Cleantech Breeze: Funding, the More the Merrier
It's been a progressive year in Estonian cleantech scene. We have had so much fun with hacking at Climathon, learning at Pioneers into Practice, starting startups with ClimateLaunchpad, partying at Launchpad European Finals in Estonia, accelerating businesses with Climate-KIC Accelerator, doing networking at Idea Days and Movie Nights, seen new cleantech clubs founded in Tallinn and Tartu and sending some raising stars to international competitions. This Cleantech Breeze will be more festive and fun: like last year, we are talking about cleantech funding, but also giving out the "Cleantech Heroes of the Year" awards and celebrating Holidays.
19.00 Cleantech Funding. Opportunities and caps.
- Fortum - Margo Külaots, Chairman of the Board at Fortum Eesti
- Cleantech Invest - Lassi Noponen, Partner, Chairman of the Board
- Sympower - Georg Rute, co-founder
20.00 Cleantech Heroes of the Year awards presented by Climate-KIC Alumni President Caroline Rute
Cleantech Invest's mission is to improve Earth's ecosystem and the quality of life through investing in and accelerating companies which solve global environmental challenges. They have successfully grown companies as entrepreneurs and investors for more than 10 years. They have raised total of approximately 180 M eur in funding, successfully exited investments and grown their companies.
Fortum is a Finish energy company focusing on the Nordic and Baltic countries, Poland and Russia. Fortum operates power plants, including co-generation plants, and generates and sells electricity, heat and steam. Fortum has been active in innovating together with startups, like organizing solar hackathons and cooperating with cleantech startups in Finland.
Sympower makes electricity usage flexible in real time. This young startup won the ClimateLunchpad 2015 Estonian competition, got prototyping funding from Protoron and graduated Rockstart Accelerator in Amsterdam. They have also just raised funding.
The event is supported by: European Regional Development Fund.