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EIT Community @ Greentech Festival


Ready for green innovation? Join us from 15 to 17 May 2024 when we will focus on visionary ideas and green projects at the Greentech Festival (GTF) in Berlin! 

Around 20 000 guests, 250 exhibitors and 200 speakers are expected in the traditional halls of Messe Berlin to engage with innovative and green technologies. From federal ministers to DAX board members, from start-up visionaries to consumers, from activists to researchers – the GTF brings together people who want to make a difference. 

Kickstart the Greentech Festival with our INNOVEIT conference!

Which strategies empower changemakers to develop innovative, sustainable technologies for a greener future? How can different players work together to achieve the net zero goal and which role does the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) play in this?

These and other questions will be answered at our INNOVEIT conference at Wartehalle Berlin on 15 May 2024. We are kicking off the Greentech Festival in Berlin under the theme 'Road to net zero with Europe’s largest innovation ecosystem' and invite you to join us! 

Why participate?

  • Networking: Meet like-minded people who share the same passion for sustainability

  • Expo: Learn more about the EIT initiatives and their programmes

  • Keynote and panels: Get valuable insights into innovative, sustainable technologies and trends

The INNOVEIT conference is more than just informative – it’s about igniting change and driving progress towards a sustainable future through innovative approaches and collective action. 

When: 15 May 2024, from 17.00
Where: Wartehalle Berlin (Julie-Wolfthorn-Str. 1, 10115 Berlin)

The third stop for our INNOVEIT event series across Europe

The event is organised by the EIT Community as part of the EIT's flagship INNOVEIT event series and notably aligns with the Greentech Festival that takes place in Berlin that week. The conference will focus on the EIT’s role and impact in boosting green and sustainable innovation across Europe. Through engaging keynote speeches, stimulating panel discussions, inspiring pitches and networking sessions, participants will learn about the impact achieved as well as opportunities offered by Europe’s largest innovation network, including a potential new Knowledge and Innovation Community focused on the challenges facing the water, marine and maritime ecosystems.

Speakers include:

  • Stefan Dobrev, EIT Governing Board Member, Global Head of Plant Based at Emmi Group
  • Heinrich Arnold, EIT Governing Board Member
  • Dr. Nikolai Ardey, Executive Director Group Innovation, Volkswagen Group
  • Alain Le Loux, General Partner at Cottonwood Technology Fund
  • Tassilo Wanner: multiple Advisory Board Member, investor and founder
  • Monika Bachofner: Innovation Management at Volkswagen
  • Maria Tsavachidis: CEO at EIT Urban Mobility
  • Mathieu Carlier: CEO and Founder at Everimpact
  • Mathias Kaldenhoff: Partner Sustainability & Innovation Management at SAP
  • Xavier Baillard, Director of Innovation at EIT Manufacturing
  • Kacper Kossowski, Co-Founder of EcoBean


Connect with the EIT Community at our side events

Can’t get enough of green innovation? Meet us at our INNOVEIT booth H04 in hall 20 to learn about our latest projects, engage in insightful discussions and network with like-minded people who share our passion for sustainability. Or join our fireside chat at the Solution Stage in hall 20 on 17 May and explore how you can benefit from Europe’s largest innovation ecosystem and its offers. 

Take the opportunity to connect with the following initiatives and start-up partners from our ecosystem (they will also be part of the INNOVEIT conference on 15 May): 

EIT initiatives

Start-up partners

Mark your calendar and join us in Berlin for an unforgettable experience!

Get more information about the Greentech Festival and ticket options