Join the 2nd ECN CrowdCamp, where renewable energy developers, entrepreneurs, investors and policymakers come together to learn about the potential of crowdfunding for green energies
May 24, 2016 | Hotel Silken Berlaymont | Blvd Charlemagne 11/19 | Brussels
- Innovative financing opportunities for RES Projects
- Best practices in crowdfunding
- Updates on crowdfunding legal frameworks in the EU
- What role EU institutions can play in this field
- European Crowdfunding Platforms
- International RES Developers
- EU Policymaker
- Energy Companies
- To make citizens investment into renewable energies mainstream
- To improve access to finance for renewable energies projects
- To shape Europe’s sustainable future
11:00 Welcome Speech - ECN
11:15 Keynote Speech - Alix Bolle, Energy Cities
11:30 Panel 1 - How crowdfunding interacts with other financing methods for renewable energies?
-Siward Zomer,President, De Windwogel
-Coenraad de Vries, Managing Partner, Startgreen
-Philip Bazin, Environmental Team Leder, Triodos Bank
-Martin Cremer, Senior Project Manager, FS-UNEP
-Moderator: Sarah Mekjian, Communications Director, Climate Alliance
12:15 Keynote Speech - Dirk Hendricks, Senior Policy Officer, EREF
13:30 Keynote speech - Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament
13:45 Keynote speech - Alexandra Sombsthay, Policy Officer, DG Energy
14:00 Panel 2 – Crowdfunding for renewable energy sector: business models, cases and best practices
-Alex Raguet, President, Lumo
-Uwe Lebelt, International Business Development, GreenChannel
-Yannig Roth, Marketing Director, WiSEED
-Marteen de Jong, Founder, Oneplanetcrowd
-Moderator: Therese Torris, Innovation Consultant
14:45 Panel 3 – Potential impact and cases of crowdfunding for renewable energies, energy efficiency and cleantech in Europe & beyond
-Marilyn Heib, CEO, Bettervest
-Sam Manaberi, Co-founder & CEO,Trine
-Irene Maffini, Ventures Manager, Carbon Trust
-Julien Hostache, CEO, Enerfip
-Robert Pasicko, Team Leader Low Carbon Development, UNDP Croatia
-Moderator: Rotem Shneor, Associate Professor, University of Adger
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Keynote speech - Leonardo Zannier, Policy Officer, DG Energy
16:15 Panel 4 – Future trends and challenges of crowdfunding for renewable energies
-Nuno Brito Jorge, CEO, Boa Energia
-Tanja Aschenbeck Florange, Partner, Osborne Clarke Germany
-Mathias Klaes, Dundee University
-Karl Harder, Co-founder, Abundance Generation
-Reinhard Willfort, CEO, 1000x1000
-Moderator : Aki Kallio, Adviser to the Finnish Ministry of Finance
17:15 Networking Drinks
18:30 End of Conference
The European Crowdfunding Network AISBL (ECN) is a professional network promoting adequate transparency, (self) regulation and governance while offering a combined voice in policy discussion and public opinion building.
Founded in 2011 as an interest group, we formally incorporated as an international not-for-profit organisation in Brussels, Belgium in 2013.
CrowdCamp is an annual event created by the ECN to promote crowdfunding as an innovative finance source, educate entrepreneurs on how to use it, raise awareness among investors on its potential.
Every year CrowdCamp focuses on a different application of crowdfunding, inviting crowdfunding platforms and relevant stakeholder in the selected field, this year the renewable energy sector.
The project, financed by the European Commission, will unleash the potential of crowdfunding for financing renewable energy projects in Europe.
Project results will provide a better understanding of the perception and challenges faced by crowdfunding for renewable energy projects, as well as guidelines and promotion activities targeting renewable energy actors. More information about CrowdFundRES here.
The Citizenergy project, which began in 2014, helps individuals directly contribute to a sustainable energy future by providing information on opportunities to get involved in renewable energies from across Europe. Citizenergy is the first portal to bring crowdfunding platforms and cooperatives from across Europe together. It thus serves as a valuable resource for individuals looking to engage in Europe’s transition to a more sustainable energy supply and make a difference with their investments. The Citizenergy portal has been made possible by the European Union.