ECOSYSTEM BUILDERS

November 10th & 11th  | Bilbao

WHY BISCAY?

A heyday and fast-growing ecosystem

Biscay is a reference in the innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem, connecting to a unique network of local corporations and innovative startups with exceptional strength in the sectors of energy transition, industry 4.0 and mobility.  The region’s solid innovation capacity relies on a strong business network, numerous technology and innovation organizations, and tax and incentive programs to promote innovation across sectors.

Meet and look for business opportunities with the leaders in energy transition transformation and industry innovation with the best corporations, startups, and investors.

AGENDA

DAY 1

Opening Remarks by Biscay Startup Bay, Representative, Unai Rementeria & María Benjumea, Founder & Chairman at South Summit.

Lead Participants:

  • María Benjumea, Founder & President South Summit.

Privacy and security must be at the core of every AI solution. Through this keynote, Xabi Uribe-Etxebarria will open the Ecosystem Builders’ Industry 4.0 sessions and explains in depth how we can unlock the full potential of Artificial Intelligence while preserving privacy in a collaborative environment. How can AI impact business results and processes? Redefining how decisions are made while transforming industries.

Lead Participants:

  • Xabi Uribe-Etxebarria, Founder & CEO Sherpa.ai

Efficient, practical, fast, connected, clean, and safe are some of the words that describe smart cities’ efforts. Now is the time to start thinking about how the infrastructures in a net zero economy would look. Smart cities should enhance the quality of life while reducing gas emissions. Of all the different technologies, which are the ones taking us closer to this scenario? What is needed to be capable of genuinely implementing solutions that optimize the flow of energy, people, and data?

Lead Participants:

  • Carles Morales, CEO Orpheus

Get to understand the opportunities for your project if you are looking to land in Spain and choose Biscay’s region as the headquarter to expand your operation. Listen and get practical insights from the local experts on what you will need. Requirements, Terms, and Conditions, among others. Get ready to ask and take your business to the next level.

Lead Participants:

  • Iñaki Alonso, Director General of Treasury & Taxation Government of Biscay

  • Koldo Atxutegi Ajuria, FDI Director for Attraction Government of Biscay

Transforming the planet into an efficient and safe place is the goal. Deep techs such as Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and Big Data play a crucial role in securing predictive maintenance management and occupational health. What’s the relationship between these areas? Every day we collect data and how we use it to react to different events caused by nature and/or humans. We have access and capability to manage all this information and use it to protect and strengthen our factories, workforce, and environment.

Lead Participants:

  • Unai Franco, Partner White Peak Partners

  • Ricardo Román, CRO Fracttal

  • Nityen Lal, Managing Director Icos Capital

  • Adnan Niazi, Founder & Director Novus Guard

Lead Participants:

  • Enrique Penichet García, Founding Partner Draper B1

  • Autosys Industrial Solutions Private Limited
  • Empower AS
  • Enwize-TW Ltd.
  • Katakem
  • Novus Guard
  • Vsight
  • UALI
  • UniSCool

Lead Participants:

  • Imanol Olaskoaga, CEO Powerfultree

Starting operations in a new ecosystem can sometimes seem tough. Not in Biscay’s region. Let us explain how we can help you set up your business in one of Europeans top innovation leaders, with everything you will need to succeed. Softlanding activities, grant programs and other financial aids, as well as the best connected international entrepreneurship hub of the world, BAT B Accelerator Tower.

Lead Participants:

  • Eriz Sainz Gurtubay, Director BAT – B accelerator tower

  • Ander Muñoz, Director of innovation Beaz

Are we on the right path toward green recovery? The urge to act to reduce our carbon footprint requires that we collaborate and share our know-how, strategies, do´s, and don’ts so the industry can move in the right direction. Investment in tech solutions towards climate change can decentralize and accelerate this process. By 2030, 45% of emissions should be reduced. Is it possible? What steps are being taken?

Lead Participants:

  • Andreea Constantinescu, Partner Planet First Partners

  • Carlos Rey Micolau, Managing Director Foresight Group LLP

  • Bastien Gambini, Managing Partner Klima

  • Eco Wave Power Ltd.
  • Fox IoT
  • H2Vector
  • phelas GmbH
  • Preflet
  • Solarmente
  • Solarstone
  • Sunalizer
  • Wegaw SA
  • WenuWork

Through this session, you will understand the sustainability strategy for the next ten years of Google Cloud and learn from real examples that are positively impacting. We will explore what other companies and partners are already doing. In addition, you will learn how to measure, inform and report carbon emissions from your use of the Cloud for ESG (environmental, social & governance) reports.

