Presentations

Day 1 - Monday 29th

Welcome - Financing eco-innovation at the heart of the Europe 2020 Strategy

The EIT: delivering a new approach to the European innovation landscape
Prof. Anders Flodström - European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Session One - Access to finance and eco-innovation

The experience of business intermediaries in financing Eco-innovation
Lauri Ylöstalo - Lahti Science and Business Park Ltd

The role of investment funds in financing eco-innovation
David Walker - EIB Group

Understanding the state of play in financing eco-innovation in the EU
Andrew Thomson - Cleantech Group

Session Two - Making it work - Practical experience case studies

Succesful business model
Coen Bertens - EIM

Seed financing needs disruptive innovation
Coenraad de Vries - Start Green Venture Capital

Converting rendering by-products into added value natural products and resources
Edward Someus - TERRA HUMANA LTD.

SEE - O- TWO Biotech GmbH
Dr. J. Grill, SOT Biotech GmbH

WHEB Partners - pioneers in European clean technology
Jörg Sperling - WHEB Partners

Euro C2C Carpet Chains Project
Marco van Bergen - Desso BV

The Italian Angel Market & The Early Stage Investment Opportunities in Cleantech
Paolo Anselmo - IBAN

Helping SMEs address EU climate policy
Peter Wolfmeyer - ZENIT GmbH

Intesa Sanpaolo Group - Our support to eco-innovative companies
Cristina Piai - Intesa Sanpaolo Eurodesk

Session Three - Understanding barriers and keys to success

Seed financing needs disruptive innovation
Coenraad de Vries - Start Green Venture Capital

Understanding barriers to financing on Eco-Innovation
Morten Larsen - Oxford Research

Day 2 - Tuesday 30th

Session Four - EU financial programmes in support of eco-innovation

The ECREIN experiences and regional aspects of financing eco-innovation
Dr. Christian Kuehne - Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Transport
Baden-Wuerttemberg

EU financial programmes in support of eco-innovation
Hervé Martin & Aurelio Politano - LIFE Environment & Eco-innovation unit
DG Environment - European Commission

A critical perspective on the Austrian experienceof financial support programmes
Wolfram Tertschnig - Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Water Management, Austria

Session Five - EU financial programmes in support of eco-innovation

Recommendations from the project on financing Eco-innovation
Morten Larsen, Oxford Research

Conference recommendations
Raymond van Ermen

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