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Cleantech Forum EU ’14

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Who You'll Meet

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

Corporates: Representatives from today’s leading corporates active in incubating, funding, partnering with, and acquiring innovative companies

Investors: Representatives from leading VC and PE firms from around Europe and beyond – as well as leading LP’s, family offices, and corporate VC’s

Government Leaders: Public sector officials specialized in cleantech and resource innovation

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What You'll Experience

10 Years of Innovation: Much to Look Back On, So Much More to Come

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

A room filled with impact + intelligence + insight

This year’s program is similar to previous years, but also special because of our 10th anniversary in Europe. Our “10 Year Track”, will give air-time to interesting ideas, trends, lessons and opportunity sets to stimulate our thinking as to where innovation around energy and resources might be taking us in the years ahead of our 20th birthday party in 2024.

RSS Cleantech Insights

  • Matchmaking for Corporates and Start-ups: A Product Journey
    As Cleantech Group unveiled its new i3 online platform on September 27, Director of Product Development Jules Besnainou tells the story of what brought about the major shift in the product’s direction, and describes where it is headed. When I joined Cleantech Group in early 2012, my job was straightforward: to maintain i3, a database of transactions […]
  • Taking Hi-tech Waste Sorting Mainstream: An Interview with ZenRobotics’ CEO
    ZenRobotics, a Global Cleantech 100 company from Finland, challenges the recycling industry to smarten and automate its waste sorting system. Conceived of by two Finnish PhD scientists, the ZenRobotics Recycler™ relies on cutting edge sensor technology and artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze bulky waste streams, and to control the robot arms that sort the valuables. […]

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Speakers

  • Erik Abbing, 3eFlow

    Erik Abbing is a technology entrepreneur and industrial engineer from Luleå University of Technology who founded 3eflow as a natural decision as his provenance in plumbing goes back 50 years.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Building Innovations Meet Their Potential Purchasers: Where the Rubber Truly Hits the Road

    Tuesday, May 20, 20144:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Yosef I. Abramowitz, Energiya Global Capital

    Yosef I. Abramowitz, an American-Israeli human rights activist, educator and entrepreneur is recognized as one of the pioneers of the solar energy industry in both Israel and East Africa. Named by CNN as one of the six top global “Green Pioneers,” by PV Tech as “one of the most inspiring solar CEOs”  worldwide, and as Person of the Year by the Israel National Business and Energy Conference, Abramowitz is co-founder of the Arava Power Company, Israel’s leading solar developer. Nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize, Abramowitz heads Energiya Global Capital, an impact investment platform that provides healthy returns to investors while advancing the environmental and humanitarian goals of providing affordable green power to underserved populations as a fundamental human right.

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Tuesday, May 20, 20142:45 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Mats Alaküla, Volvo

    Mats Alakula is Professor in Industrial Electrical Engineering at Lund University since 1994, Senior Technology Advisor at AB Volvo and also Scientific Leader of the Electrical Drives Group of the Swedish Hybrid Research Centre, both latter roles since 2007. His is widely active in electro mobility, with particular focus on hybridization, electrical drive systems and energy supply systems.  In all work Mats brings in a holistic perspective well beyond the product itself. Mats is an appreciated and prized teacher and lecturer.

    The 10 Year Track. How we Move Differently, How we Move Things Differently

    Wednesday, May 21, 20142:15 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Tomas Almesjo, ChromoGenics Sweden AB

    Serial entrepeneur with a solid background and track record from commercializing new technologies in life science as well as the cleantech industries. Have successfully built and lead organizations, operationally as well as strategically, to commercialize products on the global market, including US and Japan.

    Recruited to ChromoGenics in 2009 to prepare and implement a transformation of the company from a development start-up to a successful commercial entity. ChromoGenics today enjoys a unique position in electrochromic windows and is now establishing its first reference plant for the production of its proprietary ConverLight™ foil.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Building Innovations Meet Their Potential Purchasers: Where the Rubber Truly Hits the Road

    Tuesday, May 20, 20144:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Thomas Almesjö, ChromoGenics

    Serial entrepeneur with a solid background and track record from commercializing new technologies in life science as well as the cleantech industries. Have successfully built and lead organizations, operationally as well as strategically, to commercialize products on the global market, including US and Japan.

    Recruited to ChromoGenics in 2009 to prepare and implement a transformation of the company from a development start-up to a successful commercial entity. ChromoGenics today enjoys a unique position in electrochromic windows and is now establishing its first reference plant for the production of its proprietary ConverLight™ foil.

    Story Telling with Leading Cleantech Entrepreneurs in the Stockholm Region

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Giorgio Anania, Aledia

    Mr. Anania has 30 years international experience in high tech company management, including two successful NASDAQ IPOs and experience ranging from startups to running international public companies. He was previously CEO of Bookham (renamed Oclaro) which he took to IPO and oversaw revenue growth from 0 to $250M/yr.
    He is currently also President of Cube Optics GmbH, Vice President of Photonics21, and VP: Sales, Finance, and Business Development at Flamel Technologies.

    The 2014 European Entrepreneur Showcase - Part 1

    Tuesday, May 20, 201411:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • John Andersen, Jr., Scatec

    John Andersen, Jr. is the CEO of Scatec AS, a privately held incubator and investment company with its primary focus in renewable energy and material science. Mr. Andersen currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Scatec Solar AS, a leading independent solar power producer with operations across Europe, US, Asia and Africa. Mr. Andersen also serves and has served as Chairman of the Board and Director of several other companies within solar energy, wind energy and material science. Prior to joining Scatec, Mr. Andersen held the position as Executive Vice President & Group COO of Renewable Energy Corporation (REC), a leading, vertically integrated solar energy company.

    The 10 Year Track. Sunny Days May Come Again: Is Now the Time to Take Another Look at Opportunities Around Solar PV?

    Tuesday, May 20, 20141:45 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Erik Andersson, Efficax Energy

    Erik Andersson is the entrepreneur and CEO of Efficax Energy, providing the world’s smartest solar thermal system. Erik is an experienced startup entrepreneur, having been in charge of several technology startups. Earlier achievements include winning Venture Cup and the Skapa innovation award. Regarding his current venture, Efficax, achievements include securing financing, making first sale and taking the product from prototype-stage to pre-serial production.

    Efficax Energy is currently conducting their proof-of-concept-project, delivering results in July 2014. A financing round (series A) is planned for September 2014.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Southern Sweden: Leading Cleantech Company Pitches from a Transformed Region

    Wednesday, May 21, 201411:15 am - 12:15 am
  • Ulf Arbeus, Wallenius Water

    Ulf is VP, Product Development at Wallenius Water AB that offers sustainable products and systems for water treatment. Ulf is responsible for the company’s overall Product and Technology Development, with the main focus on three applications areas– Ballast treatment, Recirculation Aquaculture System (RAS) and Industrial Fluid Control.

    Ulf’s earlier experience contains 28 years within R&D and Product Development at Flygt, ITT and Xylem, Water Solutions. He held several positions during these years but the last nine years (2004-2013) he was VP and head of Product Development in the Group Executive Team. His organization included units localized in Germany, US, China and India, apart from different locations in Sweden.

    The 10 Year Track. 'Sea-ing' the emergent opportunities in and around our seas

    Wednesday, May 21, 201412:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Nicholas Atkins, Georgieff Capital

    Nicholas Atkins is Managing Partner of Georgieff Capital Advisors (UK) LLP and leads the firm´s Venture & Growth Capital/Private Placement Advisory business unit. He has many years of private equity and corporate finance experience and has successfully led a number of private equity transactions both as a principal, with 3i and others, and as an advisor. He has also advised on a range of M&A and corporate finance transactions across various industry groups, including the technology sector whilst at SG Cowen. Latterly, Mr Atkins has focused on the cleantech sector in which he led a number of advisory projects and investments. He has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and is a dual British and US citizen.

    Seminar-Style Entrepreneurs’ Lunch: Helping European SME’s Grow Faster

    Wednesday, May 21, 20141:15 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Xavier Aubry, Zaz Ventures

    Xavier Aubry is a founder and partner of Zaz Ventures, a consultancy firm supporting SME in applying for European Commission funding, with offices in Stockholm, Brussels, Zurich and London. He has been involved as main proposal writer, principal investigator or coordinator in over 30 funding applications under European frameworks such as FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020, with a 86% success rate in 2013. Prior to Zaz Ventures, Xavier founded Appear, a research performing SME based in Sweden, for which he raised over 20M Euros of private and public funding. Xavier holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Roundtable-style Seminars: Helping European SME's Grow Faster

    Wednesday, May 21, 20141:15 pm - 3:00 pm
  • David Banitt, NewCO2Fuels

    David Banitt has more than 30 years’ experience in management, marketing and development gained at several successful high technology companies. He worked for El-Op, developing military thermal imaging systems. Later joined Optrotech, a world leader of capital equipment vendor for the printed circuit board manufacturing market, where his last position was vice president of marketing. Later Banitt managed Nitzanim Initiative center, a technology incubator during which he served a chairman of a number of startup companies in various fields. At the end of 1996 Banitt founded Exsight Electro Optical system that developed a contactless electrical testing system for the printed circuit boards. Banitt joined Nano-Or Technologies on August 2001 and served as CEO until July 2005. On 2007 Banitt co-founded Heliofocus, a solar thermal company where he served as COO until launching the next venture – NewCo2fuels. He also served as external director at the PCB manufacturer Eltek since 1997. He holds a degree in electronics and electro-optics engineering gained at Tel Aviv University.

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Tuesday, May 20, 20142:45 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Svante Bengtsson, REHACT AB

    Mr. Svante Bengtsson is currently serving as the CEO of REHACT AB, a public Swedish company that develops ground breaking solutions for cooling, heating and ventilation within buildings. The patented HVAC system of REHACT works on a different principle than traditional solutions providing greater indoor comfort while allowing the system to use up to 85 % on-site renewable, recycled and free energy. The concept allows for a very fast return-on-investment which is the key factor to reach market acceptance in the conservative construction sector.

    Mr. Bengtsson has served as the company CEO for since 2008 and has during this period then lifted the company to one of Sweden’s most internationally awarded young clean tech companies getting awards and recognition from many countries including USA and Kuwait. He was active as a panelist during COOP 15 in Denmark and was invited to give advice to the Mexican delegation before COOP 16 in Mexico, often discussing ways to enable new technologies developed by smaller companies to reach market acceptance.

    The 10 Year Track. For Buildings, Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

    Wednesday, May 21, 201411:15 am – 12:15 pm
  • Isaac Bentwic, Varigate

    Isaac Bentwich MD, Varigate’s Founder and CEO, is an Israeli entrepreneur, who has previously managed and led two Israeli technology companies to be world leaders in their respective fields. The first of these, one of Israel’s first medical software success stories, was acquired for $15 million by HBOC (now McKessen, Fortune 14). The second, biotech company Rosetta Genomics (NASDAQ:ROSG, $60M), is a world leader in its field. Rosetta earned Frost and Sullivan’s Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award (2012), and was recently added to Ocean Tomo Patent Value Index, the world’s top 60 companies with highest innovation ratio. Bentwich is the inventor of most of Rosetta’s patents, and author of several landmark scientific publications. Rosetta’s agrotech subsidiary, Rosetta Green (TASE:RSTG) was recently acquired for $35 million by Monsanto (NYSE:MON, $55B).

    The 2014 European Entrepreneur Showcase - Part 1

    Tuesday, May 20, 201411:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Claes G. Berglund, Stena Line

    Claes Berglund, Director  Public Affairs and Sustainability at Stena,  has a Bachelor in Science and is an officer in the Royal Swedish Navy (reserve).  Previously he has been route director  and member of the executive board at  Stena Line. Before coming into the shipping world  10 years ago he had 12 years in road based transport and third party logistic services.

    The 10 Year Track. 'Sea-ing' the emergent opportunities in and around our seas

    Wednesday, May 21, 201412:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Ines Bergmann, E.ON

    Ines has joined the Strategic Co-Investment team in late spring 2013. Her investment focus is on residential energy products and consumer facing solutions. Furthermore, her responsibilities include identifying and analyzing social and economic trends which could shake the energy sector long-term. Ines has started her E.ON career in 2008 by joining E.ON Inhouse Consulting. During more than four years of management consulting Ines has gained an extensive overview on the value chain of E.ON, has been part of several large corporate programs and has focused on strategic and new business oriented projects. Ines has studied at the University of Passau and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She holds a diploma degree in cultural studies and business administration as well as a bachelor degree in economic science. When not at work Ines enjoys spending time with her family and friends and totally relaxes when doing hot yoga.

    The 10 Year Track. The Future of Utilities in Europe

    Wednesday, May 21, 20143:15 pm – 4:15 pm
  • Jonas Bergring, Eniram Ltd.

    Jonas Bergring is in charge of Business Development at Eniram with a primary focus on Strategic partnerships and Growth relating to energy efficiency and big data in the marine industry. Jonas has 20 years of global technology business experience from entrepreneurial as well as corporate environments, having held General Management and Sales leadership positions in communications equipment, software licensing and professional services businesses. Jonas holds a Masters degree in Industrial Management from Aalto University of Technology in Finland, and an MBA from London Business School, and he is also a keen sailor.

    The 10 Year Track. 'Sea-ing' the emergent opportunities in and around our seas

    Wednesday, May 21, 201412:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Per-Anders Bjuggstam, Elforest

    Per-Anders Bjuggstam is CEO of Elforest Technologies that offers customized system solutions of hybrid electric powertrains. He has experience in strategic organizational and business development in small and medium enterprises. Former CEO roles, both meant to start up businesses as well as developing existing organizations with profitable growth, such as the CEO of the IT company Cybercom’s subsidiaries and as President and CEO of Maluxgruppen selling security products on the Nordic market. Per-Anders has a BSc degree in system science from the University of Umeå, and leadership training in business development from the School of Economics at Umeå University.

    Swedish Cleantech Innovation – Plenty More

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:15 am - 10:15 am
  • Erik Brandsma, Swedish Energy Agency

    Erik Brandsma is Director General of the Swedish Energy Agency. Erik has a MSc in Natural Resources Management, SFU Vancouver Canada. Previous work experience includes Department of Strategic Planning, Ministry of Environment, Netherlands, Advisor Director’s Office at Environment Directorate, OECD, Paris and Task Manager Sustainable Consumption & Production at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, New York, US. Before joining the Swedish Energy Agency Erik worked as VP Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at EON AG, Dusseldorf, Germany and Vattenfall AB, Stockholm, Sweden.

    Welcome to Stockholm, Sweden, Capital of Scandinavia!

    Monday, May 19, 20145:00 pm - 6:15 pm
  • Jordan Brandt, Autodesk

    Jordan Brandt is a technology futurist at Autodesk, with an educational and professional background spanning the architecture, aerospace, cloud computing, and composites manufacturing industries. Jordan came to Autodesk through the acquisition of Horizontal Systems, where he was co-founder and CEO, and oversaw the creation of Glue (now BIM 360 Glue), a 3D cloud-collaboration platform.

    Jordan received dual degrees in architecture and Italian from the University of Kansas. His doctoral dissertation at Harvard University developed the concept of distributed manufacturing systems (mobile factories) for composites. He has consulted extensively for the Air Force Research Laboratory and Office of Naval Research to develop next-generation additive manufacturing technologies and materials, as well as for the GSA on their laser-scanning program.

    The 10 Year Track. How we Make Things Differently, How we Make Different Things

    Tuesday, May 20, 201411:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Henrik Breddam, Green Marine Capital

    Henrik Breddam is a Portfolio Director at Green Marine Capital. Green Marine Capital (GMC) is an industry-funded investment partnership with BW Venture as sponsor and anchor investor. It was formed to achieve financial return on investments in growth stage companies that provide technology-based products and services to the maritime industry. Before joining BW Venture in 2009, Henrik built an extensive operational experience with company management and strategy processes. Has a proven entrepreneurial track record from successful start-ups with three exits. Developed several companies in the cleantech sector and in facility management industry that were later sold. In addition, built a construction company which was later successfully acquired. Has a hands-on management style and a unique ability to build relationships and create new business opportunities. Solve challenges and problems with a practical approach. The recent years in BW Venture and Green Marine Capital have proven experience within venture capital investing and portfolio management.

    The 10 Year Track. 'Sea-ing' the emergent opportunities in and around our seas

    Wednesday, May 21, 201412:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Philip Chaabane, I-Tech AB

    Philip holds a MSc in Material Science Engineering from Luleå Univeristy of Technology as well from EEIGM, France. Philip has extensive experience from leading positions within business as well as operational activities in R&D and Production in an international high tech environment. Prior to I-Tech Philip worked as Business Development Director and Engineering manager at PowerCell, a start up company in the Volvo Group Venture Capital portfolio, as well as various operational responsibilities within Volvo Aero Corporation.

    Swedish Cleantech Innovation – Plenty More

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:15 am - 10:15 am
  • Finn Christensen, Wattguard

    Finn Christensen is one of the co-founders of Wattguard. As a Chief Commercial Officer he is responsible for the international expanision of Wattguard and also assume the responsibility as CEO of Wattguard in Denmark. Finn has 30 years of commercial background and has held several senior positions with multinational companies like Shell, Maersk and IBM, responsible for both marketing, sales and product-/services development. Together with a group of Swedish entrepreneurs he started Wattguard in 2010 to commercialize an invention which can make great savings on electricity for lighting.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Southern Sweden: Leading Cleantech Company Pitches from a Transformed Region

    Wednesday, May 21, 201411:15 am - 12:15 am
  • Avner Cohen, Greenlet

    Avner spent 20 years in the high-tech, Cleantech and VC industries. During his career he held senior management positions in 3 successful Israeli startups:

    Chromatis (acquired by Lucent for  $5 Billions)
    Iamba     (acquired by Marvell for $10M)
    Native     (acquired by Alcatel for  $55M)

    Prior to Greenlet he worked for a Cleantech investment firm (Precede). He also worked for Freescale and RAD.

    Avner graduated a B.Sc EE from the Technion, Israel (Cum Laude), an M.Sc from Tel-Aviv University (Cum Laude), and an MBA from Derby University.

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Tuesday, May 20, 20142:45 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Kristofer Cook, Cyclicor

    Kristofer Cook is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on the commercialization of early stage clean-tech and sustainability related projects. Kristofer is currently CEO of Cyclicor AB, a spin-off company from Lund University, Sweden, focused on the development and commercialization of safer and more sustainable polymers. He is also the co-founder and previous CEO of Bioprocess Control AB, a leading Swedish clean-tech company in the global biogas industry. Kristofer has over 22 years experience in the sustainability area and close to 10 years experience commercializing technologies in the clean-tech area.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Southern Sweden: Leading Cleantech Company Pitches from a Transformed Region

    Wednesday, May 21, 201411:15 am - 12:15 am
  • Helge Daebel, Emerald Technology Ventures

    Based in our Zurich office, Helge is an Investment Director with Emerald Technology Ventures and is in charge of Emerald’s water practice – defining strategy, driving investment processes and supporting portfolio companies in this sector. He currently serves on the board of Pure Technologies (TSX: PUR) and has acted as an advisor and board observer to inge watertechnologies, AquaSpy, the Pressure Pipe Inspection Company and Takadu. Helge is a co-founder and steering committee member of the Innovation Program of the International Water Association (IWA) and was one of the initial members of the Smart Water Network (SWAN) Forum.

    The 10 Year Track. Unconventional resources and unconventional solutions; Cleantech Innovation for the Oil & Gas Industry

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:15 am - 10:15 am
  • Paul De La Gueriviere, IDEOL

    IDEOL is a company specialised in the design and installation of innovative foundations for the offshore wind industry. Headquartered in La Ciotat in France, the company has been founded out of an extensive background in renewable energies and oil&gas offshore industry. IDEOL has more specifically developed a new family of floating foundations based on the Damping Pool ® system, aiming at transforming the potential of offshore wind by unlocking the current water depth constraints induced by bottom fixed foundations.

    The 2014 European Entrepreneur Showcase - Part 2

    Tuesday, May 20, 20141:45 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Anna Denell, Vasakronan

    As Head of Sustainability at Vasakronan, Anna Denell has overall responsibility for the company’s sustainability strategy. Anna began her career in the property industry in the mid 90’s and joined Vasakronan in 1999. Since then she has held various positions including that of Head of Business Unit, Stockholm. Anna received her master’s degree in civil engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 1995. As Head of Sustainability at Vasakronan, Anna’s been part of transforming the Swedish property industry, where Vasakronan is now considered the industry leader, also including playing a key role in founding a Green Building Council in Sweden.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Building Innovations Meet Their Potential Purchasers: Where the Rubber Truly Hits the Road

    Tuesday, May 20, 20144:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Olivier Dupont, Demeter Partners

    Olivier became involved with venture capital in 1988 following a career as an engineer in large export projects (Sofretu then the Schneider Group) from 1974 to 1988. From 2000 until 2005, Olivier was at the Caisse des Dépôts Group, Executive Director of CDC Entreprises FP-Gestion, in charge of the Fonds Public pour le capital risque and the Fonds de promotion pour le capital risque.Previously, he succesively led SNVB Participations (CIC Group), BTP Capital, the investment of Crédit du Nord and private equity with Société Générale. Since the beginning of the 90’s, Olivier took an active interest in the investment sectors of the Demeter fund. He directed, for 5 years, the BTP Capital fund, which he specialized in the eco-industries with excellent results.His track-record (about 50 investments with an overall gross IRR of 22.6%) shows a dozen successes in this sector. At the AFIC (Association Française des Investissements en Capital / French Private Equity Association), Olivier is Chairmain of the Compliance Committee.Olivier Dupont is the author of two books: “Les PME et le marché de l’environnement” (1995) and “Ajustement de prix et capital investissement” (2002).

    Looking Back, Looking Forward: the Future Really is Crazier Than We Ever Think

    Tuesday, May 20, 20148:30 am - 9:40 am
  • Niclas Ehn, Expektra

    Niclas Ehn is the co-founder and CEO of Expektra with the vision of more efficient energy systems where electricity is generated and consumed with optimal use and with minimal environmental impact. Expektra reduces imbalances in our power system by improved load prediction and enabling new balancing power from flexible power consuming private and industrial appliances. Prior to this venture, Niclas has a background as analyst within credit risk management at Adeptra and FICO. Niclas holds an MSc in Energy Systems Engineering and a BSc in Business Finance.

    Story Telling with Leading Cleantech Entrepreneurs in the Stockholm Region

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Sten Engström, Business Sweden

    Sten Engström is an electrical engineer graduated from Chalmers University of Technology. Except for the 5 years before joining Business Sweden in 2009 working within SMEs in other fields of business, his career has been in the energy and environment field.

    His career started at ASEA, later to become ABB, working 14 years in different positions, mainly in the area now called smart grids. Within the Kvaerner group he had various positions in the area of waste and biofuel incineration plants. In the Atle group, later taken over by 3i, he was managing director of Bala Press and board member of the sister company Optibag both working in the waste handling field.

    Swedish Cleantech Innovation – Plenty More Wednesday

    Wednesday, May 21, 201410:15 am - 11:15 am
  • Samer Salty, Zouk Capital

    Looking Back, Looking Forward: the Future Really is Crazier Than We Ever Think

    Tuesday, May 20, 20148:30 am - 9:40 am
  • Alexis Figeac, Axiom Venture Capital

    Alexis was a Founder of Axiom Venture Capital and developed a vision for cleantech venture capital in Europe back in 2002. His vision of being the 1st pure-play cleantech VC in Germany was ahead of its time. He was then a partner at Entrepreneurs Fund in London until December 2010, where he was dealing with Cleantech (and some life science) investments. He is a founder and venture partner of Chamois Capital SA, a holding company based in Switzerland, for investing in young cleantech businesses.

    Looking Back, Looking Forward: the Future Really is Crazier Than We Ever Think

    Tuesday, May 20, 20148:30 am - 9:40 am
  • Giovanni Fili, Exegear

    Exeger was founded and is run by CEO Mr. Giovanni Fili, an experienced entrepreneur and private investor. Mr. Fili holds a M.Sc. in Business and Administration with a double major in finance and information management from the Stockholm School of Economics. Mr. Fili has also studied derivatives at the Bocconi University in Milan. He has more than 15 years of experience from business and entrepreneurship and has worked as a private investor within the real estate sector and the commercialization of high tech innovations over the last 10 years. He is founding partner and Chairman of the Board in several real estate development companies.

    The 10 Year Track. Sunny Days May Come Again: Is Now the Time to Take Another Look at Opportunities Around Solar PV?

    Tuesday, May 20, 20141:45 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Goran Folkesson, Clean Motion

    Göran Folkesson is the founder and Managing Director of Clean Motion AB and the father of Zbee, the world’s most energy efficient electric urban transport. Göran has a M.Sc degree in Automation Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. Göran has previous work experience from Volvo Cars, IBM and Virtual Engineering. Virtual Engineering is an expert automotive engineering consultancy that Göran co-founded in 2004. Previous board experience includes chairman of Virtual Manufacturing (sister company to Virtual Engineering). Göran currently is a board member of Clean Motion AB and chairman of Clean Motion Sai India Pvt. Ltd. Göran has a strong belief in using new technology to make products more environmentally friendly and at the same time more cost efficient. In December 2013 Göran and Clean Motion won the Zennström Green Mentorship Award and now has Niklas Zennström, founder of Skype, as mentor during 2014.

    Swedish Cleantech Innovation – Plenty More

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:15 am - 10:15 am
  • Johan Gerklev, Skanska

    Johan has a Masters degree in chemical engineering from Lunds Institute of Technology. Johan worked for 6 years as a researcher and consultant at the foundation TEM (Technology, Economy, Environment) at Lund University, primarily in the field of Pollution Prevention, prior to joining Skanska.  In 1995 Johan joined Skanska and in 1998 became Environmental Manager for Skanska Sweden. In Skanska Johan has worked with environmental matters both at projectlevel as well as on a strategic business level. Today Johan work as manager for a group of environmental experts and experts in green business development  within Skanska Sweden.  Besides his work in Skanska Johan has been a board member in  SEMCo – the Swedish government’s expert body on environmental and sustainable procurement. Johan has also been a board member and vice-chairman in the Swedish Association for Environmental Managers.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Building Innovations Meet Their Potential Purchasers: Where the Rubber Truly Hits the Road

    Tuesday, May 20, 20144:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Anna Gustavsson, British Gas

    Anna works with corporate strategy at British Gas, dealing with the issues and themes that impact all areas of BG. Subjects from setting overall business strategy, considering new opportunities unlocked by a smarter grid and demand response, as well as the future business model of a utility, are top of mind.

    The 10 Year Track. The Future of Utilities in Europe

    Wednesday, May 21, 20143:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Daniel Hagström, ReformTech

    Daniel Hagström is the CEO and one of the founders of ReformTech. Daniel is a serial entrepreneur with 15+ years’ experience of Start-ups, Corporate Management, Business & Organization Development, Production and Research & Development within Swedish and International start-ups and companies such as Proximion, Allgon, Danaher Motion and Tradimus. Daniel has experience of start-up of business in Sweden/EU, China and US. Daniel also has genuine experience in advanced project management, product development & IT.

    Story Telling with Leading Cleantech Entrepreneurs in the Stockholm Region

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group

    As CEO of Cleantech Group, Sheeraz Haji is one of the world’s most influential cleantech thought-leaders and trusted advisors to global companies and executives. Prior to joining the company, Sheeraz served for eight years as co-founder and CEO of GetActive, a venture-backed software-as-a-service, customer relationship management company. He led GetActive’s merger with Convio, then as Convio’s president built a company with 1,200 clients and 300 employees.

    Sheeraz has also worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company; entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) for El Dorado Ventures; operations executive for GMO, a global management investment firm; and product manager for Digital Impact (acquired by Acxiom). Sheeraz launched his career as an environmental engineer with Environ International. He has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in environmental engineering from Brown University and Stanford University respectively. Sheeraz also holds dual U.S. and French citizenship.

  • Mansoor Hamayun, Bboxx

    CEO and co-founder of BBOXX, Mansoor is responsible for the fast growth and impressive market expansion the company has witnessed in just four years. Mansoor manages a diverse global team and specialises in rural electrification, renewable energy technology and business in Africa. His degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, from Imperial College, gave him and his fellow founders the ability to find a solution to the growing energy deficit in the developing world. A focused and committed entrepreneur, Mansoor is bringing reliable electricity to the masses and putting solar energy on the map.

    The 10 Year Track. How we (can have) Impact

    Tuesday, May 20, 20144:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Erez Harel, Qnergy

    Erez Harel Holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Technion, Israel as well as a degree in Executive Management in Business Administration from the Haifa University, Israel. During his career he has successfully managed various companies with highly technical projects He has vast experience in leading multi-national efforts in state-of-the-art technologies.

    The 2014 European Entrepreneur Showcase - Part 2

    Tuesday, May 20, 20141:45 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Sigvald Harryson, Innoventum

    Sigvald Harryson holds PhDs in R&D Management and in Innovation Management. He spent three years as development engineer in five different European R&D Centers of Tetra Pak. He then spent ten years with Boston Consulting Group, Arthur D. Little and Booz Allen. He founded his first company, iknow-who.com in 2002 that has mobilized scientific brainpower from three continents to solve 20 fundamental innovation challenges for companies like Porsche, AkzoNobel and Philips. Using his network, Sigvald established InnoVentum in 2010 to give renewable energy hybrid solutions using exclusive design for those who can afford and affordable design for those who need.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Southern Sweden: leading cleantech company pitches from a transformed region

    Wednesday, May 21, 201411:15 am – 12:15 pm
  • Koen Hasaers, NovoPolymers

    Koen holds a Master in Science – Bio Engineering and a Master in Automation Engineering. He has 17 years of experience in manufacturing operations and supply chain, in the telecom and mainly pharmaceutical industry. The last 6 years Koen managed the global supply chain and the packaging sites (3) of the global clinical supply unit of Johnson & Johnson.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. The 2014 European Entrepreneur Showcase - Part 1

    Tuesday, May 20, 201411:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Anna-Karin Hatt, Swedish Ministry for Information Technology and Energy

    Anna-Karin Hatt is Minister for Information Technology and Energy, a portfolio she was appointed in October 2011. Her previous portfolio was Information Technology and Regional Affairs which she was appointed after the election 2010. Between 2006 and 2010 she was State Secretary and head negotiator at the Prime Minister’s office. She has also been the CEO for Didactus Schools and PR consultant at Kind & Partners. She has a B.A in Political Science and International Relations.

    Welcome to Stockholm, Sweden, Capital of Scandinavia!

    Monday, May 19, 20145:00 pm - 6:15 pm
  • Knut Hechtfischer, ubitricity

    Knut Hechtfischer is the co-founder and CEO of ubitricity. He developed the basic technical and commercial ideas behind ubitricity in 2007. As CEO he is primarily responsible to implement and further develop the strategic roadmap of ubitricity including the ongoing formation and strengthening of ubitricity’s partnership base. Prior to founding ubitricity Knut advised national and international clients in leading international law firms in London, Frankfurt, and Berlin with a focus on Antitrust, Regulatory as well as M&A and Acquisition Finance matters. He holds university degrees both in law and business administration.

    The 2014 European Entrepreneur Showcase - Part 1

    Tuesday, May 20, 201411:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Anders Hedberg, Sensefarm AB

    Anders Hedberg is co-founder and CEO of Sensefarm AB. Since graduation as a Master of Science in Computer Science in 1995, he has worked with future technologies at Ericsson and several startups related to wired networks and wireless connectivity. His love for technology has so far resulted in co-founding five companies. He currently bootstraps the company Sensefarm AB, which makes cloud based measurement systems for farmers and cities based on GSM equipped outdoor units. He lives in the city of Lund in the south of Sweden, with his wife and two kids.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Southern Sweden: Leading Cleantech Company Pitches from a Transformed Region

    Wednesday, May 21, 201411:15 am - 12:15 am
  • Magnus Henell, PowerCell Sweden

    Magnus Henell is a seasoned professional experienced in guiding companies through growth transitions. Prior to joining PowerCell, he was Managing Director/CFO of several growth companies. This includes being part of the original management behind the creation of one of the leading Telematics providers, WirelessCar, which now operates in a global scale. He was also one of the driving forces at Brandon when PUMA acquired and integrated it into its merchandise branch with top assignments such merchandise collections for Ferrari and SAP. Prior to this he also has experience as financial consultant/auditor at Arthur Andersen.

    Swedish Cleantech Innovation – Plenty More

    Wednesday, May 21, 201412:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Amy Ingram, Chubb

    Amy Ingram is a vice president of Chubb & Son and the worldwide clean tech segment manager for the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. Since January 2012, Amy has been responsible for the strategic development and execution of Chubb’s commercial clean tech business strategy on a global scale. She regularly meets with clean tech companies worldwide to help develop insurance solutions for their complex risks and has shared her expertise in National Underwriter, Risk Management and Alternative Energy.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Roundtable-style Seminars: Helping European SME's Grow Faster

    Wednesday, May 21, 20141:15 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Anders Jansson, Minesto

    Anders Jansson has a proven entrepreneurial track record focusing on business development. His focus on business development has gained traction on all continents, giving the company a global network within the renewable energy sector. He has received several awards such as CSE – Entrepreneur of the Year for his work in venture creation and in 2013, Veckans Affärer elected him as one of the 101 most influential persons in Sweden under the age of 40, placing him as number 31. He is on the board of the Marine Energy Strategy Group in Renewable UK. His voice in advocating more innovation in the industry has delivered results in the UK funding landscape. Anders Jansson holds a BSc in International Business from Copenhagen Business School. He also holds an MSc in Venture Creation from Chalmers.

    Swedish Cleantech Innovation – Plenty More

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:15 am - 10:15 am
  • Billy Johansson, Seabased

    Mr. Billy Johansson is known as a serious, hard working business man. He has been working all his professional life with energy producing plants. His background reveals many interesting and daring projects, such as the building and delivery of a turnkey hydropower plant in Jammu Kashmir in India with a total value of 880 MUSD during his time as President of ABB Generation. Also, Mr. Johansson is a good negotiator and among other he succeeded in settling the Swedish Claim against the Romanian state in 2001, an affair that had been going on since the 50s. Currently, he is working with wave power, an interesting concept, with a unique solution that he strongly believes in. His references include 28 years work for ABB in Sweden, 6 years with INC International Negotiation Consultants AB and 9 years with Seabased AB.

    Story Telling with Leading Cleantech Entrepreneurs in the Stockholm Region

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Daniel Johansson, Swedish Ministry for Information Technology and Energy

    Daniel Johansson is the State Secretary to the Minister for Information Technology and Energy, Anna-Karin Hatt. His areas of responsibility are Information Society, Energy, and Environmental Technologies. Daniel was born in 1970 in Stockholm, where he currently lives with his wife and two children.

    Looking Back, Looking Forward: the Future Really is Crazier Than We Ever Think

    Tuesday, May 20, 20148:30 am - 9:45 am
  • Wouter Jonk, Chrysalix

    Wouter Jonk is co-founder and Managing Director of Chrysalix SET since 2007. Besides his investment activities, he is responsible for the financial, legal and fiscal aspects of the firm. His focus is on companies in the area of solar, wind and energy efficiency. He serves on the Boards of EnOcean GmbH, NGenTec Ltd and LUXeXceL Group BV. From 1998 until the end of 2004, Wouter was part of the Philips Corporate Venturing team, which focused on early and growth stage technology companies. From 1999 through 2001 Wouter was based in Silicon Valley where he was the Operational Manager of the North American team that handled all the US venturing deals. Back in Europe Wouter handled both venturing and M&A deals for Philips from 2002 through 2005. In this period the portfolio was successfully divested.

    Seminar-Style Entrepreneurs’ Lunch: Helping European SME’s Grow Faster

    Wednesday, May 21, 20141:15 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Akira Kirton, BP Ventures

    Akira Kirton is Ventures Principal – Europe, Middle East and India for BP Ventures.  BP Ventures makes strategic investments in companies with distinctive technology that aligns with BP core businesses. His previous professional experience includes a variety of technology and business development roles across refining, chemicals, marketing, and alternative energy in BP, including supporting the spin-out of a company in India, and a three year secondment to the UK Energy Technologies Institute. Akira is a recipient of the IChemE Award for Innovation and Fellow of the Marshall Memorial Foundation. Akira sits on the board on a number of companies in the BP Ventures Portfolio, with a particular focus on the carbon utilisation arena and in developing focused options aligned to BP’s gas value chain development. Akira holds a MChem Eng from Imperial College London and a BSc in Law from the University of London International Programme.

    The 10 Year Track. Unconventional resources and unconventional solutions; Cleantech Innovation for the Oil & Gas Industry

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Zvika Klier, TIGI

    CEO of TIGI since 2009; previously CEO of 3DV Systems, developer of 3-dimentional video cameras for gesture recognition. 3DV was sold to Microsoft to develop Xbox Kinect; Prior to that, president of Arel Communications (NASDAQ:ARLC), in corporate/personal communications and remote training (currently Oovoo). B.Sc. in electrical engineering (Technion), MBA (INSEAD).

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Tuesday, May 20, 20142:45 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Benjamin Kott, Energy Deck

    Prior to founding EnergyDeck in 2011, Benjamin headed up Green Business Operations and Clean Energy Advocacy at Google Europe. In this role, he was responsible for managing and reducing resource consumption of Google’s operations, identifying and implementing large scale renewable energy investments and driving a major outreach campaign around climate change. He was also involved with the Google PowerMeter rollout in Europe. Before Google, Benjamin worked for Booz & Co on projects in the Media & Technology, Aerospace and Energy sectors in Italy and Europe. Prior to that he worked for EADS Airbus in Germany and France. Benjamin holds an M.Sc. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Technical University of Munich, and an MBA from Insead. He is on the sustainability advisory panel of the BBC.

    The 2014 European Entrepreneur Showcase - Part 1

    Tuesday, May 20, 201411:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Matthew Kuzma, Organica Water

    Matthew Kuzma leads Organica Water’s Technical Solutions and Global Business Development activities.  With past experience in Veolia, Siemens Water, and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, Matt brings over 20 years of experience in the wastewater industry, primarily focused on advanced treatment technologies such as membrane filtration and membrane bioreactors, nutrient management and recovery, and advanced biological wastewater processes.  Throughout his career, Matt’s focus has been on development, commercialization, and management of emerging technologies in the water & wastewater segment.  At Organica, Matt is responsible for leading Global Business Development strategies, partnerships, licensing agreements, and marketing.  Technical Solutions activity is focused on the appropriate technical application of the Organica solutions and helping the Organica sales team determine the most cost-effective and technically robust approach early in the sales process.  Matt is originally from the US with a B.S. in Engineering from Miami University, but currently located in Organica’s Budapest office.

    The 10 Year Track. How we (can have) Impact

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Suman Lahiri, European Business and Technology Centre

    Mr Lahiri joined EBTC (European Business and Technology Centre) in December, 2010, as Regional Manager, Kolkata. He heads the Eastern and North Eastern operations of the centre. EBTC is an EU initiative that supports clean technology transfer from EU to India to address climate change issues and focuses on four core sectors of Biotechnology, Energy, Environment and Transport.   Mr Lahiri works in the area of developing EU India collaborations at multiple levels across the focus sectors of EBTC. He is responsible for business development as well as research facilitation activities for the EU based SMEs and Researchers. He is engaged with the development of innovative delivery platforms in the area of clean technology transfer. Within this tenure of three years in EBTC, Mr Lahiri has driven 20 EU India collaborations at multiple levels mainly in the area of energy and environment. He has led the initiative to develop the Clean Coal Technology and Clean Coal Vertical of the EBTC to develop business co-operations with the European Commission between the EU and Indian business firms.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Roundtable-style Seminars: Helping European SME's Grow Faster

    Wednesday, May 21, 20141:15 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Mikael Lennström, Sensenode

    Mikael Lennström has an engineering background with a great passion for innovations and has a solid track record of delivering some of the most revenue making technology platforms to leading telecom companies as Sony Mobile, National Semiconductors and Ericsson in his role as Senior Engineering Program Manager. Mikael and his family of five take great interested in youth sport and he is actively involved as a leader of the local ice hockey. Mikael and his team of talented engineers at SenseNode believe in a sustainable future through smart energy solutions, he and his team will go the extra mile to make the job done.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Southern Sweden: Leading Cleantech Company Pitches from a Transformed Region

    Wednesday, May 21, 201411:15 am - 12:15 am
  • Mr Thierry Lepercq, Solairedirect

    Thierry Lepercq, 51, is the Chairman of Solairedirect, a global pioneer of competitive solar power engineering and generation with 300 MW under operation or construction, which he co-founded in 2006. Previously he had a 20-year career in technology finance, first with Bankers Trust in New York, and later with Banque Arjil and Oddo & Cie. In 1999 he founded NetsCapital, a boutique investment bank focused on information technology which structured 40 transactions for a total of 400 M€. In 2004 Thierry Lepercq set up Réseau Innovation Energie, a think tank with such participants as Caisse des Dépôts, Suez, EDF and Gaz de France. He is a graduate of HEC (Paris).

    The 10 Year Track. How we (can have) Impact

    Tuesday, May 20, 20144:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Anders Lindgren, Optistring

    Anders Lindgren has been in the electronics industry since 1996. He has experience from both electronics design and technical marketing and business development from the semiconductor industry. He has founded two companies and worked with marketing and sales with a semiconductor start-up, successfully exited.

    The 10 Year Track. Sunny Days May Come Again: Is Now the Time to Take Another Look at Opportunities Around Solar PV?

    Tuesday, May 20, 20141:45 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Therese Lindsley, Invest in Skåne

    Therese Lindsley is Head of Business development at Invest in Skåne AB in Malmö, southern Sweden. Heading up a team of four she is responsible for attracting foreign direct investment within the Cleantech and Services Industry sectors to Southern Sweden. Therese commercial background includes positions as Business controller at Sony Mobile finance department in Lund and Business Analysis at Invest in Sweden Agency´s former office in London. Therese has lived and worked in the United Kingdom for 6 years and holds a BSc(Hons) from University College London (UCL).  Therese and her family enjoy sports and travels. Therese and her team of driven business people at Invest in Skåne AB will go the extra mile to meet their client’s needs.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Southern Sweden: Leading Cleantech Company Pitches from a Transformed Region

    Wednesday, May 21, 201411:15 am - 12:15 am
  • Juho Malmberg, ZenRobotics

    Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Malmberg is an accomplished leader for strong growth. He maintains a sharp focus on customer orientation and global delivery for the whole ZenRobotics team. In his previous positions Mr. Malmberg has acted as e.g. the Managing Director of Accenture Finland and Executive VP of Customer Experience and Member of the Executive Board, KONE Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: KNEBV).

    The 10 Year Track. How we Make Things Differently, How we Make Different Things

    Tuesday, May 20, 201411:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Julien Mialaret, Idinvest Partners

    Julien Mialaret joined Idinvest Partners in 2011. He is a member of the Cleantech team and conducts investments in early stage companies in Europe and China. Prior to joining Idinvest Partners, Julien provided strategic advisory to energy and environmental technology start-ups in the Chinese market. Julien started his career at Electricité de France (EDF) in China where he was responsible for the performance management of the EDF’s thermal power fleet and later joined the China development team to invest and acquire thermal and renewable power projects in the Mainland. Julien holds a Masters in Management from ESCP Europe School of Management and a B.A in Chinese Studies from the French School of Oriental Studies. He is a fluent a Mandarin speaker.

    Seminar-Style Entrepreneurs’ Lunch: Helping European SME’s Grow Faster

    Wednesday, May 21, 20141:15 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Roderick Morris, Opower

    Roderick is Opower’s chief marketing officer and global leader of the company’s client operations P&L. His accountability spans all enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Marketing, Consumer Marketing on the Opower platform, Retail Operations, Analytics, Engagement Management, as well as Technology Services and SaaS Operations; he also runs Talent Acquisition company-wide. Previously, Roderick was VP, Marketing at Vovici, a leading SaaS provider of customer feedback solutions, where he led marketing, product management, and public and analyst relations. Prior to joining Vovici, Roderick was general manager for LexisNexis US Business Information Solutions, where he built high-growth businesses and consistently raised growth and renewal rates for the P&Ls he managed. He has also worked for Bain & Company, Microsoft, Simmons & Company, and the Corporate Executive Board. He holds an MBA from Stanford and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

    The 10 Year Track. The Future of Utilities in Europe

    Wednesday, May 21, 20143:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Patrik Mossberg, Marinvest

    Patrik was born in September 1968, is married with 3 children. Patrik obtained his Master’s Degree from Stockholm School of Economics in -92. From 1992 – 1997 Patrik held various positions with Tetra Pak in Lund, Lausanne and with the last years as Country Manager for Tetra Pak Latvia. In 1997 Patrik was approached by Öhman Fondkommission, a Swedish Investment Bank to head up a private equity initiative focusing on the Baltic States, resulting in the creation of the ELL Private Equity Fund. In 2000 Patrik co-founded and was the CEO for a mobile wallet company called Mint AB, which later morphed into Easypark – mobile payment for parking. In September 2008 Patrik left Easypark as CEO and joined Marinvest AB. Marinvest AB is a family owned shipping investment business. Marinvest is also involved in other ventures and business development both in shipping and other industries.

    The 10 Year Track. 'Sea-ing' the emergent opportunities in and around our seas

    Wednesday, May 21, 201412:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Patrik Möller, CorPower Ocean

    Patrik is a passionate entrepreneur with experience of building VC-funded technology start-ups from first idea to more than 80 people with multi-national operations. He has a MSc in chemical engineering from Lund Institute of Technology, with scholarship studies at UC Berkeley. Prior to CorPower he co-founded Replisaurus Technologies, developing tools and processes for printing patterned metal layers used in semiconductor manufacturing. Author or co-author of >10 technical papers and inventor on >20 patent families.

    Story Telling with Leading Cleantech Entrepreneurs in the Stockholm Region

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Hjalmar Nilsonne, Watty

    Hjalmar Nilsonne is a serial cleantech entrepreneur and co-founder of cleantech company of the year 2011. As the CEO at Watty he leads a team that is transforming how the energy market works by creating solutions that makes it easy for anyone to make good, data driven, energy decisions. Watty is using data analytics technology to build software that can understand and make recommendations about suitable energy investments based just on each users data. By software and readily available data instead of manual work from trained specialists, Watty can reduce the cost of mapping energy use and finding suitable improvements 50-100 times compared to current alternatives. Hjalmar was selected one of the top 50 student entrepreneurs globally by Kairos 50 in 2011 and is part of the Young Future Energy Leaders network as well as the European Commissions’ Young Leaders Program. Hjalmar has also been involved in a number of projects aimed at eliminating poverty through improved energy access in countries such as Ethiopia and India.

    Story Telling with Leading Cleantech Entrepreneurs in the Stockholm Region

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Hjalmar Nilsonne, Watty

    Hjalmar Nilsonne is a serial cleantech entrepreneur and co-founder of cleantech company of the year 2011. As the CEO at Watty he leads a team that is transforming how the energy market works by creating solutions that makes it easy for anyone to make good, data driven, energy decisions. Watty is using data analytics technology to build software that can understand and make recommendations about suitable energy investments based just on each users data. By software and readily available data instead of manual work from trained specialists, Watty can reduce the cost of mapping energy use and finding suitable improvements 50-100 times compared to current alternatives. Hjalmar was selected one of the top 50 student entrepreneurs globally by Kairos 50 in 2011 and is part of the Young Future Energy Leaders network as well as the European Commissions’ Young Leaders Program. Hjalmar has also been involved in a number of projects aimed at eliminating poverty through improved energy access in countries such as Ethiopia and India.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Building Innovations Meet Their Potential Purchasers: Where the Rubber Truly Hits the Road

    Tuesday, May 20, 20144:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Bengt Nilsson, Lamera

    Before joining Lamera, Bengt was a Sales & Product Manager at Trelleborg Rubore AB and a Market Development and Application Manager at Collins & Aikman. He started his career as a technical assistant and researcher at Chalmers University and worked at the Swerea Institute of Production Engineering Research as a researcher for fourteen years. Bengt has extensive experience in R&D of metal sandwich materials, technical sales and project management in an international environment, working with major automotive and truck brands. Bengt studied at Chalmers University of Technology, with specialization in materials. He joined Lamera in 2010.

    Swedish Cleantech Innovation – Plenty More

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:15 am - 10:15 am
  • Hans Nilsson, Sweden’s Association for Energy Efficiency companies (EEF), IEA DSM-Programme

    Hans Nilsson has worked with energy issues since 1966. His experience covers energy supply, distribution, planning and energy efficiency both from a policy, management and programme implementation point of view. He has worked within several sorts of organisations such as municipality owned utilities, government agencies, intergovernmental organisations, private companies and business associations. The work has to a large extent been related to international issues and international co-operation both for business and for NGOs. Mr Nilsson has worked with the IEA secretariat for 5 years and has been the chairman of the IEA DSM Programme. Mr Nilsson has been director for the Swedish Energy Efficiency Programme with the responsibility also to develop early applications of AIJ as a part of the design of the Kyoto-mechanisms.

    The 10 Year Track. The Future of Utilities in Europe

    Wednesday, May 21, 20143:15 pm – 4:15 pm
  • Rachael Nutter, Shell

    Rachael is Technology Opportunity Manager and Senior Venture Principal at Shell. Shell’s corporate Venture Capital fund. STV invests in early-stage technology companies in oil & gas and future energy technologies (clean/green tech). Originally launched in 1997, this corporate venturing team has invested and deployed new technologies across the energy sector.  Prior to this, she was an Investment Manager with CT Investment Partners and Head of Business Incubators at the Carbon Trust.

    The 10 Year Track. The Fossil Fuel Industry: A Friend or Foe for Sustainable Innovation?

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:15 am - 10:15 am
  • Henrik Olsen, Environmental Technologies Fund

    Henrik is a founder and Managing Partner of the Environmental Technologies Fund, one of Europe’s leading growth equity funds focusing on investing in rapidly growing companies with a big environmental impact. Prior to founding ETF in 2005, Henrik spent 13 years at GE. Most recently he was a Managing Director of GE Equity, General Electric’s private equity business, where he successfully invested in high growth businesses across Europe since 1996. Previously, he worked for a number of different industrial businesses within GE, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions as well as post-merger integration and operational management. Henrik is a Swedish national and has an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics, which included a scholarship exchange with the New York University Stern School of business. He is the chairman of the European Advisory Board Cleantech Group.

    Looking Back, Looking Forward: the Future Really is Crazier Than We Ever Think

    Tuesday, May 20, 20148:30 am - 9:40 am
  • Erik Olsson, Sol Voltaics

    Erik joined Sol Voltaics in 2012 as the Director of Business Development.  Erik has previous been working building new high technology ventures for over a decade. From working at business incubators, university holding companies and seed-financing institutions he has gained extensive experience in commercialization, investments and new venture creation within the CleanTech sector. Before joining Sol Voltaics, Erik was part of building up the department of Business Development and New Ventures Projects at the Swedish Energy Agency. At the Energy Agency he managed due-diligence and the screening process for more than 1000 financing opportunities in new energy ventures. After spotting what Erik believes is the best Startup in Sweden, Sol Voltaics, he became dedicate to the mission to deliver abundant renewable energy to the world by enable profitable grid-parity pricing. Erik holds a Masters of Science in Entrepreneurship from the University of Gothenburg and an M.B.A from HULT International Business School in San Francisco.

