Open Day - Grand Finale

Join us on the Grand Finale Open Day

The Free Electrons program connects the most disruptive startups with leading utilities across the globe. Participants get together for a series of interactive modules held virtually (for this year), working closely together and collaborating over the course of one year.
During the final module, the Grand Finale, Free Electrons will host an Open Day event focusing on innovation in the Energy sector, including remarkable speakers focusing on all aspects of the Energy transition.

Join the Free Electrons community of experts, corporates, startups and innovators and be part of the change on the 10th of November, with an agenda full of inspiring sessions!

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Register for the Open Day

The Open Day will take place on November 10th.



Agenda

The final event of the Free Electrons 2021 edition focuses on the Energy Ecosystem. The agenda has been developed to facilitate the coming together of the Energy Ecosystem in a way that will bring new perspectives, insights and connections. See below for session details. Please register to receive updates and to access the #FEdigital virtual platform – where all the magic will happen – soon.

Open Day
10 November
Morning

9:00-9:10 AM

Welcome to the Open Day

9:10-9:40 AM

Keynote: Where Enterprise & Energy Collide


Leo Clancy
CEO, Enterprise Ireland

9:40-10:25 AM

Local Ecosystem Immersion


Prof. Brian Norton
Head of Energy Research at Tyndall National Institute, Research Professor at University College Cork, and Professor of Solar Energy Applications at TU Dublin


Mark Bennett
Director, Innovation Portal, Trinity College Dublin


Patrick Walsh
Founder and CEO, Dogpatch Labs

10:25-11:10 AM

Panel: Engaging citizens in the energy transition


Peter O’Shea
Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, ESB – Moderator


Marguerite Sayers
Executive Director, Customer Solutions, ESB


Emma Pinchbeck
CEO, Energy UK


Catherine O’Brien
Energy Transition Lead, Accenture Ireland


Professor Lisa Ryan
Energy Economics in UCD School of Economics and Energy Institute

11:10:12:00 PM

C-suite panel


Sarah Claxton
Organisation Development Manager, ESB – Moderator


Ana Paula Marques
Executive Board Member, EDP


Paddy Hayes
CEO, ESB


Leo Birnbaum
CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management, E.ON

12:00-3:00 PM

Break

Open Day
10 November
Afternoon

3:00-4:00 PM

Alumni Success Stories

Akselos & ESB

ev.energy & ESB

Dexma & CLP

4:00-5:00 PM

Fireside Chats

Solar Power


Conor O’Brien
Innovation Pipeline Project Manager, ESB


Dr. Robert Kenny
European Solar Test Installation

Hydrogen


Aodhán McAleer
Hydrogen Manager, ESB


David Caine
ERM: Environmental Resources Management

Innovate UK


John McKiernan
Head of Innovation Pipeline, ESB


Matt Hastings
Deputy Director, Ofgem Strategic Innovation Fund, Innovate UK

From startup to corporate


Mark Judd
Digital Energy Futures, AusNet Services


Rob Fraser
Head of Data, AI & Advanced Analytics, AusNet Services

Venture Capital


Cameron Briggs
Head of Future Energy, Origin Energy


Ramsay Siegal
Partner, Earthshot Ventures

5:00-5:45 PM

VC Panel


Jerry O’Sullivan
Deputy Chief Executive, ESB – Moderator


Christoph Frei
Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures


Steve Westly
Founder & Managing Partner, The Westly Group


Patrick Sheehan
Founder & Managing Partner, ETF Partners

5:45-6:00- PM

Closing Open Day

Disclaimer: this agenda reflects the time zone of the Host – Dublin (GMT +00:00).

If you need help to convert the hours to your timezone, you can use a free service like: www.thetimezoneconverter.com

Open Day

Speakers

More speakers to be announced soon…
  • Aodhán McAleer

    Hydrogen Manager, ESB

  • Ana Paula Marques

    Executive Board Member, EDP

  • Prof. Brian Norton

    Head of Energy Research at Tyndall National Institute, Research Professor at University College Cork, and Professor of Solar Energy Applications at TU Dublin.

  • Cameron Briggs

    Head of Future Energy, Origin Energy

  • Catherine O’Brien

    Energy Transition Lead, Accenture Ireland

  • Christoph Frei

    Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures

  • David Caine

    ERM: Environmental Resources Management

  • Conor O'Brien

    Innovation Pipeline Project Manager, ESB

  • Emma Pinchbeck

    CEO, Energy UK

  • Jerry O’Sullivan

    Deputy Chief Executive, ESB

  • John McKiernan

    Head of Innovation Pipeline, ESB

  • Leo Birnbaum

    CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management, E.ON

  • Leo Clancy

    CEO, Enterprise Ireland

  • Professor Lisa Ryan

    Energy Economics in UCD School of Economics and Energy Institute

  • Marguerite Sayers

    Executive Director, Customer Solutions, ESB

  • Mark Bennett

    Director, Innovation Portal, Trinity College Dublin

  • Mark Judd

    Digital Energy Futures, AusNet Services

  • Matt Hastings

    Deputy Director, Ofgem Strategic Innovation Fund, Innovate UK

  • Paddy Hayes

    CEO, ESB

  • Patrick Sheehan

    Founder & Managing Partner, ETF Partners

  • Patrick Walsh

    Founder and CEO, Dogpatch Labs

  • Peter O'Shea

    Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, ESB

  • Ramsay Siegal

    Partner, Earthshot Ventures

  • Rob Fraser

    Head of Data, AI & Advanced Analytics, AusNet Services

  • Dr. Robert Kenny

    European Solar Test Installation

  • Sarah Claxton

    Organisation Development Manager, ESB

  • Steve Westly

    Founder & Managing Partner, The Westly Group

We will be seeing you soon!

 

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