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  • 16:15 - 16:45

    The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is a global network of finance experts that aims to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs developing climate and clean energy projects and private investors. This session will feature the winner of the MI-PFAN Investment Forum happening earlier in the day. Directly following, the European Commission will host a formal awards ceremony for the first cohort of the MI Champions, recognizing global leadership in innovation.

  • 10:00 - 10:55

    This fireside chat led by former Mayor Gregor Robertson will address the evolving needs of cities in the context of accelerating climate innovation at the urban level. Cities require integrated support to tackle interrelated aspects of climate action and build urban resilience to the effects of climate change. The speakers will consider the most prominent challenges facing cities as city networks collaborate with the private and academic sectors to produce innovative solutions to these pressing issues.

    Speakers:

    • Gregor Robertson, Global Ambassador, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
    • Geraldine Satre Buisson, International Student Energy Summit
    • Baljeet Singh, Google Maps
  • 11:00 - 11:25

    Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) will present specific initiatives to accelerate clean energy innovation through a brief and highly visual presentation, followed by a short international panel discussion outlining commitments.

    Moderator:

    • Dennis Pamlin, RISE

    Panelists:

    • Tomás E. Baeza JeriaInnovation and Entrepreneurship Manager, Solar and Energy Innovation Committee (Chile)
    • Ganesh Das/ Smita RakeshChief Operating Officer/ Program Lead, Clean Energy International Incubation Centre (India)
    • Andreas Stubelius, Portfolio Manager, Swedish Energy Agency (Sweden)
  • 11:30 - 11:50

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  • 12:40 - 13:55

    Six innovation partners have defined reverse pitch challenges and are seeking innovative business models, solutions and technology to address pain points in their operations. The Reverse Pitch Challenge is a unique opportunity for growing cleantech innovators to secure exclusive access to some of Canada’s largest organizations. Hear presentations from the following Challenge Partners:

  • 14:00 - 14:30

    The Mission Innovation Champions program recognizes exceptional researchers and innovators who are developing breakthrough solutions in the global clean energy sector. The program catalyzes engagement among the Champions and governments, research institutes, affiliated organizations, and private sector investors. During these sessions, individual Champions will highlight their academic research and technological innovations.

    Champions: Canada, Finland, United Arab Emirates

  • 15:00 - 15:30

    The Mission Innovation Champions program recognizes exceptional researchers and innovators who are developing breakthrough solutions in the global clean energy sector. The program catalyzes engagement among the Champions and governments, research institutes, affiliated organizations, and private sector investors. During these sessions, individual Champions will highlight their academic research and technological innovations.

    Champions: Saudi Arabia, France, India

  • 15:35 - 15:45

    More details coming soon.

  • 15:45 - 17:00

    More details coming soon.

  • 10:00 - 11:00

    As part of the Impact Canada Initiative the Office of Energy Research and Development at Natural Resources Canada is investing $75 million through a series of prize-based innovation challenges that tackle some of the biggest issues we face in Canada and globally, including increased opportunity for women-entrepreneurs, helping to reduce reliance on diesel in remote Indigenous communities, and advancing the affordability and accessibility of sustainable aviation fuels.

    This session will focus on the impact and effectiveness of the prize challenge model and will feature a panel discussion with the 6 finalists from the Women in Cleantech Challenge.

    Keynote speaker:

    • Marcius Extavour, Executive Director, Prize Operations, Energy & Resources, XPrize

     

    Women in Cleantech Challenge Panel

    Moderator:

    • Jane Kearns, MaRS Discovery District

    Panelists:  

    • Amanda Hall, Summit Nanotech
    • Luna Yu, Genecis
    • Julie Angus, Open Ocean Robotics
    • NivathaBalendra, Dispersa
    • Evelyn Allen, Evercloak
    • Alexandra Tavasoli, Solistra
  • 11:10 - 11:50

    Global leaders from government, business, and advocacy organizations promote framework to accelerate energy and climate goals: the ISO 50001 international energy management system standard. Join this event to hear from leading organizations about their energy management achievements.

    Moderator:

    • Phillipe Scholtes, Managing Director, UNIDO

    Speakers:

    • Joyce Henry, Director General, Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada
    • Philippe Scholtes, Managing Director, UNIDO
    • The 4 award recipients (To be announced on site)
  • 12:30 - 13:25

    Foreign markets are critical to the growth of Canada’s clean technology sector, and a key opportunity to support the clean energy transition. Panelists from government agencies (TCS, CCC, and EDC) will outline their support for international adoption of Canadian clean technologies. 

    Moderator:

    • Jeannette Jackson, Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

    Speakers:

    • Rob James, Canadian Commercial Corporation
    • Evelia Manach, Global Affairs Canada
    • Sophie Dumoulin-Mondoux, Export Development Canada
    • Jason Simon, Canadian Solar
  • 13:30 - 14:00

    Innovative and flexible global power systems are elevating ambition in the deployment of low-cost, variable, renewables. This session draws on the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) recent report on innovative solutions to integrate renewable power“Innovation landscape for a renewable-powered future. The presentation will showcase examples of systemic innovations in renewables enabled by electrification, decentralisation and digitalisation.

    Speaker:

    • Dr Paul Durrant, Innovation & Technology Dialogues lead, IRENA
  • 14:05 - 14:55

    Zero emission vehicles mean far more than just cars: tremendous market breakthroughs are happening in commercial electric vehicles – trucks, buses and equipment. This panel will provide a timely report out on the progress of the global Drive to Zero for commercial vehicles, the just completed workshop on the actions of government and industry working together, and highlight the critical role of business and investment in accelerating the adoption and success of zero emissions commercial vehicles.

    Moderator:

    • Dan Woynillowicz, Clean Energy Canada

    Speakers:

    • Matt Horne, City of Vancouver
    • Bill Van Amburg, CALSTART
  • 15:00 - 16:00

    Government funding programs play a key role to support new energy technologies, at various stages of the innovation spectrum. Panelists will share their experiences and perspectives by discussing how partnerships between government and the private sector can enhance and unlock clean technology outcomes.

    Moderator:

    • Tom Rand, ArcTern Ventures

    Speakers:

    • Amanda Wilson, NRCan
    • Elizabeth Shirt, Emissions Reduction Alberta
    • Alison Fabian, SDTC