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Join us for Cleantech Forum Europe, Live in Edinburgh on 30-31 March 2022

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To keep you safe and comfortable, the Forum was always limited to 250 guests. We have now reached that capacity and cannot accept additional registrations from non-ticket holders without a place freeing up. If you are an existing ticket holder and need guidance as to where you can register with your code, please write to forums@cleantech.com. A few places for non-ticket holders will likely free up, so if you wish to enquire about such, please write to forums@cleantech.com

This is a vaccine-only event, with an on arrival Covid test. Face masks are mandatory at this kind of venue in Scotland. Please review our Covid-19 policy and our FAQs for registered delegates. We look forward to seeing you then.

From big ideas to new  alliances, our live forums connect you to powerful opportunities. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, investor, corporate change maker or policy leader, you’ll  find the partners you’re looking for and uncover the innovations transforming our shared future in Edinburgh on 30-31 March. Our theme, From Commitments to Actions: the sprint to net zero will inspire two days of research-led sessions, Innovation Showcases and opportunities to network.

Who Attends?

Cleantech innovators, investors, corporates and experts from everywhere in the world join us for our forums.
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Who could you meet in Edinburgh?

Find Out Who is Joining Us!

Entrepreneurs

What Do Entrepreneurs Get at a Forum?

Join us in Edinburgh on 30-31 March and you’ll get in front of 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, you’ll be able to network with leaders.

If you’d like to present your company to investors and corporates looking for successful start-ups and scale-ups, why not apply to join an innovation showcase? It takes just two minutes and could be the key to your next partnership.

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Investors and Corporates

What Do Investors and Corporates Get at a Forum?

Join us at Cleantech Forum Europe, Live in Edinburgh on 30-31 March and you’ll network with your peers and leading entrepreneurs looking for partnerships. You’ll also be able to take advantage of  a research-led agenda that includes presentations for investable companies and experts in the trends shaping the future of sustainable innovation.

Would you like to join us as a speaker? Do you know someone who could contribute insight and expertise to our agenda? Why not complete a nomination? Our speakers include authorities on all aspects of cleantech.

Apply Now!;

 

 

Agenda

From Commitments to Actions: the sprint to net zero

We’ve built an exciting program of activities that starts with an informal reception at 5.30pm on March 29, ahead of the formal conference kick-off at 9 am on 30 March. We finish on the afternoon of 31 March.

Please note that entrance to this event does require every one of us to not only prove full vaccination from Covid-19, but also to test negative on an “on arrival” rapid antigen, 15 minute Covid test. And so we strongly recommend two things:

  1. Please test before you leave home (to minimize the chances of testing positive on site).
  2. Build in time for the test in your arrival and avoid the busiest registration times (likely to be 8.30-9.00am on 30 March). Come do the test and have a drink with us on 29 March (5.30-7.00pm)

March 29, 2022

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  • Strathblane Hall
    Early Registration and On Arrival Covid Testing

    To hold as safe an event as we possibly can, we will require everyone before they can pick up their conference badge to do an “on arrival” rapid antigen (lateral flow) Covid test, in addition to proving they are fully vaccinated. In this way we can mix based on the highest confidence possible that none of our guests are carrying any asymptomatic, active viral loads. This 15-minute test can be done of course whenever you do end up arriving at our event for the first time, but we will open our doors, well ahead of the opening reception so that you have the opportunity to avoid possible queues and get it done in good time.

  • Strathblane Hall
    Opening Night Reception

    Although the official program does not begin until tomorrow, we invite anyone in town (be they local or international travellers) to come join us the evening before.

  • Dinners

    Tomorrow night (Wednesday March 30), Cleantech Group will host an awards dinner for all Forum guests (assuming they sign up in time via the Registration form). Tonight, Cleantech Group will host its traditional invite-only investor dinner. For all others, this time is left open for a series of self-arranged private dinners.

March 30, 2022

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  • Strathblane Hall
    Registration & Welcome coffee

    Expecting most will take breakfast at home or their hotel, a simple welcome coffee will be served in the general networking area, ahead of the day’s agenda. To hold as safe an event as we possibly can, we will require everyone before they can pick up their conference badge to do a 15-minute, “on arrival” rapid antigen (lateral flow) Covid test, in addition to proving they are fully vaccinated. If you did not do this yesterday evening, we recommend getting to the conference centre with plenty of time to complete this before the 09:00 start.

