Event pages:

AlumniUnite 2016

by InnoEnergy CommUnity

The AlumniUnite by InnoEnergy is a major CommUnity event. It gathers over 200 participants, mainly alumni from InnoEnergy’s education programmes but also entrepreneurs, students and employees of  InnoEnergy.

The first goal of the event is to give the energy industry opportunities to find talent. This year we are focusing on start-ups and next year we would like to broaden the scope and invite larger energy utilities and OEMs to attend.

The second goal of the event is to facilitate co-creation between alumnis who will then be given challenges that are currently being faced by start-ups attending the event. The diversity within the Alumni and the entrepreneurs plus the executives bring a collective brain power on the table which can positively influence the energy world! With this message we want to inspire, motivate and enable everybody to benefit from our community!

Participants will come to the event from all around the world and share unique knowledge and their passion for contributing to a more sustainable world with several inspiring speakers.After setting the right tune at the beginning of the event, all activities are designed to establish and support the bridges between each individuals and entities.


Hamish Lee
– Entech 2014  InnoEnergy student, working at RVE.SOL Solucoes de Energia Rural
– Story of a journey through aid projects around the world installing renewable energy systems, which had a tremendous impact on the population.

Vincenzo Capogna
– CTO at OoluSolar
– OoluSolar, start-up focusing on sustainable energy access to off grid communities in West Africa, tells about their successful experience

Silvia Francioso
– Research Assistant Intern at MicroEnergy International
– Swarm electrification: an innovative rural electrification approach, showcased by a village in Bangladesh.

Solomon Teklemichael
– InnoEnergy student
– A plant oil-fuelled cooking stove as a solution to the problem of deforestation in developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Pawel Torbus
– Energy Analyst at Mc Kinsey
– Why companies should take future World energy outlook into account in their strategies.

Goncalo Guerreiro
– Operations Lead at Landing Jobs
– 10 learnings of a year working in recruitment, telling what really matters when applying or hiring for a job

Efrain Arturo Hernandez Mora
–  InnoEnergy student
– How getting out of the comfort zone and starting working for what matters changed my life

Mariana Catalina Jimenez Martinez
– Industry Analyst and Journalist at Mexico Business Publishing
-Case studies from Mexico show why social impact must be considered from the early stage of large energy projects.

Friday, 28.10.2016

17:00 – 17:20
Introduction & Agenda by Falko Döring

17:20 – 17:35
Networking on the Event by Dimitris Bronowski

17:35 – 18:20
CommUnity by InnoEnergy quo vadis by Claudio Geyken

18:20 – 19:10
Role of InnoEnergy by Diego Pavia

15 min break

19:25 – 19:40
Open Space Studio Presentation by Tiago Mendes

19:40 – 20:30
Introduction of co-creation topics by Tiago Mendes & Falko Döring

20:30 Group picture & Dinner

Saturday, 29.10.2016

09:00 – 09:15
Wakeup by Dimitris Bronowski and Falko Döring

09:15 – 14:00 including 30 min break
Co-Creation Sessions

14:00 Lunch

15:00 – 15:30
Wake up & Last thoughts on Co-Creation

15:30 – 16:30
Pitching Session

30 min break

17:00 – 19:00
Alumni Speaker Series

Sunday, 30.10.2016

10:00 – 11:30
Results of Co-Creation

11:30 – 12:00
What will happen in 2017? by Claudio Geyken, 30 min

30 min break

12:30 – 12:50
Get to know the new Mentoring Programme

12:50 – 13:10
Get to know the Editing team

13:10 – 13:40
Feedback round by Falko Döring

13:40 – 13:50
Award Winner by Falko Döring

13:50 – end
Last words by Falko Döring

AlumniUnite 2016 will be taking place on:

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th of October

at Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain