- Cleanweb Hardware
This month, we're exploring how folks are making planet friendly services that use connected products, and the impact of IoT on the world of environmental sustainability. Special thanks to Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures (http://bcgdv.com/) for providing a venue, drinks, and food for the evening. <3. Doors open at 6:30, for a 7pm start. We'll be starting at 7pm on the dot (we are in Germany, after all) - please be on time! Harnessing Pester Power for the Planet Philipp Mahr About 18 months ago, we met Hyko, (https://twitter.com/hyko) an IoT-enabled toy polar bear, designed to get parents to save energy round the home. Philipp tells us about Hyko's journey, since meeting a co-founder at one of our first events back in 2014, and the trade-offs manufacturing in both Germany and the Far East. 7:45 Break for drinks and networking Workshop - Exploring the IoT Product lifecycle We'll then have a short workshop activity in groups to explore what options are available in a connected product's lifecycle to improve it's footprint, before sharing what we learned back in the group. Fishbowl We’ll be finishing up the event with a fishbowl session - an interactive, moderated high quality panel discussion, to discuss in more detail the things we learn on the evening. 9:00 Drinks and networking, then off to the Brauhaus Lemke We have the space until around 9:30 - afterward the conversation continues 200m down the road, at Brauhaus Lemke (https://www.yelp.com/biz/brauhaus-lemke-berlin?adjust_creative=dWJMtmYxpd5N5yoyzSuhtA&utm_campaign=yelp_api&utm_medium=api_v2_business&utm_source=dWJMtmYxpd5N5yoyzSuhtA).
- Cleanweb Design
This month we're going to be exploring the intersection between design and sustainability and ask: what is happening in the worlds of UX and design that can help? Special thanks to Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures (http://bcgdv.com) for providing a venue, drinks, and food for the evening. <3. 7:00 welcome and introductions 7:10 Steps you can take today to make greener digital products Tim Frick, Mighty Bytes Fresh from finishing his book Designing For Sustainability (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920043904.do), author and Mightbyte founder Tim Frick will outline why you might care about the impact of the digital products you use, and what you can do to use and design greener services. We'll follow up with brief Q and A session. 7:40 break for drinks, then return for community announcements If you're hiring, or have a project you're looking for help with, here's your chance to get the word out. 8:00 Activity - How would you redesign it? In groups, you'll have a chance to try doing this yourself - in your group, you'll be given a budget, and scenario to work out which steps you might take to redesign how the service is delivered, before sharing back to the group and discussing. 8:30 Fishbowl We’ll be finishing up the event with a fishbowl session - expertise and insight can come from anywhere in the room, and fishbowl session is a moderated panel discussion, where anyone can join and leave the panel to allow for this. 9:00 - drinks and networking We have the space until 9:30. Interested in speaking at Cleanweb Berlin in future? Have you been working on an online project with a environmental sustainability angle? Looking for help, or want to share what you've learned? We'd love to hear from you, especially if you're a new speaker. Let us know by filling in our speaker's form (https://docs.google.com/a/productscience.co.uk/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVd_mUFwfUBsdl3XjyCsBQ9upHI6SsnDU8aBEFgvSKwG1IXQ/viewform).
