Female role models and professionals meet for the 6th Women4Energy Conference in Stuttgart
This December, the Women4Energy Network is meeting up for their 6th annual conference in Stuttgart, Germany. Female role models and professionals from the energy field will gather at the Women4Energy Conference on the 7th of December 2018 to exchange experiences and expertise on “Energy in Smart Cities”.
Taking place every year, the conference offers a platform for dialogue and networking between female professionals, researchers and entrepreneurs active in the energy sector. Under this year’s topic – “Energy in Smart Cities“ – members of the Women4Energy Network and conference participants will have the chance to exchange insights on energy-related trends, challenges and best practices in Smart Cities, as well as future trends and market needs.
Speakers and programme 2018
In the morning plenary sessions, the participants will be introduced to first-hand implementation experiences and successful business cases from the keynote speakers. Pioneering female role models Judith Borsboom van Beurden of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Susanne Riddlestone from Bioregional will share success factors and lessons learned from their outstanding projects and companies.
Further, Iben Nielsen will present energy-related efforts from the SmartEnCity project. The project, which is funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, seeks to create Smart Zero Carbon Cities that are more sustainable, while increasing job offerings, wealth and equal growth opportunities for the city and citizens. To give a different perspective from outside of Europe, Dr. Vicky Albert-Seifried of the Smart Cities Group, Fraunhofer – Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), will present experiences for sustainable energy plans for cities in China.
In the afternoon, three parallel workshops will offer the space for female energy experts to present their research results, technology solutions and business ideas in the field of energy in Smart Cities. Subjects of the sessions are sustainable energy production, energy efficient buildings in Smart Cities and other urban energy solutions.
The Women4Energy Network
The Women4Energy Network is founded by Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum and now conducted by the Steinbeis 2i GmbH. Women4Energy is established in the frame of InnoEnergy and connects ever since women from all backgrounds working and researching in the energy-related sectors.
The network aims at enhancing the knowledge transfer and market access for new products and services that are needed to answer the energy challenges of our society. Women4Energy further provides visibility to women in the energy sector, encouraging especially young women to engage in this growing research and working field.
As a major promotional event of the network, the International Women4Energy Conference takes place once a year. Reaching out to all female professionals working in energy-related innovations, the conference encourages its referees and participants to engage in a dialogue as well as to exchange new technology solutions, research results and business ideas in order to uncover the potential for synergies and collaboration. The goal of such cooperation is to initiate and encourage new business models in the energy sector and to exploit the full potential of creativity and innovation for a more sustainable future.
Nathalie da Silva
Tel: +49 711 123 4050