SETsquared — Climatetech: Innovation & Investment Roundtable
Innovation International – a collaboration between the Japan External Trade Organisation & SETsquared
In today’s heady environment for innovation, the environmental technologies sector – so-called climatetech – is head and shoulders above the rest, with investment growing at 5x the rate of global start-up funding overall.
But does more money mean better companies, better returns, or even better solutions? As the world prepares for the pivotal COP-26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, this Climatetech Innovation & Investment Roundtable will assess the market for investors and investees and showcase some of the most innovative companies that are working with SETsquared – plus we’ll have some exciting announcements about new funding from SETsquared for talented researchers, innovators and scale-up companies.
SETsquared and the Japan External Trade Organisation are delighted to present this Innovation International showcase of opportunities across their respective networks of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and corporate partners.
8.30 Welcome & introduction to keynote speaker by Simon Bond, Innovation Director, SETsquared
Keynote speaker: Fumiko Uraki, General Manager, Venture Office, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings
8.50 Company innovation pitches
9.05 Panel discussion around the current state of talent and deal flow in the sector
9.15 Company innovation pitches
9.25 Panel discussion joined by Karen Brooks, SETsquared Programme Director
9.35 Interview with Masahide Sakishige, JETRO London’s Deputy Director General
9.45 Breakout rooms & networking
10.15 Event closes