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Join us for Cleantech Forum Europe on 5-7 October and connect to the people who can deliver a net zero future.

Our theme, From Commitments to Actions: the sprint to net zero will inspire you to find your next partner and uncover the innovations transforming our shared future. This year, we planned to launch a hybrid event to give people the freedom to join us on screen or in person. We believe live events can be safely managed. But we understand the challenges of restrictions, testing and reduced travel options.

To eliminate any barriers that might stop you from joining us, the entire event will be available in our interactive and well-known online format.

When we can deliver an in-person event that brings you the people and connections you expect from our live forums, we’ll see you in Edinburgh.

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Who Attends?

Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur, a corporate looking for a partner or an investor looking for fresh ideas, Cleantech Forum Europe can introduce you to your next partner.

Find out who is attending this year

Apply to present your company at an Innovation Showcase and get in front of the right people.

What to Expect

Take advantage of our interactive platform to connect to all the opportunities on offer.

Watch this short video to meet just a few of the speakers who joined our forums in January.

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For Entrepreneurs

What Do Entrepreneurs Get at a Forum?

Join us on-screen on 5-7 October and you’ll get in front investors, corporates and other entrepreneurs who can help you take the next step. Whether, it’s investment, advice or a technology gap you need to fill, our dedicated networking sessions put you exactly where you need to be.

Register for an Innovator ticket to access the complete virtual program.
Premium Services to include:
  • Booth on the platform– a dedicated page where you can share your company presentation, a video and start collecting leads you can turn into new business.
  • Opportunity to be part of speed networking with investors and corporates. Meetings are not guaranteed as its based on matching criteria to ensure good quality meetings for all parties. Register by 20 September to be part of the selection process. 
  • Speaker or presentation slots - the earlier you register, the greater your chances of being featured in Innovation Showcases. 
  • Feature in the Forum Company Guide – Your information will be shared with investors/corporates and used to make additional introductions. Register by 20 September to take advantage of this premium service.
Join us in Edinburgh and benefit from:
  • The power of face-to-face meetings.
  • Taking part in four interactive mini summits exploring themes in decarbonization.
  • Awards dinner where you can reconnect with the cleantech ecosystem. 

What Do Entrepreneurs Have to Say About Forums ?

“With great additions such as direct introductions to investors set-up weeks before the event + speed dating with other players in the industry, along with a great crowd of people genuinely hustling for the cause of a rapid clean energy transition – not only was it well worth our time, but we’ve come out of it freshly charged to keep pushing boundaries with the other players in the space to build a brighter more inspirational future powered by renewable energy”

Afnan Hanan, Co-founder and CEO, Okra Solar

Who Joins Us at Forums?

For Investors and Corporates

What Do Investors and Corporates Get at a Forum?

Join us on-screen on 5-7 October and you’ll have access to our complete agenda and more benefits. Register for an Investor/Corporate ticket to access the complete virtual program, You can also premium services;

Premium Services to include:
  • Facilitated Introductions and Meetings – Our Actively Managed Meetings Program will maximize your opportunities to find future partners. We’ll pre-schedule a series of speed meetings with investors and corporates and make additional introductions. Register by 20 September to take advantage of this premium service.
  • Invitations to peer-to-peer roundtables.
  • Speed networking with innovators that match your criteria. Register by 20 September to take advantage of this premium service.
  • Virtual booth – you can add video and other materials to generate interest.

Agenda

Our agenda takes you from the latest developments in agriculture to our love affair with lithium and the challenge of green hydrogen. No matter what part of our ecosystem you belong to, you’ll find sessions that inform and inspire.  Please note that all sessions are in BST or UK time.

Ready to present your company at a Cleantech Forum Europe Innovation Showcase? It only takes a few minutes to complete an application.

October 5, 2021

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  • Virtual
    From Commitments to Action: the sprint to net zero is on

    In this opening segment, Cleantech Group will introduce the theme, and our continued call for urgent implementation actions in line with the net zero pledges, and provide its typical tour of our innovation ecosystem, highlighting the key innovation topics and investment trends, to pay attention to, at this time. We will also hear from the Scottish Government, on their plans to lead a just transition to a net zero future and introduce you to two new funds emerging from the wave of interest our innovation theme and the sprint to net zero is experiencing right now

  • Virtual
    Randomized Networking

    In these time-blocks, you’ll join a series of short zoom breakouts with three or four others. Expect a personal and very engaging experience.

