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The 2016 Tech Tour Cleantech Summit is taking place from 23 to 24 of November in Rotterdam. 100 investors, venture capitalists and industry experts from the international tech scene will convene to explore key trends in cleantech innovation.

The Tech Tour Cleantech Summit will feature presentations from 40 growth and emerging companies who are at the forefront of innovation in sustainable energy, high tech systems and materials, circular economy and maritime and offshore. The backdrop for the Summit is Rotterdam, a city that is actively working towards achieving a circular economy, which espouses reuse of materials and the reduction of waste and pollution through intentional and smart design.

Fredrik Adam, Founder and CEO of Firglas who is leading this edition of the Summit as President says that “cleantech companies must offer a compelling economic model to successfully implement more sustainable life. The companies presenting at the summit promise some exciting changes and compelling investments”.

The Summit opens on the 23 of November with half a day of interactive workshops and a Venture Academy for presenting companies. Hosted by Euronext and McKinsey, the interactive workshops will provide tools and practical guidance for the presenting growth companies on how to get to IPO. The Venture Academy will give the emerging companies the chance to dry run their pitches and receive feedback from active investors before presenting at the Summit the following day. Members of the International Venture Club will also convene for a closed round table session with invited VIPs including Håkan Nordvist, Head of Sustainability Innovation at IKEA. Programming for day 2 on the 24 of November will include a keynote speech from Guido Frenken, Managing Director of Innovation and Business Development at ENGIE Services Nederland NV, and a panel discussion led by industry experts on “Re-manufacturing – Maximum leverage of existing infrastructure and assets through innovation”, moderated by Jan-Willem van den Beukel (PWC Netherlands). View the full programme here.

The Summit also welcomes confirmed panellists and speakers including:

  • Fredrik Adams, Founder and CEO of Firglas
  • Toon Buddingh, Programme Manager at Buccaneer Delft
  • Kim de Boer, Senior Investment Manager at Chemelot Ventures
  • Dirk De Boever, Head of Investments at Finindus NV
  • Guido Frenken, Managing Director, Innovation & Business Development at ENGIE Services Nederland NV
  • Andreas Jerschensky, Head of Corporate Development at ALTANA
  • Joris Linders, Co-Founder of BEEQUIP
  • Hans Maenhout, Investment Director at Finindus
  • Luis Manuel, Executive Board Member at EDP Ventures
  • Jay Marathe, Managing Director at Bryan Garnier & Co.
  • Andre Moreira, Investment Manager at BASF Venture Capital
  • Rodrigo Navarro, New Business Creation Manager at DSM Innovation Center
  • Jörg Nowak, Founder of A2C Capital GmbH
  • Alex Oppenheimer, Investment Professional at GE Ventures
  • Pedro Pais, Strategic Planning and Business Development at CUF
  • Lucy Rands, Junior Associate at ETF Partners
  • Mare Straetmans, Managing Director at PortXL
  • Maarten Struijvenberg, Vice-Mayor of the City of Rotterdam
  • Aruna Subramanian, Senior Portfolio Manager at SABIC Ventures
  • Luciano Tommasi, Head of New Ventures Initiatives at Enel Lab
  • Fred van Beuningen, Director of Director Clean Tech Delta
  • Jan-Willem van den Beukel, Manager Sustainability & Responsible Governance at PwC Netherlands
  • Jeroen van Doornik, Investment Manager at Start Green Capital
  • Ralph van Moorsel, Project Manager Innovation at ENGIE Services Nederland NV
  • Wouter Veer, Founder of Ifund
  • Andreas von Richter, Partner at Aster Capital
  • Rinke Zonneveld, Managing Director at InnovationQuarter

The Summit is proudly supported by Pictet, Orrick, City of Rotterdam, Rotterdam Partners, Port of Rotterdam, Clean Tech Delta, Innovation Quarter, Maritime Delta, Invest Horizon, Euronext, Flanders Cleantech Association and Venture Capital Magazine.

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