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Join us for Cleantech Forum Europe on 8-10 November

In Brussels you’ll meet the investors, innovators and corporate change makers who are building and championing the technologies that will deliver net-zero transformation. By networking with the right people, you’ll take your next successful steps even faster.

Our theme, From commitments to actions: the sprint to net zero is on will inspire a research-led agenda where experts discuss the big ideas with the power to deliver a cleaner, cooler world. Review the newly posted agenda and check back in the coming weeks to see who will be speaking at the event,

Join us to take action on the climate crisis and learn from Europe’s sustainable innovation ecosystem, including companies on the soon-to-be-released 2022 Cleantech 50 to Watch list.

Registration is now open!

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Who Attends?

Cleantech innovators, investors, corporates and experts from everywhere in the world join us for our forums.
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Cleantech 50 to Watch

Every year, we unveil a new edition of the Cleantech 50 to Watch, a list  list of early-stage innovators taking action on the climate crisis. This report will introduce you to innovative companies with the dedication, technologies and business models that make it possible to fight the climate crisis and make a fair profit. Deployed at scale, their solutions could change our current destructive economy, and put us back on a climate positive path.

The 2022 Cleantech 50 to Watch list will be released in early October. Attendees of the Cleantech Forum Europe will have the opportunity to connect with many of the companies on the list at the event.  

Contact

If you have any questions about Cleantech Forum Europe, please feel free to contact us at forums@cleantech.com.

Entrepreneurs

What Do Entrepreneurs Get at a Forum?

Join us in Brussels on 8-10 November and get your start-up or scale-up in front of investors, corporates and other entrepreneurs who can help you take the next step. Whether you want investment, advice or there’s a technology gap you need to fill, you’ll meet the right people.

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? The deadline to apply is 30 September. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis, so it is best to apply as soon as possible! It takes just two minutes and could be the key to your next partnership.

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Benefits of Attending

Register for the Cleantech Forum Europe today and join us to: 

  • Increase your company’s profile by becoming a participant in the Innovation Showcase. 
  • Gain access to leaders in the field and be introduced to relevant investors/corporates. 
  • Expand your reach and highlight what your company can do in the virtual exhibition hall. 
  • Meet like-minded colleagues, including many from the Cleantech 50 to Watch list of innovative companies with the dedication, technologies and business models that make it possible to fight the climate crisis. 
  • Learn from experts, other innovators, as well as investors, over two days as speakers discuss trends shaping the future of sustainable innovation. 

Investors and Corporates

What Do Investors and Corporates Get at a Forum?

Join us in Brussels on 8-10 November to build your network of cleantech leaders and top entrepreneurs. You can take advantage of a research-led agenda that includes presentations from investable companies and experts in the trends shaping the future of sustainable innovation.

Would you like to join us as a speaker? Or would you like to nominate someone else? Complete our quick-and-easy Speaker Nomination form. Our speakers are experts from all corners of the cleantech ecosystem. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis, so it is best to apply as soon as possible! The deadline for nominations is 30 September.

Apply Now!

Benefits of Attending

Register for Cleantech Forum Europe today to: 

  • Maximize your opportunities of finding future partnerswe even help you by making introductions.  
  • Hear from top innovators poised to transform the region in the Innovation Showcase and attend the general sessions to learn from sustainable innovation leaders. 
  • Meet many of the companies from the Cleantech 5o to Watch list of innovative companies with the dedication, technologies and business models that make it possible to fight the climate crisis.
  • Build your network, create moments that matter, and connect with colleagues in-person, and on the mobile app.  

Agenda

Each day of the Forum will start with a general session where we come together to learn as one and set the stage for the day. Parallel tracks will be offered for the rest of the day, offering you a wide variety of panel subjects to choose from, a running program of Innovation Showcases and some Interactive Briefings sessions.
Interactive Briefing– Informal, interactive briefings on a topic led by Cleantech Group analysts for small group of 20-30.
Innovation Showcase– Innovation startups and scaleups present their company and why they think they have a solution of interest to Europe.
Panel– Expert speakers discuss timely and relevant topics of interest.

November 8, 2022

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  • Ticket Hall
    Registration Opens for Tech4Smart Cities
  • Dining / Reception rooms (Ground Floor)
    Tech4SmartCities (A Pre-Event to Cleantech Forum Europe)

    Cleantech Group is hosting Tech4Smart Cities at our venue. Cleantech Forum Europe attendees can attend this event for free, but you need to pre-register and fill in a profile on the Tech4Smart Cities website to participate.
    Tech4Smart Cities operates in a B2B meetings format, focused on creating new partnerships in the fields of urban mobility, energy performance, sustainable construction, circularity, low carbon economy and digital transformation. See their website for more details and to apply to participate.
    Co-hosted by: Enterprise European Network and Hub Brussels

  • Ticket Hall
    Registration Opens for Cleantech Forum Europe

    Pick up your badge and attend the afternoon pre-event sessions that are planned before the Cleantech Forum Europe Opening Sessions and Reception.

