KIC InnoEnergy’s flagship event, The Business Booster, is the European platform for innovators, energy corporations and venture capitalists to come together to discuss, debate and decide on the solutions we need to create the future of sustainable energy today.

KIC InnoEnergy is committed to increasing European sustainable growth and competitiveness through innovation and entrepreneurship. It is supporting over 100 young start-ups and collaborative projects that are developing the latest technologies for the energy industry – all of which will be showcased at TBB, Berlin, 21-22 October.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to discover potential technology partners, innovative solutions, new business models and investment opportunities!

The two day event, now in its third year, will provide industry with endless opportunities to:

  • Enhance their company’s product portfolio and technology roadmaps with breakthrough innovations in the field of sustainable energy.
  • Take advantage of great networking opportunities with pan‑European innovation executives and start-ups.
  • Be inspired by the event speakers: visionaries and influencers in the world of energy.
  • Be part of an exclusive community of innovators and game‑changers in sustainable energy.

Programme Details:

KIC InnoEnergy has put together a top quality programme to maximise the value for you and your company. You will have the opportunity to hear inspiring insights from thought leaders, find out about the cutting edge technologies showcased at the event in our pitching sessions, and have valuable networking opportunities which will enable you to make the business contacts that you are looking for.

Everything is oriented to foster collaborative innovation at this unique marketplace for sustainable energy innovations.

Here are some highlights! For full details of the programme visit: http://tbb.kic-innoenergy.com/agenda/#programme

Key note speaker on: What lessons and opportunities corporations can learn from the frugal innovators and their successes?

PRABHU-Jaideep_resized-web_TBB_1JAIDEEP PRABHU

Jaideep Prabhu is Professor of Marketing, Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise, and Director of the Centre for India & Global Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. His research interests are in marketing, innovation, strategy and international business. In particular, he studies various cross-national issues concerning the antecedents and consequences of radical innovation in high-technology contexts. His current research is mainly on how multinationals are using emerging markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa as a lab to do affordable and sustainable innovation for global application.

Innovation in the field: Open Innovation, how big corporation can collaborate successfully with start-ups and SMEs


Head of RWE Innovation Hub (RWE Group Innovation)

Inken Braunschmidt is heading the RWE Innovation Hub, the platform and team to develop RWEs innovative business models of the future enabling them to become the innovation leader in the future energy system. She started working for RWE in 2004 where she developed expertise in the areas of reorganisation, restructuring, merger and acquisition and business transformation and change. Before joining RWE she worked at the Kiel Institute for Innovation Research. Inken Braunschmidt studied Business Administration, especially Innovation and Technology Management and Politics in Kiel, Finance in London and Business Coaching in Hamburg.


Energy Post Panel Debate: The innovations that will transform European energy

Energy Post will host a panel debate at the KIC InnoEnergy Business Booster event in Berlin on 22 October. Top-level experts speak about the technological, marketing, social and systemic innovations that will transform the European energy system.

Pact_Karel_Beckman_24_resizedKAREL BECKMAN

Editor-in-chief, Energy Post, Moderator 

Karel Beckman is founder and editor-in-chief of the independent international open-access website Energy Post, which he started in June 2013 with Sonja van Renssen. Karel has written about energy for various publications for over 20 years. He won the 2010 Award for Excellence in Written Journalism from the International Association for Energy Economics.



CEO Leclanché

Anil Srivastava has been CEO of the French energy storage and battery manufacturer Leclanché since June 2014. He was the Chief Executive of Areva Renewables and a member of the Areva Group’s executive committee from January 2009 to December 2011. Prior to Leclanché he was the Chief Executive of a large offshore wind business in Germany. He is an experienced executive with a strong track record in building global businesses. Prior to his activity at Areva, he has held senior executive positions in ICT companies such as TomTom group and Alcatel-Lucent. He obtained a master’s degree from the National Institute of Technology in India and graduated with an Executive MBA from the Wharton School of Business in the USA.


Entrepreneur and advisor

Jean-Luc Dormoy advises companies on how to face disruptive competition in particular from Silicon Valley players, by making them properly organized to integrate the design and fast marketing methods of innovative products and services. He has a diverse background, having worked in research institutions, large companies and startups in various countries. He is a co-founder of Kalray, a startup created in 2008, which has been selling since 2012 a “manycore” chip. He is a co-founder of Vesta-System, a software company for energy efficiency in buildings. He was director for “Smart Electric Systems”, a part of EDF Group. With Yello Strom, a former German subsidiary, he sold the first smart meter designed primarily towards delivering services to customers. He worked for 17 years at EDF R&D on artificial intelligence.

advanwijkAD VAN WIJK

Professor of Future Energy Systems TU Delft

Ad van Wijk (1956) is one of the most influential sustainable energy entrepreneurs and innovators in Europe. In 1984 he co-founded the sustainable energy knowledge company Ecofys, which eventually grew into Econcern. Ad van Wijk achieved many important prizes for excellent entrepreneurship. Today, Ad van Wijk is an independent sustainable energy entrepreneur, advisor and Professor in ‘Future Energy Systems’ at the Delft University of Technology. He is member of the Economic Development Board Rotterdam and of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities.

david-ArfinDAVID ARFIN

Founder and CEO, First Energy Finance

David Arfin is driven to create innovative finance offerings that accelerate the adoption of clean energy technologies. David invented SolarCity’s SolarLease, the game-changing financing program that enabled the adoption of solar power in the US and drove SolarCity Corporation to a market capitalization of over $5 billion. He received the first-ever Innovation in PV Financing Award from the Solar Energy Industry Association. David was co-founder and CEO of GlooLabs (acquired by Cisco), co-founded Flywheel Communications, and was founder and CEO of CLE Group (acquired by PLI). David received an MBA from Stanford University, a MA in Public Policy Analysis from Claremont Graduate University and a BA in Political Science from UCLA.


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