The best meeting place for Cleantech Companies and Investors | October 3-5th 2016 | Lahti, Finland

PROGRAM

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MONDAY 3.10.2016

PRE-EVENT
Embassy of Sweden, Helsinki

Investor's Only:
15:00 – 15:30Arrival and registration
15:30 – 16:30Nordic Cleantech Trends - Session
Welcoming words: Nina Harjula, CEO, Nordic Innovation Accelerator
NIA and what it offers for investors

Overview of Cleantech Investing in the Nordics
Success stories from the Nordics

Overview of the European Cleantech Investing
Yvette Go, Head of Social & Environmental Impact Investments - Innovation & Technology, European Investment Fund
16:30 – 18:00Investor networking
All CVD guests:
15:30 – 17:30Nordic Start-Up Networking at the Allas See Pool
18:00 – 20:00Cocktail Reception, OPEN NIGHT at the Embassy of Sweden
Welcoming words: Jonas Wendel, Minister Councellor, Embassy of Sweden
20:15 –Buses leave to Lahti (make sure you reserve a seat)

 

TUESDAY 4.10.2016

CLEANTECH VENTURE DAY
Sibelius Hall, Lahti

08:00 –Registration opens
08:30 – 09:30 Speed-dating Session – Investors, Corporates and companies
09:30 – 10:00Coffee & networking
10:00 – 11:00Seminar 1. LOOKING FOR BREAKTHROUGH FOR CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION
President Obama launched Mission Innovation initiative in Paris COP21 conference to accelerate global clean energy revolution and sustainable economic growth. To make the change, we will need visionary thinking, brave innovations and pilots AND both public and private investments.

Welcome to Cleantech Venture Day
Nina Harjula, CEO, Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd

Keynote: Nordic Perspective on the Global Energy Transition
Per Langer, Senior Vice President, Technology and New Ventures, Fortum

Nordic Perspective on the Global Energy Transition - PANEL
Moderator: Juha-Matti Saksa, Rector, D. Sc, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Panelists:
Per Langer, Senior Vice President, Technology and New Ventures, Fortum
Ines Bergmann, Principal Innovation, Innovation Scouting & Co-Investments, E.ON
Rene Savelsberg, co-founder, CEO and Managing Director, SET Ventures
Kai Rintala, Managing Director, Taaleri Energia
11:10 – 12:10DEALFLOW 1 - Resource Efficient Materials and Processes
Moderator: Deborah Sacks, UK Department for International Trade
6 companies pitching in front of the Investor Jury

Investor Jury:
Jari Mieskonen, Conor Venture Partners
Joost Waeterloos, Dow Venture Capital
Juha Saarinen, Avanto Ventures

DEALFLOW 2 - Smart Energy
Moderator: Jussi Vanhanen, Cleantech Finland
6 companies pitching in front of the Investor Jury

Investor Jury:
Michael Nettersheim, BASF Venture Capital
Petri Niemi, G2 Invest
Anne Jalkala, Fortum New Ventures
12:10 – 13:10Lunch and networking
13:10 – 14:20Seminar 2. DIGITAL REVOLUTION IN CLEANTECH

Moderator: Jyri Arponen, Program Manager, CleanWeb, Tekes

Digital revolution in cleantech is here: we connect the dots and find out what is happening in the world of IoT, Robotics combined with new generation of Prosumers. Who’s in charge and who’s re-charging your network?

Keynote: Entering the age of Digicene – Investment opportunities rising
Patrick Sheehan, Founder and Managing Partner, Environmental Technologies Fund

CLEANTECH MEETS FINTECH – PANEL
Moderator Dr. Peter Adriaens, KeyStone Compact Group Ltd

Panelists:
Sampsa Laine, Executive Vice President, Deputy Head of Banking Finland at Nordea
Erja Retzén, Senior Managing Director, Nasdaq Nordic
Aki Kallio, Ministerial Adviser, Finnish Ministry of Finance
Ville-Veikko Laukkanen, Executive Vice-President, Client Services, Varma
Yvette Go, Head of Social & Environmental Impact Investments - Innovation & Technology, European Investment Fund
14:30 – 15:30DEALFLOW 3 - CleanWeb
Moderator: Jyri Arponen, Tekes
6 companies pitching in front of the Investor Jury

Investor Jury:
Per Ericsson, Environmental Technologies Fund
Tarja Teppo, Cleantech Invest
Vesa Riihimäki, Nordea

DEALFLOW 4 - It is all about energy
Moderator: Marko Koski, Vaasa energy week
6 companies pitching in front of the Investor Jury

Investor Jury:
Rene Savelsberg, SET Ventures
Andreas Stubelius, Swedish Energy Agency
Harri Ollila, VNT Management
15:30 – 16:00Coffee and networking

 

GREEN CAMPUS OPEN – night

Cleantech Venture Day continues with a special open night and welcomes the university and research community to share their thoughts.

16:00 – 17:30Welcoming words: Pertti Miettunen, CEO, Green Campus Innovations, Chairman of the Board, NIA

CORPORATE VENTURE SPECIALITY & DEALFLOW 5
Moderator Pertti Miettunen, Green Campus Innovations

Esa Laurinsilta, Director, Stragegic Partnerships, Technology, UPM
Ines Bergmann, Principal Innovation, Innovation Scouting & Co-Investments, E-ON
Mark Schubert, Open Innovation Director for Global Industrial Operations, Electrolux Group
Elie Tambou, Open Innovation Senior Officer, Veolia

Growth companies pitching
17:30 – 18:30NETWORKING AND DINNER
Cleantech Lounge opens
Cleantech Venture Day Awards for the Best Dealflow Pitches
18:30 – 19:40 BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION

Cleantech & Digitalization
Pekka Sivonen, Director, TEKES

Keynote: BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION
Alex Tapscott, CEO & Founder, Northwest Passage Ventures, Author of the Blockchain Revolution

Keynote:MAKING BLOCKCHAIN A REALITY
Ewald Hesse, Co-founder & CEO, Gridsingularity

Q&A, Moderator Pekka Sivonen, Tekes
19:40 - Open Night Networking and Cocktails

Entertaining the evening: PianoDuo ConFuego - Maria Männikkö & Pauli Kari
New captivating concert program inc. Gustav Holst’s Jupiter, Alexander Borodin’s Polovetsian dances, Greg Anderson’s Carmen Fantasy and Manuel Infante’s Andalusian dances

 

WEDNESDAY 5.10.2016

8:45Lahti Cleantech Tour pick-up point Hotel Seurahuone
(only for pre-registered guests)
9:00 – 12:00Lahti Cleantech Tour
From Waste into Clean Energy - Kymijärvi Power Plant and Kujala Compost

M19 -Campus Area, Lahti University of Applied Sciences