TNW Valencia Themes 2023

  • Sustainable Tech

    Sustainable Tech

    Going beyond tech for good, sustainability is now a competitive differentiator. Companies are future-proofing their business by focusing on sustainable strategies and investing in sustainable technologies.

  • Transforming Industry & Enterprise

    Transforming Industry & Enterprise

    The new industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, is transforming production processes, from adopting new digital technologies to a new wave of factory automation, with digitally connected robots equipped with artificial intelligence.

  • Growth Quarters

    Growth Quarters

    The Mediterranean tech region is ripe with opportunity.

    • Learn the latest intelligence to side through the noise and make smart strategic decisions.
    • Get in front of key investors, understand their appetites, and learn what it takes to get the right investments to scale.
    • Uncover new partners, companies to conduct business with and (co)-invest in, and map out the newest opportunities.

  • Innovation for the People

    Innovation for the People

    Impact-themed sessions explore:

    • The leading societal challenges (sustainability, diversity, inclusive economies
    • How tech can influence change for the better
    • How to foster entrepreneurship, empower digital citizen, and strengthen a city/region or company’s business fabric

Executive Boardrooms

In partnership with Financial Times

  • Public private partnerships for growth in employment opportunities
  • Uniting policy, corporate leaders and founders for collaboration

Meet the TNW València Advisors

A council of influential thought leaders in the tech industry, representing the core audience of the event: founders, investors, and corporates.

Bianca Dragomir, CEO, Cleantech Cluster València Region (AVAESEN)

Bianca Dragomir, CEO, Cleantech Cluster València Region (AVAESEN)

  • First woman appointed “Cluster Manager of the Year” by the European Commission and ambassador to 2500+ EU industrial clusters
  • Launched the first EIT Climate-KIC accelerator in Spain, raising €6M and managing €4M in public funding to boost cleantech innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Created the first Spanish Smart Cities Think Tank to bring green transition projects to market by connecting 70+ municipalities with businesses and VCs
Marijn de Jong, Head of Open Innovation Europe, Signify

Marijn de Jong, Head of Open Innovation Europe, Signify

  • Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, is the world leader in lighting.
  • Responsible for open innovation programs in EMEA region, which manages a pipeline of new technology and startup scouting
  • Contributing to various public-private partnership proposals for EIT Digital, Horizon 2020 / Horizon Europe
Juan Vicén Balaguer, Co-Founder, Zeleros Hyperloop

Juan Vicén Balaguer, Co-Founder, Zeleros Hyperloop

  • Working with the Port of Valencia to study the use of hyperloops in transporting freight
  • Awarded by Elon Musk's company, SpaceX, as the best hyperloop design
Iker Marcaide, Founder, Zubi Group

Iker Marcaide, Founder, Zubi Group

  • Named 100 most creative Spaniards by Forbes
  • Founded payments unicorn Flywire, venture builder Zubi Labs, Imagine Montessori School and the eco Barrio La Pinada (the latter three in Valencia)