    The 10 Year Track. Sunny Days May Come Again: Is Now the Time to Take Another Look at Opportunities Around Solar PV?

    Tuesday, May 20, 20141:45 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Christoph Ostermann, Sonnenbatterie

    Christoph Ostermann is the Co-Founder of the Sonnenbatterie GmbH. In 1997 Christoph graduated with a Master degree in Business Administration from the University of Bayreuth. He began his professional career with a leading management consulting firm, where he was Managing Partner and Co-Founder of a branch office. Since 2005 he has been working in the renewable energy business, where he has been involved in several companies as CEO, entrepreneur or consultant.

    The 10 Year Track. Sunny Days May Come Again: Is Now the Time to Take Another Look at Opportunities Around Solar PV?

    Tuesday, May 20, 20141:45 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Jos Peeters, Capricorn Venture Partners

    Jos Peeters is Founder and Managing Partner of Capricorn Venture Partners, a Leuven based pan-European manager of venture capital funds.  Capricorn Venture Partners is currently investing out of its Capricorn Cleantech Fund, its Capricorn Health-tech Fund, its Capricorn ICT Arkiv and is managing Quest for Growth, a cross-over fund quoted on EuroNext Brussels, and the Quest Management Cleantech Sicav.

    Looking Back, Looking Forward: the Future Really is Crazier Than We Ever Think

    Tuesday, May 20, 20148:30 am - 9:40 am
  • Mats Pettersson, Ecofective

    Born in Sweden in 1961, MBA from Stockholm School of Economics, Executive Development Program (EDP) from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Experienced senior manager with proven entrepreneurial business skills and a strong focus on results. Extensive international experience of building-up and managing multi-functional and multi-cultural sales and marketing teams, e.g. at Motorola and isMobile AB. He is with Ecofective from day one in 2009 and is the company’s CEO since then.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Building Innovations Meet Their Potential Purchasers: Where the Rubber Truly Hits the Road

    Tuesday, May 20, 20144:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Susana Quintana-Plaza, E.ON

    Susana joined E.ON in 2009 in its Climate & Renewables division. Since, 2011 she has taken over the role of Vice President of Innovation Scouting & Co-investments for the E.ON Group where she leads the team in search of new trends and innovations that will impact the energy world. She has over ten years of work experience in aerospace and energy industries with Boeing, Booz & Co and GE. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor and a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Washington. Susana lives in Cologne. In her free time she loves to spend time with her husband and two children and travel the world.

    The 10 Year Track. Energiewende and the next 10 years: learning from the experiences of Europe’s renewables

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:00 am - 09:30 am
  • Ramalinga Ramamurthy, Shell

    Ramalinga Ramamurthy is the Senior Venture Principal at Shell Technology Ventures (STV). He has worked at Shell for over 33 years in the Oil and Gas sector in different disciplines; in Downstream (research, refining/manufacturing, oil trading and oil supply chain), Upstream (Gas & Power) as well as Group Strategy. Ramalinga has spent the last twelve years in commercial positions. He is  based in Rijswijk, the Netherlands.

    The 10 Year Track. Unconventional resources and unconventional solutions; Cleantech Innovation for the Oil & Gas Industry

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:15 am - 10:15 am
  • Magnus Rehn, Stockholm Innovation & Growth

    Magnus Rehn is currently self-employed and devotes his time to business development, investments and company board functions. As part of the STING (Stockholm Innovation & Growth) organization he represents a business incubator, business angel network and a small venture capital fund. With focus on start-ups in the cleantech segment Magnus has during seven years contributed to the growth of more than 20 companies within renewable energy, energy efficiency, water treatment, waste to energy, weather forecasting, smart-grid, and more.

    Magnus has also been involved in several social entrepreneurship projects and an angel investment network initiative as well as acting as a jury member for the Annual Stockholm Innovation Price. Currently also appointed by the National University of Singapore as an advisor to their overseas college program and a juru member of the Building Global Innovators program of ISCHTE-IUL, Lisbon and MIT, Cambridge, USA.

    Story Telling with Leading Cleantech Entrepreneurs in the Stockholm Region

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Eli Rozinsky, EVR Motors ltd.

    Electronics Engineer and business developer, Experienced team manager, founder of a successful computer and IT Service Company for SOHO businesses.

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Tuesday, May 20, 20142:45 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Anders Ruland, WaterSprint

    Former Head of IP & Open Source Management at ST-Ericsson, Director of Customer Programs and Director IP Sourcing at Ericsson Mobile Platforms, CEO Wide Science, VP R & D Mobilisys, Program Manager GH688 Mobile phone at Ericsson Mobile Communication.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Southern Sweden: Leading Cleantech Company Pitches from a Transformed Region

    Wednesday, May 21, 201411:15 am - 12:15 am
  • Michael Sasche, Opower

    Michael Sachse leads Opower’s regulatory, business development and legal teams. An experienced negotiator and strategist, Michael’s efforts have been instrumental to Opower’s success closing deals with eight of the ten largest utilities in the United States as well as developing the regulatory strategy that has led to the widespread acceptance of information-based efficiency by public utility commissions. Prior to joining Opower, Michael was a litigator at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler. Michael received his BA in History from Amherst College and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He lives in Washington DC with his wife Erin, his daughter Nora, son Teddy, and dog Lucy.

    The 10 Year Track. The Future of Utilities in Europe

    Wednesday, May 21, 20143:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Yair Salomon, Sunboost

    Yair has initiated SunBoost and cofounded it with Dr Giora Dishon and Dr Moshe Finarov, and is its CEO. Previously, Yair has served as advanced projects manager in Mempile a company that has attempted at developing volumetric optical storage; recording and reading many data layers from monolithic polymeric disks by multi-photon processes. In Mempile, Yair has been involved and contributed with many different aspects of the development; from control and signal encoding and processing algorithms to kinetics simulations and to elctro-optics, lab experiments and system engineering. Yair has also contributed to Mempile’s IP both as an inventor and co-inventor in around 20 patent and patent applications and in managing Mempile’s patent portfolio.

    Yair has received BSc in Math (with Chemistry and Computer Science minors) and MSc in Chemistry (with distinction) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Tuesday, May 20, 20142:45 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Samer Salty, Zouk Capital

    Samer Salty is the Founder and CEO of Zouk Capital. He has 27 years experience in private equity, investment banking and technology. Samer oversees both the strategic direction of the firm and the investment process. Zouk’s distinctive dual track strategy, consisting of cleantech growth capital and renewable energy infrastructure, was designed and implemented by Samer. His vision for sustainability started with his investment in The Carbon Neutral Company in 2000 and his philosophy is to make investments that both create economic value and build on sustainable principals.

    Prior to Zouk, Samer was at JP Morgan where he led many private equity and advisory transactions in the technology and telecom sector. Samer began his career designing and managing the development of air traffic control computer and telecom systems for a number of Fortune 500 clients and government aviation authorities in the US.

    Samer holds a B.S. in Electronic Engineering from California Polytechnic and a M.S. in Management and Finance from MIT. He also sits on the International Council of the Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Centre, and the Advisory Board of the MIT Sloan School of Management.

    Looking Back, Looking Forward: the Future Really is Crazier Than We Ever Think

    Tuesday, May 20, 20148:30 am - 9:40 am
  • Lars Samuelson, Qunano

    Prof. Samuelson is internationally recognized for his breakthrough research on low-dimensional structures and the physics and applications made possible by these structures. He is since 1988 Founder and Director of the Nanometer Structure Consortium at Lund University (www.nano.lu.se). He is Fellow of Inst. of Physics and American Physical Society (Materials Physics) and is Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Physics) and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. In 2008 he was awarded “Einstein Professor” by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and in 2013 the IUVSTA Prize for SCIENCE. He is founder and Chief Scientific Officer of the companies QuNano AB, Sol Voltaics AB and GLO AB.

    Welcome to Stockholm, Sweden, Capital of Scandinavia!

    Monday, May 19, 20145:00 pm - 6:15 pm
  • Jelle Sernee, Catalysis

    Jelle Sernee is director of Fondel Urban Mining Ventures and is in the business of recovering metals from waste streams for 10 years. As a co-founder of Inashco BV, he is responsible for creating the dutch market leader in incinerator ash recycling. Since 2013 he is CEO of Catalysis AG to manage the next phase in the development of Catalysis AG

    The 2014 European Entrepreneur Showcase - Part 2

    Tuesday, May 20, 20141:45 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Lisa Emilia Svensson, Government Office, Sweden

    Dr. Svensson is a diplomat by training and has been in the diplomatic service since 2002, posted in New York, Washington D.C. and Brussels. As the Swedish Government’s Ambassador for Oceans, Seas and Fresh Water, Lisa Emelia Svensson is advising the Minister for the Environment on a broad spectrum of marine and ocean affairs.

    Earlier appointments include Ambassador for Corporate Social Responsibility. In this capacity she contributed to the Government of Sweden’s efforts to further public-private engagement, developing an innovative platform for the Government’s work with companies and other relevant stakeholders.

    Dr. Svensson had been Sweden’s National Expert of Sustainable Development working in the European Commission, DG Trade, where she was the lead negotiator for the sustainable development chapters in the EU Free Trade Agreements.

    The 10 Year Track. 'Sea-ing' the emergent opportunities in and around our seas

    Wednesday, May 21, 201412:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Leena Pishe Thomas, EBTC Bengaluru

    Leena has 16 years’ experience in the field of International Business, specializing in the Energy and Environment Sector. Leena joined EBTC as Regional Manager, Bengaluru, in December 2010, to utilize her expertise in the cleantech sector to facilitate EU-India collaboration in business and research. Leena is actively involved in EU SME Internationalization, Technology Transfer and Localization, Research Commercialization and creation of the first European Technology Experience Centre (ETEC) in India, among other activities. Prior to EBTC, Leena has worked with the former US President Clinton’s Climate Initiative and consulted for USAID, USDOE and private sector organizations.

    Seminar-Style Entrepreneurs’ Lunch: Helping European SME’s Grow Faster

    Wednesday, May 21, 20141:15 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Matthew Tunstall, Anesco

    The 10 Year Track: For Buildings, Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

    Wednesday, May 21, 201411:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Holger Ulland, O-Flexx

    Dr. Holger Ulland has an extensive background in managing positions in R&D, business development and marketing with more than 8 years startup experience as well as large multinational companies such as Unilever and Coca-Cola. He holds diplomas in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Duisburg-Essen and in Economics from the University of Hagen. He is with O-flexx from day 1 in 2006 and is the company’s CEO since October 2011.

    The 2014 European Entrepreneur Showcase - Part 2

    Tuesday, May 20, 20141:45 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Pierre Vermeulen, Solease

    More than 10 years international car lease experience with LeasePlan, the biggest car leasing company in the world. Expanded their sales in 30 countries, worked in Hungary and 3 years in India as Commercial Director. Founded Solease in 2011 in The Netherlands/ Europe along the lines of SolarCity/ SunRun in the US.

    The 2014 European Entrepreneur Showcase - Part 1

    Tuesday, May 20, 201411:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Christian Vieder, Ascatron

    Managing Director and co-founder of Ascatron, a 2 year old spinoff from the Swedish research lab Acreo. Ascatron produces silicon carbide semiconductor material (SiC) with a quality and perfor­mance unattainable through current methods. SiC power electronics reduces the electric conversion losses 50%, and is becoming the material of choice in large power supplies, motor drives and the electric grid. Christian has extensive experience in managing industrial development projects within different areas as power electronics, telecommunication, automotive and life-science, and has been working with both large enterprises and start-ups. Christian has his technical expertise in MEMS devices and semiconductor fabrication. Christian has an MSc in Engineering Physics from Uppsala University in 1989, is co-author of 34 scientific publications and inventor of 12 patents.

    The 10 Year Track. Material Advances of the next 10

    Tuesday, May 20, 20142:45 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Simon Walker, Taylor Wessing

    Simon is a partner in the Corporate department and specialises in advising those involved in the technology, cleantech and life sciences sectors. Simon has advised on many venture capital investments, both for funds and companies and on numerous acquisitions, including many involving US companies on the buy side or sell side. Simon regularly speaks at conferences in the United Kingdom.  He is a member of the British Venture Capital Association’s Technology Committee and he is based in the firm’s London and Cambridge offices, the latter of which he is the head. Described as a “doyen of the industry” Simon is ranked in band 1 by Chambers & Partners 2013 & 2014 for Venture Capital Investment and recommended by Legal 500 2012. He is also ranked in the Chambers UK 2014 as a leading individual for Corporate/M&A.