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    Innovation Showcase: Pieces of the Decarbonization Puzzle (part 1)

    During today’s innovation showcases, a handful of exciting companies, looking for future investors and strategic partners, will present themselves, with some Q&A from investors. These showcases will present a variety of solutions, of importance for the sprint to net zero.

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    The Emerging Voluntary Carbon Offset Market – Farce or Necessity?

    The demand for voluntary carbon removal offsets is at an all-time high, driven by large corporations committing to reduce their emissions and doing so by financing carbon removal projects to offset hard-to-abate emissions – well that’s the idea anyway. Persistent challenges of double counting, ensuring permanence, proving additionality, and having to ensure your forest isn’t destroyed in a wildfire have blighted this market. However, offset demand is soon expected to outstrip supply and 5GT of carbon removal is needed to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.  This session will hear from innovators and corporates looking to formalize and improve the market by addressing these challenges, discuss market risks and what makes a ‘good’ carbon offset.

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    Turning the Tide – The New Frontier of Marine Energy

    Can tidal energy add up to 100GW of low carbon predictable generation capacity into the global energy mix? What still needs to be put in place to make tidal energy a viable source of renewable energy capable of making this significant contribution in our efforts to decarbonise? Get answers to these questions and more from Orbital Marine Power, a company that has installed the world’s most powerful tidal turbine, and other thought leaders in the field during this session. You’ll find out why tidal energy is now commercially attractive from a technology, project and financing point of view, in the UK and across the globe.

    Co-hosted by Orbital Marine Power

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    Carbon sequestration and the soil microbiome: measure, manage, and monetize

    In this session we will discuss how improving our understanding of the soil microbiome is unlocking carbon sequestration in soil, providing new revenue streams for farmers, and opportunities for investors. As regulators around the world increase incentives for ecosystem services within agricultural systems, we look at some of the business models and technologies that are driving this frontier of innovation.

  • Meetings
    Time Blocks for one2one Meetings – Or Downtime

    We suggest this time remains blocked in your calendars to allow for 1-to-1 meetings (self-arranged or arranged for you by Cleantech Group’s actively-managed meetings program for sponsors, for investor/corporates and for innovation companies (who opted in for the premium services package).

  • Meetings
    Speed one2one Company/Investor Meetings (Invite Only)

    For those on the special premium passes (for entrepreneurs and for investors/corporates) and signed up in time (before 20 September), we will use this time to deliver a series of pre-scheduled, speed meetings between companies and investor/corporates.

  • Virtual
    Big Ideas: is repowering coal the largest carbon abatement opportunity in the world?

    At the start of 2020 we argued that urgent actions, unusual strategies and unexpected allies would need to be a feature of the 2020’s, if we were to get on track to meet decarbonization goals. We have been looking for such ever since and believe we have found a big idea to bring to everyone’s attention as a great example of the kind of pragmatic, joining up the dots thinking we are in desperate need of. We will kick off our afternoon live program, giving you a sneak preview of this idea and catching up with Acario Innovation (the open innovation arm set up by Tokyo Gas)

  • Virtual
    Randomized Networking

    In these time-blocks, you’ll join a series of short zoom breakouts with three or four others. Expect a personal and very engaging experience.

     

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    Innovation Showcase: Pieces of the Decarbonization Puzzle (part 2)

    During today’s innovation showcases, a handful of exciting companies, looking for future investors and strategic partners, will present themselves, with some Q&A from investors. These showcases will present a variety of solutions, of importance for the sprint to net zero.

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    Circular Economy: Lessons from the Field

    The concept of a circular economy has been around for more than a decade. A new crop of innovators is applying circular principles to transform industries such as plastics, water treatment or even hospitality. In this session, we will hear from some of these innovators looking to make the circular economy a reality, the challenges they are facing and what to look for in the coming years.

     

    Co-hosted by InnoEnergy

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    Rewriting the Energy Rulebook: Technologies and business models that will transform our power system

    As Europe’s power industry begins its biggest, quickest and most extreme disruption in over a century, the rulebook for power market design is being rewritten. From national to local, centralized to decentralised, renewables and system electrification is fundamentally shifting power from utilities to distributed energy resource managers, to upstarts with new technology to take control of energy use at a distributed level. All this calls for new software-enabled business models. While many models are being trialled, this session will look to answer the question: what technology-enabled business models will become the success stories of Europe’s future power system?

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    Green Steel and Low Carbon Cement: the building blocks of a decarbonized future?