  • European Women in Cleantech and Sustainability (Invite-Only Pre-Event to Cleantech Forum Europe)

    Cleantech Group is delighted to welcome to Brussels, Women in Cleantech and Sustainability (WCS), a US-based not-for-profit, fostering an influential network of professionals to further the roles of women in growing the clean economy and making a positive impact on the environment. WCS are in Europe to build their presence and will offer a closed door discussion session intended for anyone who wishes to discover more about this great organization. Hear from the team at WCS as they share information about the organization, their initiatives and what they envision for their future in terms of partners, volunteers and potential members.

    Contact forums@cleantech.com if interested in attending this session and learning more about WCS.

    Hosted by: Women in Cleantech and Sustainability (WCS)

  • Ticket Hall
    Welcome and Opening Session

    Join Cleantech Group CEO, Richard Youngman, as he welcomes attendees to Brussels, capital of Europe, and host city of the 18th annual Cleantech Forum Europe. During this opening session, attendees will be introduced to the most relevant facets of our host city and our audience:
    • An overview of the innovation and venturing landscape of Brussels and beyond.
    • A review of the EU policy landscape, a key enabler of successful cleantech innovation in the coming years.
    • An introduction to some of the 40+ companies being featured in the program and a preview into the Cleantech 50 to Watch.

  • Networking Session
    Ticket Hall
    The 2022 Cleantech Forum Europe Opening Reception

    Take time to enjoy a cocktail and light hors d’oeuvres while building a connection with other attendees.

November 9, 2022

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  • Ticket Hall
    Registration & Welcome Coffee
  • Ticket Hall
    From Commitments to Actions: The Sprint to Net Zero has Barely Begun

    To set the stage for the Forum, Cleantech Group will provide a tour of the 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. Along with some guest contributors, this opening session will focus on providing key insights and perspectives on cleantech innovation in Europe, and globally.

  • Networking Session
    Ticket Hall
    Networking Break
  • Adaptability, Bravery and Collaboration: new approaches for energy transformation at scale in Europe

    In today’s operating environment where geopolitical unpredictability, rising costs of energy and living, and insecurity of supply chains are dominant issues, entrepreneurial companies – and their stakeholders – have a whole new set of challenges to work through in order to enable the energy systems transformations needed. Solutions to address these issues, and which are ready to scale, exist. But new approaches and ways of working with stakeholders are needed if these are to rapidly transform into European champions. Some leading European innovators will voice their experiences of the new set of challenges of 2022, and some ideas of what they see as necessary from the ecosystem if we are to use this time of crisis to advance our common agenda.

    Co-hosted by Inven Capital

  • Showcase Session
    Innovation Showcase: meet some of the 2022 Cleantech 50 to Watch

    In early October, Cleantech Group will release the 2022 edition of our Cleantech 50 to Watch list. This list highlights 50 early-stage innovators with potentially high-impact solutions to fight the climate crisis. Some will be with us in Brussels to present their companies.

  • Investor tips to put ESG and impact into practice

    The aim of this workshop is to give practical advice and tips to both investors and start-ups as to how to implement and integrate ESG and impact procedures, such as ESG due diligence or calculating environmental impact, into their investment strategies / day-to-day business. Moreover, the challenges and opportunities around ESG and impact will be addressed, as well as how ESG and impact can add value to a business.

    Co-hosted by Klima Capital

  • Networking Session
    Ticket Hall
    Networking Lunch
  • Like it or not, O&G majors are critical to the energy transition. Here's why

    O&G majors don’t come any bigger than Saudi Aramco. And it is they, in this lunchtime session (please have your lunch first) who will make the case for why O&G majors are going to be critical to both providing a continued and secure supply of energy, through the major changes that will occur if we are indeed to achieve the decarbonization of the global economy by mid-century and to accelerating to industrial and systemic scale those sustainable solutions that will enable such transformations.

    Co-hosted by Aramco Ventures

  • DER Management: A Consumer Focus will be Part of the Next Wave

    Markets for grid participation from Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are opening up worldwide, allowing for aggregation networking effects. Right now, companies that offer value to utilities are leading in the space, but the next leg of the journey will involve proving a compelling case for consumers. A panel of speakers will discuss what is necessary to improve the revenue profile for consumers.

