Innovation Days 2019

Creating a world of energy freedom

We live in a world where clean and renewable energy is becoming reality. Energy is being democratized and put into the hands of the many as we move from a world of dominant central generation to cleaner, smaller, localized energy sources where energy connections are becoming the ‘internet of energy’.

Anyone can create an energy community and power up the growing internet of things with their connected smart devices. Every single person can produce their own power and enjoy energy freedom.

At the Innovation Days 2019, we would like to explore the opportunities to set energy free and many other things the universe has in store for us. We would like to invite you to enter into the spirit of the future and share your visions with us!

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The Innovation Days 2019 take place from 9-10 October 2019 from 3pm - 3pm at the Grand Hall of the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site in the city of Essen, the symbolic heart of the Ruhr area.

Please click on the link below to register for this exciting event.

Grand Hall

Our speakers

Watch this space to see who will be speaking at the Innovation Days 2019. We will be updating the list shortly, so be sure to check back.

Anthony Ainsworth
Anthony Ainsworth

CEO E.ON Business Solutions GmbH

Thomas Birr
Thomas Birr

Senior Vice President Strategy & Innovation
E.ON SE

Cameron Briggs
Cameron Briggs

General Manager of Future Energy, 
Origin Energy, Australia

Thimon de Jong
Thimon de Jong

CEO of strategic foresight think tank WHETSON

Gudrun Donaubauer
Gudrun Donaubauer

Mayor of the City of Hauzenberg

Baroness Susan Greenfield
Baroness Susan Greenfield

Neuroscientist, CEO and Founder of biotech company Neuro Bio

Christian Hahn
Christian Hahn

CEO Hubject GmbH

Stefan Håkansson
Stefan Håkansson

Global Director E.ON City Energy Solutions

Anders Indset
Anders Indset

Business philosopher

Prof. Michio Kaku
Prof. Michio Kaku

Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics City University of New York

Thomas Kufen
Thomas Kufen

Mayor of the City of Essen

Dr. Frank Meyer
Dr. Frank Meyer

Senior Vice President E.ON B2C Solutions & E-Mobility

Stefan Padberg
Stefan Padberg

Managing Director
innogy New Ventures LLC in Palo Alto, California

Tami Ribeiro
Tami Ribeiro

Chief Mobility Evangelist & Head of Partnerships at Wunder Mobility

Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström
Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström

Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam

Ullis Sandberg
Ullis Sandberg

Municipality Commissioner, Community Planning Örebro

Prof. Dr. Günther Schuh
Prof. Dr. Günther Schuh

CEO e.GO Mobile AG

Dr. Johannes Teyssen
Dr. Johannes Teyssen

CEO E.ON SE

Claes Thunblad
Claes Thunblad

Former Mayor Järfälla Municipality and Chairman of the Board of Waste Management Sweden

Paul Voss
Paul Voss

Managing Director, Euroheat & Power

Innovation Days 2019 – Agenda

From 14:00 Arrival, light snacks, networking, Innovation Booth  
Part I – Introduction: Our Aspiration
15:00 – 15:20 Welcome & introduction Thomas Birr
Thomas Kufen
15:20 – 15:45 Creating a World of Energy Freedom Dr. Johannes Teyssen
Part II – New Technologies: Blessing or Curse for our Freedom?    
15:45 – 16:30 The Next 20 Years Prof. Michio Kaku
16:30 – 17:00  Break  
17:00 – 17:45 Transforming the Mind – for good or ill? Baroness Susan Greenfield
17:45 – 18:30 Transforming our Relationships Thimon de Jong
18:30 – 19:00  Q&A, discussion Prof. Michio Kaku, Baroness Susan Greenfield, Thimon de Jong, Thomas Birr (moderation)
19:00 – 22:00 Networking & dinner  
From 08:00 Arrival, coffee, networking, Innovation Booth  
Part III – Energy Freedom: Perspectives & Solutions    
09:00 – 09:45 Putting Energy Freedom into Action Thomas Birr
  Free Electrons Program Stefan Padberg, Cameron Briggs
  Stage 1 Stage 2
09:45 – 11:00 How electric & autonomous driving
effect mobility freedom

• Christian Hahn
• Dr. Frank Meyer
• Prof. Dr. Günther Schuh
• N.N.
• N.N.
 
A city with carbon free energy – utopia or future reality?

• Dr. Fabian Lemke
• Prof. Dr. Dirk Müller
• Andrea Ruckstuhl
• Ullis Sandberg
• Claes Thunblad
• Paul Voss
• Stefan Håkansson (mod.)
11:00 – 12:15 Zero carbon. Zero risk? – 
The path to sustainable business

• Jon Sobel
• Marco Marchetti
• Anthony Ainsworth
• Ilke Rangette (mod.)
 
Energy freedom – what do the people want?

• N.N.
• Gudrun Donaubauer
• Michael Gessner
• N.N
• N.N
12:15 – 13:15 Innovation Booth, Lunch  
Part IV – What does it all mean for us?
13:15 – 14:00 Safeguarding Our Climate – Driving Economic Growth within Planetary Boundaries Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström
14:00 – 14:45 Mastering Change in an Exponential World Anders Indset
14:45 – 15:00 Take-aways and farewell Agata Frankowska, Julius Harms
15:00 – 15:30 Time for reflection, departure  

Our sponsors

Agile Ants
Boston Consulting Group
SAP

Highlights from Innovation Days 2018

Intelligence for a new energy world

Under the theme of "Intelligence for a new energy world" we provided a two-day forum of inspiration, interaction and exchange to jointly explore the pathways into the new energy era. Visions, insights and thoughts has been shared to the energy community, by providing the inspiration, imagination and the excitement to embark to a better energy future for all of us.

See you in the future!