Initiate! - Main Stage

Initiate! - Main Stage

Initiate! Manifesto

The sense of urgency to achieve this energy transition is crystal clear; we need to act now, before it’s too late. Bold moves have to be undertaken to make a significant impact. Incremental change will remain business as usual. 

Everyone has the power to play a role in this transition by utilizing their social, economic, and technological influences. Diversity is our strength. 

There is no time for looking back, fearlessly we must move forward. Post-energy transition is the dawning of a new energy economy, a better economy, a better planet. 

Tue 03 Oct 11:00 to 11:05

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Sietske Jacobs
Project Manager - Initiate!

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Opening the Fearless Transition

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Tue 03 Oct 11:05 to 11:25

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Michael J Dawkins
Director Innovation Hub & Special Projects

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Applying Tech to address humanity’s grand challenges

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Tue 03 Oct 11:25 to 11:45

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Gianluca Mauro
Data Science & Innovation consultant

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Data Science Disrupting the Energy System

What is AI and what are its business cases to disrupt?
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Tue 03 Oct 11:45 to 12:30

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Moderator:

Carol Stimmel
Consulting Analyst

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Ana S. Trbovich
Business Development Director & Co-Founder
Gianluca Mauro
Data Science & Innovation consultant
Fabio Tentori
Head of Start Up Initiatives and Business Incubator
Michael J Dawkins
Director Innovation Hub & Special Projects

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Panel Discussion: A New Energy Economy – The Impact of Disruptive Technologies on the Energy Trilemma

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Wed 04 Oct 10:30 to 10:45

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Jan-Peter Doomernik
Sr Business Developer

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Disruptive Infrastructures and Abundant Systems

How to identify blindspots and translate the unexplored innovation space
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Wed 04 Oct 10:45 to 11:00

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3D Printing in Metal & Autonomous Systems (The MX3D Bridge)

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Wed 04 Oct 11:00 to 11:15

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Ties van der Heijden
External Relations Commissioner

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A Transition to Free Energy

What is the feasibility of free energy energy? What would be the consequences for society and industry?
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Wed 04 Oct 11:15 to 12:00

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Jan-Peter Doomernik
Sr Business Developer

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Workshop Disruptive infrastructures and abundant systems

Research Bureau Gartner predicts that a technology like blockchain will result in a programmable economy with new economic systems to disrupt the old ones.
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Wed 04 Oct 11:15 to 12:00

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Ties van der Heijden
External Relations Commissioner
Virginia Dignum
Associate Professor Social Artificial Intelligence

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Workshop A Transition to Free Energy

The perspective of free energy is exciting, but can also be worrisome. What will change for whom?
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Wed 04 Oct 12:00 to 12:30

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Moderator:

Daniel Lutz
Creative Strategist

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Virginia Dignum
Associate Professor Social Artificial Intelligence
Ties van der Heijden
External Relations Commissioner
Jan-Peter Doomernik
Sr Business Developer

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A Free Energy System - Wrap up

This session will be a summary output of the workshops and previous presentations in the Free Energy track. Industry professionals will reflect on the presentations, workshops and how this translates to their vision and strategy. How will you contribute?
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Wed 04 Oct 13:30 to 13:45

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Anton Brummelhuis
Sr. Director Sustainability

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The End of Ownership

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Wed 04 Oct 13:45 to 14:00

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Circular Communities

How are communities paving the way to circular? 
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Wed 04 Oct 14:00 to 14:15

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Measurable & Sustainable Cities – Futureproofed

The next decade or two, may very well be the most important since beginning of mankind. There’s no room for spectators  in this game. Either we become the assholes who let the climate change tragedy unfold, or we become the hero generation who speed up and scale the transformation to attractive cities and a fossil-free future.
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Wed 04 Oct 14:15 to 15:00

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Koen Straver
Researcher Energy & Society
ECN
Ardi Dortmans
Principal Scientist
TNO
Marieke van Klaveren
Researcher Energy & Society
ECN

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Workshop The End of Ownership

Circular and value based economy– where goals and opportunities meet behavioral challenges The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the new attitudes and behavioral choices that are needed for the transition to a circular based economy, and accordingly identify opportunities and challenges for businesses and policy to realise the circular transition. 
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Wed 04 Oct 14:15 to 15:00

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Workshop: Cities are where the action is

When it comes to climate change, cities are where the action is. In recent weeks months 364 mayors in the US came together to commit to meet their cities’ climate goals, push for new action to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius target, and work together to create thriving, fossil-free, sustainable cities where it’s great to live and work.
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Wed 04 Oct 15:00 to 15:30

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Annemarie Kerkhof
Managing Consultant

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Circular and Value-Based Economics - Wrap up

This session will be a summary output of the workshops and previous presentations in the Circular and Value Based Session.  Industry professionals will reflect on the presentations, workshops and how this translates to their vision and strategy. And how will you contribute?
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Thu 05 Oct 10:30 to 10:45

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The emerging market for transactive energy

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Thu 05 Oct 10:45 to 11:00

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Zheng Ma
Associate Professor - Center for Energy Informatics
SDU
Pim Spierenburg
Vice President - Smart Markets EMEA

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Ecosystem matters: Decentralised power in action

Collaborative, co-creative solutions are the key. How to align stakeholders objectives and requirements in a decentralised system. And what will be trend impacts and benefits?
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Thu 05 Oct 11:00 to 12:00

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Workshop: What market designs and regulatory responses are we seeing that are accelerating change?

Almost by definition, regulated energy market players are unable to innovate. The returns on infrastructure investment, their role in the market and how and what they communicate and sell to consumers are all highly scrutinised by government regulators. For decades, electricity systems have remained largely unchanged and systematic incentives encouraged utilities to resist startups and new market designs. Today these systems are being challenged politically, technically and financially, driven in no small party by the threat of climate change and an urgent agenda to provide energy access for all. At the same time, a combination of technology trends in energy (such as new battery capability) and computing (such as blockchain) show the promise of moving toward a much more decentralised, decarbonised energy system. 
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Thu 05 Oct 11:00 to 12:00

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Zheng Ma
Associate Professor - Center for Energy Informatics
SDU
Pim Spierenburg
Vice President - Smart Markets EMEA

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Workshop: Ecosystem matters: Decentralised power in action in Europe

During this workshop we will focus on challenges such as the opportunities and business models arising from co-created decentralised eco-systems and how the future trends (e.g. IoT, batteries) will have an impact on these partnerships and business models. How will the grid manage the complexities of distributed power (e..g grid congestion, visibility of load)
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Thu 05 Oct 12:00 to 12:45

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Mercè Griera i Fisa
Head of Research and Innovation Sector
Paul de Wit
Senior Advisor Regulatory Affairs
Joost van Dijk
City Representative
Molly Webb
Founder - CEO

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Decentralised Power - Wrap up

The wrap up will be a brief reflection on the discussions that took place during the workshops and will follow into a panel discussion where policy makers and other established stakeholders in the field of decentralised power will elaborate on what is currently being developed and has been proven to work or should work differently.
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