Business Models for Climate Friendly Technologies and Innovation

  • Thu, Jan 24, 2019 - Fri, Jan 25, 2019
  • Valencia, Camí de Vera, s/n, 46022 València, Spanien

This short course will introduce participants to the three essential elements of a successful project: 1) firstly, identifying the climate-change related and other benefits of technological innovations; 2) secondly, evaluating the economic and financial feasibility of a proposed project integrating the climate component; 3) and finally, identifying new options for project financing with the climate perspective. Intermediate and directive staff with technical background oriented to sustainability must understand new agents in the financial markets, such as investment funds and private equity companies and how they differ from traditional sources of finance. Participants will gain a basic understanding of how to analyze the benefits and economic feasibility of proposed new sustainable systems or technologies. They will also learn how to approach financial markets, develop a business plan and identify companies and government agencies able to fund innovative climate-friendly projects. The Climate Change Agenda is a strategic asset for the new environment and its impact on business performance. The Course will start with a Webinar on January 10th and will conclude with the in-presence Course in Valencia on January 24th and 25th.

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Participants

Individuals and groups working on sustainable and innovative projects, including:

- Intermediate and directive staff from industry, research institutes and public agencies.

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Agenda
Day 1
Day 1 - January 24th
Understanding Business Models and Evaluating the costs and economic feasibility of innovative climate change technologies 
Day 2
Day 2 - January 25th
Analysis of alternative sources of Financing and the role of investment for the Climate Change entrepreneur
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Valencia

The course will be held in Valencia, on the eastern part of the Spanish Mediterranean coast. With a multicultural past, Valencia is the third largest city in Spain. Valencia embraces past culture and tradition combined with singular architecture, exciting gastronomy, nightlife, and beautiful white sand beaches.

 

Practical Information

January 10th Webinar

Training in Valencia: January 24th -25th 2019

The sessions of the course will take place in the Center of Economic Engineering located at the Faculty of Business Administration and Management (Building 7J), at the campus of the Universitat Politècnica de València. The registration desk will be located in the third floor, Aula INECO.

Here you can find an interactive map of the university to help you locate the building 7J: http://www.upv.es/plano/plano-2d-en.html


How to reach Valencia

From the Airport downtown:

By metro: Line 5 Aeropuerto/Torrent Avinguda- Neptú. Approx. every 10-20 minutes. Line 3 Aeropuerto/Palmaret- Rafelbunyol (Metrovalencia). Approx. every 10-20 minutes Fare to/from city centre: approx. €3,90. Approximate journey time: 20 minutes.

By bus: Fernanbus, Line 150 Valencia - Manises - Aeropuerto: Timetable: Airport-Valencia: 6:30, 7:00, then every 30 minutes until 21:30 / 22:00. Price: approx. €1.40. Approximate journey time: 40 minutes.

By Taxi: Approx. cost airport-city centre: approx. €20. - By car: Take the V-11 road which connects the A-3 (Madrid to Valencia motorway) with the V-30.

 

How to reach the course venue from downtown

By taxi from any city area: 8 Euros (approx.). Specify as destination: Street “Avenida dels Tarongers”, “Universitat Politècnica de València. Access to the campus through the gate L, next to “Colegio Mayor Galileo Galilei”.

By bike: There is a public service to use bikes throughout the whole city. This service is called Valenbisi. In campus you can find several stations where to park the bikes.

By underground, combined with tram:

Take line 3 or 9  in Xàtiva or Colón station,  towards “Rafelbunyol” or  “Alboraya-PA”.

Get off the underground in the station “Benimaclet”.

Leave the underground and go up the street to get the tram. Then, get the tram Line 4 to “Dr. Lluch” or Line 6 to “Marítim-Serrería”. Both lines use the same railway.

Get off the tram at station “Tarongers”.

The underground ticket you should buy is Zone A, valid for all underground and tram lines in Valencia city.

