TNW Valencia Themes 2023
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
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.
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
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
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)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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)