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Connect to the people and ideas with the power to take us from chaos to transformation at Cleantech Forum San Francisco. Coming to a screen near you on 19-21 January.

This year, our theme, From Chaos to Transformation: Tackling the Climate Crisis Together will inspire you to find your next partner and uncover the innovations and ideas transforming our shared future.

By introducing you to rising star companies in the 2021 Global Cleantech 100 and beyond, as well as providing you with updates on key innovation trends and topics to pay attention to in 2021+, Cleantech Forum San Francisco is committed to helping you get re-set in January for 2021+, with a refreshed mindset and new ideas, leads, and contacts.

We hope you and your team will join us for the January 2021 Cleantech Forum season.

 

 

 

The Advantages of Attending Cleantech Forum San Francisco – for all Participants

  • Open Networking + AI-Powered connectivity  – dedicated randomized networking sessions as well as suggested matches based on your interests and ambitions, meet new people, technologies, companies and investors that are right for you.
  • Updates on key investment trends and themes  – get re-set for 2021+ by listening to thought leaders and expert panels, and participating in informal and interactive discussion sessions.
  • Meet some of the 2021 Global Cleantech 100 companies and other rising stars – hear approx. 25 companies present live, and discover more beyond in the Exhibit area.
  • Team Access – our approach to registration is designed to have you easily add and involve more team members, to maximize return on your investment, and to reduce screen time per individual.

Team Packages – and Special/Limited Offerings for Entrepreneurs and Investors/Corporates

  • Facilitated Introductions and Meetings – being part of our Actively Managed Meetings Program will maximize your opportunities of finding future partners as we will pre-schedule a series of speed meetings between companies and investor/ corporates and make additional introductions and beyond.
  • Peer-to-Peer Roundtables for Investors and Corporates – gain insights, new connections and dealflow from an exclusive, invite-only session for co-investors and other experts in your area.
    Please note that there are only a limited number of these special team packages and you will need to have registered by 15 December to  be part of the special meetings program. To find out more, visit our dedicated pages for Entrepreneurs and for Investor/Corporates. (See top menu bar)

Enjoy Personalized Support 

  • Dedicated help –  all attendees are assigned a Cleantech Group team member who will answer your questions and help you make the most of the event. 
  • A pre-event webinar introducing the platform – by investing a little time ahead of the event, you can navigate the platform, and understand how to make the most from the event.

Gain Insight From A Fast-Paced Agenda

  • Access to half-day research-led programs – our agenda challenges you with the latest trends, analysis and innovations transforming sustainability.
  • Downloadable slide decks and Access to Recordings – you won’t miss any of the information delivered during our sessions.
  • A detailed Cleantech Group takeaway – finish the event on a high note Cleantech Group’s slides on the key innovation and investment trends highlighted during the event

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 draw from the six sectors in our industrial coverage.

 

Who Attends

The Forum connects the latest generation of start-ups with investors and corporates looking for new partners.

Meet the people who attended our 2020 Forum.

 

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

“One of the best conferences I have ever been to”
Gregorio Oberti, Managing Director, PwC

“Startups, entrepreneurs, investors, corporates – all the most influential leaders and innovators of the global cleantech industry gather at Cleantech Forum San Francisco to attend meaningful discussions and identify new trends, emerging innovations and their deployment. It really is a MUST in the cleantech industry.”
Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder & Managing Director, Cycle Capital Management

“It was an absolute blast! Loved my first Cleantech Forum. What amazing people you gather. Feeling inspired and motivated.”
Claire O’Connor, Senior Advisor, International Affairs, US Department of Energy

“Thank you for a great forum! I was humbled by the smart and experienced people I met, it was great rubbing shoulders with such intelligent people. And I’m following up with several of them!”
Kathy Giori, Vice President, Arduino

Contact

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

Entrepreneurs

Welcome to Cleantech Forum San Francisco, coming to a screen near you on 19-21 January.

From our 40+ Cleantech Forums worldwide since 2003, we know that the greatest benefit for entrepreneurial companies is access to our network of investors and corporations. For that reason, we are offering innovation companies a special package.

Please note that there are only a limited number of these special team packages and you will need to have registered by 15 December to be part of all aspects of the special meetings program.

