Feb 20-21, 2024 |
E-world energy & water Change Forum (Hall 4)


The techy conference in energy

The format to network and exchange ideas to improve technology in the energy industry for the benefit of all. Be informed about trends and challenges first, meet leading innovative minds, discuss collaborations and business ideas.

I/O Energy Tech Forum

Exclusive conference designed specifically for CTOs, CDOs, CIOs and Developers

All supported by a platform for networking and innovation sharing with a real impact


Mona Neubaur assumes patronage

We are very pleased to announce that the Minister for Economy, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia will take over the patronage of the I/O Energy Tech Forum 2023.


E-world energy & water 2023 kick off


Virtual panel on Feb 16, 2023 on „Future now: Opportunities of data-driven applications for the energy industry“ with Michael von Roeder (CDIO 50 Hertz/Elia) and Knut Hechtfischer (CEO decarbon1ze)


The mission: The C-level exchange to talk about the technical challenges of the energy transition by startups and companies.

Confirmed speakers for 2023 include:

Michael von Roeder

CDIO 50Hertz

Irina Gontcharova

Senior Program Manager AI und Data Science Microsoft

Knut Hechtfischer

CEO decarbon1ze

Andreas Braun

CTO Microsoft

Philipp Richard

General Director Future Energy Lab dena

Mathias Müller

Director Distribution Networks and Electromobility & Project Manager Bidirectional Charging FfE

Simon Pichlmaier

Director Hydrogen and Synthetic Energy Sources FfE

Dr.-Ing. Daniel Stetter

Director Smart Energy and Mobility Solutions Fraunhofer IAO

Johanna Tretter-Klinger

Regulation, Unbundling Compliance & Flexibilities TransnetBW GmbH

Daniel Werth

Senior Researcher / Director Multilateral Ecosystems Ferdinand-Steinbeis-Institut

Sebastian Ewert


Sebastian Haglund

CEO and Co-founder rebase.energy

Nikolas Gebhard

Head of Digitalization Projects Weidmüller


At the I/O Energy Tech Forum, top-level managers and startups not only have the opportunity to connect with each other, but also to engage with industry leaders and specialists in their respective fields.
Join us in our endeavour to make tangible contributions and foster progress towards real change!
Experience what tomorrow could look like
Get inspired for new ideas to shape the future
Contribute to the future of your industry
Network and create meaningful connections


Moderation: Clemens Pompeÿ, CEO prototype.biz

Language: English & German

Location: E-world Change Forum (Hall 4)

Date & time: May 20, 2023

13:00 - 13:10

Welcome from prototype.club & welcome by Mona Neubaur
(Minister for Economy, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia)

13:10 - 14:10

Panel 1: “The power of flexibility and balancing in sustainable mobility”

(Sprache: Deutsch)

Panelists: Johanna Tretter-Klinger (TransnetBW), Mathias Müller (Ffe), Knut Hechtfischer (CEO Decarbon1ze), Daniel Stetter (Fraunhofer IAO), Sebastian Ewert (Mahle charge BIG)

14:15 - 15:15

Panel 2: “Smart Grid & AI: Is efficient energy management possible without it?”

(Language: English)

Panelists: Michael von Roeder (50Hertz), Irina Gontcharova (Microsoft), Sebastian Haglund (Rebase), Ralf Werner (OGE), Philipp Richard (dena)

15:20 - 16:20

Panel 3: “Hydrogen and beyond: Efficient energy production, transportation and storage”

(Sprache: English)

Panelists: Sebastian Limburg (Energy4Climate), Daniel Werth (FSTI), Nikolas Gebhardt (Weidmüller), Ralf Werner (OGE), Simon Pichlmaier (FfE)

16:25 - 17:10

E-world.prototype.club Panel: “Are startups the better management consultants?”

Incl. presentation and award ceremony E-world.prototype.club

17:15 - 20:00

Energy Tech Night

Casual networking with DJ, drinks and appetizers