- Cleanweb - Machine Learning
Can machine learning help us tread more lightly on the planet? This month, we'll be asking a professor of machine learning is, what it is, why it's important, and hearing from people building businesses around it, to create greener, smarter services. Next, we'll be opening up the event to audience participation, with a fishbowl session, to give you a chance to explore the subject, from different angles and have your burning questions answered. Special thanks to the lovely, lovely people at the German Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC), for providing the space, and helping make the event possible. *** Running Order *** Doors open 19:00 An introduction to Machine Learning, and how it can help Marius Kloft, prof. of Machine Learning from the Humboldt University 10 Min Break Intelligent Energy Management with Predictive Analytics Rolf Behrsing CEO of ÜberEnergy (Title TBH) Bartosz Jakubowski Director Business Innovation at Enersis Europe GmbH 10 Min Break Fishbowl Panel - now it's your turn! We'll be finishing up the event with a fishbowl session. You have a chance to join our experts on panel, to share your experiences, questions, and thoughts on the topic. Networking and drinks
- Cleanweb Special Stammtisch: Drinks & Crowdinvesting
Hey Cleanwebbers, its been a while! This time we're doing a cozy Stimmtisch with a special guest - Robert (Uhlich), portfolio manager at Companisto (https://www.companisto.com), the leading crowdinvestment companie in Germany, will give us insights into crowdinvestment, success stories and failures; and all while sitting in a bar over drinks. What to expect from this meetup? This is an informal meetup for people interested in sustainability and using the web as a lever for effective environmental change - we'll have a couple of tables reserved, for everyone to catch up, swap stories and maybe meet someone else to work with on future projects. Do I have to be an expert in sustainability, or a programmer? No! We're a broad church, so if you're interested, and thinking about dipping your toes in this field, you're very welcome to join :)
- Cleanweb August Stammtisch: Meet, chat, drink, and have fun
Hi Cleanwebbers, Boy is it hot out! It seems a shame to miss out on the gorgeous weather, so instead of cooping ourselves up indoors, we're meeting at Birgit and Beer. What to expect from this meetup? This is informal meetup for people interested in sustainability and using the web as a lever to effect environmental change - we'll have a couple of tables reserved, for everyone to catch up, swap stories and maybe meet someone else to work with on future projects. Do I have to be an expert in sustainability, or a programmer? No! We're a broad church, so if you're interested, and thinking about dipping your toes in this field, you're very welcome :)
- Cleanweb Stammtisch: Meet, chat, drink, and have fun
Hi Cleanwebbers, this time we do a Stammtisch to openly discuss climate change, start-ups, technology, sustainability, environmental psychology and all kinds of cleanwebby topics. We meet at a nice Biergarten close to Schlesisches Tor in the center of Berlin. What to expect from this meetup? Experts, open discussions, inspiring people and drinks. What is The Cleanweb? Cleanweb is about how we can use the web and connecting technologies to save the planet.
- Cleanweb Berlin hosting Rockstart Accelerator 2015
Hey Cleanwebbers, On the day before Ecosummit (http://ecosummit.net/), THE cleantech event in Europe, we're showcasing some of Europes's finest cleanweb startups. After last year's success, we'll be hearing this year's batch of startups from Rockstart's Smart Energy Accelerator in Amsterdam (http://rockstart.com/accelerator/smart-energy-program). Programme 6:30 Doors open 7:00 Introduction 7:15 First talks 7:45 Break for drinks and networking 8:00 Community announcements 8:05 Final talks 8:30 Drinks and networking 9:00 Wrap up, and head to the nearest drinking establishment How the talks work! This time round we're doing the interactive Rockstart Answers format (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkSDR93kUlk) for our talks, to make the most of the knowledge in the room: • each startup has 3 minutes to tell their story • they have 1 minute to field questions from the audience • you, the audience have a minute to reflect, and jot down your feedback for them. Who's speaking? All nine startups from Rockstart's current batch of smart energy startups will pitch at the event. Swuto (http://swuto.com): Swuto is a next generation price comparison platform. Swuto automatically compares and switches your energy supplier so you are always on the cheapest energy tariff. Zenodys (http://www.zenodys.com): Zenodys platform is the easiest way to build and automate the Internet of Things (IoT). Just connect, drag and drop and innovate new IoT products, services and prototypes. Our mission is to make the automation of the world around us ridiculously simple. And to push the limits of human innovation to the completely new level. Finch Buildings (http://finchbuildings.com): We create a world with buildings that make you healthy, where beautiful architecture is immensly sustainable and in which your real estate is as flexible as lego. We’re Finch Buildings and we develop and build modular buildings which can be adapted to surroundings and circumstances. The modular system enables us to construct different kinds of buildings all based on one particular module. Bleeve (http://bleeve.nl): Bleeve is a social internet platform that connects people on the topic of saving and producing energy at home. We help home owners to stop paying money for energy they don’t need. Users get tips on how to use less energy, and they’re able to connect with others to undertake joint initiatives such as the purchasing of solar panels. We partner with (local) suppliers to close the loop. Capacity Energy (http://capacitystorage.com): Capacity Energy Storage is an energy service provider around flexibility