    A discussion-style session to examine the realities of where we are in the pursuit of decarbonizing some of the hardest and most embedded problems in the global industrial economy. What does COP-26 need to deliver to unlock multi-decade, innovation-led transformation?

October 6, 2021

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  • Virtual
    The Electron Economy: possible pathways to 2030

    Our second morning will kick off with a talk on the Electron Economy. Our guest speaker will provide a viewpoint on three key things – what that might look like at greater scale come 2030, what are the implications for innovation opportunities and the problems that need solving in the 2020s, and how we will need new tools, mindsets and players to get there at the necessary speed.

  • Virtual
    The Next Frontier in Scaling up Cleantech: EU policy

    This summer, the EU was the first major power to go from climate commitment to action, when it unveiled a massive regulatory package aimed at achieving the ambitious target of reducing emissions by 55% from 1990 levels by 2030. This package, and many others on the EU docket, provide an opportunity for clean technologies to access significant demand and funding, and accelerate their scale-up. What does the EU have in store for sustainable innovation? How can cleantech innovators, investors, leaders and policymakers become more active come closer to in charting a future of climate and industrial leadership?

  • Virtual
    Randomized Networking

    During our innovation showcases, a series of hand-picked exciting companies will present and take Q&A from investors.

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    Innovation Showcase: 50 to Watch

    Our annual 50 to Watch program highlights leading early-stage companies with high-impact potential. Our 2021 list, and accompanying briefing report, got released on September 14. During this innovation showcase, five companies from the 2021 list will present themselves. Expect an introduction to the whole program and some Q&A for the companies, from investors.

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    Critical Battery Materials: meeting demand in the coming EV revolution

    The electric vehicle revolution is set to drive huge growth in production of lithium-based batteries. Yet the extraction and refining of required battery materials comes with both environmental and ethical costs. This discussion-style session will examine the realities of producing the required critical materials in the 2020s’ pursuit of electrifying transport. What innovation opportunities and challenges does that bring into focus?

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    Offshore and Floating Wind

    How can we host a Cleantech Forum in the UK without taking a check on where the offshore wind market is today and what opportunities there are for floating platform and other solutions coming through the pipeline?

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    Capturing carbon to make alternative proteins

    In this session we will look at two methods of producing protein from waste. In a sector dominated by hype around plant-based and cultivated proteins, more circular solutions looking to valorize waste streams are more popular targets for industrial partnerships with pilot and commercial scale solutions rolling out in in Europe.

  • Meetings
    Time Blocks for one2one Meetings – Or Downtime

    We suggest this time remains blocked in your calendars to allow for 1-to-1 meetings (self-arranged or arranged for you by Cleantech Group’s actively-managed meetings program for sponsors, for investor/corporates and for innovation companies (who opted in for the premium services package).

  • Meetings
    Speed one2one Company/Investor Meetings (Invite Only)

    For those on the special premium passes (for entrepreneurs and for investors/corporates) and signed up in time (before 20 September), we will use this time to deliver a series of pre-scheduled, speed meetings between companies and investor/corporates.

  • Virtual
    Post Carbon Moves: finding the future we want (and making sure we get there)

    As the decade progresses, the race to net zero rightly dominates the hearts and minds of many. But it is clear that we aren’t moving fast enough and that it will require much more than technology to succeed. Although vital, an exclusive focus on net zero narratives can easily crowd out broader thinking on the future and leave organisations, communities and society unengaged, uninspired and unwilling to act with the speed and focus needed. During this session, the Post Carbon Moves team will ask provocative questions about the future we want to see and how we get there before time runs out.

     

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    Zero-Emission Transport: going way beyond the current paradigm

    Zero emissions transport is the first of “deeper dives” on three topics we consider critical to not only the net zero ambitions of Scotland and the UK, but also to the economies of Europe and beyond. In each “deeper dive”, we will aspire to bring together perspectives from all the critical stakeholders (policy/public sector, corporations, investors and innovators) and to showcase examples of some tangible and innovative actions and programs being undertaken in the pursuit of net zero commitments.

    In the past year, many major economies around the world have announced ambitions to reach net-zero emissions by mid-century. However, emissions in the transportation sector are rising faster than any other source of emissions, and aggressive actions need to be taken to accomplish those ambitions. The focus of this first “deeper dive” will take us well beyond the electrification of the passenger vehicle, to better understand what needs to be done from a policy, investment and innovation standpoint to actually reach zero emissions, and how Scotland and the UK can be leaders.

