The Future of Energy

Energy Tech takes center stage at Hello Tomorrow Istanbul

For the first time in Turkey, Hello ‪Tomorrow will gather local and international science entrepreneurs, researchers and enthusiasts to dig into the next big trends in the energy world.

In collaboration with Sabancı University’s Istanbul International Center for Energy and Climate Change (IICEC), Hello ‪Tomorrow Istanbul will host innovators, world leaders, C-level executives, high-impact entrepreneurs from three continents and investors to share their views on the future of energy ‪on October 31 at the Sabancı Center in Istanbul.

With this invite-only event, Hello ‪Tomorrow Istanbul directly addresses the key drivers for a sustainable energy transition: technological development, regulation, investment and changes in customer and corporate behavior. It aims to foster an environment for exchanging ideas, while connecting global energy leaders, empowering high-impact startups, and enabling industry and non-industry professionals to network. World leaders will discuss the role of innovation in the energy field, identifying new business models and synergies for energy startups to cooperate with key industry players to design and build more efficient energy systems.

During the afternoon, Startups will share their success stories at different stages: from commercialization to prototypes to scientific visionaries. Hello ‪Tomorrow Istanbul will identify leaders in energy efficiency, renewables, grid design and integration, Internet of Things (IoT), predictive maintenance, liquid air storage, battery storage and other high-end technologies, such as solar paint, that will shape the energy sector.

This year’s list of distinguished speakers includes the following:

• Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency

• Cansen Başaran-Symes, President and Chair of the Board of Directors, Turkish Industry Business Association (TÜSIAD)

• Faruk Eczacıbaşı, Vice Chairman, Eczacıbaşı Holding & Chairman, TBV

• Kerim Baran, Co-Founder & VP of Strategy, CivicSolar

• Full list of speakers here

This event is made possible thanks to our following partners: Sabancı University Istanbul International Center for Energy and Climate Change (IICEC), Endeavor Turkey, French Tech, Boston Consulting Group, TEB — BNP Paribas, the French-Turkish Chamber of Commerce, the French Embassy in Ankara, Business France.

Register for the event here.

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About Hello Tomorrow

Hello Tomorrow is an international, non-profit initiative run by science entrepreneurs for science entrepreneurs. Its goal is simple: to empower early-stage science startups by propelling inventions out of the lab and into world-changing solutions. Founded in 2011, the initiative has since grown into a vibrant ecosystem gathering more than 15,000 innovators within the Hello ‪Tomorrow ecosystem. The Hello ‪Tomorrow Challenge, a global startup competition, has attracted 3,500 startups across 105 countries since its inception in 2014.

About Hello Tomorrow Worldwide Events

No city is the same. Each faces its own set of challenges and as such, the Hello ‪Tomorrow Worldwide Events initiative seeks to empower science-entrepreneurship at a local level. It gathers experts, entrepreneurs and leaders across major cities, and explores different solutions to local challenges with an interdisciplinary approach. It leverages these events on a global scale to provide local innovations visibility, while attracting international talent to these cities. Since its launch in 2015, the initiative has organized more than 40 events worldwide. Ten events are currently scheduled for the 2016–2017 program.

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Media Kit with the full event description available here.



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