There will be a wide range of Energiewende events during the Berlin Energy Week.

You can find an overview of the different formats below.

Women’s Lunch

Date: March 16, 2021

The global energy transition can only be achieved if we acknowledge the diversity of its actors. The energy sector continues to be male-dominated, whereas women are still under-represented especially in upper management positions in companies, politics and science. Therefore, women in top-level positions are often less connected with peers than their male counterparts are.

By gathering female energy experts from various international networks, the Women´s Lunch aims to strengthen the impact of female actors in the energy transition by providing a platform where they can connect and share their experiences.

This initiative is jointly organised by the German Energy Agency and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) on behalf of the German Federal Government.

To register, click here. (Please note that registration is limited to women only)

B2G Forum with the German Industry

Dates: March 15 and 18, 2021

This Business-to-Government Dialogue fosters exchange between the German energy industry and high-ranking government officials this year from Canada and Colombia. During the two-hour sessions, the German industry representatives have the opportunity to obtain valuable information on the current legal and economic framework of the country in question. The focus will be on different aspects on national energy strategies and recent developments of high-level government speakers.

Register here for B2G Canada on Monday, 15 March 2021

Register here for B2G Colombia on Thursday, 18 March 2021

Evening Reception

Date: March 16, 2021

The concept of the evening reception is ‘Multiperspectivity 2050: Joint Challenge meets Innovative Solutions’ and will include an interactive and engaging “Talk Show” on Climate Change, where different perspectives from exceptional speakers will be discussed, debated and defended in order to address the plethora of challenges and potential solutions to climate action. The diverse contributions towards climate neutrality and related issues will help us acknowledge and dive into the multiperspectivity required for an all-encompassing successful energy transition.

The evening reception will feature the official announcement of the 2021 Start-Up Energy Transition (SET) Award winners and finalists. For the last five years, the SET Award has recognised more than 50 of the most innovative start-ups from all around the world and their groundbreaking solutions to fight climate change and drive the energy transitions forward.


Guided Tours

The official BETD Guided Tours enable participants to visit innovative companies and change-makers at the very forefront of the energy transition. This year, a range of virtual tours and short feature films have been planned allowing participants to go within company grounds and learn about their technologies, projects, and solutions for the future of sustainable energy systems. The Guided Tours, company information and additional content will be available on an interactive ‘Energiewende Tours’ map, which will take you on a virtual journey to discover the most innovative companies and their contribution to the German energy transition.

Now online: The Energiewende Tours map can be found here.

In addition, company and project representatives will hold live presentations, giving the audience a chance to pose questions and interact with the speakers. Active participation during the live presentations is limited; therefore, registration in advance is required.

Register here for Guided Tour Live Presentations on Monday, 15 March 2021
Register here for Guided Tour Live Presentations on Thursday, 18 March 2021
Register here for Guided Tour Live Presentations on Friday, 19 March 2021

Government Pitches

Date: March 19, 2021 (tentative)

States around the world are increasingly investing in innovative solutions, which could pave the way for a successful energy transition. Countless programmes have been developed in order to collaborate with start-ups working towards sustainability and climate neutrality. International investment agencies will join us to present the attractive funding programmes of their countries available for start-ups, as well as their top investors.

To register, click here.

SET100 Pitches

Dates: March 15 and 18, 2021

In its fifth edition, the Start-Up Energy Transition (SET) Award received 543 applications from energy start-ups from 89 countries. The start-ups applied in one of five different categories with their solutions to tackle climate change and enhance the energy transition. The SET100 represents the top 100 international start-ups in energy of SET2021 and the SET100 Pitches gives those start-ups the chance to pitch their ideas to you. Join us as we welcome some of this year’s SET100 start-ups in several rounds of SET Pitches!

To register, click here.

Official Side Events

There will be a broad selection of Energiewende events during the Berlin Energy Week, organized by:

  • BEE eV
  • Breakthrough Energy
  • DGNB eV
  • German Association for Concentrated Solar Power (DCSP)
  • German Energy Solutions Initiative
  • German Energy Storage Systems Association (BVES)
  • German Solar Association (BSW-Solar)
  • German-African Business Association
  • Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)
  • GIZ
  • Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET)
  • International Network of Energy Transition Think Tanks (INETTT) – Agora Energiewende
  • Office franco-allemand pour la transition énergétique
  • TenneT TSO GmbH
  • Urban Energy Forum, International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Verband Beratender Ingenieure (VBI)
  • World Energy Council (WEC)

To learn more and to register, see the Side Events Agenda here.