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How will disruption and transformation impact you? Build powerful new alliances at Cleantech Forum Europe in Luxembourg on 18-20 May.

Since 2002, we’ve brought together global investors, innovators, corporates and change makers looking for answers to the biggest question: who will lead the transformation we’re all waiting for?

We’ll let our community tell you what makes Cleantech Forum Europe invaluable.

Reasons to attend Cleantech Forum Europe Sandra TrittenCleantech Forum Europe is a conference where you exchange in an interactive way on the latest topics with all different kinds of stakeholders relevant to our ecological and environmental future. It is a unique opportunity you can only get there.”

-Sandra Trittin, Co-Founder and Head of Business Development & Marketing, tiko Energy Solutions

 

 

“For me, the Cleantech Forum remains a unique opportunity to meet with the most significant and active investors in clean energy and environmental technologies in Europe, partake in conversations that inform new investment directions and create opportunities to work with peers in supporting new companies together. the Forum’s uniqueness resides in its ability to bring together the whole industry for a couple of days and create the opportunities for co-investment in portfolio companies”                                                             

                                                        -Julien Mialaret, Operating Partner, Idinvest Partners

Reasons to attend CLeantech Forum Europe in Luxembourg fro Antoine Hubert

 

I was able to meet with several very interesting people, with good prospects of future business!”

-Antoine Hubert, CEO, Ynsect

 

Who Attends

You’ll interact with the people, companies and technologies building a decarbonized and resource efficient future.

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What to Expect

A wide range of sessions means you can choose the topics and formats that interest you most. Pursue your area or expertise or widen your horizons. Our agenda will cover all six of our industrial sectors.

Agenda

Welcome to the 2020s: The Time to Lead

The 2020s brings the threat of chaos. Can Europe lead the revolution and transform its industries? Will it demonstrate that halving emissions while fostering prosperity is possible? This year’s European Forum agenda is developing around themes to prepare you for the 2020s:

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Deep De-Carbonization

Halving our emissions requires deep cuts in the carbon intensity of our industries. Where are the low-hanging fruit and longer shots?

Circularity

In every sector, circularity offers new opportunities. What is the potential scope and scale? Can we stop the make, use and dispose model?

Inspired by nature

More than ever, we’re turning to natural solutions to fight the climate crisis. Can we leverage soil, trees and biodiversity to create a climate-positive path?

Digital for Good

Edge connectivity, AI and digitization enable decentralization and optimization. But data demands energy. What role should digitization play in the 2020s?

Resilience and Urbanization

The climate crisis is pushing us toward adaptation. Cities face the brunt of the risk and depend on innovation for survival.

Financing the Transition

How will financing models and players evolve in the 2020s to scale innovation faster and achieve the transition we’re all waiting for?

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May 18, 2020

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  • Pre-Registration
  • Registration
    Cleantech Tour of Luxembourg

    For the 12th year running, Cleantech Forum Europe will offer a pre-Forum opportunity to see some of the cleantech sights of our host city/area. Two alternative visits are offered:

    Option 1: Belval: From Sunset of the Steel Industry to City of Sciences

    Until 1997, when the last blast furnaces were closed down, Belval was the heart of Luxembourg’s thriving steel industry. Over the past few years, the abandoned brownfield site has been turned into a bustling neighbourhood with office buildings, shops, restaurants and housing. Named the City of Sciences, Belval also hosts the University of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and the successful incubator Technoport.

    The study visit will give you an insight into the urbanisation plans and architectural solutions that combine Belval’s industrial past with all the requirements of a modern eco-district. International engineering company, Paul Wurth, will explore the production of sustainable steel and renowned research institute LIST will present its activities in the field of smart cities.

    Option 2: Kirchberg: Sustainability Drives a Leading Business District

    Kirchberg is one of Luxembourg’s main business districts and home to several European institutions. Originally dominated by large business buildings, the area is now being transformed into a sustainable, welcoming neighbourhood where people live, work, shop and relax. The City of Luxembourg is reviewing the ratio between housing and offices, and the current number of around 6,000 inhabitants is eventually expected to grow to 25,000.

    The study visit will introduce you to the plans and concepts for the area’s sustainable development, showcase several buildings that are being built according to cradle-to-cradle principles and highlight the recent massive investments into innovative public transport solutions.