  • Virtual
    Zero-Emission Transport: Innovation Showcase

    Meet the companies developing key technologies and business models to achieve net zero emission transportation.

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    Industrial Biotech: New opportunities for sustainable chemicals and high value compounds

    Chemicals production remains dominated by fossil fuel feedstock or is difficult to achieve via classical catalytically driven methods when complex molecules are targeted. Biobased approaches can help increase circularity, lower emissions and introduce the high functionality. Yet historically these methods have faced technical and economic challenges. In this landscape session, we will discuss how different innovative approaches are addressing these challenges and what barriers still remain for the efficient manufacture of biobased chemicals and high value compounds.

     

    Co-hosted by Capricorn Partners

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    Connected Energy: Energy Transition and the Role of the DSO

    How can today’s DSO evolve to enable the energy transition? The increasing social and political pressure to achieve decarbonization through decentralization has put DSOs on the critical path to enabling the energy transition. In this workshop, we explore the role of the DSO in facilitating flexibility markets, data exchanges, and DSO/TSO coordination. We will look at the similarities and differences across a variety of case studies in the US, Canada, EU/UK and Australia.

     

    Co-hosted by Opus One Solutions

October 7, 2021

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  • Virtual
    How is the UK, host of COP-26, going to accelerate onto a net zero path?

    Our final day will kick off with a look at some of what is happening in the UK, some of the actions being taken by both government and UK businesses to be leaders in the race to net zero. The session will be rounded out by some specifics with regards to the UK’s Hydrogen strategy and the Hy4Heat program (ahead of the upcoming focus on Hydrogen and Heat in today’s schedule). We will also hear about NZIP (the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio), a £1 billion fund announced this year to accelerate the commercialisation of technologies, systems and business models, to decrease the costs of decarbonization and set the UK on the path to a net zero future.

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    Wave Energy: the diamond in the rough?

    Where are we on the long and hard journey to harness the power of waves? Despite the challenges over the past 10-20 years, some companies have kept learning and pushing the frontiers, both technically and commercially. This session wishes to give voice to three entrepreneurial companies (with different approaches) to provide us an up to date picture of where this renewable energy is today, and its potential for the future energy mix.

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    VC Clinic: The latest in European Term Sheet Trends

    Come join this workshop-style interactive session, and have your questions answered by experienced lawyers from around Europe on what trends and developments they are seeing in venture term sheets.

    Co-hosted by Taylor Wessing

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    Hydrogen: The sprint for net zero

    The decade of the clean energy molecule has arrived. Recognized for its potential to enable decarbonization in core parts of the economy, hydrogen is now poised to play a vital role in in the energy transition. With over $500 billion committed for hydrogens scale-up through 2030, it remains to be seen if the actions taken in the next few years can match the ambitious commitments worldwide. Bringing together critical stakeholders (policy/public sector, corporations, investors, and innovators), this 3-part mini-summit will breakdown the ambitions for action.

    During this opening session, expect to hear from some of the leading stakeholders in the hydrogen market as we take a sense check on progress at local, national and international levels.

  • Virtual
    Parallel Session
    Case Studies: Meet the projects leading the charge

    Part two of the hydrogen mini-summit will highlight tangible actions underway across the hydrogen value chain.

  • Virtual
    Parallel Sesssion
    Innovation Showcase: Meet the innovators rewriting the rulebook

    Our third and final session of the hydrogen mini-summit will introduce you to innovators who are addressing key market bottlenecks.

  • Meetings
    Time Blocks for one2one Meetings – Or Downtime

    We suggest this time remains blocked in your calendars to allow for 1-to-1 meetings (self-arranged or arranged for you by Cleantech Group’s actively-managed meetings program for sponsors, for investor/corporates and for innovation companies (who opted in for the premium services package).

  • Virtual
    Decarbonizing Heat: Time to turn up the temperature

    Decarbonizing electricity still seems to get the lion’s share of attention and media coverage and yet is the challenge we arguably have most under control. From heating rooms, to supplying high-temperature heat for industry, heating (and cooling in warmer climes) is a major roadblock in the sprint to net zero. Bringing together critical stakeholders this mini-summit will breakdown what is being done, with what kind of results, to inspire more actions and faster progress.

     

    During this opening session expect to hear from leading stakeholders in the energy market as we take a sense check on what strategies are underway to decarbonize heat.

