Programme

 

In previous years the content of the Global Grand Final was built around participants pitching in front of renowned juries. While that will of course still fill up a chunk of the programme – it is the Global Grand Final after all – the time has come to think bigger.

 

This year’s ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand final will be a global conversation with 700 people about fixing climate change. Check out the programme below, with keynotes, expert workshops and lively networking breaks. There will also be interactive sessions, for instance on the financial aspect and creating healthy eco systems for successful climate innovations.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2

Day 1 - 1st of November:

  • 09:30-10:00

    Registration

  • 10:00-10:15

    Kick Off & Opening plenary

    • Frans Nauta, Founder ClimateLaunchpad & Paris Thomas, Co-Founder Chrysalis LEAP
  • 10:15-10:45

    UNLOCK startups ecosystems for climate change

    • Dawn Lippert, CEO, Elemental Excelerator & Innovation
    • Frans Nauta, Founder ClimateLaunchpad
    • Ed Craig, Deputy Director & Head of Innovation / Enterprise at ECCI
    • Pratap Raju, Founder PR Climate Studio
  • 11:00-12:30

    Semi-Finals part 1

  • 12:30-13:15

    Break

  • 13:15-14:15McEwan Hall

    McEwan Hall: UNLOCK startups ecosystems for climate change

    • Interactive session with Ed Craig, Dawn Lippert and Pratap Raju
  • 13:15-14:15

    Expert sessions Round 1:

    • Value Proposition Design - Paris Thomas, Chrysalis LEAP
    • Climate-KIC Startup Services - Bianca Dragomir and Hans Westerhof , Climate-KIC
    • Sustainable fashion - Isabelle Laurencin, Director Fashion for Good - Plug and Play 1 & Emma Scarf, Ventures Analyst at Fashion for Good-Plug and Play
    • IP for green technologies: from innovation to investment and commercialisation - Dr. Claudia Duffy (Ellis IP) will moderate a panel discussion with Dr. Michael Ellis (Ellis IP), Andy Harris (MBM Commercial) and Dr. Andrew McNeill (EOS Technology Investment)
    • Startup Lessons from the hospitality industry – Elena Messiou, ClimateLaunchpad trainer
    • How to survive partnering with corporations and governments - Pedro Pinto, Entrepreneur & Dane Boysen, CEO and Founder Modular Chemical Inc.
  • 14:15-15:00

    Break

  • 15:00-16:30

    Semi-Finals part 2

  • 16:30-17:15

    Break

  • 17:15-17:45

    McEwan Hall: UNLOCK the potential of your startup

    • Gareth Roberts, CEO Cambond
    • Pinar Guvenc, CEO Sponge
    • Douglas Martin, Managing Director, MiAlgae
    • Monika Tomecka, Executive Director, UFraction8
  • 17:45-18:00

    Wrap up Day 1

    • Frans Nauta, Founder ClimateLaunchpad & Paris Thomas, Co-Founder Chrysalis LEAP
  • 18:00-21:00

    • Drinks

Day 2 - 2nd of November:

  • 08:30-09:00

    Registration

  • 09:00-09:15

    Kick Off

    • Frans Nauta, Founder ClimateLaunchpad & Paris Thomas, Co-Founder Chrysalis LEAP
  • 09:15-9:45

    VIP Speaker

  • 10:00 - 11:00

    Theme Awards

  • 11:00-11:45

    Break

  • 11:45-12:30

    Expert sessions Round 2

    • Lessons from joining a start-up accelerator: Matthew Norton, Aqualoop
    • Climate-KIC Startup Services - Bianca Dragomir and Hans Westerhof
    • Crowdfunding, do’s and don’t’s - Artur Napiórkowski from Retromixer & Louise Wilson from Abundance
    • How to negotiate with investors - Joachim Blazer
    • Startup Lessons from the hospitality industry - Elena Messiou, ClimateLaunchpad trainer
    • Investing in Scotland - Neil Frances, Scottish Enterprise
  • 11:45-13:15

    McEwan Hall: UNLOCK funding for Cleantech Start-ups

    • Dane Boysen, CEO and Founder Modular Chemical Inc.
    • Puon Penn , EVP/Head of Technology Capital Wells Fargo
    • Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland Panel
    • Frans Nauta, Founder ClimateLaunchpad, Moderator
  • 12:30-13:15

    Expert sessions Round 3

    • Lessons from joining a start-up accelerator: Dan White, CEO Signol
    • Climate-KIC Start-up Services - Bianca Dragomir, Hans Westerhof
    • Crowdfunding, do’s and don’t’s - Artur Napiórkowski from Retromixer & Louise Wilson from Abundance
    • How to negotiate with investors - Joachim Blazer
    • Investing in Scotland - Neil Frances, Scottish Enterprise
  • 13:15-13:30

    UNLOCK Systemic Change

    • Kirsten Dunlop, CEO EIT Climate-KIC.
  • 13:30

    Announcements finalists

  • 13:30-14:45

    Lunch

  • 14:45-16:15

    Grand Final part 1

  • 16:15-16:45

    Break

  • 16:45 - 16:55

    • Keynote by Professor Peter Mathieson
  • 16:55-18:25

    Grand Final part 2

  • 18:25-19:00

    Break

  • 19:00-19:30

    Award Ceremony and Closing

  • 19:30 - late

    After party

We're SOLD OUT. And it's amazing

The event is sold out, but we would not be ClimateLaunchpad if we did not come up with a solution to have you join us the climate neutral way: catch the live stream and spot the next unicorns.

LIVE: November 1-2nd

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