8th Forum @ Kanada Haus

8th Forum @ Kanada Haus


09:30 - 13:45


Kanadische Botschaft Berlin
Leipziger Platz 17, Berlin, Berlin, 10117


CleanTech in Canada and Germany: Leveraging Our Innovation Ecosystems

Location: Embassy of Canada, Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin            Date: May 12, 2017, 09:30 – 14:15

The Embassy of Canada in Berlin and the German-Canadian Association e.V. invite you to attend the 8th annual Forum @ Kanada Haus, on Friday, May 12, 2017. This year’s theme is “CleanTech in Canada and Germany: Leveraging Our Innovation Ecosystems”. Please find the programme attached.

Die Botschaft von Kanada in Berlin und die Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft e.V. laden Sie herzlich ein zum 8. jährlichen Forum @ Kanada Haus am Freitag, den 12. Mai 2017. Thema der diesjährigen Konferenz ist  „CleanTech in Kanada und Deutschland: Innovationen und Förderstrukturen wirksam einsetzen“. Ein Programm finden Sie im Anhang.

L’Ambassade du Canada à Berlin et l’Association canado-allemande e.V. vous invitent cordialement à la 8ième édition du Forum @ Kanada Haus qui aura lieu le vendredi  12 mai 2017. Cette année, le thème de la conférence sera «CleanTech en Allemagne et au Canada: Tirer profit de nos écosystèmes d’innovation». Vous trouverez le programme ci-joint.

The conference will be held in English.  / Konferenzsprache ist Englisch.  / La conférence sera présentée en anglais.

Please RSVP by May 9 to:

Wir bitten um Anmeldung bis zum 9. Mai unter:                                                                              ludwig.nachtmann@international.gc.ca

SVP veuillez vous inscrire avant le 9 mai à:


The 8th Forum @ Kanada Haus is a very special edition. 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation. Germany and Canada share a strong commitment to creating an environment that fosters innovation in sustainable technologies („CleanTech“). This is essential to meeting our countries’ climate change targets under the Paris Agreement. It is also good business. Canadian and German companies are benefiting from growing global demand for CleanTech goods and services. Alongside this, our countries have developed sophisticated, but differing institutional ecosystems that promote research, development and commercialization of CleanTech products and processes. We have much to learn from each other.

09:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 11:30 Opening Remarks:

Ambassador of Canada to Germany

Michael Siebold, President, German-Canadian Association e.V.

Theme Setting Address:

Representative of Government of Canada (tbc)

Armchair Discussion: „Innovation Ecosystems and the Role of Governments“

Prof. Dr. Rainer Walz, Head of the Competence Center Sustainability & Infrastructure Systems, Fraunhofer ISI

Laura O’Blenis, Co-Founder and Managing Director, AURP Canada

Joško Bobanović, Partner, Sofinnova Partners (Paris, France)

Pascal-Hugo Plourde, Regional Director, Sustainable Development Technology Canada

11:30 – 11:50 Coffee and Networking Break

11:50 – 13:15 Special Presentation: „Making CleanTech Sexy – the GreenTec Story“

Sven Krüger, Co-Founder and Managing Director, GreenTec Awards

Panel: „Exploring CleanTech Innovation Ecosystems“

Joško Bobanović, Partner, Sofinnova Partners (Paris, France)

Rob Harvey, Chair, Energy Storage Canada

Jon Dogterom, Managing Director Cleantech Venture Services, MaRS (Toronto, Canada)

Thomas Doppelberger, Director, Fraunhofer Venture

13:15 Closing Statement followed by Lunch Reception