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Innovation at the Edge
40 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Cleantech 2.0 : Dr. Emily Reichert
Cleantech has seen unprecedented interest from investors since the start of the pandemic. Emmanuel Lagarrigue and Emily Reichert, CEO of Greentown Labs discuss the surge in cleantech investment and why this time is different to the boom in the early 2000's. Emily discusses why she's betting on Houston as a new hub for the energy transition, and why partnerships are key for cleantech startups.
27 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
The rise of impact investing: Nancy Pfund
Emmanuel Lagarrigue interviews legendary impact investor Nancy Pfund. Nancy shares her experiences facing skeptics as an early investor in Tesla, technology she is excited about now, Silicon Valley's role in the current cleantech boom, and why more investors are needed to fight climate change.
31 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Let's stop burning things: Monica Araya
Monica Araya is the Transport Lead at Climate Champions, the conveners of the Race to Zero and a global clean mobility advocate. Emmanuel and Monica discuss how COVID has impacted the global transition to electric vehicles, COP 26, and the rational and emotional reasons for buying a car.
26 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Matching technology and business models : Francesco Venturini
Francesco Venturini is the CEO of Enel X, providing products and services for electric mobility, smart homes and cities, industries, and energy efficiency with the aim of electrification and decarbonization. Joining Emmanuel for a conversation, they discuss the electrification of transport and how a digital transformation increases cost competitiveness. Then, the two talk about how the past year has changed the company’s outlook, new competitors entering the green energy space, and Enel X’s strategy for working with start-ups.
28 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Digital serendipity and equitable financing: Dawn Lippert
Emmanuel Lagarrigue interviews Dawn Lippert, CEO of Elemental Excelerator. They discuss the key to successful startup-corporate relationships, differentiating through diversity and sustainability, and how remote fundraising enables equal opportunities.
36 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Pragmatic approaches to a clean energy future: Jules Kortenhorst
Jules Kortenhorst is the CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute, a non-profit "think and do tank" working to build a low-carbon future. A masters class in the energy transition- Emmanuel and Jules discuss EV's, hydrogen, the grid of future, the role of policy, and financial institutions coming to grips with the risks of a high carbon portfolio. Also discussed- how innovation will drive the low carbon future.
26 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Big advances in distributed hydro power: Gia Schneider
Emmanuel interviews Gia Schneider, CEO of Natel Energy. Gia and her brother have developed an ecologically friendly, hydro power solution to create reliable renewable energy for communities. She shares her experience starting a business in an industry known for its inertia, the importance of software when developing hardware, and why hydro power will play an important role in the global shift to renewable energy.
32 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
5 career pivots: Shawn Murphy
Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Chief Innovation Officer of Schneider Electric interviews Shawn Murphy, founder and CEO of Titan Advanced Energy Solutions. Learn about Shawn's journey from farmer in Yugoslavia, serial entrepreneur, NASA scientist, to Innovation Lab leader and back to entrepreneur. Hear his advice for founders and corporations on how to work together, and learn about his latest venture- technology that can double the life of batteries and completely change the ROI of electric vehicles.
25 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
The Adversity Quotient (AQ): Dov Moran and Lotan Levkowitz
Investment in start-ups is falling in most geographies, but in Israel they are actually increasing. Host Emmanuel Lagarrigue explores the reasons behind this with Dov Moran and Lotan Levkowitz from Grove Ventures in Tel Aviv. Dov Moran is an entrepreneur, inventor of the flash drive, and is embedded in the start-up ecosystem in Israel. They explore why the deal flow for deep tech will be larger this year than last year, and why the most important quality in an entrepreneur is their ability to face adversity, disappointment, and changing circumstances.
34 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
Innovating outside the mother ship: Mike Rosenberg
What’s the difference between innovation and disruption? How does decentralized decision-making help companies stay resilient in times of uncertainty? Is the current crisis forcing companies to give up or double down on sustainability goals? Host Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Chief Innovation Officer at Schneider Electric discusses these topics and more with IESE Strategic Management Professor , Mike Rosenberg.
22 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
Scenario planning to drive innovation: Rafael Ramirez
The future feels more uncertain than ever. This episode features the world-leading expert on scenario planning and Director of the Oxford University Scenarios program, Rafael Ramirez. Emmanuel and Rafael discuss how scenario planning can help uncover collaboration opportunities, build resilience and drive innovation, and why every company should be focusing on their procurement strategy right now.
31 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Innovating in a crisis: Emily Kirsch
Innovation speeds up in times of necessity. Emmanuel Lagarrigue, CIO of Schneider Electric and Emily Kirsch CEO of Powerhouse Ventures discuss how entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporations are innovating to stay in business, and the potential impact of current crisis on renewable energy and the fight against climate change and why the investment community needs to embrace impact investing and diversity.
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