vrijdag 9 januari 2015

Pre announcement for cleantech enterpreneurs in the Netherlands for Silicon Valley / San Francisco


Source: NOST Cleantech SF / Kennispark Twente

Dutch Cleantech Entrepreneurship Mission to San Francisco, 16 - 20 March 2015

The San Francisco based Cleantech Group organizes its annual Cleantech Forum March 16th to 17th 2015. This years theme is Cleantech Meets the Cloud: The Emergence of Cleantech-as-a-Service. In the same week UC Berkeley organizes a clean technology and energy forum and conference.
The Netherlands Office for Science and Technology (NOST) in San Francisco and its partners plan a Cleantech Entrepreneurship Mission to San Francisco from the 16th to the 20th of March 2015. We aim to offer Dutch Cleantech entrepreneurs the opportunity to:
  • Pitch their Cleantech innovation at the Cleantech Forum and meet with key local Cleantech organizations, like for example Prospect SV
  • Learn about the latest trends and developments from Cleantech companies (e.g. Bloom Energy, Sunrun, Google), researchers (e.g. Berkeley, Cambridge UK) and investors (e.g. DBL Investors, Goldman Sachs, GSR Ventures)
  • Strategically network with fellow entrepreneurs, researchers, corporates and investors
  • Visit UC Berkeley and Stanford
Do you a have innovative Dutch startups in your organization, or are you an ambitious entrepreneur, focused on Cleantech IT? Are you interested in exploring your opportunities in California? Then this mission might be perfect for you. To stay updated on the details of the mission and be among the first to know when the application starts, send an email to: cleantech@nost-sv.org

For more information (in Dutch) please contact Mrs. Nancy Trip at Powered by Twente for furter information on this event.

Dutch Cleantech Entrepreneurship Mission to San Francisco March 2015

DRAFT Program
16 Monday
Visit Silicon Valley, e.g. Prospect SV & Stanford
Exposure of the Dutch startups technologies at Silicon Valley’s clean technology demonstration center.

17 Tuesday & 18 Wednesday
Cleantech Forum
Cleantech Meets the Cloud: The Emergence of Cleantech-as-a-Service
Speakers: DBL Investors, Bloom Energy, Nest Labs, and Sunrun!
Topics include: sensors, data, software, financing mechanisms, analytics needed for consumers to manage our increasingly complex and decentralized world.
Pitch opportunity for the most excellent startups in topic related slots on the forum

19 Thursday 
The Philomathia International Forum
Speakers: Google, Cambridge University, Goldman Sachs, GSR Ventures
Topics include: clean energy innovation, manufacturing scale-up, and roadmaps for innovative policy and technology for a sustainable economy.

20 Friday
The 20th Annual POWER Conference on Energy Research and Policy Visit UC Berkeley
Topics include: Electricity, natural gas & energy. Dynamic pricing, trading, policies, financial instruments, market design and organization, and resource adequacy.

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Cleantech & MVO related links

Enterprise Europe Network - Automotive

Enterprise Europe Network - Energy

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