On June 6, the Open Innovation Club gathered in Boston for a Techmeeting on Energy Efficiency and Clean Technology Innovation.

The event brought together startups, investors, large corporations, and key opinion leaders to discuss how stakeholders can work together to accelerate the adoption of clean technology. Representatives from Dassault Systèmes, Sanofi, Shell, Veolia, MIT, Oracle, Enel Green Power, Cleantech Open Northeast, and Windsail Capital Group were in attendance.

The event kicked off with a panel discussion composed of:

  • David Miller, Executive Managing Director, Clean Energy Ventures Group
  • Ben Sampson, Director, Energy Ventures, GE Ventures
  • Massimiliano Pieri, Vice President for Cooperation with MIT, ENI
  • Stephanie Gay-Torrente, Director, World Efficiency Solutions

Eight US startups then had an opportunity to present their innovative solutions: WattJouleenVeridWegowiseAircuityEnergysageEmbueOffgridbox and Tankutility.

The panel mostly addressed how the relationship between startups, large corporations and cities can be fostered and how they can mutually support each other to find concrete implementation opportunities.

World Efficiency Solutions has this exact ambition: to match projects with solutions. The aim is to bring together innovative solutions and projects from across sectors, to create a real market place for solutions for resource-efficiency and low-carbon growth. World Efficiency Solutions will gather in Paris from December 12 to 14, 2017. Innovative startups will be welcome on the Paris Region Economic Development Agency’s booth and an opportunity to pitch at a Techmeeting focused on Smart Buildings. For details please contact us.

Just as the United States administration announced its withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, President of France, Emmanuel Macron, launched #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain, an initiative reaffirming France’s commitment to working on clean technology solutions.