Generating renewable energy, it´s just the beginning. Being able to store, distribute and facilitate renewable energy usage among cities is crucial to building a net zero economy. How are intelligent networks being developed? Are these being thought of through the sustainable lens? The challenge relies on maintaining supply security in the decarbonized electricity system. What are the key factors necessary to achieve it? Data and communications technology play a huge role in maximizing reach and minimizing cost. In the end, the goal is to make renewable energy truly accessible for all citizens.

Lead Participants:

  • Ion Padilla, CEO, Chairman & Co-Founder Wegaw SA

  • Michaela Odonohoe, Strategic Growth Leader GE Renewable Energy

SCALE LABS TOURS

Biscay Startup Bay & South Summit cordially invite you to a very special visit to the Aeronautics Advanced Manufacturing Center (CFAA) . A unique opportunity to know this center built as a mixed research center with the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and a consortium of companies aiming to generate new know-how in advanced manufacturing technologies.

Biscay Startup Bay & South Summit cordially invite you to a very special visit to Iberdrola Smart Grid Hub. A unique opportunity to know a global innovation centre that aims to be a world reference in smart grids and will enable it to respond to the challenges of the energy transition

Biscay Startup Bay & South Summit cordially invite you to a very special visit to AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center. A unique opportunity to know this center that was created for the generation of value for the automotive sector based on an open innovation concept where companies improve their positioning through cooperation.

Biscay Startup Bay & South Summit cordially invite you to a presentation of “The Basque Hydrogen Corridor´s project” at Petronor´s headquarters. An ambitious project that seeks to enhance inter-territorial coordination between regional initiatives already underway in northeastern Spain. The Basque Hydrogen Corridor will contribute to the rapid and efficient deployment of the hydrogen economy, generating a leading geographical hub for hydrogen development in Spain and becoming a benchmark in the development of renewable energy.

CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

Biscay Startup Bay & South Summit cordially invite you to a exclusive visit to the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao. Considered as the second largest and most visited museum in the Basque Country and one of the richest Spanish museums outside Madrid. It houses a valuable and quite comprehensive collection of Basque, Spanish and European art from the Middle Ages to contemporary.

Biscay Startup Bay & South Summit cordially invite you to a very special evening with a cultural visit to the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao. A unique opportunity to enjoy one of the most admired works of contemporary architecture.

DAY 2

Expansion is part of the growth of any company. Landing in new geographies means understanding the market, not just from the perspective of law and customers. Landing, finding collaboration opportunities between the ecosystem, and partnering with the right players is key to success. This is the time for you to ask and share your experience about it.

The carbon footprint of transport at large scale such as moving resources, raw materials or commodities is huge but necessary for the development of our economies. When the action itself cannot be avoided, we must challenge ourselves to rethink the how from scratch and rebuild a transport system that is comparable with net zero economy. Let’s truly question what the higher costs in the long term are. How startups, infrastructure and hubs play a crucial role to achieve this goal?

Lead Participants:

  • Nina Göntgen-Voss, Director Sustainability Forto (formally: Forto Logistics GmbH & Co. KG)

  • Rafael Fernández, Innovation & Digital Strategy Director Ferrovial

  • HeyCharge GmbH
  • Micromobile
  • Trella

Get to understand the opportunities for your project if you are looking to land in Spain and choose Biscay’s region as the headquarter to expand your operation. Listen and get practical insights from the local experts on what you will need. Requirements, Terms, and Conditions, among others. Get ready to ask and take your business to the next level.

Lead Participants:

  • Koldo Atxutegi Ajuria, FDI Director for Attraction Government of Biscay

Mobility can be multi-city, multi-country, and multi-transport. This talk will dive into the alternatives to moving through countries, cities or within them. How do we, as citizens, have the freedom to move when we access various transport options? And how by having all the possibilities on an app, we lead to greener and smart mobility.

Lead Participants:

  • Sampo Hietanen, CEO & Founder MaaS Global

  • Vicente Pascual, VP Logistics & Co-founder Cabify

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