It was an action-packed week filled with fruitful meetings with Singapore government agencies such as Enterprise Singapore and Economic Development Board, as well as investors such as Temasek. We also had interesting conversations with startups for near future partnership, including one called Sensorflow, an air conditioning efficiency provider, as well as over a dozen meetings with other mobility, energy efficiency and renewable energy startups.
At Cleantech Forum Asia, the ENGIE Factory team took to the stage as thought leaders - presenting an opening keynote as well as being on a lively panel discussion. Quentin Vaquette presented a keynote on what it takes and from whom to break systemic logjams to create some momentum and set us on paths towards net zero, and Edwin Cheang took on a real estate panel discussing the opportunities for sustainability in the sector.
One of ENGIE Factory’s pilot startups AVA Asia also made it to the list of CleanTech’s APAC Top 25 Startups.
ENGIE Factory APAC is the venture arm of ENGIE Group in Asia-Pacific. Strategically located in Singapore, the ENGIE Factory APAC hub creates collaboration opportunities for startups and ENGIE teams in South East Asia and Australia.
Their Mission is to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon society. Driven to deliver real impact, they build new companies with aspiring entrepreneurs, scale startups business across APAC and invest in high growth startups.
Their focus areas are in energy efficiency, smart cities, green mobility, and renewable energy.
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