  • Virtual
    Case Studies: Meet the projects leading the charge

    Part two of the heat mini-summit will highlight tangible projects underway across different parts of the European heat market.

  • Virtual
    Innovation Showcase: Meet the innovators decarbonising heat

    Our final session of the heat mini-summit will introduce you to the innovators who are addressing key market bottlenecks.

On-screen experience

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Cleantech Forum Europe 2021 Speakers

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Regular Ticket – Register

Register for a Regular ticket to access the complete virtual program, connect with all attendees and take advantage of the downloadable presentations and on-demand recordings.
Add colleagues for just $100 for every additional virtual ticket. A group of you can attend different sessions, network, compare notes and make the most of the event.

Innovation Company – Register

Register for an Innovator ticket to access the complete virtual program as outlined above and choose to add premium services;
Premium Services include:
  • Booth on the platform– a dedicated page where you can share your company presentation, a video and start collecting leads you can turn into new business.
  • Feature in the Forum Company Guide – Your information will be shared with investors/corporates and used to make additional introductions. Register by 20 September to take advantage of this premium service.
  • Opportunity to be part of speed networking with investors and corporates. Meetings are not guaranteed as its based on matching criteria to ensure good quality meetings for all parties. Register by 20 September to be part of the selection process. 
  • Speaker or presentation slots - the earlier you register, the greater your chances of being featured in Innovation Showcases. 

Investor/Corporate – Register

Register for an Investor/Corporate ticket to access to access the complete virtual program as outlined above and choose to add premium services;
Premium Services include:
  • Facilitated Introductions and Meetings – Our Actively Managed Meetings Program will maximize your opportunities to find future partners. We’ll pre-schedule a series of speed meetings with investor/corporates and make additional introductions. Register by 20 September to take advantage of this premium service.
  • Invitations to peer-to-peer roundtables.
  • Speed networking with innovators that match your criteria.
    Register by 20 September to take advantage of this premium service.
  • Virtual booth – you can add video and other materials to generate interest.

Cleantech Group reserves the right to amend or reject any registrations made in the incorrect pathway. If you have any questions on tickets, please do not hesitate to contact us through forums@cleantech.com

Media

Media registration is by invitation only. For a media pass, please contact us.

Terms & Conditions

For the full list of terms and conditions, please click here. Here is a summary of the key provisions:

Substitutions:

  • A request to transfer a registration to a colleague should be made by giving written notice, anytime up to two working days before the event start date, via email to forums@cleantech.com. Cleantech Group reserves the right to deny a request for such a substitution, but will not unreasonably do so.

Cancellation by You:

  • Participants wishing to cancel their registration must do so in writing via email to forums@cleantech.com; Applicable refunds (or future credits) for participant cancellations  are outlined as follows:
    • Up to 12 weeks before the event date, 100% will be refunded
    • Up to 8 weeks before the event date, 80% will be refunded (or 100% can be applied as a credit towards a future Cleantech Group event registration fee to be used within 12 months of the cancellation date)
    • Up to 4 weeks before the event date,  50% will be refunded (or 75% can be applied as a credit to a future Cleantech Group within 12 months of the cancellation date)
    • Less than 4 weeks before the event date, no refund will be due (but 50% can be applied as a credit to a future Cleantech Group within 12 months of the cancellation date, so long as notice is given two weeks before the event start date)
    • No Show, or No Notice within two weeks of the event start date, no refund of any sort will be applicable

Changes or Delays to In Person Events:

  • All our events are built with the ability to deliver them, even if we have to convert in person experiences to virtual ones.
  • If Cleantech Group changes, or delays an  event that is either wholly or partially in person, be that due to Covid-19 or some other reason that renders this necessary to ensure the event’s viability and/or participants’ safety, our standard terms and conditions do not oblige Cleantech Group to refund, but to deliver equivalent value. That will be achieved either from a future credit for the full value of what was not delivered (usable within 12 months) or, in the case where an in person event (be that the whole or part of the overall event) is converted to online, the ticket type will be converted and the number of tickets will be increased to deliver equivalent value.

Cancellation by Cleantech Group

  • In the unlikely event where Cleantech Group chooses to cancel an event, a full refund would be owed except in the case where an event is cancelled, through no fault of Cleantech Group (e.g. a force majeure event).
  • This is a standard and necessary protection across the event industry (particularly aimed at the situation where a very late cancellation is forced upon the organizer/host at which point all the time and costs for hosting the event have been expended).