Team Packages – Special/Limited Offerings created for Entrepreneurs

  • Facilitated introductions and meetings – being part of our Actively Managed Meetings Program will maximize your opportunities of finding future partners as Cleantech Group will pre-schedule a series of speed meetings with investor/corporates and make additional introductions beyond.
  • Booth on the platform – a dedicated page where you can share information about your business and connect to everyone that visits you.
  • Feature in the Forum Company Guide that will be shared with investor and corporates (from which they will ask us to make some targeted introductions).
  • Marketing representative – include a marketing/sales representative (at no additional cost) as support for your exhibitor booth.

More Advantages for Entrepreneurs to Attending Cleantech Forum San Francisco 

  • Open networking + AI-powered connectivity  – dedicated randomized networking sessions as well as suggested matches based on your interests and ambitions, meet new investors and partners that are right for you.
  • Team access – our approach to registration is designed to have you easily add and involve more team members, to maximize return on your investment, and to reduce screen time per individual.
  • Considered to be featured in the agenda – all entrepreneurs that register are considered for sessions, increase your chances of being featured in the agenda by signing up today.

Enjoy Personalized Support 

  • Dedicated help –  you will be assigned a Cleantech Group team member who will answer your questions and help you make the most of the event. 
  • A pre-event webinar introducing the platform – by investing a little time ahead of the event, you can navigate the platform, and understand how to make the most from the event.

Find your new potential investors and partners

Meet a large group of investors and corporates at Cleantech Forum San Francisco to discuss future opportunities. These are just a few of the ones you could meet – for example at the dedicated speed meetings session with innovation/tech companies (Tuesday, 19 January).

View the full list of last year’s Cleantech Forum San Francisco investor and corporate participants.

Register Today

Sign up for either our standard tickets or the entrepreneur team package with the added benefits.

All entrepreneurs that sign up are considered for sessions, increase your chances of being featured in the agenda by signing up today.

 

 

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LIMITED AVAILABILITY: To be part of all aspects of Cleantech Group’s actively managed meetings program you need to be registered by 15 December. The meetings program only applies to the team package.

We’ll let your peers tell you what makes our Cleantech Forums 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

 

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

-Antoine Hubert, CEO, Ynsect

 

 

 

 

“A fantastically curated and attended event. One of the best places for Cleantech start-ups to spend time with venture capital and strategic investors.” -Jo-Jo Hubbard, Electron

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Cleantech Forum San Francisco and your options as an entrepreneur, please feel free to contact us at forumsf@cleantech.com.

Investors/Corporates

Welcome to Cleantech Forum San Francisco, coming to a screen near you on 19-21 January.

From our 40+ Cleantech Forums worldwide since 2003, we know one of the greatest benefits we offer is access to our network of innovation companies, investors and corporations. For that reason, we are offering investors and corporates a special package.

Please note that there are only a limited number of these special team packages and you will need to have registered by 15 December to  be part of all aspects of the special meetings program.

Team Packages – and Special/Limited Offerings for Investors/Corporates

  • Facilitated introductions and meetings – being part of our Actively Managed Meetings Program will maximize your opportunities of finding future partners as we will pre-schedule a series of speed meetings between companies and investor/ corporates and make additional introductions and beyond.
  • Peer-to-Peer roundtables for Investors and Corporates – gain insights, new connections and dealflow from an exclusive, invite-only session for co-investors and other experts in your area.
  • Booth on the platform – a dedicated page where you can share information about your  interest areas, and connect to everyone that visits you.
  • Marketing representative – include a marketing/sales representative (at no additional cost) as support for your exhibitor booth.

More Advantages for Investors/Corporates Attending Cleantech Forum San Francisco

  • Open networking + AI-powered connectivity  – dedicated randomized networking sessions as well as suggested matches based on your interests and ambitions, meet new people, technologies, companies and investors that are right for you.
  • Updates on key investment trends and themes  – get re-set for 2021+ by listening to thought leaders and expert panels, and participating in informal and interactive discussion sessions.
  • Meet some of the 2021 Global Cleantech 100 companies and other rising stars – hear approx. 25 companies present live, and discover more beyond in the Exhibit area.
  • Team access – our approach to registration is designed to have you easily add and involve more team members, to maximize return on your investment, and to reduce screen time per individual.

Connect with Innovators and other Investors/Corporates

Our personalized service to connect you with innovators and peers. You’ll be able to review the companies at the Forum and ask for some targeted introductions. And if registered by December 15, you’ll also be part of two invite-only sessions – investors/corporates roundtables (Wednesday January 20), and a speed meetings program with innovation/tech companies (Tuesday January 19)

Enjoy Personalized Support 

  • Dedicated help –  all attendees are assigned a Cleantech Group team member who will answer your questions and help you make the most of the event. 
  • A pre-event webinar introducing the platform – by investing a little time ahead of the event, you can navigate the platform, and understand how to make the most from the event.

Register Today

 

Register – Team Package

Register – Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIMITED AVAILABILITY: To be part of all aspects of Cleantech Group’s actively managed meetings program you need to be registered by 15 December. The meetings program only applies to the team package.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Cleantech Forum San Francisco and your options as an investor/corporate, please feel free to contact us at forumsf@cleantech.com.

Agenda

From Chaos to Transformation: Tackling the Climate Crisis Together

Our theme, From Chaos to Transformation: Tackling the Climate Crisis Together will inspire you to find your next partner and uncover the innovations and ideas transforming our shared future.

Each time-block on the agenda will provide variety for different team-members to take advantage of, consisting of sessions landscaping an innovation topic/trend, company presentations, small group discussions, and randomized networking. Visit regularly for updates. The agenda is subject to updates every week through December.

All timings are in PT (Pacific Time).

Featured speakers

January 19, 2021

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  • Plenary Session
    From Chaos to Transformation: Tackling the Climate Crisis Together

    As part of the welcome, Cleantech Group will help you get re-set for a better year, providing its typical tour of our innovation ecosystem, highlighting the key innovation topics and investment trends, to pay attention to in the year(s) ahead.

  • Networking Session
    Randomized Networking

    In these time-blocks, you will find yourselves in a series of short zoom breakouts with 3-4 people at a time, to recreate that feeling of meeting people at the in person coffee bar, between sessions

  • Landscape Session
    Parallel Session
    Semiconductors: enabling a power consumption revolution

    New forms of semiconductors are radically changing the economics in some of the world’s most demanding industries. How far might addressing previously unsolved power consumption challenges enable change and disruption? And in which key industries? And when? This session will explore.

    Co-hosted by Cycle Capital

  • Showcase Session
    Parallel Session
    Showcase / Presenting Companies

    In these time-blocks, a handful of exciting companies will be presenting themselves, with some Q&A from investors. Some companies will be drawn from our soon to be released 12th annual edition of the Global Cleantech 100. We expect to present 25-30 companies across the Forum, to inspire you and to kick-start your dealfow for the year ahead.

  • Landscape Session
    Parallel Session
    2020: The Year of the SPAC in Cleantech

    In these time-blocks, we will provide rapid fire deep dives to help you get smart (or smarter) on some topical innovation themes. Each will be seeded by some Cleantech Group research to provide you a solid starting-point landscape of the topic in question.

    Co-hosted by Marathon Capital

  • Showcase Session
    Parallel Session
    Showcase / Presenting Companies

    In these time-blocks, a handful of exciting companies will be presenting themselves, with some Q&A from investors. Some companies will be drawn from our soon to be released 12th annual edition of the Global Cleantech 100. We expect to present 25-30 companies across the Forum, to inspire you and to kick-start your dealfow for the year ahead.

  • Workshop Session
    The 2020’s: the decade of the clean energy molecule

    Energy experts around the world have come to the conclusion that a clean molecule is likely needed in order to decarbonize the hard to abate sectors such as heavy duty transportation, high energy density industry applications, and etc. This session will showcase selective technologies highlighting a range of alternative energy molecules, and their potential in the area of new renewable gas pathways, carbon capture, utilization, and storage, small scale H2 production, and zero emission transportation. These technologies have the potential to decarbonize our gas supply, provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy to our customers, and enable deep penetration of renewable energy.

    Co-hosted by SoCalGas

  • Informal Discussion Sessions - Meet New Funds, New Players, New Innovation/Investment Programs

    In this time-block our delegates will have the chance to hear from and meet new players on the cleantech innovation scene – be that a corporate with a new program, or an investor with fresh capital (dry powder). The chosen hosts will make short intro’s to explain who they are and what they are looking for. Numbers will be limited for such sessions, so that participants can come off mute and take an active role in the conversations.

  • 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 (on the team package).

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

    For those on the special team packages (for entrepreneurs and for investors/corporates) and signed up in time (before December 15), we will use this time to deliver a series of pre-scheduled, speed meetings between companies and investor/corporates.

January 20, 2021

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  • Plenary Session
    From Chaos to Transformation: Post Inauguration Policy Perspectives

    We will open the second day, a little later (to allow for anyone wanting to watch the Inauguration of the new US President). With that context, we will take a look at the implications for our innovation community of the elections on federal and state policies, how the US might  respond to the twin realities of a Covid-ravaged economy and an intensifying climate crisis.