  • Pentland
    From Commitments to Actions: reflections on where we are and the road ahead, post-COP 26

    During the opening session, Cleantech Group will help you get set for the year ahead, providing its typical tour of our innovation ecosystem, highlighting the key innovation topics and investment trends, as well as some of the key players, to pay attention to in the year(s) ahead. And we will be welcomed and introduced to Scotland – the nature and strengths of its ecosystem and its net zero ambitions and actions plans. 

  • Pentland
    From Commitments to Actions: a spotlight on the funds, programs and players

    The single most significant change since we held an in-person Cleantech Forum Europe in May 2019 is the investment landscape and the increased number of players engaging with sustainable innovation. In this section we will provide an overview of that landscape as well as introduce you to a few examples from the impressive and extensive list of new funds, programs and players that have emerged on the scene during the pandemic.

  • Pentland
    From Commitments to Actions: A Spotlight on the Institutional Investor and their Net Zero Ambitions

    And in this final piece of the morning plenary we will take the opportunity to discuss the changed levels of participation and interest from large asset owners and institutional investors.

  • Networking Session
    Strathblane Hall
    Networking Break

    All breaks will be serviced in Strathblane Hall, the general networking area where you enter. Plus, all meals served will be plant-based, as part of our efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of our conferences. We hope you will support and indeed enjoy this initiative.

  • Parallel Session
    Moorfoot / Tinto
    Cleantech Venture Capital: How to make sense of rapidly changing valuations and the new investor landscape?

    For two years, the cleantech investment landscape has undergone a transformation. In the last five years, cleantech venture and growth capital investment in Europe has increased four-fold; average later stage venture rounds have risen three-fold with an average deal size of $58 million; and exit numbers have doubled in the past two years. This all sounds good, but how should we make sense of a complex landscape with rising valuations, new types of capital allocators, improved access to public markets and heightened global interest in ESG?

    Co-hosted by: BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures

  • Parallel Session
    Kilsyth
    Key themes, Key companies to pay attention to

    In this session we will highlight four key innovation themes we think you should be paying attention to. And we have picked and invited four upcoming UK innovation companies ready to provide TED-style talks, as leading entrepreneurial examples to provide colour to the themes.

  • Networking Session
    Strathblane Hall
    Networking Lunch

    A plant-based lunch will be served in the general networking area. A generous amount of time is given to allow for lots of informal interactions and side meetings, as well as an informal Venture Capital and term sheet clinic (starting from 12.55pm)

  • Discussion Session
    Kilsyth
    Venture Capital and Term Sheet Clinic for Investors and Startups

    Whether you are an investor looking to deploy capital in Europe, or a company looking to raise money from investors, this legal clinic is for you. Three partners from a leading international law firm will set the scene and stand ready to answer your questions. For the second half of the lunch break, please come with your questions and join the discussion.

    Co-hosted by: Taylor Wessing

  • Parallel Session
    Moorfoot / Tinto
    Credible Carbon Accounting

    Never before has there been such a flood of ‘inaugural’ sustainability reports, or the number of companies publicly committing to carbon emission reductions. The entire ESG research community depends on corporate disclosures for their ratings, but those disclosure have historically been voluntary. As ESG and carbon disclosure regulations emerge across the world, international corporations are increasingly expected to produce timely, accurate and credible ESG disclosures. This includes verifiable information related to the material risks posed by climate change and global policies that may impact business. This panel style session will provide insights into to the direction of travel for the GHG emissions accounting and the expectations of key stakeholders that rely on such information. Gain insights from carbon accounting specialists, key innovators tacking these issues and those setting the rules.

    Co-hosted by: Persefoni

  • Parallel Session
    Kilsyth
    Case Study: Diageo Sustainable Solutions

    Open Innovation remains one of the core strategies by which corporates engage with the innovations they need to deliver on their net zero commitments. In this informal discussion session, we will profile a new program  to both get you up to date on what Diageo, the multi-national drinks company, are after and stimulate a discussion on how to scale and accelerate the corporate/start-up interactions to create bigger impacts, faster.