    Looking Back, Looking Forward: the Future Really is Crazier Than We Ever Think

    Tuesday, May 20, 20148:30 am - 9:40 am
  • Carolina Wallenius , Solelia Greentech

    Carolina Wallenius, chairman of the Board at Solelia GreenTech AB.
    Wallenius is a senior executive with extensive experience as a leader and senior advisor in strategy, communications and finance.

    As a former senior vice president and head of communications of the largest energy company in Sweden Wallenius has robust experience from the energy sector. An example of Wallenius performance management in start ups is a publishing firm where Wallenius took leadership in the divestment process in which the firm was acquired by one of the largest media groups in the Scandinavia. Wallenius is further more chairman of a research company that diagnoses malaria by using mobile technology.

    Story Telling with Leading Cleantech Entrepreneurs in the Stockholm Region

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Jochen Wermuth, Wermuth Asset Management GmbH

    Jochen Wermuth is the Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Wermuth Asset Management GmbH. He is an advisory council member of the Liberal Mission of Russia. He was a founding management committee member of Deutsche Bank Russia and the EU and World Bank-financed Head of the Economic Expert Group under the Russian Ministry of Finance. Educated at Brown and Oxford Universities he speaks German, English, Russian and French.

    The 10 Year Track. Energiewende and the next 10 years: learning from the experiences of Europe’s renewables

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Jan Wicén, Metasphere Technology

    Jan is the intended CEO of Metasphere Technology AB that offers a sustainable, refined, tungsten carbide with unseen levels of hardness and strength. Tungsten carbide is widely used hard metal for abrasion protection, wear resistance and in drill bits and cutting tools.Jan has over ten years experience of R&D within the automotive industry and automation industry as CTO and CEO. Also twenty years experience of building SME companies and international marketing as CEO of a number of SME companies.

    Swedish Cleantech Innovation – Plenty More

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:15 am - 10:15 am
  • Eyal Yechieli, PowerPlug

    Eyal Yechieli has more than 20 years of experience in software development and management of software companies.

    Eyal co-founded myITcorp, a PC management company, raising $2M from investors and leading the company until its acquisition by Cognet Corp. At Cogent, Eyal was VP of Engineering, responsible for two development centers, in New York and Haifa, Israel.

    Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry

    Tuesday, May 20, 20142:45 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Richard Youngman, Cleantech Group

    Richard Youngman is responsible for driving the growth of the Cleantech Group’s activities outside North America, especially in Europe and Israel, and Asia. He is based in Cleantech Group’s office in London.

    Richard has more than five years experience researching cleantech innovation, venture capital markets, and start-ups across Europe and Globally. He is a regular keynote speaker at major cleantech events and is the driving force behind the annual Global Cleantech 100, a list of the World’s most promising private cleantech companies. He authors periodic reports, such as The Rise of the Corporation in Cleantech.

  • Fonger Ypma, Eneco

    Fonger Ypma is senior strategist at the Consumer Division of Eneco, a Netherlands-based utility with a mission of “sustainable energy for everyone”. At Eneco, he has lead several strategic projects aimed at accelerating the transition of Eneco towards becoming an energy partner of its customers instead of a traditional supplier. Examples include the scale-up of Eneco’s smart thermostat (the Toon), setting up a pilot programme for ESCO-like services for private households, as well as investigating partnerships with several cleantech start-ups. Prior to this, he worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he lead projects in the energy industry and also gained a broader perspective across industries. He holds a PhD in Mathematical Physics from the University of Oxford.

    The 10 Year Track. The Future of Utilities in Europe

    Wednesday, May 21, 20143:15 pm – 4:15 pm
  • Jan de Boer, SABIC Innovative Plastics

    Jan de Boer obtained a Ph.D. in polymer physics from the State University of Groningen, The Netherlands in 1984. That same year he joined General Electric Plastics (acquired by SABIC in September 2007). Throughout the years Dr. de Boer held various leadership assignments within Technology, Product Management and Product Stewardship. Since May 2011 Dr. de Boer is responsible for the development of the Green Chemistry Campus located at the SABIC site in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands.

    The 10 Year Track. Materials: The Backbone of Industrial Innovation

    Tuesday, May 20, 20142:45 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Claes Drougge, Ocean Modules Sweden

    The 10 Year Track. 'Sea-ing' the emergent opportunities in and around our seas

    Wednesday, May 21, 201412:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Hans Folkesson, Clean Motion

    The 10 Year Track. How we Move Differently, How we Move Things Differently

    Wednesday, May 21, 20142:15 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Theo Hoeks, SABIC Innovative Plastics

    The 10 Year Track. Material Advances of the next 10

    Tuesday, May 20, 20142:45 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Ari Ketola, Ductor

    The 2014 European Entrepreneur Showcase - Part 2

    Tuesday, May 20, 20141:45 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Janey Mehks, Stockholm Business Region Development

    Stockholm Business Region Development (SBRD) is the official investment promotion agency of Stockholm. SBRD works on a long-term basis with the marketing and development of Stockholm and the Stockholm region as a business destination. SBRD assist and inform corporate investors about business opportunities. They also provide advice and practical assistance, free of charge, to companies setting up or expanding business operations in Stockholm.

    Story Telling with Leading Cleantech Entrepreneurs in the Stockholm Region

    Wednesday, May 21, 20149:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Mikael Syväjärvi, Graphensic

    The 10 Year Track. Material Advances of the next 10

    Tuesday, May 20, 20142:45 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Olivier Dupont, Demeter Partners

    Looking Back, Looking Forward: the Future Really is Crazier Than We Ever Think

    Tuesday, May 20, 20148:30 am - 9:40 am
  • Nuno Carvalho, Bekaert

    Meet the Corporates: Can Elephants Learn to Dance?

    Tuesday, May 20, 20149:45 am - 10:30 am
  • Fred Chang, Everest Cleantech Advisors

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Roundtable-style Seminars: Helping European SME's Grow Faster

    Wednesday, May 21, 20141:15 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Roland Jonsson, HSB

    Roland Jonsson’s Energy Manager at HSB Association. Has always worked on energy issues and products related to this. Has worked as an energy consultant, product manager of heating oil at Preem AB, educator at Viessmann Sweden and has a long experience in heat pumps änd boilers. Is a deputy in the compound energy advisers. Now runs a couple of projects including sewage heat exchangers, target-driven energy efficiency and energy-efficient drying equipment laundry. Has also developed ventilation with heat recovery solution that needs no heating.

    The Entrepreneurs Track. Building Innovations Meet Their Potential Purchasers: Where the Rubber Truly Hits the Road

    Tuesday, May 20, 20144:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Srinivas Somayajula, Ecolab

    Meet the Corporates: Can Elephants Learn to Dance?

    Tuesday, May 20, 20149:45 am - 10:30 am
  • Hendrik Van Asbroeck, GDF Suez

    Meet the Corporates: Can Elephants Learn to Dance?

    Tuesday, May 20, 20149:45 am - 10:30 am
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Agenda 2014

  • Monday, May 19, 2014

    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

      Registration Area

      Registration Open

      Check in to Cleantech Forum Europe 2014!

    • 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

      Registration Area

      Cleantech Tour of Stockholm

      For the 6th year running, Cleantech Forum Europe will offer a pre-Forum opportunity to see some of the cleantech sights of our host city/area. We will be offering an afternoon cleantech tour in Stockholm to see the following:

      The participants will take a boat from Munchenbryggeriet to Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm’s first sustainable city, where we will see how the city is using clean technologies relating to energy, waste and water to make the city a greener and more pleasant place to live. Walk to the information center GlashusETT for an intermediary tea and cake and continue on to the innovative R&D facility Hammarby Sjöstadsverk which is a wastewater treatment plant and acts as a development and knowledge sharing platform for innovative water treatment and purification technologies.

      THE TOUR IS NOW FULL – Should you wish to put your name on the waiting list, please contact europe@cleantech.com

       

      Hosted by: Stockholm Cleantech

    • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

      Masshallen

      Nordic Cleantech Open Finals

      Cleantech Group (CTG) is delighted to welcome the 3rd Nordic Cleantech Open to Cleantech Forum Europe. The finals of Nordic Cleantech Open, organized by Cleantech Scandinavia, will see the top 10 finalists of this business plan competition pitching to a jury and to the audience who will, together, decide on the 2014 winner(s).  View the detailed program here. (Open to all)

       

      1:30 – 1:45  Introduction and presentation by Magnus Agerström,  Managing Director, Cleantech Scandinavia

      1:45 – 2:45 First session of presenting companies

      • Morten Toft, Director, Biocover
      • Mark Jansson Kragh, CEO, Arzisio
      • Kristoffer Cook, CEO, Cyclicor
      • Anders Lindgren, CEO, Optistring
      • Charlotta Holmqvist, COO, ATC Industrial Group/Scypho

      2:45 – 3:10 Coffee Break

      3:10 – 4:10 Second session of presenting companies

      • Morten H. Østli, CEO, GiaMag
      • Timo Pulkki, Sales Manager, Tamturbo
      • Mattias Karls, CEO, Disruptive Materials
      • Morten Frøseth, CEO, Crynano
      • Mats Pettersson, CEO, Ecofective

      4:10 – 4:25 Presentation by Karsten Højberg, Senior Manager, Autodesk

       

      Moderated by: Magnus Agerström, Managing Director, Cleantech Scandinavia

       

      Download the Nordic Cleantech Open Report by Cleantech Scandinavia now.

    • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

      Registration Area

      Registration & Official Opening

    • 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

      Masshallen

      Welcome to Stockholm, Sweden, Capital of Scandinavia!

      The opening session will provide the perfect introduction to this year’s host country and region.

      CTG will provide some teasers from the (to-be-formally-released-in-June) 2014 version of the Global Cleantech Innovation Index, in the region of Europe which performed strongest in the 2012 version. This will serve as context for the following contributions. From the Swedish Minister for Information Technology & Energy and the head of the Swedish Energy Agency, we will learn about the state of clean technology and innovation in Sweden and in the Nordics, more generally. Lars Samuelson will talk to us about the development of a series of spin-out companies based on the nano-science R&D from Lund University; these have included glo, a Global Cleantech 100 company, and Sol Voltaics (who are participating in our 10 Year track session on the future of Solar PV). And lastly, we will announce and hear from the winner of the 2014 Nordic Cleantech Open competition.

       

      Moderated by: Richard Youngman, Managing Director, Europe & Asia, Cleantech Group

       

      • Richard Youngman
        Managing Director, Europe & Asia, Cleantech Group
      • Anna-Karin Hatt
        Swedish Minister for Information Technology & Energy, Government Office, Sweden
      • Erik Brandsma
        Director General, Swedish Energy Agency
      • Lars Samuelson
        Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, glo and Sol Voltaics
    • 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

      Lilla Hallen, Arkaden, Masshallen, Masstorget

      Opening Night Networking Reception

      All our guests are invited to attend this special pre-dinner networking reception, to celebrate the opening of our 10th Cleantech Forum Europe and to toast the Nordic Cleantech Open winner.

  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014

    • 7:00 am - 8:00 am

      Breakfast at hotels (or home)

    • 8:00 am - 8:30 am

      Registration Area

      Registration & Welcome coffee

      Coffee and pastries will be served before the start of the morning plenary – not a full breakfast

    • 8:30 am - 9:40 am

      Masshallen

      Looking Back, Looking Forward: the Future Really is Crazier Than We Ever Think

      Taleb (of Black Swan fame) feels right – the future does always turn out to be crazier than we thought. And very different.

      After some opening thoughts from the Swedish Government, CTG will this morning release a report, supported by Taylor Wessing, reflecting on how innovation has unfolded (in Europe) over the last 10 years to gain true perspective on how far we have come on our collective innovation journey, and, more importantly, to stimulate our thinking on where we might be going in the next 10 years.

      At the first Cleantech Forum Europe, in Paris in May 2005, there was a 30 minute panel,  Emerging Fund Managers: The Transition from Hitech to Cleantech, on the equivalent morning (see 2005 agenda here). All of the very same investors, 10 Forums later, will be present to react to the views of the keynote, to add their own reflections on the last 10 years, and to tell us what they are most excited by, for the coming 10 years – and why.

       

      Moderated by: Louise Roenn, Director of Events, Cleantech Group

       

      Hosted by: Taylor Wessing

      • Richard Youngman
        Managing Director, Europe & Asia, Cleantech Group
      • Daniel Johansson
        State Secretary to the Minister for Information Technology and Energy, Government Offices of Sweden
      • Simon Walker
        Partner, Taylor Wessing
      • Jos Peeters
        Managing Partner, Capricorn Venture Partners
      • Samer Salty
        CEO, Zouk Capital
      • Olivier Dupont
        Chairman, Demeter Partners
      • Henrik Olsen
        Managing Partner, Environmental Technologies Fund (ETF)
      • Alexis Figeac
        Partner, Axiom Venture Capital
    • 9:40 am - 9:45 am

      Masshallen

      A WOW moment – Stockholm Innovation, like you’ve never seen it before!

      A magical and inventive use of technology and iPads. This audio-visual spectacular was created and will be performed by magician Charlie Caper and hybrid artist Erik Rosales.