  • Showcase Session
    Innovation Showcase 2: Meet Innovation Companies Looking for Capital and Partners

    Interested in presenting your company? Apply by September 30 to be considered.

    Innovation startups and scaleups looking for capital and partners will present their company and why they think they have a solution of interest to Europe.

  • Food and fuel of the future: the untapped climate potential of seaweed

    A Cleantech Group analyst will provide a briefing based on their recent research, spotlighting the challenges and opportunities for global seaweed cultivation and processing, and providing a landscape of some of the key innovators and players out there to pay attention to. The room is small (think approx. 20), to allow for easy and natural interaction. Get there in time to avoid any chance of the room being maxed out!

  • Transition Break
  • Construction Waste: A Big Problem Crying Out for Solutions

    Buildings and the construction sector are responsible for close to 40% of global GHG emissions. This session will look at some emerging case studies and solutions tackling construction waste and leading the way towards a greener industry.

  • Showcase Session
    Innovation Showcase 3: Meet Innovation Companies Looking for Capital and Partners

    Interested in presenting your company? Apply by September 30 to be considered.

    Innovation startups and scaleups looking for capital and partners will present their company and why they think they have a solution of interest to Europe.

  • Interactive Briefing

    Hear from Cleantech Group analysts on some of the most pressing issues and topics impacting sustainable innovation. These sessions will be smaller and interactive. Topics to be announced soon.

  • Networking Session
    Ticket Hall
    Networking Break
  • The Next Tech Frontier: Unlocking the Potential of Diverse Cleantech Founders and Intrapreneurs

    Achieving net zero is about more than just decarbonizing. With climate change set to disproportionately affect women globally, and ESG considerations on the rise, we believe CEO’s, investors and policymakers must do more to enable the involvement of women as changemakers in all innovation/tech ecosystems, but especially in cleantech. If women’s leadership could be the key to unlocking a zero-carbon future, what can we all do to ensure that the insight of women in both the corporate and entrepreneurial cleantech ecosystem benefit our future?

  • Showcase Session
    Innovation Showcase 4: Meet Innovation Companies Looking for Capital and Partners

    Interested in presenting your company? Apply by September 30 to be considered.

    Innovation startups and scaleups looking for capital and partners will present their company and why they think they have a solution of interest to Europe.

  • 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.

    Co-hosted by: Taylor Wessing

  • Transition Break
  • Smart Cities and Micromobility

    In addition to electrifying cars and buses, new methods of transportation will be needed to reduce congestion and emissions from transport in cities. Hear from innovators who are rewriting the urban mobility playbook.

  • Showcase Session
    Innovation Showcase 5: Meet Innovation Companies Looking for Capital and Partners

    Interested in presenting your company? Apply by September 30 to be considered.

    Innovation startups and scaleups looking for capital and partners will present their company and why they think they have a solution of interest to Europe.

  • Train World
    The 18th Annual Cleantech Forum Europe Reception, Dinner & Awards

    Join us at Train World for the 18th Cleantech Forum Europe Dinner & Awards event—a special evening in a special location. The evening starts with drinks on arrival followed by a seated dinner, as well as the presentation of the 2022 European Cleantech Awards. Join us as we honor award winners, reconnect with acquaintances and make new connections.
    Co-hosted by: Oraxys

November 10, 2022

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  • Networking Session
    Ticket Hall
    Networking Coffee
  • Champions of Europe: Scaling European Sustainable Industrial Solutions

    In January 2022, two European companies, Sunfire and Skeleton Technologies, entered the Global Cleantech 100 Hall of Fame. Having been on the Global Cleantech 100 an impressive seven times, they became just the 12th and 13th companies worldwide, the 3rd and 4th from Europe, to reach this milestone across the 14 years’ history. The founders of both companies will join us to reflect on their journeys and to look ahead at the scaling phase now in front of them.

  • Transition Break
  • Hydrogen for Industrial Applications

    Hydrogen is an important industrial feedstock with over 70 million tonnes of production annually, yet demand for hydrogen is set to increase. In this session, we will discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by increasing demand for hydrogen for production of fuels, chemicals, and steel.

  • Showcase Session
    Innovation Showcase 6: Meet Innovation Companies Looking for Capital and Partners

    Interested in presenting your company? Apply by September 30 to be considered.

    Innovation startups and scaleups looking for capital and partners will present their company and why they think they have a solution of interest to Europe.

  • Interactive Briefing

    Hear from Cleantech Group analysts on some of the most pressing issues and topics impacting sustainable innovation. These sessions will be smaller and interactive. Topics to be announced soon.

  • Networking Session
    Ticket Hall
    Networking Break
  • Composites and Additive Manufacturing

    Speakers will discuss the latest developments in composites, their manufacture and the key role they play in reducing material consumption and enabling cleantech applications, from bicycles to wind turbines and beyond.

  • Showcase Session
    Innovation Showcase 7: Meet Innovation Companies Looking for Capital and Partners

    Interested in presenting your company? Apply by September 30 to be considered.

    Innovation startups and scaleups looking for capital and partners will present their company and why they think they have a solution of interest to Europe.

  • Interactive Briefing

    Hear from Cleantech Group analysts on some of the most pressing issues and topics impacting sustainable innovation. These sessions will be smaller and interactive. Topics to be announced soon.

  • Networking Session
    Ticket Hall
    Networking Lunch
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuels

    This session will look at the market dynamics and pathways for production of sustainable aviation fuel.

  • Showcase Session
    Innovation Showcase 8: Meet Innovation Companies Looking for Capital and Partners

    Interested in presenting your company? Apply by September 30 to be considered.

    Innovation startups and scaleups looking for capital and partners will present their company and why they think they have a solution of interest to Europe.

  • Networking Session
    Ticket Hall
    Networking Break
  • Next Generation of Heating and Cooling

    Resolving the near 40% of emissions from buildings will be critical for net zero and decarbonization goals globally. A panel of experts will discuss alternative methods of heating and cooling that are being presented by innovators which could offer powerful solutions to pressing challenges.

  • Networking Session
    Ticket Hall
    Closing Networking Reception

    Take advantage of one last chance to network and spend time with colleagues while having a cocktail and enjoying hors d’oeuvres before heading off to enjoy a last night in Brussels.

Travel/Venue

Venue

Located in Brussels, Maison de la Poste is a newly renovated venue for conferences and events. What was Europe’s largest shipping and customs hub has become a beautifully reimagined conference centre, through a major sustainable urbanisation project. It is to be found at: Rue Picard 5/7, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium.

Visit Maison de la Poste!

Getting Here

Maison de la Poste, the conference venue, is a 10 minute walk from the main tram line. It is a 25 minute walk or 10 minute bus from Brussels North (one of Brussels’ main railway stations). A free shuttle service is available to transport attendees from Brussels North to Maison de la Poste.

A train travels every 10 minutes from both Brussels Zaventem airport (for those flying) and from Gare du Midi (for train travelers) to Brussels North station.

Travel Alert

It has come to our attention that trains are not running from Brussels starting Friday, November 11 due to track work. There seems to be regular Eurostar and TGV trains scheduled Thursday night, but no train service Friday and Saturday. Please plan accordingly.

Hotel

Our official hotel room block will be at the DoubleTree Brussels, which is a 5 minute walk from Brussels North station. Our discounted rate (excluding city tax of 4.24€ per night):

  • 7 November – 175.00 €
  • 8-9 November – 195.00 €
  • 10 November – 175.00 €

Secure your reservation at the current special price before 23 October 2022.

Book your reservation today!

Rue Gineste 3, 1210 Brussels, Belgium

Speakers

Would you like to join us as a speaker? Or would you like to nominate someone else? Complete our quick-and-easy Speaker Nomination form by September 30. Our speakers are experts from all corners of the cleantech ecosystem.

Apply Now!

 

Sponsors

Sponsorship Increases Your Visibility

We’re grateful to our sponsors for making Cleantech Forum Europe 2022 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 2022? Please contact us at sponsors@cleantech.com to discuss opportunities. 

 Regular TicketsInnovator TicketsInvestor/Corporate Tickets
Until 22 September $2,095$1,295$2,095
From 23 September$2,495$1,595$2,495

Guidelines on ticket types and discounts

*List prices above exclude VAT. They will have 21% VAT (Value Added Tax) added to them in the registration process.

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 Brussels plus give your company profile a boost.

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

  • Brief information on your company is shared with investors/corporates, to help them identify companies of interest, and used to make additional introductions.
  • Speaker or presentation opportunities – the earlier you register and apply via this form, the greater your chances of being featured in an Innovation Showcase
  • All innovation companies will have a virtual exhibit on our event app to help all other companies identify, and connect to, innovation companies of interest.

 

Investor/Corporate Ticket

Register for an Investor/Corporate Ticket to connect with all attendees in Brussels 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.
  • Possible speaker or presentation opportunities – the earlier you register, the greater your chances of being included in the agenda. To be proactive, you can also complete this form to tell us if you have a particular subject or expertise you wish for us to consider you for.

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).