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Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2017

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Who You'll Meet

This annual gathering of the global cleantech innovation community offers a comprehensive, three-day program along with exclusive opportunities to network, learn, and get deals done.

Entrepreneurs: The startups and innovators on the front lines of sustainable innovation.

Corporates: Representatives from today’s leading corporate open innovation and venturing programs – those funding, incubating and partnering with innovation for strategic as well as financial return.

Financial Investors: Representatives from leading financial firms – venture and growth capital firms, from Sand Hill Road to Zhongguancun, along with the angels and family offices looking to make a sustainable impact and financial return.

Innovation Leaders: The ecosystem is completed with the presence of public sector officials and programs specialized in helping cleantech and resource innovation, and by lawyers and bankers, thinkers and innovation visionaries.

Check out a sampling of who typically attends our Forumand why.

You can also check out our photos from the 2016 Forum, as well as last year’s agenda, to get a feel for the event!

What You'll Experience

Now in its 15th year, Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2017 will once again be a true kick off for your year – mark your calendars for January 23-25, 2017!

Haven’t experienced a Cleantech Forum? Learn more about it here.

Since 2002, Cleantech Group has brought together clean technology’s most influential leaders – corporate executives, start-up and growth company CEO’s, investors, government agencies, and other players – from across all areas of resource innovation, from the major industrial verticals, and from across the globe.

The upcoming Forum will be our 15th annual showing of our flagship event, and Charting the Future, Connecting the Globe remains core to the value proposition of Cleantech Forums, and indeed all of CTG’s services.

Our 15th (Crystal) anniversary will follow this theme, helping you discover and connect with the emerging trends, leading innovation companies, and key players of sustainable innovation. We will once again host the official announcement of our 8th annual Global Cleantech 100 list and awards – our second year doing so at a Forum – as well as release our Global Cleantech 100 Report that highlights the mega-trends of the next 5-10 years.

Are you interested in sponsoring the Forum? Contact us today to learn more about our sponsorship packages. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at forums@cleantech.com.

 
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Preliminary Agenda 2017

  • MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017

    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

      Pre-Registration

    • 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

      LIMITED 

      The Utility of the Future Executive Summit

      New this year, we will be hosting an exclusive, limited-seated Executive Summit prior to the official start of Cleantech Forum San Francisco – in partnership with our parent company, Enovation Partners. In line with our Charting the Future theme, this Summit will provide insights into the direction of travel for distributed energy and the changing business models of the utility, from the perspective of incumbents and innovators.

      We are currently working on the programming for the Summit and will have more details coming soon with discussion topics, and how to participate.

      Interested in sponsoring, shaping, speaking or participating? Contact forums@cleantech.com today.

       

    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

      INVITE ONLY

      Entrepreneur Coaching

      Select entrepreneurs will have the chance to participate in a coaching session with a small group of subject matter experts from our network, representing different perspectives and experiences on a range of topics relevant to “the building of a company.” Invitation Only

    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

      INVITE ONLY

      Entrepreneur & Investor Speed Networking

      The Entrepreneur & Investor Speed Networking session will connect investors, corporates, and entrepreneurs via a facilitated “speed dating” format. Entrepreneurs will have the chance to meet to multiple investors throughout the session. Invitation Only

    • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

      Registration & Official Opening

    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

      Welcome to the 15th Annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco

    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

      Welcome Reception

  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017

    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

      Registration & Continental Breakfast

    • 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

      Welcome from CTG & Opening Keynotes

    • 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

      Networking Break

      Following the first networking break, we will break into our two main tracks – Charting the Future: The Crystal Track and Connecting the Globe: The Innovation Track – running concurrently over the next 2 days.

      The Crystal Track will have us peering into our “crystal balls” during our Crystal anniversary, looking at the trends we should be paying attention to and what other ideas will play a part in the future. The Innovation Track will showcase leading innovation companies – ranging from the Global Cleantech 100 to other companies to watch.

      The two tracks will be complemented by an additional side-track of interactive tutorials and workshops, and some special events, including two limited-seating Executive Summits. Nominate any speaker/topic ideas via our Speaker Nomination Form.

    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      Crystal Track

      Distributed Energy & Storage: Are We at the Tipping Point?

      This session will ask the question: have we reached the tipping point that will unlock a very different energy system in the next 15 years?

       

    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      Innovation Track

      The Rising Stars

      Six CEOs from companies who have made the Global Cleantech 100 list for the first time will tell us about what they are doing and why their innovation matters – and what impact they will make on the 2020s.

    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

      Lunch Session

      Expanding to Asia - Challenges and Opportunities

      This lunch session will provide some thoughts and case studies of different approaches non-Asian clean technology companies have taken to Asian expansion, and on the issues companies should think about in terms of defining which is the best approach for them.