    You can reserve your place through the registration form.

    (Places will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis via the registration system, so we recommend registering early if you want to join!)

  • Executive Summit - Financing Sustainable Innovation in the 2020s (by invitation only)

    Globally, venture capital is seen as one of the main levers supporting innovative companies. However, there are areas where VC has shown weakness, especially when capital expenditures are high. As we enter a new decade of opportunities, we must take stock of new financing models and what they can bring to our space.

    In this session, innovation financiers of all types – venture capitalists, project financiers, corporations, family funds, impact investors, accelerators, universities and governments discuss how different financing models can work together to accelerate the rise of sustainable technology.

  • Foyer
    Registration & Opening of Cleantech Forum Europe
  • Main Conference Room
    Welcome to Luxembourg and Host City of our 16th Cleantech Forum Europe!

    Welcome to Luxembourg, the Host City of our 16th Cleantech Forum Europe! Our opening session begins with an introduction to the innovation, and venturing landscape of our host region to offer context for the next two days, give you an idea of the players to meet and companies to hear.

  • Foyer
    Welcome Reception

May 19, 2020

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  • Foyer
    Registration & Welcome Coffee
  • Entrepreneur & Investor Speed Networking (pre-registration only)

    The Entrepreneur & Investor Speed Networking session will connect investors, corporates, and entrepreneurs via a facilitated ‘speed dating’ format. Entrepreneurs will have the chance to meet with multiple investors throughout the session. To be equitable for all participants, this session is designed as ‘blind’ for both the entrepreneur and investor/corporate. As you register for the event you will automatically be prompted by the question to participate if you are in applicable category. You will be asked to fill out some preferences which will be the basis of the matching.

    Limited seating, first come first served principal.

  • Main Conference Room
    Welcome to the 2020s: this will be no ordinary decade!

    Our opening morning plenary will include Cleantech Group’s annual lay of the land, incorporating the trends and organizations to keep an eye on, in the months and years ahead.

    Along with guest speakers, the opening session of the day will provide you with some key themes and things to look out for in the 2020s – including shifts to localization and circularity, Green Deals, and the potential for some big shifts (e.g. towards strategies of greater ambition and scale, towards differently-positioned investor mandates, and shifts of innovation capital towards Resilience and Adaptation)

  • Networking Break

    From this point, most of our programming takes place in parallel tracks so you have a wider variety of subjects to choose from.

  • Room D
    Closing the Loop on Electronics

    Electronic waste is increasing and polluting our ecosystems by leaching heavy metals. Can we use electronics for longer by repairing, refurbishing or remanufacturing to avoid disposal? Our session explores new technologies and business models facilitating circularity in electronics.

    Co-hosted by BNP

  • Main Conference Room
    Innovation and Cities: taking bolder climate action

    Over 400 cities across the world have declared climate change an emergency. They face hazards that make it harder to protect and improve their citizens’ lives. A business-as-usual response won’t cut it. Hear forward-thinking city representatives discuss the innovations they really need and the opportunities and challenges they face in scaling new technologies.

  • Interaction Track
    Meeting Room 2
    The Decade of the Energy Molecule

    Ammonia, methanol and hydrogen are now considered direct replacements for carbon-based fuels with the ability to decouple transport, heating and industrial processes from fossil fuels. This session explores how the 2020s could be the year of the energy molecule.

  • Foyet
    Networking Lunch
  • Lunch Session - Legal Clinic (Taylor Wessing)
  • Room D
    Accelerating Vehicle Electrification: batteries and infrastructure

    Co-hosted by InnoEnergy

  • Main Conference Room
    Circular Carbon

    Co-hosted by Capricorn Partners

  • Interaction Track
    Meeting Room 2
    The Emergence of Biodiversity Businesses

    Biodiversity can be good business: healthy pollinators help produce more food, diverse forests generate more timber and protected areas attract eco-tourists. How can biodiversity change the way we think of business?

  • Transition Break
  • Main Conference Room
    Energy Showcase

    A showcase of companies looking to de-carbonize the energy space.

    Co-hosted by Encevo

  • Interaction Track
    Meeting Room 2
    From pipes to taps - building a successful digital water business

    As sensors, imaging and devices become cheaper, digital water is slowly but surely expanding from utility-scale leak detection to smart home water management. However, building a successful story in the digital water space can be challenging. This session will discuss how to go from lab to a successful business and investment case in the water space.