  • Transition Break
  • Showcase Session
    Parallel Session
    Moorfoot / Tinto
    Innovation Showcase: Ones to Watch

    We have competitively selected some companies to present, from the applications received. All have strong motivation at this time to present themselves to our European investor and corporate network.

  • Discussion Session
    Parallel Session
    Kilsyth
    Packaging and Plastics - where to next?

    Packaging is an essential part of products, yet the impact associated with its production and end of life treatment remains problematic. In this informal session, we will discuss the innovation and investment opportunities and challenges for the packaging industry, with a specific focus on plastics.

  • Networking Session
    Strathblane Hall
    Networking Break
  • Parallel Session
    Moorfoot / Tinto
    Measuring and monetizing Natural Capital: New Approaches

    In this session, we will highlight and explore some emergent innovation companies and their visions on how to more accurately measure, manage, and price, Natural Capital. This task, using a range of technological and business model innovation, is center-stage in the global effort to find nature-based solutions to decarbonize industry, drawdown atmospheric CO2, increase biodiversity, and improve climate change’s impact on society.

  • Discussion Session
    Parallel Session
    Kilsyth
    Cement and Concrete: one of the deepest decarbonization challenges we have to solve?

    Concrete remains an essential building material, yet production of cement for use in concrete is responsible for around 7% of global emissions. In this informal session we will discuss key innovations and challenges associated with addressing the huge environmental impact of the cement industry.

  • National Museum of Scotland
    The Cleantech Forum Europe Awards Dinner

    Join us for a special dinner, in a special location (the National Museum of Scotland), celebrating the reconvening of this innovation community in person and celebrating some special award-winning achievements. Note that there are a maximum of 200 places available. As of 18 March, we reached capacity for this dinner. Late registrants requesting a dinner place through their registration form will be waitlisted. We’ll be in touch about about any added places. Menu can be found here.

    Co-hosted by: Roland Berger

March 31, 2022

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  • Strathblane Hall
    Registration & Welcome coffee

    Expecting most will take breakfast at home or their hotel, a simple welcome coffee will be served in the general networking area, ahead of the day’s agenda

  • Pentland
    Key themes, Key companies to pay attention to

    In this session we will highlight five key innovation themes we think you should be paying attention to – and why. Five upcoming UK innovation companies will be used as examples to illustrate these themes.

  • Pentland
    Rethinking humanity, Making sense of the chaotic 2020s, Reclaiming visions of hope and inspiration

    If ever there was a time for systemic change and for innovators of the world to re-imagine the future and how we can avoid the breakdown of our societies, it has to be now. Expect a wide-ranging “fireside chat” with Rethink X, the authors of a series of leading studies in innovation and exponential change, from Rethinking Humanity to Rethinking Energy, Rethinking Agriculture and Food to Rethinking Transportation. What are the implications and opportunities in front of us, as we emerge out of Covid? With the old 20th century world order – industrially and politically – in such obvious pieces, does it need to be all doom and gloom? There is a different positive, technology-enabled path in front of us if we open our eyes and have the courage to seize it.

  • Networking Session
    Strathblane Hall
    Networking Break
  • Moorfoot / Tinto
    Finance & the Circular Economy: The Road to Net Zero

    Finance is widely recognised as an essential enabler of reaching climate goals. Venture capital plays an important role in funding and developing sustainable innovations, but what about scaling adoption? Alternative ownership models like ‘X as a Service’ are proving crucial to decarbonising and enabling the rapid adoption of greener products and services. Central to this shift is the circular economy, which provides clearer oversight of supply chains and the full asset lifecycle. This session explores the impact of alternative ownership models across key sectors and asks how can we scale our climate ambition?

    Co-hosted by: BNP Paribas

  • Networking Session
    Strathblane Hall
    Networking Lunch

    Lunch will be served in the general networking area.

  • Showcase Session
    Moorfoot / Tinto
    Innovation Showcase: Ones to Watch

    We have competitively selected some companies to present, from the applications received. All have strong motivation at this time to present themselves to our European investor and corporate network

  • Transition Break
  • Discussion Session
    Parallel Session
    Moorfoot / Tinto
    Next-Generation battery technologies: can innovation accelerate electrification?

