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

  • 10:00-10:20

    Kick Off & Welcome speech

    • Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal of Edinburgh University
  • 10:20-11:00

    UNLOCK startups ecosystems for climate change

    • Dawn Lippert, CEO, Elemental Accelerator & Innovation
    • Edward Mungai, Kenya Climate Innovation Center
    • Ed Craig, Deputy Director & Head of Innovation / Enterprise at ECCI
  • 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 Edward Mungai
  • 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
    • Cleantech investing
    • Intellectual Property
    • Startup Lessons from the hospitality industry – Eleni Messiou, ClimateLaunchpad trainer
    • Partnering with corporations (JDA, corporate investing)
  • 14:15-15:00

    Break

  • 15:00-16:30

    Semi-Finals part 2

  • 16:30-17:15

    Break

  • 17:15-18:00

    McEwan Hall: UNLOCK the potential of your startup

    • Gareth Roberts, CEO Cambond
    • Pinar Guvenc, CEO Sponge
  • 18:00-21:00

    Drinks & music

Day 2 - 2nd of November:

  • 08:30-09:00

    Registration

  • 09:00-09:15

    Kick Off

  • 09:15-10:00

    VIP Speaker (UNLOCK young potential)

    • Presentations Young Scottish Entrepreneurs
  • 11:00-11:45

    Break

  • 11:45-13:15

    McEwan Hall: UNLOCK funding for cleantech startups

    • Puon Penn , EVP/Head of Technology Capital Wells Fargo
    • Dane Boysen, Entrepreneur, former ARPA-e and Cyclotron Road
  • 11:45-12:30

    Expert sessions Round 2

    • Business Model Canvas - Paris Thomas, Chrysalis LEAP
    • Climate-KIC Startup Services - Bianca Dragomir and Hans Westerhof
    • Crowdfunding, do’s and don’t’s
    • Startup Lessons from the hospitality industry - Eleni Messiou, ClimateLaunchpad trainer
  • 12:30-13:15

    Expert sessions Round 3

  • 13:15-13:30

    UNLOCK Systemic Change

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

    Announcements finalists

  • 13:30-14:45

    Lunch

  • 14:45-16:15

    Grand Final part 1

  • 16:15-16:45

    Quick break

  • 16:45-18:15

    Grand Final part 2

  • 18:15-19:00

    Break

  • 19:00-19:30

    Award Ceremony and Closing

  • 19:30 - late

    After party

Get your tickets

* To make it possible for each and everyone of you to attend the hottest event of the year, we decided to create several rates. If your boss is paying, please tick the corporate rate. Academics and NGO's choose their appropriate option. Are you picking up your own bill? Opt for the individual rate. We’re not in the business of checking up on you, we trust you’ll know and do what’s fair.

**Can't afford the event, but you would still like to attend? Get in touch with naomi@climatelaunchpad.org to hear about volunteering opportunities, before 1 October 2018.

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