    Co-hosted by Agio Capital & Business Solutions

  • Networking Break
  • Room D
    Traceability in the Energy Supply Chain

    Renewable energy certificates and guarantees of origin are nothing new, but corporate demand is increasing scrutiny in order to determine how green packaged renewable supply contracts really are. As a result, innovators are looking at certificate-tracking opportunities to make renewable energy more traceable, granular and easy to manage. Our session explores the technology and business models being developed and commercialized in Europe.

  • Main Conference Room
    A Showcase of Digital for Good Companies
  • Interaction Track
    Meeting Room 2
    Fast Fashion Slows Down: emerging business models

    The fast fashion industry produces 92 million tons of waste every year, most of which is incinerated or sent to landfill. How can we apply circular principles to the fashion industry to repair or remanufacture clothes, offer new business models like rental services or create clothes to last? This session explores the drivers forcing change and the innovation facilitating it.

  • Transition Break
  • Main Conference Room
    Plenary Session
  • Downtime prior to Gala Dinner / Transportation of Guests to Neumünster Abbey
  • Neumünster Abbey
    The 16th Annual Cleantech Forum Reception, Dinner & Awards

    Join us for the 16th Cleantech Forum Europe Dinner and Awards at Neumünster Abbey. There will be drinks on arrival from 7:00pm, followed by a 7:30pm seated dinner, as well as the presentation of the 2020 European Cleantech Awards.

    (Limited to 220 places – seats get reserved through the registration form on a first-come, first-served basis.)

May 20, 2020

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  • Foyet
    Registration and Welcome Coffee
  • Main Conference Room
    Plenary Session
  • Transition Break
  • Room D
    Circular Batteries

    As more of us switch to electric vehicles, what will we do with growing number of end-of-life batteries? Demand for materials and the environmental impact of discarding batteries are forcing the market find solutions. In this session we explore how these solutions can be scaled over the next ten years.

  • Main Conference Room
    Reforestation: from carbon credits to climate adaptation

    With rising temperatures and an increasing number of wildfires, forests can be a double-edged sword – helping fight climate change and presenting risks. Can resilient forests help us fight the climate crisis?

  • Networking Break
  • Room D
    Decarbonizing Heavy Industry

    Industry is responsible for about 24% of all GHG emissions – more than transportation and almost as much as energy. Decarbonizing heavy industry won’t be easy, but it is possible. Europe has recently become a testing ground for industrial players piloting short-term and long-term decarbonization technologies. The session explores what pathways are most viable today and offer the biggest potential for impact.

  • Main Conference Room
    Circularity Showcase
  • Interaction Track
    Meeting Room 2
    Soil Wealth: regenerative agriculture and carbon markets

    Could the fastest way to solve climate change be paying farmers to sequester carbon by adopting regenerative agriculture practices? Offering farmers an additional revenue stream through a new markets also creates investment opportunities. What are the key challenges and opportunities in this market?

  • Networking Lunch
  • Lunch Session - SolarImpulse Foundation
  • Room D
    Corporates and Plastics: recycle or replace?

    The US, EU and China have all introduced legislation forcing corporates to assume Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for some of the plastic they produce. Corporates now face the choice of increasing plastic recycling or doing away with plastics altogether. This session explores this dichotomy, the coming regulatory changes and potential trade-offs for corporates.

  • Networking Break
  • Main Conference Room
    Indoor Farming: making cities food-resilient

    Greenhouse, sunless vertical and container farms are all finding profitable applications and use-cases. Will this help make cities more food-resilient?

  • Main Conference Room
    Closing Reception

Travel

HERE’S OUR GUIDE FOR PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO LUXEMBOURG:

Forum Venue – the Forum will be held at the European Convention Center Luxembourg (ECCL)

16th Annual Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony – the Dinner will be held at the Neumünster Abbey (max 220 seats available)

Hotel Accommodations – guidance on our special rate hotel at the Novotel Luxembourg Kirchberg

How to Get to Luxembourg / the Venueinfo coming soon

Forum Venue

The 2020 Cleantech Forum Europe will be held at the European Convention Center Luxembourg (ECCL) in Luxembourg. This modern venue is located on Luxembourg City’s Kirchberg plateau, within walking distance from a number of major European institutions.

