Program October 18th 2024

# 30th Watervent: Chamber of Commerce Berlin
October 18th, 2024 | Draft as per may 3rd, 2024

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Watervent is not a congress but a matching forum dedicated to support startups.
All speakers, startups and attendees will be invited in two zooms to acquaint in advance of the forum.

Innovators  First!
To avoid the chicken-egg challenge we are calling now innovators on stage!

October 17th

06:00 p.m.
Kickoff Reception for sponsors, speakers & presenters only
location tba

October 18th

08:00 a.m.
Registration
Registration on site welcome. Setup Booths, info desks, ...
Coffee and pastries
09:30 a.m.
Welcome
· Aqseptence Group GmbH, Baldassare La Gaetana, CEO
· BÜFA Cleaning GmbH & Co. KG, Sebastian Specht, Geschäftsführer/Managing Director
· Technical University of Berlin, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Barjenbruch, Challenges and Solution for water
· WaterVent, Ulf Leonhard
10:00 a.m. Introduction panel by reknown water experts and experienced investors (VC) – 12- 15
Welcome
· ORCA Consulting Group GmbH (Investor, Expert), Dr. Jörg Nowak
"Lessons learnt from 15 years of water tech investments"
· Fraunhofer-IOSB (Research Institution & Spinoffs in water tech),
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thomas Rauschenbach, Director, Applied Systems (AST), Speaker Fraunhofer Alliance SysWater
· Xylem, Gunnar Bruegmann
· Gelsenwasser AG (Utility), Dr. Arnt Baer
· Aquatech Global (Netherlands), Atlantean Media (Expert), Tom Freyberg
· White Stage Investing (CH) (Investor), Nicola Rei Ravello
· Aliaxis (CVC, Investor), Fabian Seunier
· DECHEMA e. V. , Department Water Management, Head of Department (Association of Water Users), Dr. Thomas Track
· Alpha Impact Partners, Denmark (Investor, Expert), Patrik Gustavsson
· WIPO Green UN, Geneva (Incubator), Anja von der Ropp
· Cycle Capital , Canada (Investor), Simon Olivier
· AquaAction, Canada (Incubator), Soula Chronopoulos
· Future Forest Initiative (Germany) (Incubator), Björn Kaminski
11:15 a.m. *Innovators I
Remote sessions from Australia.Remote pitches for innovators from South Africa. India, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea

Introduction (remote)
Founder of Our Future Water, New Zealand (expert), Robert Brears
12:00 p.m. *
Coffee break
12:20 a.m.
Innovators II (12)
1:30 p.m.
Lunch
2:15 p.m.
Innovators III(12)
3:30 p.m. *
Coffee Break
3:50 p.m.
Innovators IV (12)
05:00 p.m.
Coffe Break
05:20 p.m. *Innovators V
Remote pitches for innovators from USA, Canada, Latin America
6:15 p.m. *
Closing with Experts
· Fido Tech Ltd (UK) (successful water innovator), Victora Edwards
· Aqua Advise, AEDyR, Water Positive (Spain) (think tank, advisor), Elena de la Vieja Molina
· H20 Innovation (Spain) (Corporate), Water Positive (Think Tank), Alejandro Sturniolo
· Water Impact Partners (UAE) (Advisor), Jesper Munkholm
· Global Water Intelligence (UK) (Forum, Research & News), Charlie Walker
· Pure Terra Ventures (Netherlands) (Investor), Xavier van Slooten
· Desalytics (UAE) (Expert), Walid Khoury
· De Nora (Italy) (Corporate), Cristian Carboni
remote
Water Foundry (USA) (Expert, Investor), Will Sarni
remote
University of Connecticut, Advanced Manufacturing, Jeffrey McCutcheon
in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (USA) (Expert, Incubator)
remote
Booky Oren Global Water Technologie, Booky Oren
7:00 p.m. Wrap UP
· Ulf Leonhard
· Sponsors
7:15 p.m. Reception
Blomeyer's Cheese (Berlin) - Cheeses & sausages from Germany (surprise)
*exact timing depends on quantity of US and Canadian Innovators