The Berlin Energy Week means a week of innovation, exchange and best practice on the global energy transition. The main focus of the week was the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue on 16 and 17 March 2021.
More than 50 ministers from all regions of the world took part in the online conference entitled “Energiewende – Towards Climate Neutrality” (Energy Transition – Towards Climate Neutrality).
Although countries have increased their efforts to protect the climate throughout the world, this process needs to be accelerated and international cooperation must be further expanded. This is because the energy transition and climate protection are global challenges. The path to climate neutrality was the focus of this year’s Berlin Energy Week and the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue conference. The Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy were organising the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue. As an expert on energy transition with interdisciplinary expertise, the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (German Energy Agency) or dena, is supporting the German federal government in arranging the Berlin Energy Week. dena is cooperating here with various other organisations.
dena was contributing to the Berlin Energy Week and the conference with a wide range of events and formats:
Many women already hold positions of responsibility in the energy sector. dena was organising the Women’s Lunch on 16 March to get even more female experts involved in the energy transition and to further strengthen the networking of women within the industry.
dena organised Business-to-Government (B2G) dialogues as part of the official supporting programme. The B2G dialogues enable an exchange between the German energy industry and high-ranking government representatives of the respective countries. Entrepreneurs can find out more about the current legal and economic conditions of the country in a direct dialogue.
dena is increasing the pace of innovation in the global energy industry with the Startup Energy Transition (SET) Global Innovation Platform. SET identifies and supports international startups in the fields of energy transition and climate protection. Pitches and themed sessions were held at the Berlin Energy Week and the 15 finalists of the SET Award were announced.
dena also supports nascent energy transition companies at the national level with SET Hub. The Future Energy Lab is also geared towards innovation: Here, new technologies are examined in pilot projects to determine their suitability for the energy transition.
Around 330 employees work at dena to ensure the success of the energy transition and climate protection – both nationally and internationally. dena has launched around 1,500 projects since it was founded. Get to know the history of dena and find out about current projects and topics.