Disruption – Clean Energy for All
the place to be for energy investors and innovators
Thursday March 23rd
Venue: Festive Hall, Vaasa-opisto, Raastuvankatu 31
EnergySpin is a forum where world class energy startups and talents meet with international investors and executives. EnergySpin Forum features top tier speakers ranging from business founders and experienced investors to simply fantastic people behind the newest success stories within business.
For investors seeking new markets, Finland offers opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else. Relative to population, Finland is the world’s leading innovator in the energy and environment field. More than 40 % of Finnish public R&D funding goes to energy and environment sectors. Furthermore, Finland ranks number 2 in both 2014 Global Cleantech Innovation Index and EU Eco-innovation scoreboard 2013.
Vaasa is the Finnish energy capital and offers a perfect venue for any energy related activity. With a 4.4 billion euros annual turnover and more than 140 businesses the region’s energy cluster, EnergyVaasa, stands for 30 % of Finland’s total export in energy technology. When the cluster’s 10 000 brains are at works, it’s natural that new disrupting technologies and innovations surface every now and then.
EnergySpin, the event concept
We expect EnergySpin to attract some 200 participants. The event starts with a series of speeches about the possibilities in disruptive energy technologies and about new partnering investment strategies. We will be announcing the top 30 most promising energy startups in Europe. After that the attendees are invited to join a one-hour pitching followed by serious match making and networking.
Come and join us in Vaasa!
Jukka Viitanen, Resolute HQ, Building innovation future
Keynote speaker: Marcelo Garcia, United Nations Smart Cities Expert and TMT Consultant; Strategy Execution Consultant in the areas of Smart Cities and Telecom, Expert with the UNECE PPP ICoE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe; International PPP Centre of Excellence),TEDx Speaker
Mika Turpeinen has wide and deep understanding of energy sector in Africa. He has been residing in Ethiopia nearly a decade and been working in various positions in large multinational company ABB Ltd as well as founding two start-up companies in Ethiopia
Moderator: Tapio Peltonen, Founder of EEX Oy, a startup, which provides learning and tools for strategic cooperation of large corporations and startups
Keynote speaker: Akash Bhavsar, Managing Director of SkyQuest Technology Group, Chief Architect of the Sustainable Development Goals Accelerator (SDGA).
Fireside Chat: Jyri Arponen, CleanWeb, Programme Manager, Tekes – The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation
Ph. D David Brown, CEO BroadBit Batteries, founding CEO of Canatu Inc, Particle Stream Technologies, Teicos Pharma and StreamWise. More than 150 scientific articles, 200 patents and applications In 2014 and 2015, nomination for the European Inventor of the Year award.
Official launch of global energytech accelerator program starting in August 2017, Marko Koski, EnergySpin Operations
Call for mentor network, Anna-Kaisa Valkama, Merinova, Program Director
Pitching session moderated by Emmi Kaipio, CEO Nordic Innovation Accelerator, TEKES and VES Vaasa Entrepreneurship Society
Please email your interest and pitch deck to firstname.lastname@example.org
Speed dating by Tekes and VES Vaasa Entrepreneurship Society
You will be later receiving an email letter about this opportunity