Start Up Energy Transition Tech Festival

The Tech Festival will showcase the top 3 global start-ups from each award category on March 20th, 2017 in Berlin.

Picture: Kulturbrauerei Berlin

Start-ups have the opportunity to meet potential customers and investors at the Tech Festival at the Kulturbrauerei in Berlin on 20 March. An exhibition will showcase successful start-up founders whose innovative activities are contributing to climate protection. Prominent keynote speakers and panels complete the programme.

Speakers include Felix Zhang (Envision Energy, manufacturer of wind turbines), Peter Terium (Innogy, provider of electricity from renewable energy sources), Christopher Burghardt (Uber Technologies, provider of services), Dr Jeremy Leggett (Solarcentury & Solar Aid, solar energy companies), Jules Kortenhorst (Rocky Mountain Institute, organisation for research, consultancy and public relations work in the field of sustainable development), Dirk Ahlborn (Hyperloop Technologies, high-tech start-up), Prof. Stephan Reimelt (GE Germany & Austria, digital industrial companies), Philipp Schröder (Sonnen GmbH, manufacturer of battery storage), Lisa Besserman (Startup Buenos Aires, networking organisation), and Claus Wattendrup (Vattenfall Europe Innovation GmbH, energy group).

Eighteen start-ups from eleven countries have made it to the finals for the ‘Start Up Energy Transition Award’ presented by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency. The companies were selected by a highly qualified international jury from more than 500 candidates from 66 countries for their convincingly innovative ideas and visions for global climate protection and the energy transition. The finalists will present their business models on 20 March at the first ‘Start Up Energy Transition Tech Festival’ in Berlin, which brings together company representatives from all over the world. The jury, which is composed of renowned representatives from nine countries, will then announce the winners in the six award categories. The award ceremony will take place on the same day as part of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) evening event. BETD is organised by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy as well as the Federal Foreign Office

More information on the Tech Festival can be found at Start Up Energy Transtion Tech Festivals.

Kulturbrauerei Berlin

Kulturbrauerei Berlin

Schönhauser Allee 36
10435 Berlin