 

How to reach the course venue from harbour/beach area

The university is just 15 minutes walk from the Malvarrosa beach, although the port area is further away. You can reach the university from the port by taking the tram in “Marítim-Serreria”, “Francesc Cubells” or “Grau Canyamelar” (line 6) towards “Tossal del Rei”. Then, get off the tram at station “Tarongers”.

Address: Av. de Francia, 11, Valencia

Estimated time from the conference venue:

By bus: 25 minutes

By car: 10 minutes

Walking: 35 minutes

 

Accomodation

We recommend the following hotels/dormitories based on the distance to the UPV Campus  (Course venue Building 7J at the Faculty of Business Administration and Management), where the conference will be held.

 

Dormitory Colegio Galileo Galilei

Address: Av. de los Naranjos, s/n. 46022 Valencia

Estimated time from the conference venue:

Walking: 5 minutes (on campus)

 

Dormitory Ausiàs March

Address: Avda. Cataluña, 30 46021 Valencia

Estimated time from the conference venue:

By bus: 10 min

By car: 5 min

Walking:15 min

 

Hotel Olympia Universidades

Address: Carrer del Dr. Vicent Zaragoza, 13, 46020 València.

Estimated time from the conference venue:

By tram: 15 min

By car: 5 min

Walking:20 min

 

AC Hotel Valencia

Address: Avda. de Francia 67,  Valencia

Estimated time from the conference venue:

By bus: 25 minutes

By car: 10 minutes

Walking: 35 minutes

 

Barceló Hotel Valencia

Address: Av. de Francia, 11, Valencia

Estimated time from the conference venue:

By bus: 25 minutes

By car: 10 minutes

Walking: 35 minutes

Course Objective

Course Objective

The course will focus on enhancing the relevance innovation competencies:

-Evaluating the costs and economic feasibility of innovative climate -friendly technologies

-Analysis of alternative sources of financing for climate -friendly technologies: long run and short-run

-The role of European private equity companies, investments funds, and societies of collective investment for project finance: Advantages and disadvantages

Background

The course tries to accelerate how innovative ideas can lead to business models that succeed in propelling the creation of sustainable markets in terms of climate-friendly projects. Companies, governance and society must understand the importance of innovation in climate-friendly technologies to obtain a competitive advantage, which will provide a social and economic return. Thus, it is highly relevant for the main stakeholders (industry, regional and national governance and intra-entrepreneurs,) to acquire the know how to manage and monitor climate risk for assessing the technical and financial feasibility of a project.

What we offer:

 

Participants will gain skills in how to successfully design climate-friendly innovations, and identify suitable options for financing.

By taking the course, participants will:

  • Understand the need for climate friendly innovations 

  • Learn methods to assess environmental and climate benefits 

  • Analyze legal, economic and environmental constraints and advantages to position the product or project in the market.
  • Analyze the financial market players, and understand the role of private equity, investment funds, and collective investment schemes for climate change related projects


About - Short Description

This short course will introduce participants to the three essential elements of a successful project: 1) firstly, identifying the climate-change related and other benefits of technological innovations; 2) secondly, evaluating the economic and financial feasibility of a proposed project integrating the climate component; 3) and finally, identifying new options for project financing with the climate perspective. Intermediate and directive staff with technical background oriented to sustainability must understand new agents in the financial markets, such as investment funds and private equity companies and how they differ from traditional sources of finance. Participants will gain a basic understanding of how to analyze the benefits and economic feasibility of proposed new sustainable systems or technologies. They will also learn how to approach financial markets, develop a business plan and identify companies and government agencies able to fund innovative climate-friendly projects. The Climate Change Agenda is a strategic asset for the new environment and its impact on business performance. The Course will start with a Webinar on January 10th and will conclude with the in-presence Course in Valencia on January 24th and 25th.

Participants

Participants

Individuals and groups working on sustainable and innovative projects, including:

- Intermediate and directive staff from industry, research institutes and public agencies.

Agenda

Day 1

Day 1 - January 24th
Understanding Business Models and Evaluating the costs and economic feasibility of innovative climate change technologies 

January 24th

Thursday

08:15 - 08:45

Registration

08:45 - 09:00

Opening

09:00 - 10:00

Session #1 - Climate KIC

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:30

Session #2 - My business model

11:30-13:00

Session #3 - Understanding a business model

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch & Discussion.
Key Elements of my business model

15:00 - 16:00

Session #4 - Evaluating the costs and economic feasibility of innovative climate related technologies

16:00 - 17:30

Coffee break & working session

17:30 - 18:00

Session #5 - Wrap up session

18:00 - 20:30

Break

20:30 - 23:00

Dinner

Day 2

Day 2 - January 25th
Analysis of alternative sources of Financing and the role of investment for the Climate Change entrepreneur

January 25th

Friday

09:00 - 10:00

Session #6 –Analysis of alternative sources of financing for climate change technologies: long-run and short-run

10:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break & working session

11:30 - 12:30

Session #7 – The role of European private equity companies, investments funds, and societies of collective investment for the climate related projects: Advantages and disadvantages

12:30-14:00

Session #8 – Working session

14:00 - 16:00

Lunch & Discussion.

16:00 - 17:30

Session #9 - Final presentations, review and assessment of the course

17:30 - 18:00

Closing

Coaches & Expert

Professor Edward S. Rubin

Dr. Rubin is the Alumni Chair Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds joint appointments in the Departments of Engineering & Public Policy and Mechanical Engineering, and was the founding director of the university’s Center for Energy and Environmental Studies and the Environmental Institute. 

He served as a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special study on carbon capture and storage; as an advisor to the State of California and the Province of Alberta (Canada) on climate-related policies;  as a Board member of the UK CCS Research Centre;  and as an author of energy and climate-related studies by the US National Academies including “America’s Climate Choices.”  

He has over 300 publications dealing with technical, economic and policy issues related to energy and the environment, with a focus on climate change mitigation options, carbon capture and storage, and technology innovation.  He is an Associate Member of the National Academies and the recipient of awards for distinguished achievements as an educator, and for outstanding achievements in engineering research, education and public service.  

He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the City College of New York and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University

Professor Natividad Guadalajara

Professor Natividad Guadalajara holds a Phd in Agronomics Engineering by Polytechnic University of Valencia.

Professor Guadalajara is an Academic Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) at the field of Valuation. She is the Director of the Research Center of Economic Engineering. Also, she is the Director of the Master in Engineering Appraisal and Valuation, (20th  edition), and Director of the Master in Real Estate Studies, accredited by the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (18th  edition).

It is important to highlight her contributions to the field of Valuation with her published books “Valuation such as Agricultural Valuation. Practical cases. Ed. Mundi Press, 1996”, “Economic valuation of irrigation water, Mundi Prensa Ed., 1998”, “Assessment of agricultural land, Bhandar publishers, Colombia, 2002”, “Sustainability in the value of buildings, Ed Polytechnic University of Valencia, 2012”, “Real Estate Valuation Methods. Ed. Mundi Press, 2014”.

Professor Elena de la Poza

Professor Elena de la Poza holds a PhD in Assets Valuation from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). She is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at the UPV.She has taught courses at Washington State University, but also research workshops at Technical University of Ostrava (Czech Republic) and Faculty of Economic Sciences of Warsaw University of Life Sciences, (Poland)She has participated as a speaker at over 30 international conferences. Also, she has served as a reviewer for international scientific journals. Her publications are focused on economic valuation of assets of investment. She also works at international cross-cultural projects such as the European project SAUNAC “Sustainability Alliance Of Urban Networks in Asian Cities but also  the Horizon202 European project Grow Green that aims to create climate and water resilient, healthy and liveable cities by investing in nature-based solutions (NBS).

