TBB.Connect, EIT InnoEnergy’s digital version of the flagship event The Business Booster, took place online from 4 to 5 November.
Throughout the two days, 1 200 experts from around the world tuned in to take part in 2 100 Business-to-Business (B2B) meetings, view 150 exhibitors, broken down into market segment, watch 120 pitches spanning the entire energy value chain, and hear from guest speakers including Nobel Prize winners, industry experts, policymakers, investors and academics.
The Global Call
The Global Call is an annual competition inviting sustainable energy start-ups from around the world to compete for a grand prize of EUR 100 000. The five finalists, Graphenix Development Inc, Spottitt Ltd, SOLshare, SABELLA, and Volytica Diagnostics GmbH pitched to a jury in the opening session of TBB.Connect, with the winner, SOLshare, being announced shortly after.
SOLshare is a platform provider for reliable, sustainable, and affordable electricity access to low-income people in rural Bangladeshi areas. EIT InnoEnergy is delighted to welcome SOLshare, and all the other finalists into the EIT InnoEnergy ecosystem.
The Photo Contest, an annual highlight of The Business Booster, saw 37 excellent photographers from 16 countries and four continents submit 83 photographs on the themes of ‘technologies and products that represent new sustainable energy’ and ‘people participating in sustainable energy economy’. The result is another series of beautiful, interesting, creative pictures that give everyone an insight into sustainable energy developments everywhere in the world.
And in case you were not able to attend TBB.Connect to find out the winners, here is the recap:
- First prize: Alison Wright (USA), with her photo: ‘Young boy does his homework while using a Brightlife solar powered light in Uganda’
- Second prize: Sergio Izquierdo (Guatemala), with his photo: ‘Energy matters’
- Third prize: Bernard II Recirdo (Philippines), with his photo: ‘Clean Energy for Life’
- Fourth prize: Stephan Fürnrohr (Germany), with his photo: ‘Dam-Day’
Those were the main highlights of TBB.Connect. Now, the EIT Community is already looking forward to 2021, where EIT InnoEnergy will be welcoming you in Berlin for the next The Business Booster.