Extraordinary league of supporters
The group Sonepar Deutschland GmbH is the German market leader for electrical wholesale, specialising in sales of electrical equipment to customers operating in the fields of installation, retail and manufacturing.
Since 2003, co2online campaigns for climate protection. By means of online and mobile advisory tools, co2online helps consumers to save energy and thereby reduce CO2 emissions. The projects of co2online are mainly co-funded by the German Ministry for the Environment and the EU Commission.
Sonepar & co2online power our Challenge #2: Suggesting eco replacements for outdated electrical part
Veolia Group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 174 000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries.
innogy S.E. is an established European energy company. With its three business areas of Renewables, Grid & Infrastructure and Retail, it is well equipped for the work ahead in a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world. innogy wants to offer its existing and potential customers innovative and sustainable products and services to help them use energy more efficiently and improve their quality of life.
Our brand belief is: Our planet will be a better place, when we create a sustainable world in which innogy inspires
how people live and work.
First choice: Berlin Partner for Business and Technology
Business and technology support for companies, investors and scientific institutions in Berlin – this is the Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH mission.
Climate KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change, consisting of dynamic companies, the best academic institutions and the public sector
dena is Germany’s centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. As the "Agency for the Applied Energy Transition" we contribute to the attainment of energy and climate policy objectives.
DWR eco is one of Germany’s leading agencies for strategic communications, political positioning and the development of new business areas in the cleantech sector.
InnoEnergy is the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe. Together with our partners we support and invest at an early stage in innovations and start-ups to ensure great ideas become commercially attractive technologies.
Das Blog energynet.de berichtet seit über zehn Jahren von Neuigkeiten aus dem Bereich der Energiewende. Es ist damit einer der bekanntesten und einflussreichsten Energieblogs im deutschsprachigen Raum. Innovative Technologien, Anwendungen und Geschäftsmodelle gehören zu den Schwerpunkten des Blogs.
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Coaches & mentors:
is a +10 years experienced brand, digital business and marketing strategist who has been working directly with CEOs, VPs and managers and whose strategy work has been honored with 11 renowned design awards.
has been in the ISE research group at TU Berlin since October 2015. He holds a diploma in Business Information Systems from the University of Rostock (2007). Before joining ISE, he worked 6 years for IBM Germany and co-founded a startup for peer-to-peer solar power in 2014.
Dr. Claudia Pelzer
is the Project Manager Smart Cities at Berlin Partner for Business and Technology.
is student of Statistics, graduate of Business Administration (specialization Management, Marketing and Innovation), participant of IBM cources, former long-term DAAD-scholarship holder and experienced hackathon participant and winner. She was, among others, part of winning teams of the largest student European hackathon app@night (Munich, 2014) and local Microsoft hackathon Hack@Home (Magdeburg, 2016). Her interests lie in fields of Big Data, AI and VR.
has founded and supported a number of companies in the areas of e-business and energy industry within the last 15 years, of which he lead pvXchange und greenergetic strategically and operatively. Since his exit at energetic, he applies his knowledge and contacts for start-ups and innovation initiatives for energy supply companies.