management. Our focus lies on providing solutions for unbalance issues, frequency control and congestion management. Our company has a background in smart storage and has capabilities in both delivering services as well as hardware (batteries and flywheels). Additionally, CES is looking to develop storage and aggregation solutions for households to allow them to benefit from dynamic market prices for power, as well as optimization of own use of self generated power, if and when market conditions allow. VIRIDOM (http://viridom.com): VIRIDOM serves as the bridge between the electricity user and the power utility. More specifically, VIRIDOM puts electricity users in real-time control of their consumption, production and storage, while at the same time it facilitates true automated demand-side management and fuels customer engagement for the utility companies. In this way, VIRIDOM provides the basis over which utilities could rebuild trust with their consumers. Masar (http://masar.io): Masar is a smart energy company primarily focusing on the Middle East & North Africa. The company’s solar power installations rely on network-based participation of property owners (by means of long-term rental agreements) to use their otherwise unutilized land/rooftops for solar power generation. The company’s first target market is Egypt, where the company will sell its power to the Egyptian state. The property owners then receive a share of the revenue generated from installations on their properties. The company completed its first installations in Cairo during Q1 2015. Wirewatt (http://wirewatt.com): Wirewatt is a B2B online marketplace that connects residential solar projects in emerging economies with the capital markets. Wirewatt makes solar distributors and installers sell more projects through software tools that help them design, quote and create automated technical and financial investor-grade project proposals. Also, Wirewatt helps institutional investors set up funds, manage distributed solar assets and market it’s capital through its network of affiliated solar companies. Entelligo (http://entelligo.com): Entelligo is a mobile app to assist the sales professionals of renewable energy systems in the residential market. Starting from few questions to the customer, Entelligo provides a fast and easy way to generate an optimized commercial proposal, ready to be signed. What to expect from this meetup? Expert talks, open discussions, inspiring people and drinks. P.S.: Like us on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CleanwebBerlin) Curious about giving a talk? Drop us a line and/or check our speaker's page here.
- Cleanweb Meetup 8: Smart City Grids
Hey Cleanwebbers, This time round, its the first part of our smart cities series of events. We will kick this off by looking at how energy production and consumption in a 'smart city' can look like. So, why should you get energy from a power plant kilometers away, when your neighbour generates more energy with his roof-top solar, CHP or heat pump than he can use? 6:30 Doors open 7:00 Welcome and introductions 7:10 1st Speaker: Micro girds in urban and industrial environment We're lucky enough to have environmental economist Christian Huder (https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=116056294)speaking about his work on micro grids. 7:35 Lightning Talks Short, fun talks about tech and sustainability. 3-5 mins each. We're still looking for speakers, and have two slots going! Curious about giving a talk? Check our speaker's page here 7:45 Break for drinks and networking 8:10 Community announcements 8:15 Fishbowl After the talks, we'll be opening the conversation to the room, with a fishbowl discussion. A fishbowl is like a panel discussion, but open for anyone in the audience to join the stage, to make the most of the knowledge in the room. We will go to a nearby bar afterwards. What to expect from this meetup? Expert talks, open discussions, inspiring people and drinks. Looking forward to meet you in person! P.S.: Like us on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CleanwebBerlin) or share our facebook event. (https://www.facebook.com/events/1561218977490223/)
- Cleanweb Meetup 7: "Warm homes, cool planet"
Hello Cleanwebbers, As temperatures plunge around Berlin, we have two speakers talking about how they're using the web to help Germany stay cozy without cooking the planet. 7:00 Introduction and welcome 7:10 1st Speaker - The Possibilities of Online Energy Consulting (@co2online (http://www.twitter.com/@co2online)) Sebastian Metzger - co2online gGmbH CO2online is a non-profit organization campaigning for climate protection, and in 2014 it ran half a million people online energy consulting sessions to help consumers on how to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions. 7:30 2nd Speaker - Disrupting the heating industry? Krisofer Fichtner - thermondo GmbH (@thermondo (https://twitter.com/Thermondo)) What does a Berlin startup have to do with German private household heating, master craftsmen and the energy transition? 7:45 Break for drinks and networking 8:10 Community announcements 8:15 Fishbowl After the talks, we'll be opening the conversation to the room, with a fishbowl discussion. A fishbowl is like a panel discussion, but open for anyone in the audience to join the stage, to make the most of the knowledge in the room. What to expect from this meetup? Expert talks, open discussions, inspiring people and drinks. Looking forward to meet you in person!
- Cleanweb Stammtisch: Meet, chat, drink, and have fun
Hey Cleanwebbers, We're trying out a social meetup this month, while we all recover from the new year, before starting our meetups in earnest in January. Come to Kaschk to meet some like-minded people with an interest in sustainability, mobility, cleanweb, energy, tech (or all of the above) and chat, catch up, network and work out what do with 2015. We'll have a couple of tables reserved for Berlin - come by for a drink or stay the whole evening!