INITIATING PARTNERS

  • Emerald Technology Ventures
    Emerald Technology Ventures Emerald Technology Ventures

    Emerald is a globally recognized investment firm in the areas of energy, water, advanced materials and industrial IT. Founded in 2000, the company has raised three Venture Capital Funds, completed more than 50 venture investments, been a trusted partner for numerous corporations in their open innovation activities and managed three technology investment programs for third parties. From offices in Zurich, Switzerland and Toronto, Canada, Emerald has managed assets of over EUR 500M to date.

    www.emerald-ventures.com

FORUM SPONSORS

  • TaylorWessing
    TaylorWessing TaylorWessing

    Taylor Wessing is a full-service international law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. We take a single-minded approach to advising our clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. We support clients wherever they want to do business. Our 33 offices around the world are not token presences – they blend the best of local business, industry and cultural knowledge with international experience to provide astutely commercial solutions for our clients.

    www.taylorwessing.com

PARTNERS

  • AngloAmerican
    AngloAmerican AngloAmerican

    We are a globally diversified mining business.

    Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the raw materials to meet the growing consumer-driven demands of the world’s developed and maturing economies.

    Our people are at the heart of our business. They use the latest technologies to find new resources, plan and build our operations, and mine, process, move and market our products to customers around the world.

    As a responsible miner – of diamonds (through De Beers), platinum and other precious metals, copper, nickel, iron ore and coal – we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the long-term value that those resources represent for our shareholders and for the communities and countries in which we operate – creating sustainable value and making a real difference.

    www.angloamerican.com

  • BP Ventures
    BP Ventures BP Ventures

    BP Ventures identifies and invests in private, high growth, game-changing technology companies, accelerating cutting edge innovations across the entire energy spectrum.  Since 2006, BP Ventures has invested over $325 million in corporate venturing and has 41 active investments in its current portfolio. Since 2016 BP Ventures has invested in 8 new companies, committing to over $100 million of capital.

    BP Ventures’ portfolio is primarily focused on emerging technologies in oil and gas exploration and production and downstream conversion processes. In addition, the company has a renewed strategic focus on five key areas: bio & low carbon products, carbon management, power & storage, advanced mobility and digital transformation.

    www.bp.com/bpventures

  • InnoEnergy
    InnoEnergy InnoEnergy

    InnoEnergy is the European company dedicated to promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and education in the sustainable energy field by bringing together academics, businesses and research institutes. Our goal is to make a positive impact on sustainable energy in Europe. We do this by creating future game changers with a different mind-set, and bringing innovative products, services and successful companies to life.

    www.innoenergy.com

  • Swiss Federal Office of Energy
    Swiss Federal Office of Energy Swiss Federal Office of Energy

    The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) is the country's competence centre for issues relating to energy supply and energy use at the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC). 

    The SFOE:

    • Creates the prerequisites for a sufficient, crisis-proof, broad-based, economic and sustainable energy supply.
    • Ensures the maintenance of high safety standards in the production, transport and utilisation of energy.
    • Creates the necessary conditions for efficient electricity and gas markets and an adapted infrastructure.
    • Actively promotes efficient energy use, an increase in the share of renewable energy and a reduction in CO2 emissions.
    • Promotes and coordinates national energy research and supports the development of new markets for sustainable energy use and supply.

NETWORKING SPONSORS

  • Armilar Venture Partners
    Armilar Venture Partners Armilar Venture Partners

    Armilar Venture Partners (formerly Espírito Santo Ventures) is an independent Venture Capital funds manager based in Lisbon, Portugal. Since 2000, this team has managed over €250m of assets and made numerous investments in innovative companies all around the world, investing very selectively in early-stage innovative technologies and business models that best address the pressing global challenges of this century: information, demography and the environment.

    www.armilar.com

  • Demeter Partners
    Demeter Partners Demeter Partners

    Demeter Partners is a French PE management company exclusively dedicated to Cleantech investments. Demeter Partners is currently managing Demeter 1, €105M, Demeter 2, €203M and the seed fund Demeter 3, €43M, PE funds dedicated to French, German and Spanish SMEs in the fields of eco-industries (water, waste,air & soil treatment) and eco-energies (renewable energies).

    FCPR Demeter and Demeter 2 are sponsored by CDC Entreprises, IFP Investissement. The Demeter 2 fund counts ten or so faithful investors already present in the 1st Demeter Fund (Robeco,Cardif, CIC/Crédit Mutuel, CNP), as well as new investors (European Investment Fund (EIF), Total, Crédit Coopératif, Dahlia, Caser,GDF-Suez).

    The Demeter 2 and Demeter 3 Funds are supported by the European Union through the “Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme” (CIP).

    The portfolio is made up of 28 companies in various development stages.

    www.demeter-partners.com

  • The Dow Chemical Company
    The Dow Chemical Company The Dow Chemical Company

    Dow is a science and technology company with an industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivering products and solutions into high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture with annual sales of US$53.7 billion and ~50,000 employees.

    www.dow.com

  • Evonik
    Evonik Evonik

    Evonik is one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies. The central elements of our strategy for sustained value creation are profitable growth, efficiency and values. Around 80 percent of sales come from market-leading positions, which we are systematically expanding. We concentrate on high-growth megatrends, especially health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. 

    In 2016 Evonik’s more than 35,000 employees generated sales of €12.7billion and an operating result (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.165 billion. Around 81 percent of sales are generated outside Germany, providing convincing evidence that our business is global.