  • Networking Session
    Randomized Networking

    In these time-blocks, you will find yourselves in a series of short zoom breakouts with 3-4 people at a time, to recreate that feeling of meeting people at the in person coffee bar, between sessions.

  • Landscape Session
    Parallel Session
    Electrifying Commercial Fleets – Unique Challenges and Solutions

    Longer range and higher payload requirements are just some of the major challenges to electrify commercial vehicle fleets. Unlike smaller passenger vehicles, electric commercial vehicles are riskier to finance, have more complex operations and need to be able to transport heavy loads, often long distances. In this session we’ll discuss promising solutions to help solve the unique barriers to electrification in this sector.

    Co-hosted by Ideanomics

  • Showcase Session
    Parallel Session
    Showcase / Presenting Companies

    In these time-blocks, a handful of exciting companies will be presenting themselves, with some Q&A from investors. Some companies will be drawn from our soon to be released 12th annual edition of the Global Cleantech 100. We expect to present 25-30 companies across the Forum, to inspire you and to kick-start your dealfow for the year ahead.

  • Workshop Session
    Parallel Session
    Betting on Hydrogen - but how much is hype?

    Many times over the last half century, the world has promoted the merits of hydrogen as a future fuel but each time the efforts were in vain. In 2020, with a global push to decarbonize transportation and power generation, hydrogen has been garnering unprecedented levels of attention. While emerging hydrogen technology developments and innovations are showing great promise, is this decade’s hype around hydrogen valid?

    Join us for an exciting discussion on the opportunities and challenges surrounding hydrogen and whether this technology will be enough to get us to a low-carbon, high-growth economy!

    Co-hosted by Evok Innovations

  • Showcase Session
    Parallel Session
    Showcase / Presenting Companies

    In these time-blocks, a handful of exciting companies will be presenting themselves, with some Q&A from investors. Some companies will be drawn from our soon to be released 12th annual edition of the Global Cleantech 100. We expect to present 25-30 companies across the Forum, to inspire you and to kick-start your dealfow for the year ahead.

  • Workshop Session
    Parallel Session
    Workshop: Intellectual Property

    In workshop-format, we will be providing an opportunity for you to get smarter on all matters intellectual property.

    Co-hosted by Morrison & Foerster LLP

  • Landscape Session
    Parallel Session
    The Climate Elephant in the Room: Industrial Heat

    Global industrial GHG emissions represent about 24% of all GHG emissions – more than all emissions from transport, and almost as much as from electricity. Heat is industry’s biggest contributor to emissions. But its decoupling from fossil fuels remains largely unclear. This fireside discussion will explore if nuclear is poised to play an important role for industrial heat, exploring its role in process heat, high temperature electrolysis and other applications.

    Co-hosted by Terrestrial Energy

  • Showcase Session
    Parallel Session
    Showcase / Presenting Companies

    In these time-blocks, a handful of exciting companies will be presenting themselves, with some Q&A from investors. Some companies will be drawn from our soon to be released 12th annual edition of the Global Cleantech 100. We expect to present 25-30 companies across the Forum, to inspire you and to kick-start your dealfow for the year ahead.

  • Group Discussion
    Parallel Session
    Informal Discussion Sessions

    In these time-blocks we will be providing a series of subjects to dive into informally, with leading experts, entrepreneurs and our research analysts. Numbers will be limited for such sessions, so that participants can come off mute and take an active role in the conversations.

  • Meetings
    Time Blocks for one2one Meetings – Or Downtime

    We suggest this time remains blocked in your calendars to allow for 1-to1 meetings (self-arranged or arranged for you by Cleantech Group’s actively-managed meetings program for sponsors, for investor/corporates and for innovation companies (on the team package).

  • Meetings
    Investor/Corporate Roundtables (Invite Only)

    For those on the special investors/corporates team packages and signed up in time (before December 15), we will use this time to create a series of hosted roundtable discussions, to provide a dedicated time and space for investors and corporates to connect and interact around a series of topical “roundtable-style” discussions.

January 21, 2021

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  • Plenary Session
    Re-Imagining an Energy Major
  • Networking Session
    Randomized Networking

    In these time-blocks, you will find yourselves in a series of short zoom breakouts with 3-4 people at a time, to recreate that feeling of meeting people at the in person coffee bar, between sessions

  • Landscape Session
    Parallel Session
    Climate-related risk exposure – The innovators helping investors better understand their portfolio 

    Financial services are the most at risk from climate change, yet few understand their climate-related risk exposure in a useful way. Oncoming regulations in the UK, EU and New Zealand will make climate-related financial risk exposure mandatory for all financial services firms. This session will seek to answer what this mean for the investor community? How might innovators and technology streamline this process? And what opportunities to investors seek to gain?

