European Venture Fair 2020

September 9 - 11, 2020

Due to the current situation we have decided to move the European Venture Fair to an online event. 

The conference is exclusively for fund and corporate venture investors in the broad investment theme of industrial innovation and attendance at the conference is by invitation only. If you are either an independent fund, family office or corporate venture capital investor with an interest in industrial innovation and have not received an invitation from us, we would kindly ask you to send us an email with your full contact details, website and a description of your firm. 

 We’d like to thank the participants that have so far signed up from the following firms and the 20 start-up companies that we have invited to present. 

 ABB Technology Ventures, ACWA Power, Alliance to End Plastic Waste, Almi Invest GreenTech, Asahi Kasei Europe, Bekaert, Caterpillar, Chevron Technology Ventures, CLP Holdings Limited, Cornwall Insights, Danfoss, Danone, Deloitte, Ecolab, Emerald Technology Ventures, Energy Innovation Capital, Evonik, GC Ventures, Georg Fischer Piping Systems, Henkel, Heraeus Holding, Hitachi Chemical America, Icos Capital Management, Idinvest Partners, Inven Capital, IP group, IREON Ventures, JSR Corporation, JSR Micro, JX Nippon Oil & Gas, Komatsu, LBBW Venture Capital GmbH, Liebreich Associates, Linde Group, Nabtesco Technology Ventures, New Scientist, Nissan Chemical America, OGCI Climate Investments, Orbia Ventures, PTT Global Chemical, SCG (The Siam Cement), Schlumberger Ventures, Shell Ventures, Sibelco, Statkraft, Suez Ventures, Suncor Energy, Taylor Wessing, TechnipFMC, Temasek, Thai Oil Public Company, Tupras - Turkish Petroleum, Turquoise, Volvo Group, and Waste Management. 

 Do you think you or a colleague will be able to join us this year? 

 The virtual ticket price is only 200 CHF per participant for all five sessions. There are three sessions starting in the morning European time and two sessions starting morning North American time. Recording will be available for participants. 


 9th September starting at 3pm Central European Time 

 Keynotes Speaker 

  • 2020/ 21 Review by Michael Liebreich – Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance 
  • Dr. Bertrand Piccard, Founder and Chairman, Solar Impulse Foundation 

 Investor introductions 

  • New VCs and CVCs 

 Round table - Achieving Corporate Climate Pledges 

  • Prof. Uwe Kruger, Head of Industrials, Business Services, Energy & Resources and Joint Head Europe, Middle East & Africa at Temasek 
  • James Mawson, Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Global Corporate Venturing 
  • Nicolas Gregoire, Plastic Cycle Director (Procurement, Circular Economy, R&D, Quality) at Danone  
  • Jacob Duer, President & Chief Executive Officer, Alliance to End Plastic Waste 

 10th September starting at 9am Central European Time 

 Time for Green Molecules 

  • Paddy Padmanathan, CEO, ACWA Power 
  • Markus Bachmeier, Head of Linde Hydrogen Solutions division 
  • Dr. Anders Berger, Director Public Affairs, Volvo Group Headquarters 
  • Dr. Levi Tillemann, Lead, Circular Cars Initiative, World Economic Forum Electric Fuelling 
  • Q&A Panel Sessions and presenting start-up companies 

 10th September starting at 3pm Central European Time 

Trends in Chemical Innovation 

  • Dr. Wolfgang Falter, Deloitte, Global Chemical lead 
  • Dr. Julia Ling, CTO Citrine 
  • Dr. Luda Kopeikina, DSM
  • Q&A Panel Sessions and presenting start-up companies 

 11th September starting at 9am Central European Time 

 Utility Challenges 

  • Stefan-Jörg Göbel, SVP Wind & Solar Continental, Statkraft 
  • David Trevithick, Principal Analyst, Delta-EE 
  • Tom Edwards, Senior Modeller, Cornwall Insight 
  • Q&A Panel Sessions and presenting start-up companies 

 11th September starting at 3pm Central European Time 

 Collaborative Robots 

  • Rowan Hooper, Head of Features, New Scientist 
  • Assist. Prof. Carlo Pinciroli, Robotics Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
  • Prof. Auke Ijspeert, Faculty Head, EPFL BioRobotics 
  • Q&A Panel Sessions and presenting start-up companies