       

      Hosted by: Stockholm Business Region Development

    • 9:45 am - 10:30 am

      Masshallen

      Meet the Corporates: Can Elephants Learn to Dance?

      For a number of years now, CTG has been trying to help accelerate sustainable innovation by working with larger corporates on their open innovation programs. One of the biggest positives for our innovation theme over the last 10 years has been the engagement of multi-nationals from a broad array of industries, adopting the ‘open innovation’ mantra and looking for innovative solutions to their energy, waste, water and resource challenges; looking for new businesses and new business models; looking to grow, and/or stay relevant. Successful and impactful engagement of corporates (‘elephants’) and start-ups (‘fleas’) will be a critical factor of the coming 10 years. (The reference is: Charles Handy’s book, The Elephant and The Flea; and Lou Gerstner’s Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance?)

      CTG will open this session by highlighting two viewpoints – one, that if, and how corporates continue to source innovation, will be a key trend of the next 10 years; and two, that there does need to be some learnings and adjustments from the large companies if they are to ‘dance’ more effectively with start-ups. We will then give the opportunity to a few corporates to highlight to the European innovation community present in the room who they are and what they are looking for. This will be a mix of better-known players (where there are some significant updates) and players who may be less well-known to the European innovation community. Finally, we will give you the chance to sit with them, plus other corporate representatives, at their specified roundtables in the lead up to and during the break that follows.

       

      Moderated by: Sheeraz Haji, CEO, Cleantech Group

       

      Additional Roundtable Hosts:

      Christian Ehrenborg, Managing Director, IKEA GreenTech
      Thierry Piret, Head of Solvay Ventures
      Jean-Pierre Pélicier, Open Innovation Director, Air Liquide i-Lab

      • Sheeraz Haji
        CEO, Cleantech Group
      • Srinivas Somayajula
        Vice President, Global Technology Licensing at Ecolab
      • Hendrik Van Asbroeck
        Director Corporate Venture Capital, GDF Suez
      • Nuno Carvalho
        Head of Bekaert Venturing, Bekaert
    • 10:30 am - 11:15 am

      Masstorget, Arkaden, Lilla Hallen

      Networking Break (Fika)

      Continue the roundtables above with the corporates or come visit some of the exhibitors in our networking spaces.

       

      Hosted by: GDF-Suez

    • 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

      Fogelstrom

      The 10 Year Track. How we Make Things Differently, How we Make Different Things

      “How we make” has been called out by CTG, as an area ripe for increasing and exciting innovations in the coming 10 years. This session will look at areas like 3-D Printing and Robotics as we seek to stimulate your ideas on how the manufacturing landscape and traditional supply chains could change – and what the implications are, and for whom.

       

      Moderated by: Will Van Eaton, Associate, Cleantech Group

      • Jordan Brandt
        Technology Futurist, Autodesk
      • Juho Malmberg
        CEO, ZenRobotics
      • Bob Bradley
        Head of Additive Manufacturing, GKN Aerospace
    • 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

      Galleriet

      The Entrepreneurs Track. The 2014 European Entrepreneur Showcase - Part 1

      6 competitively selected CEOs from across our 18 innovation sectors will present their companies, in search of capital and partners. You can vote for your favorite company presenter via our Cleantech Forum Event App.

       

      Moderated by: Karsten Hojberg, Clean Tech Business Development Manager Europe, Autodesk

       

      Expert Reviewers: Nicholas Atkins, Partner, Georgieff Capital and Cédric Latessa, Investment Manager, Aster Capital

       

      Hosted by: Autodesk

      • Benjamin Kott
        Founder, Energy Deck
      • Isaac Bentwich
        Founder & CEO, Varigate
      • Pierre Vermeulen
        CEO, Solease
      • Knut Hechtfischer
        CEO, ubitricity
      • Giorgio Anania
        Co-Founder, President & CEO, Aledia
      • Koen Hasaers
        CEO, NovoPolymers
    • 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

      Masshallen, Masstorget, Lilla Hallen, Arkaden

      Networking Lunch

      SABIC Ventures, our lunch host, is holding a small, invitation-only lunch in the Galleriet (balcony)–Request an invitation before May 16th (Europe@cleantech.com)

      Else, enjoy the lunch break and come visit some of the exhibitors in our networking areas.

       

      Hosted by: SABIC Ventures

    • 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

      Fogelstrom

      The 10 Year Track. Sunny Days May Come Again: Is Now the Time to Take Another Look at Opportunities Around Solar PV?

      CTG are strong believers that the next 10 years of sustainable innovations will see us exploring a much richer and broader opportunity set than just renewable energy. But, let’s not forget and forgo solar PV, for example. There are emerging reasons and innovations to believe that, given the progress in costs and volumes in the last 10 years, the next 10 years may see a new wave of profitable and successful companies. This session will highlight such views and areas of opportunity.

       

      Moderated by: John Andersen, CEO, Scatec

       

      Hosted by: Swedish Energy Agency, with support from a consortium of national Swedish Agencies

      • John Andersen
        CEO, Scatec
      • Giovanni Fili
        Founder & CEO, Exeger
      • Anders Lindgren
        Founder & CEO, Optistring
      • Erik Olsson
        Director Business Development, Sol Voltaics
      • Christoph Ostermann
        CEO, Sonnenbatterie
    • 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

      Galleriet

      The Entrepreneurs Track. The 2014 European Entrepreneur Showcase - Part 2

      5 competitively selected CEOs from across our 18 innovation sectors will present their companies, in search of capital and partners. You can vote for your favorite company presenter via our Cleantech Forum Event App.

       

      Moderated by: Karsten Hojberg, Clean Tech Business Development Manager Europe, Autodesk

       

      Expert Reviewers: Ian Cooke, Director, Carbon Trust and Nicolas Chaudron, Partner, Idinvest Partners

       

      Hosted by: Autodesk

      • Ari Ketola
        CEO, Ductor
      • Jelle Sernee
        CEO, Catalysis
      • Paul De La Gueriviere
        Co-Founder & CEO, IDEOL
      • Holger Ulland
        CEO, O-Flexx
      • Erez Harel
        CEO, Qnergy
    • 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

      Fogelstrom

      The 10 Year Track. Materials: The Backbone of Industrial Innovation

      The next ten years will depend on materials innovation, which forms the backbone of industrial and resource innovation. From plastics and chemicals to silicon carbine and graphene, materials have the potential to disrupt everything from electronics to transportation to the built environment. This session will cover how startups and corporates collaborate to commercialize materials and focus in particular on a handful of materials with multiple potential applications for the coming 10 years.

       

      Moderated by: Amanda Faulkner, Research Manager, Cleantech Group

      • Mikael Syväjärvi
        Co-Founder, Graphensic
      • Christian Vieider
        Managing Director and Co-founder, Ascatron
      • Jan de Boer
        Green Chemistry Campus - SABIC Corporate Technology
      • Ewa Grzechnik
        Manager, 3M New Ventures
    • 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

      Galleriet

      The Entrepreneurs Track. Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the Cleantech Industry

      With over 1,000 companies in the cleantech sector, Israel has emerged as a capital of clean energy innovation despite its small size, offering solutions to some of the most pressing challenges on the global ecological agenda. In spite of, and perhaps owing to, a major scarcity of natural resources and potentially-crippling geopolitical instability, Israel has harnessed its ingenuity toward finding solutions that make sustainable growth a possibility in 2014 and well into the future. In this session, we’ll encounter some of the best of Israeli entrepreneurship, meeting representatives of 7 of Israel’s seasoned and emerging cleantech companies that jointly offer a diverse range of technologies that promise to accelerate the industry and improve lives.

       

      Moderated by: Adi Bokobza, Business Development Manager, The Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute

       

      Hosted By: The Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute

      • Avner Cohen
        Co-founder, CEO and BoD Member, Greenlet
      • Eli Rozinsky
        Co-Founder & CEO, EVR Motors ltd.
      • Eyal Yechieli
        CEO, PowerPlug
      • David Banitt
        CEO, NewCO2Fuels
      • Yosef I. Abramowitz
        CEO, Energiya Global Capital
      • Zvika Klier
        CEO, TIGI
      • Yair Salomon
        CEO, Sunboost
    • 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

      Masstorget, Lilla Hallen, Arkaden

      Networking Break (Fika)

      Emerging markets. International supply chains. Traveling employees. Is your company ready for the risks of global growth? Chubb has helped a number of cleantech companies, from R&D to full scale commercialization, manage their risks around the world. Enjoy a no-obligation discussion of your company’s needs with Chubb’s insurance experts. During any of the breaks, come to the “Chubb Clinic” (located upstairs in Masstorget’s mezzanine floor) or pre-book an appointment by contacting today their global cleantech segment leader, Amy Ingram.

       

      Hosted by: Chubb

    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

      Fogelstrom

      The 10 Year Track. How we (can have) Impact

      “How We Impact” is a phrase CTG is using here to represent the opportunity set that exists for European (and others, of course) companies to tackle environmental and resource challenges faced by some of the most populous and some of the impoverished parts of the world. CTG has invites 3 companies who are serving such challenges in places like Africa, China, India and South America to tell their stories and demonstrate that it is possible to both do well financially, as well as have big social impact.

       

      Moderated by: Aisling Grogan, Client Services Manager, Cleantech Group

      • Mansoor Hamayun
        CEO, Bboxx
      • Thierry Lepercq
        CEO & Co-Founder, Solairedirect
      • Matthew Kuzma
        VP of Global BD and Technical Solutions, Organica Water
    • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

      Galleriet

      The Entrepreneurs Track. Building Innovations Meet Their Target Purchasers: Where the Rubber Truly Hits the Road

      A new concept for a Cleantech Forum. Based on the observation that one of the greatest challenges for young companies has been to gain market adoption and customer orders, we thought it would be instructive for us to see some companies pitch their products to some large corporates and to hear the feedback. The proposition feels like a “slam dunk” to the small company, but what does the corporate buyer hear? What are the considerations for the large corporate buyer that we, on the outside, don’t appreciate enough?

      This session will see selected Swedish building technology companies developing solutions for the buildings industry deliver their “customer pitch” and discuss their products with a group of targeted corporate buyers from the real estate and building industries.

       

      Moderated by: Alexander Lindgren, Business Developer, Swedish Energy

       

      Hosted by: Swedish Energy Agency, with support from a consortium of national Swedish Agencies

      • Erik Abbing
        CEO, 3eflow
      • Anna Denell
        Head of Sustainability, Vasakronan
      • Thomas Almesjö
        Managing Director, ChromoGenics
      • Johan Gerklev
        Environmental Manager & Manager for Green Business Development, Skanska
      • Mats Pettersson
        CEO, Ecofective
      • Roland Jonsson
        Energy Manager, HSB
      • Hjalmar Nilsonne
        CEO, Watty
    • 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

      Fogelstrom

      The 10 Year Track: The Most Promising Technology Company of Cleantech Forums 2005 & 2006 - So What Happened to Those Garbage Guys?

      In 2006 MBA Polymers, a world leader in recycling plastics from goods such as computers, electronic appliances and cars, won the Most Promising Technology award, at the second European Cleantech Forum in London, having won it in Paris the previous year too. Eight years later, you will have the chance to hear about the journey and the learnings – and what next for plastics recycling, from the founder and former president of the Company and the former CEO.

       

      Moderated by: Amanda Faulkner, Research Manager, Cleantech Group

      • Mike Biddle
        Founder & Former President, MBA Polymers
      • Richard McCombs
        Former CEO, MBA Polymers
    • 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

      Dock Outside the Brewery

      Catch a Boat From the Brewery to City Hall

      There will be two sailings of Delfin XI from right outside the conference venue, taking you on the 15-minute crossing of the harbor to the magnificent City Hall, venue of the annual Nobel Prize ceremony. The boat will leave promptly at 6:00PM, and for the second and last time, at 6:45. Alternatively, make your own way to City Hall via taxi, bus or metro.

    • 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

      Stockholm City Hall

      The 10th Anniversary Cleantech Forum Europe Reception, Dinner & Awards

      There will be drinks on arrival, followed by a 3-course seated dinner at City Hall (for those who have registered). The 2014 European Cleantech Awards will be presented during and after dinner. A temporary taxi stand will be in operation after dinner.

  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    • 8:30 am – 9:00 am

      Registration Area, Masstorget, Masshallen, Lilla Hallen, Arkaden

      Registration & Welcome Coffee

      Coffee and pastries (not a full breakfast) will be served before the start of the morning plenary.

    • 9:00am – 9:30 am

      Fogelstrom

      The 10 Year Track. Energiewende and the next 10 years: learning from the experiences of Europe’s renewables pioneer

      Germany, Europe’s largest economy, is the world’s best test case of whether a wholesale transformation of a major country’s energy system over a few decades (break-neck speed in the energy industry) can be effectively and smoothly achieved – and what are the implications for the grid, for the utilities and for customers. The Energiewende, Germany’s transition towards a renewable energy dominated energy supply system, is only put
      into sharper focus by the current situation around Ukraine and Russia, and the insecurity and potential volatility in the supply and the price of gas imports.

