ENERGY INTERNET AND INNOVATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT, CHENGDU
Wattwatchers will be joining up to 16 global EnergyTech startups pitching at the three-day Energy Internet and Innovation Entrepreneurship Summit (EIIES) in Chengdu, China, June 11-13.
EIIES is jointly hosted by Sichuan Energy Internet Research Institute (EIRI), Tsinghua University, China State Grid, and New Energy Nexus (formerly CalCEF, the Californian Clean Energy Foundation, which recently has taken on a more international mission in its new, evolved guise as New Energy Nexus).
Thus far three Australian startups are included, with Wattwatchers to pitch alongside Planet Ark Power (clean energy solutions) and Relectrify (second-life batteries).
The EIIES organisers say: ‘The energy transition is underway, and it is happening at an unprecedented rate. New technology, innovative policies and forward-thinking corporations are driving the push for a clean energy economy in China and abroad.
‘The three-day summit will be a highly interactive event with a focus on creating new collaborations between Chinese corporations, utilities, development organisations, accelerators and leading energy startups from around the world.
‘Moreover, the summit themes will cover challenges and opportunities around the future of mobility, understanding China’s energy market and policies in the context of the One Belt, One Road initiative and exploring cross-border technology transfer and investment.’
Participants at EIIES will include leaders from China’s National Development and Reform Committee, the National Energy Administration, Sichuan Energy Administration, China State Grid, Three Gorges Corporation, Nio, Goldwind, Envision, China International Capital Corporation, Bay Area Council, WWF, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), Rocky Mountain Institute, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and more.
EIIES will be hosted in Chengdu’s Tianfu New Area, a burgeoning district of technology parks, universities and labs and is where Sichuan Energy Internet Research Institute (EIRI), Tsinghua University is located.
Wattwatchers previously participated in a major CalCEF co-organised event in mid-2016, the Startups and Solutions Showcase in San Francisco, featuring 100 handpicked EnergyTech startups from around the world, coordinated with that year’s international Clean Energy Ministerial.