    As electrification accelerates, the need for energy storage solutions continues to develop, with demand for improved technical specifications, lower costs and lower environmental impact.  This session will look at some next generation battery technologies and how they might address these challenges.

  • Parallel Session
    By invitation only
    What are the next opportunities for Digital Energy Technologies?

    A successful energy transition requires more efficient use of energy resources. Digital energy technologies are enabling this ability and capturing opportunities by developing platforms to optimize how increasingly distributed energy assets including buildings, EVs, and other sources of flexible capacity are managed. Opportunities in this space are significantly impacted by regulatory frameworks. Canada and the UK are two countries committed to progressive market designs which enable innovative digital energy solutions to thrive. Lessons learned from these jurisdictions may provide insights on how other markets develop.

    This interactive session will bring together UK, Canadian and European players looking to explore the next frontier of digital energy solutions in a moderated discussion format. Participation is by invitation only. Please email forums@cleantech.com for more details.

    Co-hosted by: The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

  • Networking Session
    Strathblane Hall
    Networking Break
  • Discussion Session
    Moorfoot / Tinto
    Prove me wrong: policy is more important than technology in the next 8 years

    As a look forward to the November 8-10 2022 Cleantech Forum Europe in Brussels, this session will break a long-standing taboo of the cleantech innovation community. We’ll ask: despite our best efforts, is our collective success dependent on policy wonks in key centres of political power, like Brussels? We will provide some insights on what critical legislative decisions are getting decided in the EU in the coming months and how our Cleantech for Europe program (in partnership with Breakthrough Energy) seeks to influence. Come with your stories of how regulation thwarted or helped your business, and your strong opinions on how it could get even worse, or better

  • Strathblane Hall
    Closing Reception

    Thank you for being with us.

Travel/Venue

In addition to some of the information below, we have prepared this FAQs document to provide, all in one place, answers to some of the key questions our guests might have – on Covid entry requirements, how to get here, where to stay, etc.

Venue

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, the EICC is one of the world’s outstanding venues for conferences and events. The purpose-built center offers the very best facilities and technology. It is to be found at: The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE. Please enter via the Strathblane entrance.

Visit the EICC!

Getting Here

The EICC, the conference venue, is less than a 10 minute walk from Haymarket station. It is 20 minutes’ walk from Waverley Station (Edinburgh’s main railway station)

The significance of Haymarket for travellers flying to Edinburgh is that this is where trams run to/from the airport (they go every 15 minutes and the journey is approx.. 25 minutes).

Anyone travelling to Edinburgh by train (via a route up the eastern side of the UK) may find that they can get off at Haymarket before it goes onto Waverley.

Where to Stay

There are so many places to stay in Edinburgh that we have not chosen an official Forum hotel. That said, near to the EICC and so near to Haymarket are a number of hotels. Here are some, at different budget levels, all within 7 minutes’ walk from the venue, that we recommend you consider for their comfort and convenience.

5-star: Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Waldorf Astoria

4-star: Apex City Hotel, Hilton By DoubleTree, Leonardo Royal Haymarket, Mercure Edinburgh Haymarket, Moxy Edinburgh Fountainbridge, Voco Edinburgh Haymarket

3-star: Point A

 

Speakers

Sponsors

Sponsorship Increases Your Visibility

We’re grateful to our sponsors for making Cleantech Forum Europe, Live in Edinburgh possible.

Our sponsors and partners enjoy increased visibility and networking opportunities. Each sponsorship package is different and reflects your goals.

Interested in sponsoring Cleantech Forum Europe, Live in Edinburgh? Please contact us at sponsors@cleantech.com to discuss opportunities. 

Registration for 2022 Cleantech Forum Europe Live in Edinburgh is no longer open!

As of 23 March, we have reached our stated maximum of 250 guests and cannot accept additional registrations from non-ticketholders without a place freeing up.

A few places may free up, so if you wish to enquire about such, please write to forums@cleantech.com

If you are an existing ticketholder and need guidance as to where you can register with your code, please write to forums@cleantech.com

Guidelines on ticket types and discounts

Please start by deciding a ticket type. Then find out if you qualify for a discount in our section on Available Discounts.

Headline Pricing (ex VAT):

Prices will have 20% VAT (Value Added Tax) added to them in the registration process.