  • Showcase Session
    Parallel Session
    Showcase / Presenting Companies

    In these time-blocks, a handful of exciting companies will be presenting themselves, with some Q&A from investors. Some companies will be drawn from our soon to be released 12th annual edition of the Global Cleantech 100. We expect to present 25-30 companies across the Forum, to inspire you and to kick-start your dealfow for the year ahead.

  • Landscape Session
    Parallel Session
    Gearing up for grid flexibility

    As governments look to green national grids, markets are opening for participants looking to capture value from electrcity system volatility caused by increasing renewable energy penetration. The US is a key example, where load flexibility could create $15 billion in additional revenue on a yearly basis. As US regulators look to level the playing field for DERs, we explore how innovators are taping this emerging  market opportunity.

  • Showcase Session
    Parallel Session
    Showcase / Presenting Companies

    In these time-blocks, a handful of exciting companies will be presenting themselves, with some Q&A from investors. Some companies will be drawn from our soon to be released 12th annual edition of the Global Cleantech 100. We expect to present 25-30 companies across the Forum, to inspire you and to kick-start your dealfow for the year ahead.

  • Workshop Session
    Commercial and Industrial Wastewater - The Innovators Helping to Plan and Manage Water Scarcity

    In a water-scarce world with ever-changing pollutants and increasingly stringent regulations, traditional water treatment systems are not fit for purpose. Cleantech wastewater treatment technologies are becoming smarter, cheaper, and more efficient while the commercial and industrial market is becoming more open to innovation. This session will explore how innovators are forging a route-to-market, how the industry is breaking down barriers, and lessons we can learn from the Canadian innovation ecosystem.

    Co-hosted by Foresight Cleantech Innovation Center

  • Group Discussion
    Parallel Session
    Informal Discussion Sessions

    In these time-blocks we will be providing a series of subjects to dive into informally, with leading experts, entrepreneurs and our research analysts. Numbers will be limited for such sessions, so that participants can come off mute and take an active role in the conversations.

  • Plenary Session
    Closing Keynote
  • Meetings
    Time Blocks for One2One Meetings

    We suggest this time remains blocked in your calendars to allow for 1-to1 meetings (self-arranged or arranged for you by Cleantech Group’s actively-managed meetings program for sponsors, for investor/corporates and for innovation companies (on the team package).

Platform

Cleantech Forum San Francisco Goes Virtual

It’s clear to us a live event in January 2021 would be unsafe because of the continuing pandemic. But the challenge of the climate crisis is too important to set aside. Investors, corporates, financiers and innovators need to stay connected and build networks that enable change and the solutions we’re all committed to.

Have a sneak peek below of our platform, to learn how to make the most of your virtual event experience.

Speakers

More 2021 Speakers Coming Soon

Sponsors

Sponsorship Increases Your Visibility

We’re grateful to our sponsors for making Cleantech Forum San Francisco possible.

Our sponsors and partners benefit from increased visibility and global networking opportunities. Every sponsorship package is bespoke to make the most of your organization’s goals.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact us at forumsf@cleantech.com to discuss opportunities.

Tickets 

All ticket options come with personalized support from a member of our team ready to answer your questions. You’ll be able to see all attendee profiles and attend a pre-event webinar that will help you make the most of the platform including the AI-powered matchmaking and our scheduled networking. 

Find Your Ideal Ticket

 

Register

Standard Ticket           Innovator Team Package          Investor Team Package          Corporate Team Package

Want to create your own package? Get in touch

What You Can Expect

Valuable Connections 

  • Access to searchable attendee and company profiles
  • Scheduled networking
  • AI-powered matchmaking 

New Ideas 

  • Access to the full agenda 
  • Research-led sessions 
  • Downloadable presentations 

Personal Support 

  • Dedicated support from a Cleantech Group team member  
  • Pre-event webinar to introduce you to our platform 
  • Regular updates and reminders 

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.

  • 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 by You:
    • Refunds for online/virtual events are not available.
    • No Show, the full fee will be applicable

Cancellation by Cleantech Group

  • If 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 like Covid-19).
  • In such a force majeure case, our standard terms and conditions do not oblige Cleantech Group to refund. 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 host at which point all the time and costs for hosting the event have been expended).

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