The first PONTI event addressed the theme of Smart Energy and took place at the Kurhaus in Merano on 29 and 30 September 2014.
- 9 international speakers
- 80 participants
- 500 meetings and discussions
- Substantial input for future business strategies
In attendance were well-known and emerging technology companies (e.g. Siemens, Omron, FIAMM, Telecom, Selta, Varta Storage, Younicos, Enercast, LEM Software, EKON-myGEKKO, Tecnospot, Malmberg), investors (e.g. Ambienta SGR, Robert Bosch Venture Capital), producers of electricity and utilities (SEL, AEW Etschwerke, Stadtwerke Brixen, South Tyrol Energy Associatiom) and research institutions (RSE, EURAC, University of Padua, Fraunhofer ISE). The speakers, experts in the energy sector from the four different countries, were tasked with providing input in regards to technology, electricity market regulation, market development and business models.
Through this event focusing on a very topical theme, BLS wanted to open up new cooperation and market opportunities to participating companies, and in turn provide new impetus for growth in the smart-energy sector. In addition, the positioning of South Tyrol as a green region and as a bridge between North and South should be strengthened.
For the official PONTI 2014 Matching Website, please visit http://ponti.bls.info.