-Frédérique Demaerel
        Business Development Manager, Bio-based Chemistry, Port of Antwerp
      • Ulrich Girrbach
        Vice President, FRX Polymers
    • 11:55 AM - 12:55 PM

      Interaction Track

       

      Room 108

      Completing the Puzzle: is Fusion Energy Coming of Age?

      Rising to the challenge of rapidly increasing energy demand, a legion of companies are building upon over half a century of innovation to develop a new generation of high output, clean energy fusion technologies. Are these technologies, with their promise of clean, safe and on-demand energy, about to join distributed renewables and high capacity energy storage systems to form the foundation of a carbon-free energy generation system of the future?

      In this interactive education session, leaders from the nascent fusion industry will explore the status of these technologies and the stake it will have in the emerging clean energy mix, providing us with a “lay of the land” for fusion in 2017 and an education as to why we should all be paying attention to this growing trend.

      Moderated by: Nicholas Hawker, CTO, First Light Fusion

      • Moderator: Nicholas Hawker
        CTO, First Light Fusion
      • Rob Trezona
        Head of Cleantech, IP Group Plc
      • Harri Tuomisto
        Senior Nuclear Safety Officer, Fortum
      • Rene Salvesberg
        Board Observer, General Fusion
    • 12:55 PM - 2:00 PM

      Networking Lunch

    • 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

      Building Blocks and Enablers Track

       

      Hall D 

      Building Green: Wood Alternatives

      With 5% to 7% of global emissions coming from cement manufacturing alone, construction is a dirty business. While more carbon-efficient building and construction processes using cement and steel are reaching commercialization, an alternative is gaining traction – building with wood. This is evident in decking and cladding; at its most extreme, this trend is evident in some timber-based skyscraper projects, such as the much-publicized Tratoppen in Stockholm. With the help of architects and innovative material companies, we will identify the opportunities, challenges and key players in this growing trend.

      Moderated by: Fabrice Bienfait, Partner, ETF Partners

      • Moderator: Fabrice Bienfait
        Partner, ETF Partners
      • Christian Jebsen
        CEO, Kebony
      • Robert Schmitz
        Architect & Partner, White Arkitekter
      • François Pelissier
        President, Techniwood
    • 2:50 PM - 3:00 PM

      Transition Break

    • 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

      All Things Smart, All Smart Things Track

       

      Hall G

      Ocean-going Innovation: Modernizing the Trillion Dollar Shipping Industry

      Disruption is happening across supply chains, and the same is true whether the transport is by land, rail, air, or sea. As we head to Helsinki, home to one of the world’s largest shipping organisations, with a rich sea-faring heritage, we will look to the future of software solutions that are modernizing the often paper-based and complicated web of international shipping. As we see a triple threat of long ship-building lead times, a dramatic slow-down in global demand, and once again rising oil prices, we look at solutions that aim to improve the current stock of ships to meet increasingly strict efficiency standards, maritime carbon regulations, and costs for freight shipping.

      Moderated by: Chris Sworder, Analyst, Cleantech Group (CTG)

      • Moderator: Chris Sworder
        Analyst, Cleantech Group (CTG)
      • Tero Hottinen
        Director, Digital Ventures, Wärtsilä
      • Jukka Lindström
        Vice President Digitalization, Cargotec
      • Karno Tenovuo
        SVP Ship Intelligence - Marine Digital & Systems, Rolls Royce
    • 3:50 PM - 4:00 PM

      Closing Words

    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      Closing Reception

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