      Co-hosted by: Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks

    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

      Networking Lunch

    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

      Crystal Track

      Impact Investing & Cleantech

      This session will seek to answer the question: how can “impact” be used to draw in new investors to cleantech and clean energy infrastructure?

      Co-hosted by: Morrison Foerster

    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

      Innovation Track

      Ones to Watch

      The Ones to Watch session will feature companies from across the breadth of our sustainable resource themes, as well as companies selected from our sister list to the Global Cleantech 100 – the Global Cleantech Ones to Watch – which highlights companies who are rising up the GCT100’s rankings, and getting close to making the final 100 for the first time.

    • 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

      Transition Break

    • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

      Crystal Track

      Augmented Reality: All Eyes on Industrial Applications

      Session description coming soon. 

    • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

      Innovation Track

      Pending Topic: FoodTech / AgTech: The Maturing Crop of New Technologies

      Many of our Innovation Track sessions are still in the preliminary phase of development and subject to change. We are actively seeking innovation companies who have valuable insight and/or a unique offering to speak on the Innovation Track sessions, to be in touch before November 1 (the earlier the better).

      To apply – and for a full list of potential topics – click here.

       

    • 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

      Networking Break

    • 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

      Crystal Track

      Cybersecurity: Opportunities & Obstacles

      What do we see as the opportunities and obstacles to more secure energy systems?

    • 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

      Innovation Track

      The Rising Starts (Part 2)

      We will hear from another six CEOs from companies who have made the Global Cleantech 100 for the first time. They will tell us about what they are doing and why their innovation matters – and what impact they will make on the 2020s.

    • 5:15 PM - 5:20 PM

      Transition Break

    • 5:20 PM - 6:00 PM

      Evening Keynotes

    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

      Tuesday Night Reception

  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017

    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

      Registration & Continental Breakfast

    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

      Morning Keynotes

    • 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

      Transition Break

    • 9:45 PM - 2:45 PM

      LIMITED

      Water Innovation Executive Summit

      New this year, we will be hosting an exclusive, limited-seated Executive Summit during Cleantech Forum San Francisco, highlighting the Water and Wastewater sectors. In line with our Charting the Future theme, this Summit will provide insights into the direction of travel for water innovation, spotlight particular opportunities to make a difference to the industrial customer, and showcase some leading companies.

      We are currently working on the programming for the Summit and will have more details coming soon with discussion topics, and how to participate. Interested in sponsoring, shaping, speaking or participating? Contact forums@cleantech.com today.

      Co-hosted by: FATHOM

    • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

      Crystal Track

      Closing the Loop on Food Waste

      This session will highlight the new technologies & business models to transform the problem of food waste over the next 15 years.

    • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

      Innovation Track

      Pending Topic: IoT Applications in Energy & Industrial Markets

      Many of our Innovation Track sessions are still in the preliminary phase of development and subject to change. We are actively seeking innovation companies who have valuable insight and/or a unique offering to speak on the Innovation Track sessions, to be in touch before November 1 (the earlier the better).

      To apply – and for a full list of potential topics – click here.

       

    • 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

      Networking Break

    • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

      Crystal Track

      Next Generation Mobility: The Road to the Future of Transportation

      How far can new innovations in transportation and the mobility sector take us in the next 15 years?

    • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

      Innovation Track

      Pending Topic: Energy Access and Beyond - Identifying Solutions with Social Impact

      Many of our Innovation Track sessions are still in the preliminary phase of development and subject to change. We are actively seeking innovation companies who have valuable insight and/or a unique offering to speak on the Innovation Track sessions, to be in touch before November 1 (the earlier the better).

      To apply – and for a full list of potential topics – click here.

       

    • 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

      Networking Lunch

    • 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

      Crystal Track

      At the Cutting Edge: The Next Disruptors of Sustainable Innovation

      What technologies do we see coming through to play disruptive roles in the energy, resource and industrial markets?

    • 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

      Innovation Track

      Pending Topic: Smart Cities: Managing Resources Through People and Places

      Many of our Innovation Track sessions are still in the preliminary phase of development and subject to change. We are actively seeking innovation companies who have valuable insight and/or a unique offering to speak on the Innovation Track sessions, to be in touch before November 1 (the earlier the better).

      To apply – and for a full list of potential topics – click here.

       

    • 2:45 PM - 2:55 PM

      Transition Break

    • 2:55 PM - 3:55 PM

      Crystal Track

      Pending Session

      More information coming soon….

    • 2:55 PM - 3:55 PM

      Innovation Track

      Pending Topic: Disruptive Materials

      Many of our Innovation Track sessions are still in the preliminary phase of development and subject to change. We are actively seeking innovation companies who have valuable insight and/or a unique offering to speak on the Innovation Track sessions, to be in touch before November 1 (the earlier the better).

      To apply – and for a full list of potential topics – click here.

       

    • 3:55 PM - 4:15 PM

      Networking Break

    • 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

      Closing Keynotes

    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

      Closing Reception

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