      Come enjoy your morning coffee and understand more about the German situation – the opportunities and the risks, the learnings and the issues, and what are the  implications for who, be they in Germany, in the rest of
      Europe, or beyond over the next 10 years.

       

      Moderated by: Tim Heitling, Partner, Taylor Wessing

      • Susana Quintana-Plaza
        Vice President Innovation Scouting & Co-Investments, E.ON
      • Jochen Wermuth
        Founding Partner & CIO, Wermuth Asset Management
    • 9:30 am – 10:30 am

      Fogelstrom

      The 10 Year Track. Unconventional resources and unconventional solutions; Cleantech Innovation for the Oil & Gas Industry

      The oil & gas industry is changing, at a pace that will only increase over the next 10 years, from growth in new unconventional resources to the emergence of the ‘digital oilfield’. Change brings both a source of challenge to incumbent oil & gas producers and a source of opportunity for innovators and investors. We will discuss how the cleantech innovation ecosystem can help solve the oil & gas industry’s biggest technical and environmental challenges over the coming 10 years.

       

      Moderated by: Kerry Cebul, Principal, Cleantech Group

      • Helge Daebel
        Investment Director, Emerald Technology Ventures
      • Ramalinga Ramamurthy
        Senior Venture Principal, Shell Technology Ventures
      • Akira Kirton
        Venture Principal, BP Ventures
    • 9:30 am – 10:30 am

      Galleriet

      The Entrepreneurs Track: Story Telling with Leading Cleantech Entrepreneurs in the Stockholm Region

      There are hundreds of cutting edge clean technology companies in the Stockholm Region and a number of internationally positioned research centers. The region has five decades of experience developing urban sustainability and non-fossil energy meaning that there is plenty of world-class cleantech expertise. This session will include pitches from 6 of the leading, high growth cleantech entrepreneurs as well as engaging story telling about cleantech in the Stockholm Region.

       

      Moderated by: Magnus Rehn, Business Coach, Stochholm Innovation & Growth

       

      Hosted by: Stockholm Business Region Development

      • Thomas Almesjö
        Managing Director, ChromoGenics
      • Niclas Ehn
        CEO, Expektra
      • Daniel Hagström
        CEO, ReformTech
      • Janey Mehks
        Stockholm Business Region Development
      • Hjalmar Nilsonne
        CEO, Watty
      • Carolina Wallenius
        Chair, Solelia Greentech
      • Magnus Rehn
        Business Coach, Stockholm Innovation & Growth
      • Billy Johansson
        CEO, Seabased
      • Patrik Möller
        CEO, CorPower Ocean
    • 10:30 am – 11:15 am

      Masstorget, Arkaden, Lilla Hallen

      Networking Break (Fika)

      Come visit some of the exhibitors in our networking spaces.

    • 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

      Fogelstrom

      The 10 Year Track: For Buildings, Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

      Low-cost sensors and networking hardware have the potential to unleash a flood of data from buildings, and analytics platforms have stepped in to make sense of this information, driving advanced HVAC, lighting, and other building systems. Europe has been quieter – but far from dormant – compared to the US in piloting these technologies in commercial buildings. Will Europe adopt these “big data” solutions, or will it stick to “big retrofits” for a more substantive overhaul of its aging building stock? Who are the energy efficiency technology and service providers leading the charge in Europe? And what lessons can they learn from trends in the US innovation ecosystem?

       

      Moderated by: Yakov Berenshteyn, Engagement Manager, Cleantech Group

      • Svante Bengtsson
        CEO, Rehact
      • Ben Kott
        CEO & Founder, EnergyDeck
      • Matthew Tunstall
        Director of Energy Efficiency, Anesco
    • 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

      Galleriet

      The Entrepreneurs Track. Southern Sweden: Leading Cleantech Company Pitches from a Transformed Region

      As one of Europe´s front-runners within green technology and innovation,Southern Sweden provides a dynamic and fast growing environment for cleantech start-ups and large-scale businesses. The cleantech sector in Southern Sweden is experiencing fast growth thanks to its bright minds and supportive public infrastructure. For instance, Skåne is the birth place of many life changing innovations such as the medical ultrasound, facial recognition technology, Bluetooth and Nicorette. And key industrial players like Alfa Laval, Skanska and Tetra Pak were born there and still have their HQ’s in the region. Skåne has a green and climate friendly future and is set to be 100% fossil free and carbon neutral by 2020. This session will see 7 investor pitches from fast growing cleantech companies in Southern Sweden and you are all welcome to visit Skåne to see many more that are relevant to your cleantech interests!

       

      Moderated by: Therese Lindsley, Head of Business Development, Services Industry & Cleantech, Invest in Skåne

       

      Hosted by: Invest in Skåne

      • Erik Andersson
        CEO, Efficax Energy
      • Finn Christensen
        Chief Commercial Officer, Wattguard
      • Kristofer Cook
        CEO, Cyclicor
      • Anders Hedberg
        CEO, Sensefarm
      • Mikael Lennström
        CEO & Founder, Sensenode
      • Anders Ruland
        CEO, Watersprint
      • Therese Lindsley
        Head of Business Development, Services Industry & Cleantech, Invest in Skåne
      • Sigvald Harryson
        Founder & CEO, InnoVentum
    • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

      Fogelstrom

      The 10 Year Track: 'Sea-ing' the Emerging Cleantech Opportunities

      On land, cities (rightly) get a lot of attention as places where multiple innovation opportunities can come together. Maybe our waters and seas do not get enough similar attention? This session is motivated to change your mind and help you “sea” things differently and spot opportunities for the coming 10 years. This session will be conducted in a roundtable format meaning everyone can be a participant. You will have the opportunity to meet with and discuss with expert table hosts what  environmental and resource challenges certain sea-related industries are looking to solve in the next 10 years, and so what solution types they are looking for.

       

      Moderated by: Lisa Emilia Svensson, Sweden’s Ambassador for Ocean Sea and Fresh Water, Government Office, Sweden

       

      Hosted by: Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, with support from a consortium of national Swedish Agencies

      • Ulf Arbeus
        VP, Product Development, Wallenius Water
      • Claes Berglund
        Director Public Affairs & Sustainability, Stena Line
      • Jonas Bergring
        VP Business Development, Eniram
      • Claes Drougge
        CEO, Ocean Modules Sweden
      • Patrik Mossberg
        COO, Marinvest
      • Lisa Emilia Svensson
        Sweden's Ambassador for Ocean Sea and Fresh Water, Government Office, Sweden
      • Henrik Breddam
        Portfolio Director, Green Marine Capital
    • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

      Galleriet

      The Entrepreneurs Track: Swedish Cleantech Innovation Showcase – Plenty More

      This, third and final, cleantech innovation showcase shows the extent to which cutting edge cleantech innovation is prevalent and embraced throughout the
      country, making cleantech a way of life in Sweden. This is, in part, driven by Sweden’s large pool of industrial players that are willing to rapidly adopt new technologies across transport, energy, materials, chemicals, manufacturing, and ICT sectors. In this session, you will hear investor pitches from 7 pioneering cleantech companies from across Sweden with big global growth potential.

       

      Moderated by: Sten Engström, VP, Head of Business Unit Energy & Environment, Business Sweden

       

      Hosted by: Business Sweden, with support from a consortium of national Swedish Agencies

      • Per-Anders Bjuggstam
        CEO, Elforest
      • Philip Chaabane
        Managing Director, I-Tech
      • Goran Folkesson
        CEO, Clean Motion
      • Magnus Henell
        President, PowerCell Sweden
      • Anders Jansson
        CEO, Minesto
      • Bengt Nilsson
        CEO, Lamera
      • Jan Wicén
        CEO, Metasphere Technology
      • Sten Engström
        VP, Head of Business Unit Energy & Environment, Business Sweden
    • 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

      Masshallen, Masstorget, Lilla Hallen, Arkaden

      Networking lunch

      Enjoy lunch in and around the exhibit area, or please join the seminar-style Entrepreneurs’ Lunch, especially if you are a CEO of a cleantech company.

    • 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

      Ridarsalen

      Seminar-Style Entrepreneurs’ Lunch: Helping European SME’s Grow Faster

      One of the biggest challenges facing small companies is to gain market traction – fast enough to keep the wolf from the door, fast enough to attract investors. Developing markets in parallel to developing a product and building a company/team is hard. Help is needed.

      This session offers you (especially, but not exclusively, CEO’s) the opportunity to spend some informal time with experts hosting a roundtable-style seminar on particular subjects:

      • Europe’s Horizon 2020 – within the European Commission’s new €80bn program, what are the latest financing schemes to help European SME’s that you could be taking advantage of?
        – Hosted by: Xavier Aubry
      • China - to take advantage of one of the big opportunities for western cleantech companies over the next 10 years, what market entry approaches could a young company take? Why and how?
        – Hosted by: Fred Chang
      • India – what opportunities are there in the coming years for European companies? what do I need to look like to be successful in India?
        – Hosted by: Leena Pishe Thomas and Suman Lahiri
      • De-mystifying investors and raising money - what issues are top of mind for investors today, and how does that vary by investor type? When are VC’s the right/wrong option? What is distinguishing the successful from the unsuccessful cleantech companies in raising money?
        – Hosted by: Nicholas Atkins, Wouter Jonk, and Julien Mialaret
      • New products = new risks – as your company develops, funds, and sells your cleantech product or service on a global scale, what unforeseen liabilities could threaten your business and financial well-being? How can you seek to mitigate your risks with insurance?
        – Hosted by: Amy Ingram

      The session will be run over an extended lunch period until 3:00. It will be organized in such a way as to allow people to have time to get their food and to eat it (lunch will be served in the room), as well as the opportunity to circulate between the different round-tables – so that any one individual could spend time at, at least, three of the five tables over the duration of the seminar.

       

      Moderated by: Aisling Grogan, Client Services Manager, Cleantech Group

      • Xavier Aubry
        Founder, Zaz Ventures
      • Fred Chang
        Everest Cleantech Advisors
      • Amy Ingram
        Worldwide Cleantech Segment Manager, VP, Chubb
      • Suman Lahiri
        Regional Manager, European Business and Technology Centre
      • Leena Pishe Thomas
        Regional Manager, European Business and Technology Centre
      • Julien Mialaret
        Investment Manager, Idinvest Partners
      • Wouter Jonk
        Managing Partner, Chrysalix
      • Nicholas Atkins
        Partner, Georgieff Capital
    • 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

      Fogelstrom

      The 10 Year Track. How we Move Differently, How we Move Things Differently

      “How we move” has been called out by CTG, as an area ripe for increasing and exciting innovations in the coming 10 years. This session will explore emerging innovations and thoughts on the changing world of transportation and logistics, as we seek to efficiently and effectively move more people and more goods than at any point in our history.

       

      Moderated by: Vince Knowles, Engagement Manager, Cleantech Group

      • Mats Alaküla
        Senior Technology Advisor, Volvo
      • Hans Folkesson
        Chairman, Clean Motion
      • Thomas Raffeiner
        CEO and Founder, The Mobility House
      • Knut Hechtfischer
        CEO, ubitricity
    • 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

      Fogelstrom

      The 10 Year Track. The Future of Utilities in Europe

      If CTG had to name one industrial company type where we expect to see significant and unpredictable change in the coming 10 years, we would name the Utilities – especially in Europe and especially in Germany. Because of policy, because of the drive towards renewables and distributed generation, and because so many areas of clean technology impact upon the Utility, radical change seems inevitable, but unpredictable. This session will assemble a variety of viewpoints (insiders and outsiders) to speculate on what the next 10 years might bring to
      the Utility business model in Europe.

      As it is the final session of the event, expect an informal format. The moderator will use conversation starters to spark the discussion, but all in the room will be welcome to join in the conversation, through the moderator.

       

      Moderated by: Sheeraz Haji, CEO, Cleantech Group

      • Michael Sachse
        SVP of Regulatory, Business Development, and General Counsel, Opower
      • Hans Nilsson
        Chairman of Sweden’s Association for Energy Efficiency companies (EEF) & Advisor to the IEA DSM-Programme
      • Fonger Ypma
        Senior Business Strategist, Consumer Division, Eneco
      • Ines Bergmann
        Principal, Technology & Innovation, E.ON
      • Anna Gustavsson
        Strategy, British Gas
    • 4:15 pm – 4:20 pm

      Fogelstrom

      Final words

    • 4:20 pm – 5:00 pm

      Lilla Hallen and Arkaden

      Closing reception

      Opower is hosting the closing reception of the Forum, as well as the opening reception of a special, 30-person executive summit run by CTG and Opower the next day (May 22), also in Stockholm. Entitled “The New Utilities Business Model,” the objective of this meeting is for a pan-European group of utilities, policy-makers, and regulators to share ideas and spark new thinking on energy efficiency. At a crucial time – as 2020 looms large and with discussions on 2030 energy efficiency targets starting up.

       

      Hosted by: Opower

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