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As the COVID-19 pandemic reaches most corners of the world, pulling together as a community of deep expertise has never been more important - to share experiences and lessons learned, and better prepare for and shape what comes next. Our role as a credible, responsible and impartial value-adding “global voice” for whole energy system movement has never been more critical.

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Upcoming Webinar: Start-up Energy Transition - Innovating for uncertain times

28th May 2020

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The energy community continues to face major challenges in the face of the Covid-19 crisis, with all energy businesses affected in some way. The recent survey of energy start-ups by dena shows that they are no exception, with the majority of respondents identifying sales, investment, internal productivity and networking opportunities as being most heavily impacted by the current situation.

But with unprecedented global upheaval also comes opportunity, particularly for businesses who are centred around agility, innovation and digitalisation. We would like to invite you to join our webinar “Start-up Energy Transition: Innovating for uncertain times” on 3 June at 13.00-14.00 CEST to hear how start-ups are working on innovative energy transition solutions to address the challenges created by the COVID crisis, from changing how their technology is used to adapting their products. Register here: https://bit.ly/3emLVY4

Moderated by Jon Dee, Managing Director of DoSomething Foundation, guest speakers include, Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General of the World Energy Council, Andreas Kuhlmann, CEO of dena, Julia Padberg, Principal of SET Ventures and three outstanding start-ups from the SET network: Enjay, TFE Energy/Village Data Analytics and Enerbrain.

Agenda:
Introduction - Jon Dee, Managing Director, DoSomething Foundation
Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General and CEO, World Energy Council COVID-19 impacts survey and scenarios from the World Energy Council 
Andreas Kuhlmann, CEO, German Energy Agency, COVID-19 impacts in the start-up community
Julia Padberg, Principal, SET Ventures, Investor perspective on impacts of COVID-19 
SET innovative contributions for the COVID crisis + Q&A 
Enjay AB: https://enjaysystems.com/ Enjay AB is a Swedish cleantech company, specialized in energy efficiency. The company´s first solution, Lepido, offers profitable energy recovery from restaurant ventilation. The innovation enables reducing the annual emissions of CO2 by 500 million metric tons, one entire percent of the projected world-wide CO2 emissions by 2050. Speaker: Nils Lekeberg, Vice President & Co-Founder
Enerbrain: https://www.enerbrain.com/ Enerbrain s.r.l. has developed energy retrofit solutions for large buildings that allow drastic cuts in consumption as well as a significant improvement in internal comfort. Their innovation ensures 20% energy savings, lower CO2 emissions and improved comfort thanks to a unique scalable IoT solution powered by AI coupled with fuzzy logic algorithms. Speaker: Filippo Ferraris, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer
TFE Energy/ Village Data Analytics: https://www.villagedata.io/ Village Data Analytics (VIDA) was developed as an analytical planning tool by TFE Energy with support from the European Space Agency. The TFE Energy team combines deep know-how of frontier markets with strong data-technology expertise. VIDA is an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered tool that utilizes satellite imagery, publicly available data, user data and energy modelling to automatically identify off-grid villages and extract insights to assess their suitability for off-grid electrification and de-risk investments. Users are governments, development finance institutions, investors. Speaker: Tobias Engelmeier, Founder and Managing Director

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