Review Cleantech Cluster Opportunities in Eastern Germany

The Ever-Evolving Energy System: From Generation to Integration

Jun 13, 2017
Toronto | Canada

On June 13, 2017, Canadian company representatives could find out more about Eastern Germany’s thriving cleantech sector at the “Cleantech Cluster Opportunities in Eastern Germany” investor event in Toronto.

The event was officially opened by Iris Gleicke, Parliamentary State Secretary and Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States. Experts from Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) and the WindNODE consortium gave an overview of Germany’s ambitious Energiewende (“Energy Transition”). Markus Graebig form WindNODE introduced the showcase project aiming at an efficient integration of large-scale renewable energy capacity, power grids and energy users using digital networks in the new federal states. Afterwards, Heiko Staubitz (GTAI) concentrated on business opportunities in the German energy market and support offered by GTAI. Finally, Sankar DasGupta (Electrovaya) shared his company’s positive experiences in investing in a lithium-ion battery factory in the federal state of Saxony.

Representatives of GTAI, WindNODE, Cleantech Initiative Eastern Germany, and the economic development agencies of Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt were available for questions and provided more information.

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Registration, Networking & Mini Trade Fair


Welcome & Opening Words

Peter Fahrenholtz, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Toronto

Iris Gleicke, Parliamentary State Secretary and Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy 

Peter Alltschekow, Managing Director Eastern Germany, Germany Trade & Invest


WindNODE – Showcasing Smart Energy Systems from Northeastern Germany

Markus Graebig, Project Director, WindNODE consortium 


From Generation to Integration: Business Opportunities in the German Energy Market

Heiko Staubitz, Senior Manager Smart Grids & Energy Storage, Germany Trade & Invest


Lessons in Investing in Eastern Germany in the Lithium Ion Battery and Technology Sector

Sankar Das Gupta PhD. President, Electrovaya


Questions & Answers


Dinner & Networking

Master of Ceremonies: Thomas Beck, President & CEO, Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce

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