European Convention Center Luxembourg | 4 Place de l’Europe | 1499 Luxembourg

16th Annual Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

The 16th Annual Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, 19 May will take place at the Neumünster Abbey in the Marcel Jullian Agora. This inner courtyard of the Neumünster Abbey – a UNESCO World Heritage site – is covered with a glass canopy whose airy and contemporary architecture is in perfect harmony with the stone walls, vestiges of another era.

Due to this unique venue, there is a 220-seat maximum for the dinner. Seats will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registrants are more likely to receive a seat. 

Hotel Accommodations

NOVOTEL LUXEMBOURG KIRCHBERG

Reserve your room at the official venue of Cleantech Forum Europe. Our special hotel block rate of €170/night will be available for the nights of May 17 – May 20, with limited availability May 15-16 and May 21-22 on request. Deadline to book is 1 May 2020.

HOW TO BOOK:
  1. Follow the booking link.
  2. Fill in “NOVOTEL LUXEMBOURG KIRCHBERG” in the DESTINATION field.
  3. Click the SEARCH button at the bottom of the page.
  4. Select the SUPERIOR ROOM option. Choose the CLEANTECH GROUP pricing option with our negotiated rate.
  5. Click BOOK and fill in your personal information to confirm your reservation.

 

 

Novotel Luxembourg Kirchberg
6 Rue du Fort Niedergruenewald
2226 Luxembourg

 

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Sponsors

Sponsorship Increases Your Visibility

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

Best Rate:
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Winter Rate:
Jan 1 - Feb 29
March Rate:
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Easter Rate:
April 1 - April 30
Full Rate:
May 1 - May 17
On-Site Rate:
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*All registration fees are subject to an additional 17% VAT*

The Forum Registration Fee Includes:

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

100% Satisfaction Guarantee to Cleantech Forum “First-Timers”

Cleantech Group has run Forums since 2002 with many annual returnees. As a statement of confidence – and as a commitment to newcomers’ satisfaction, who are least familiar with the event – we will gladly refund your registration fee if you are dissatisfied with the value you received from participating in your first Forum.

Available Discounts

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

Discounts are available to the following individuals. 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 is deemed to have been applied.

  • CTG Subscribers: The CTG subscriber rate – $300 off the registration fee – is available to paying subscribers of CTG. You must register with the email address you use to log into i3. If you have any issues with your subscriber discount, please email us at forumeurope@cleantech.com
    • You can find more information about our services and subscription offerings here.
  • i3 Start-up Users: If you have an active start-up profile on i3, you will have access to an exclusive start-up rate of $1295. Please email forumeurope@cleantech.com for profile verification and how to register.
    • If you do not have an active i3 startup profile, go to i3connect.com and select “For Start-ups” to create one.
  • Government/Non-Profit Representatives: We offer a tiered discount rate for government employees and non-profit representatives. For more information, or to receive this rate, please email us at forums@cleantech.com with the name of your organization and verification of your government or non-profit status.
  • Groups of 3+: If your organization or company would like to bring 3 or more attendees, we offer special group rates. For groups of 3, 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 do not offer a student rate to the Forum. Instead, we encourage students to apply to be a Forum volunteer to get access to unique networking and learning opportunities.

Media

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

Volunteering

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

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

Terms & Conditions

For the full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

  • Invoice Policy:
    • If an invoice is requested, payment will be required by no later than the Event Date. If payment is not received before then, Cleantech Group reserves the right to cancel the registration without notice. Payment may be made by check, credit card or bank transfer.
  • Substitutions:
    • A request to transfer a registration to a colleague should be made by giving written notice via email. Cleantech Group reserves the right to deny a request for such a substitution, but will not unreasonably do so.
  • Cancellation Policy:
    • Up to 12 weeks before the event date, a 20% cancellation fee will be applicable
    • Up to 8 weeks before the event date, a 30% cancellation fee will be applicable
    • Up to 4 weeks before the event date, a 50% cancellation fee will be applicable
    • Less than 4 weeks before the event date, the full fee will be applicable
    • No Show, the full fee will be applicable

If you have any questions about registration, please feel free to contact us at forumeurope@cleantech.com.