Please keep in mind that everyone attending Cleantech Forum Live in Edinburgh must comply with out Covid-19 policy. Find out more

We have three types of tickets – choose your pathway

  1. An Investor/Corporate ticket – with extra benefits
  2. A discounted Innovator Ticket – with extra benefits (see below)
  3. A Regular Ticket

Your Forum Registration Fee Includes:

  • Access to all keynotes, general sessions, (non-invite-only) breakout sessions and workshops
  • Access to all (non-invite-only) breakfasts, lunches, networking breaks, and receptions.
  • Access to the networking area and exhibitor space.

 

100% Satisfaction Guarantee for Cleantech Forum First-Timers

We’ve run Forums since 2002 and we’re proud to say many people return year after year. As a commitment to our newcomers’ satisfaction, we’ll refund your registration fee if you are dissatisfied with the value you received from your first Forum.

Questions? please contact us. 

 

Innovation Company ticket

Register for an Innovator Ticket to connect with all attendees in Edinburgh plus give your company profile a boost.

You’ll enjoy access to all general sessions and appointment-making opportunities on our digital app plus:

  • Feature in the Forum Company Guide so your information is shared with investors/corporates and used to make additional introductions. Register by 18 March to be included in the Company Guide.
  • Speaker or presentation opportunities – the earlier you register, the greater your chances of being featured in an Innovation Showcase. Register by 4 March.

Everyone who joins us will need to comply with our Covid Policy.

 

Investor/Corporate Ticket

Register for an Investor/Corporate Ticket to connect with all attendees in Edinburgh and benefit from opportunities to set up meetings that will take your plans forward.

You’ll enjoy access to all general sessions and appointment-making opportunities on our digital app plus:

  • Facilitated introductions and meetings – to maximize your opportunities of finding future partners, you can ask us to make up to ten introductions. Register by 18 March to take advantage of this.
  • Possible speaker or presentation opportunities – If you’d like to join us as a speaker, register by 4 March. The earlier you register, the greater your chances of being included in the agenda.

Everyone who joins us will need to comply with our Covid Policy.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

 

Available Discounts

 

Available Discounts

All discounts are offered via online registration and payment, unless otherwise agreed by Cleantech Group.

Discounts:

All discounts are offered via online registration and payment, unless otherwise agreed by Cleantech Group.

  • Cleantech Group subscribers: Our subscribers receive $300 off the registration fee. You must register with the email address you use to log into i3.
    • For more information about our services and subscription offerings please see here.
  • Loyalty discounts (these do not apply to innovator tickets as they already have their own special rate)
    • A loyalty discount for recent Cleantech Forum Europe attendees: We think it’s fair to reward people who have registered as a paying attendee for at least one Cleantech Forum, in the last three years (2019+).
      • This discount is only available before 25 February
      • If you don’t receive the $300 off code direct from us, contact us.
    • A  loyalty discount for paid registrants of the virtual Cleantech Forum Europe on 5-7 October 2021: We think it’s fair to reward people who have registered as a paying attendee for the October Forum. If you don’t receive the $300 off code direct from us, please email us at forums@cleantech.com
  • Government/Non-Profit Representatives: We offer a discount rate for government employees and non-profit representatives. For more information, or to receive this rate, please email us with the name of your organization and verification of your government or non-profit status.
  • Groups of over three: If your organization or company brings three or more attendees, we offer special group rates. For groups of three, we offer a 15% discount; for groups of 4, we offer a 20% discount; and for groups of 5+, we offer a 25% discount. Please contact us for more information.
  • Students: We don’t offer a student rate to the Forum. Instead, we encourage students to apply to be a Forum volunteer to get access to networking and learning opportunities.

Please note that only one discount type/code can be applied against the standard rates published above. Cleantech Group reserves the right to reject any registrations where a double discount has been applied or the individual was not entitled to use a discount code.

 

Volunteering

Are you in business school or a graduate program? Apply to volunteer at Cleantech Forum Europe, and get access to networking and learning opportunities.

Please note that this opportunity is open to those still in school, with occasional exceptions made for recent graduates.

Media

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

Terms & Conditions

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 four 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).

COVID-19 Policy

Please view this link here to understand the actions we are taking to keep our attendees safe and comfortable in Edinburgh, 30-31 March.