Program WaterVent #11 Geneva

as per May 24th, 2017 – short term amendments expected!

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Schedule and speakers might be amended.
Expect simultaneous sessions in the afternoon for companies' pitches.

Please note:
A panel on agriculture-food-water nexus maybe added. Stay tuned.

Our panel questions:

How do you support/ trigger water technology innovations?
Any spinoff activities?
Are you open to apply or buy new water technologies?
Which advice do you have for water tech start-ups?
The most promising water tech you got aware of in the last 12 months

  Program June 7th 2017
2.00 p.m.
Coaching Sessions
(for all presenting entrepreneurs)
  Program June 8th 2017
Moderation by Ulf Leonhard, WaterVent & Nicolas Lorne, Waterpreneurs
9.00 a.m. Opening & Welcome
Minelik Alemu Getahun, Assistant Director General, Global Issues Sector, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
9.20 a.m. Ulf Leonhard, WaterVent: our experiences in running the forum
Nicolas Lorne, Waterpreneurs
09.30 a.m. Sally Gutierrez, Environmental Protextion Agency (EPA), USA "The american way of dealing with water issues"
09.50 a.m. Booky Oren "The israelian way of dealing with water issues"
10.10 a.m. Panel I Corporate Statements on Water Industry
- Herbert Oberhänsli , former Vice President Economics & International Relations, Nestlé
10.25 a.m. Panel II Universities & Researchers
- Dr Lydia S. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia, Centre for Water Systems,University of Exeter
- André Beck, Brandenburgische Wasserakademie e.V., water tech & utilitiy association of Brandenburg
- Jun-Prof. Dr. Katrin Schuhen, University of Koblenz-Landau, Innovations in Waste Water Treatment
- Abhirabh Basu, Lux Research (NL)
- William Maize, Bluefield Research
10.55 a.m Company Presentations (intense care) Part I
- Felix Schill, Hydromea
- Thierry Barbotte, Uduma
- Gregoire Profite, Optimum Water Systems
11.40 a.m Coffee break
12.00 a.m. Panel III
Clean & Water Tech Clusters
- Dr. Regina Gnirss, Innovation Management, Berlin Water
- David Dornbusch, Clean Tuesday, France
- Claus R. Mertes, Managing Director, Deutsche Meerwasser Entsalzung (DME) GmbH (German Desal)
- Mahmoud Solh, CGIAR
- Sergio Vallesi, Durham University, Research Associate
12.20 p.m. Company Presentations Part II
- Mehdi Berrada & Mauro Pedretti, Alto Solutions
- Thomas Stiefmeier, Amphiro AG
- Joseph Ernes, Aqua for all ; on behalf of @scale ltd
- Zeev Efrat, AST Innovation - WellToDo, Rotec , D-Light
- Namita Banka, Banka BioLoo
- Rachel Major, NuLeaf Tech
- Lars Willi, WECONNEX AG
- Guido Kohler,AquaNetto Group
- Jasmina van Driel, SMART Centre Group
1.30 p.m. Lunch
2.30 p.m. Panel IV
Institutions supporting new water technologies
- Dieter Ernst, IWC – Innovation and Water Consult, German Water Partnership. Member of the Board
- Pau M. Garcia, Senior Consultant, Florenus AG "IP in water"
- Amir Cahn, SWAN forum (UK) repr. By Uri Gutermann, Gutermann AG
- Elad Frenkel, Aqwise, for Watec Israel
- Sandra Bry, UNFCCC Climate Technology Centre and Network, United Nations Environment Programme
- Dr. Joachim Nöller, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig
- Brindusa Burrows, Groundup Project
3.10 p.m.
Company Presentation Part III
- Ainhoa Lete, Buntplanet
- Bekithemba Gumbo, Cap-Net UNDP
- Rui Bras Gomes, CUBO Environmental Technologies
- Zoé Froget, eau et vie
- Brian Wickins, Ecotec Water Treatment Ltd
- Nicole Georges, Ecytech
- Etienne Cabane, ETH Zürich
4.00 p.m.
Coffee break
4.20 p.m.
Company Presentations Part IV
- Jonathan Levine, Folia Water
- David Monnier, Fonto De Vivo
- Martin Wesian, HELIOZ GmbH
- Dr. Joachim Nöller, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ
- Urs Studer, Rabtherm AG
- Tobias Schaad, rqmicro AG
- Kishan Nanavati, Spring Health Water India Pvt Ltd
- Violette Ruppanner, Strategos SA
- Sophie Berthoud, Swiss Fresh Water
- Saad Khan, Swisspak
- Magnus Jern , TAPP Water
- Francesco Manso, Trigger Systems
- Nhat Vuong , Water Inception
- Thomas Vernier
- Sascha Donougher, ynspire [water] gemeinnützige GmbH
- Grégoire Landel, CityTaps
appr. 6.10 p.m.
Wrap up
- Graham Symmonds, Chief Knowledge Officer at FATHOM (Global Water Management, LLC)
- Nick Pendleton, Forges Associates
- Raj Malhotra, Inventrust
- Min Gon Kim, technology transfer program at Korea Technology Finance Corporation (KOTEC).
6.35 p.m.
Anatole Kratiger, Director, Global Challenges Division. WIPO "What can you expect on the UN water ventures day tomorrow"
6.50 p.m.
Nicolas Lorne, Waterpreneurs
Ulf Leonhard, WaterVent
appr. 7.00 p.m.
  June 9th 2017
  Open Forum - WaterVent, June 09th

UN Institutions are presenting their water activities and projects incl. their need for water technologies

WIPO Headquarters
34, chemin des Colombettes
CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland

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Program innovate4water / WaterVent#11 Geneva, June 8 - 9, 2017 (PDF)