June 23th 2021 (12:00 – 13:30 pm CET)
The Green Gambit
The world is in need of great “green” breakthroughs in for instance circularity and decarbonization. Such true breakthroughs require a perfect match between technology, scale-up capability, and capital. This is almost impossible to achieve by any single industrial company but not by consortia, which is what we see happening all around us. A relatively new trend is the rise of various types of “green-labeled” capital and the growing role of all kinds of public funding and of private investors. For industrial companies and for technology startups and SMEs, such high-impact green innovation ecosystems can be a real game-changer if they play it cleverly. And for investors, they offer a new gateway to direct their funds to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges.