In the context of rising fuel costs, Kyoto and an increasing worldwide drive for greener solutions, cleantech is seen as a growth sector where entrepreneurs and investors have a real opportunity for returns.
DescriptionIn the context of rising fuel costs, Kyoto and an increasing worldwide drive for greener solutions, cleantech is seen as a growth sector where entrepreneurs and investors have a real opportunity for returns. Capital investments in US cleantech grew by 41% to $961.7 million in Q2 2008, up from $683.5 million in Q1 2008. This figure is expected to repeat itself in 2008 and now represents a major investment opportunity. To date 50% of cleantech investment has been made in energy/electricity generation companies, with 20% being made in energy efficiency companies. So what factors are driving the European investment sector today and what should European entrepreneurs do to ensure they are fit for funding. Our expert panel will discuss a wide range of issues and share their expertise. Hot topics will include:
- the challange facing cleantech companies seeking investment
- what cleantech investors look for when assessing investment potential
- the economic prospects for cleantech in the next few years
- where the VC money will go in 2009 - renewables, energy, electricity generation, power saving, waste, emisssions, supporting technologies or other areas.
Question Time PanelistsJames Thomas: Investment Director, ICON Corporate Finance Mark Crosier: CEO, Deepstream Technologies Phil Nicholas: Inetec Peter Horsburgh: Partner, Environmental Technologies Fund Andrew Page: Partner, Foresight Group Chaired by: Camilla Usher-Clark, Partner, Burges Salmon LLP
Agenda4.30pm Registration and coffee 5.00pm Welcome Tracey Williams 5.05pm Market Overview, Chris Matthyews, Senior Business Development Manager, Renewable Energy Team 5.20pm Cleantech Question Time Panel 6.25pm Summary & Close, Tracey Williams 6.30pm Networking and drinks
Date: Thursday, 09 Oct 2008
Start Time: 4.30pm
End Time: 6.30pm
Address: Burges Salmon, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4AH