Bsc. Miss Celsa Monrós

Bsc. Miss Celsa Monrós, is the Education Lead Climate-KIC Spain. She is the responsible for coordinating the education programs to be developed in Spain by the Climate-KIC office, in collaboration with Climate-KIC partners. Also, she coordinates with the central education team and with the coordinators of the rest of the countries. In concrete, ,she coordinates the following programs:

  • Pioneers into Practice program in Spain
  • Universitéde València Journey 1, a summer school for students of masters to be held in Paris-Valencia-Wroclaw
  • Education activities within Climate-KIC: PhD students, professional certification, case studies, ...

Her primary goal is to communicate and transmit initiatives and opportunities that Climate-KIC offers to companies, citizens and entities both public and private, focused on combating the main threat of the planet: climate change, through the promotion of innovation.

Mr Pedro de Álava

Mr Pedro de Álava holds a Bachelor in Business by the University of Valencia (1997). Executive MBA by the EDEM Foundation and Course of Management Development by ESADE. 

He began his professional career in 1993 at the training group FLORIDA Centre de Formació, as an adjunct to the Financial Management course. At the present time he is the Director of Clave Mayor office at Valencia. Clave Mayor is a Fund Manager founded in the year 2002 and whose social capital belongs to private investors. The members of the management team have an experience of over 25 years in the areas of Venture Capital and mergers and acquisitions.

Ms Pilar Guzman Mrics

Ms Pilar Guzman MRICS has over 18 year experience in Real Estate Finance working for international banks, mainly for German banks. Currently she is Board Member of RICS Spain (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), Board Member and Treasurer of WIRES (Women in Real Estate Spain) and teacher at Polytechnic University of Valencia at the International Master’s in Real Estate Sciences teaching an Introduction on Sustainable Building.

She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management, specialization in General Management from the Complutense University of Madrid (1998). Pilar holds a Master´s Degree in Real Estate Sciences from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) / Nottingham Trent University (2008).

She has organized several conferences and round tables on Real Estate Financing contributing also as a lecturer and moderator.

Partner Organizations

Universitat Politècnica de València

The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) is a prestigious public institution of international renown. Therefore, it maintains its leading position on the main national and international rankings of higher education institutions around the world (ARWU, 2017). The UPV has campuses in the cities of Valencia, Alcoi and Gandia, with modern facilities and excellent services. All three share the same philosophy that made the UPV a benchmark university and they offer identical opportunities to student’s rankings below.

eit Climate-KIC

Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership, working together to address the challenge of climate change. It drives innovation in climate change through creative partnerships large and small, local and global, between the private, public and academic sectors. All Climate-KIC partners bring their industry experience to the community and are connected through the centres across Europe.

Fees & Registration

Course Fees:

Regular: EUR 800 (incl. VAT)

Climate-KIC partners, public institutions, Climate-KIC alumni and NGOs: EUR 400 (incl. VAT). Evidence required.

The fees cover food during the workshop (lunch, coffee breaks), workshop material and site visits.

For further enquiries please contact:  Celsa Monrós celsa.monros@climate-kic.org

Participation can be cancelled free of charge until four weeks before the course. Fees already paid will be reimbursed. 50 % of course fees are payable in case of cancellation between four and one week before the course. Already paid fees will be reimbursed accordingly. Full fees apply after cancellation less than one week before the course.

Your right of withdrawal within 14 days does not apply if (i) the course is fully completed within 14 days of purchase; (ii) you have agreed to full completion of the course within 14 days; and (iii) you have explicitly waived your legal right to withdrawal.

Climate-KIC reserves the right to cancel a face-to-face course because of insufficient demand or low participant number (up to 10 days before the planned course date) or for any other important reason for which Climate-KIC or partners are not responsible (e.g. sudden illness of trainer, Act of God). Of course, fees already paid will be reimbursed. Further liability or compensation claims which do not concern injury to life, body or health are excluded, except in cases of intent or gross negligence on Climate-KIC part. Please note that this also applies for any hotels and flight/train tickets you may have booked.

Deadlines

Please register by January 4th 2019 and make sure to be available to participate in a Webinar on January 10th and the course in Valencia on January 24th and 25th.