E-world Special Edition Meetup: Driving innovation through collaboration – Start-ups & big business

The meetup, “The energy market revolution. Be part of it!”, which is normally held in Berlin, will be joining E-world on February 6th at 5 pm at the Innovation Forum to discuss how start-ups and big business can work together to drive innovation. Boris Lesjean, Director of Innovation at Veolia Deutschland, Joel Rubino and Co-Founder and CEO of Cartesiam will join us as speakers!

Veolia Deutschland provides German municipalities and industries with sustainable solutions for their water, waste and energy matters. Their mission is to help their clients responsibly manage these three categories with environmentally sound and responsible methods. This means that innovation and advancement are key priorities of theirs.

French company Cartesiam strives to combine AI and IoT. Cartesiam operates under the idea that the future of artificial intelligence is not just in the cloud but in distributed power systems. They address this through their current Smart Mat and Smart Sensor offerings.

vilisto offers an energy-saving solution for radiator heated office buildings enabling savings of up to 40% off heating costs. The AI-based proprietary technology uses self-learning algorithms and integrated presence detection to turn off heating when users are not detected, and reduces energy use by anticipating user behavior based on past room occupancy. vilisto additionally utilizes collected data to offer services providing added value for building management.

Boris Lesjean is Director of Innovation of Veolia Deutschland and in charge of the incubator program U-START for pre-seed startups.

Joel Rubino is General Manager and Co-Founder of Cartesiam. He is also CEO and Co-Founder of Apicube, a consulting and software development company specialized in digital innovation, big data and social media analytics.

Christoph Berger is the CEO of vilisto. He studied energy engineering at the TU Hamburg and at UC Berkeley in California.


The meetup “The energy market revolution. Be part of it!” was founded by dena CEO Andreas Kuhlmann in 2015. In periodical meetings, the group discusses the most pressing topics in energy transition with high-level guests from the corporate, policy and public world. Today, the group has more then 1.700 members. More information and upcoming events can be found here

Language: German

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