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    Event Highlights

    About The Event

    TDK Ventures will host its second annual Energy Week from October 31 to November 2, 2022. Following a similar format to TDK Ventures’ Energy Week 2021, which featured top leaders in the climate-tech field, this online gathering will bring together over 20 speakers made up of professors, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, scientists, and visionaries from around the world, all at the forefront of the energy sector.

    Each speaker will share their thoughts concerning the future of energy, and how it will influence our society and life. Before each session, there will be an hour-long fireside chat featuring a top expert in that respective session’s topic to provide even further insight into the upcoming discussion and to give the audience a feel for what is ahead.

    “We received thousands of registrations from across academia, industry, startups, and VC sectors, TDK Ventures’ Energy Week 2021 delivered on its promise to show the many innovations that could power tomorrow’s world and cleanly produce and store its energy,” said Nicolas Sauvage, President, TDK Ventures. “For Energy Week 2022, we expect an even larger engagement, as the topic of battery and energy has been a daily feature in practically every form of media for the past nine months. TDK Ventures is pleased to take an upfront position in leading the discussion on what lies ahead in this critical arena. We would love to have students, entrepreneurs, scientists, industry professionals and anyone interested in decarbonization join us to see and hear what the experts think.”

    Hybrid

    • 00:00 AM 2022-10-31T15:00

    Future of Green Hydrogen and Chemicals
    Future of Battery Development and Manufacturing

    • 00:00 AM 2022-10-31T15:00
    • 00:00 AM 2022-10-31T15:05

    Opening Remark from President and CEO of TDK: Noboru Saito

    Noboru Saito

    Noboru Saito

    President & CEO | TDK

    Moderator
    • 00:00 AM 2022-10-31T15:05
    • 00:00 AM 2022-10-31T16:00

    Fireside Chat with Meghan Sharp

    Meghan Sharp

    Meghan Sharp

    Global Head of Decarbonization Partners | BlackRock & Temasek

    Energy & Cleantech
    Investor
    • 00:00 AM 2022-10-31T16:00
    • 00:00 AM 2022-10-31T17:00

    Panel Discussion: Future of Green Hydrogen and Chemicals

    Advances to make hydrogen cheaper and cleaner for use as an energy-storage and transmission medium could be the answer to managing extreme heat-producing industrial processes. Green hydrogen, ammonia, and chemicals will contribute a big part of industrial and agricultural decarbonization leveraging renewable energy. How and when can we bring the cost of green chemicals down? What is needed to achieve the Energy Earthshot goals?

    Marty Neese

    Marty Neese

    CEO | Verdagy

    Energy & Cleantech
    Mobility
    Next Gen
    Startup
    Clea Kolster

    Clea Kolster

    Partner & Head of Science | Lowercarbon Capital

    Energy & Cleantech
    Investor
    Yet Ming Chiang

    Yet Ming Chiang

    Professor | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Academia
    Next Gen
    Aruna Ramkrishnan

    Aruna Ramkrishnan

    Co-Founder & CTO | Copernic Catalysts

    Mobility
    Next Gen
    Startup
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-01T00:00
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-01T01:00

    Fireside Chat with Bob Galyen

    Bob Galyen

    Bob Galyen

    Founder of Galyen Energy | Former CTO of CATL

    Energy & Cleantech
    Startup
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-01T01:00
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-01T02:00

    Panel Discussion: Future of Battery Development and Manufacturing

    As the energy transition quickens, global battery supply will meet only 60% of the expected demand by decade’s end. Advanced battery manufacturing, which could produce the next generation of high-performance batteries with lower manufacturing costs and lower carbon footprints, is needed. How far are we on next-gen battery manufacturing?

    Shirley Meng

    Shirley Meng

    Professor at University of Chicago | Chief Scientist of Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science

    Academia
    Energy & Cleantech
    Yan Wang

    Yan Wang

    Professor at WPI | Co-Founder of Ascend Elements | Am Batteries

    Academia
    Energy & Cleantech
    Startup
    Qichao Hu

    Qichao Hu

    Founder & CEO | SES.ai

    Next Gen
    Startup
    Phoebe Wang

    Phoebe Wang

    Investment Partner | Amazon Climate Pledge Fund

    Energy & Cleantech
    Investor
    Linda Zhong

    Linda Zhong

    President | LiCAP Technologies, INC.

    Next Gen
    Startup

    Hybrid

    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-01T15:00

    Future of Emerging Market Electrification
    Future of EV and Charging Infrastructure

    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-01T15:00
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-01T16:00

    Fireside Chat with Rick Needham

    Rick Needham

    Rick Needham

    Senior Advisor | Climate & Energy | The Rise Fund at TPG

    Energy & Cleantech
    Healthtech
    Investor
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-01T16:00
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-01T17:00

    Panel Discussion: Future of Emerging Market Electrification

    Emerging markets are key to the global energy transition, with 88% of the growth in electricity demand between now and 2040 expected to come from emerging-market countries. Solar, wind, nuclear, alternative fuels….What will be the next wave of global green-energy transition? How could emerging markets and developing economies leapfrog to clean energy and electrification?

    Helen Lin

    Helen Lin

    Partner | At One Ventures

    Tarun Mehta

    Tarun Mehta

    Co-Founder & CEO | Ather Energy

    Mobility
    Startup
    Sophia Nadur

    Sophia Nadur

    Managing Partner | bp Ventures

    Energy & Cleantech
    Investor
    Mobility
    Akshima Ghate

    Akshima Ghate

    Managing Director | RMI India

    Government
    Mobility
    Sanjay Varkey

    Sanjay Varkey

    Director | Shell Mobility India

    Mobility
    Startup
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-02T00:00
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-02T01:00

    Fireside Chat with Chelsea Sexton

    Chelsea Sexton

    Chelsea Sexton

    Senior Consultant | Transportation at DOE Loan Programs Office (DOE)

    Government
    Mobility
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-02T01:00
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-02T02:00

    Panel Discussion: Future of EV and Charging Infrastructure

    The number of electric cars, buses, vans, and heavy trucks on roads is expected to hit 145 million by 2030. As the electrification of our roads takes hold, the grid needs to be upgraded, and new charging infrastructures must be built for both passenger EVs and heavy duties. What are the pathways to build a resilient charging infrastructure? How will future EV designs fit the new application scenarios of EV?

    Maria Buitron

    Maria Buitron

    Principal | Piva Capital

    Energy & Cleantech
    Investor
    Ain McKendrick

    Ain McKendrick

    Founder & CEO | Faction

    Mobility
    Startup
    Peter Gajdoš

    Peter Gajdoš

    Partner & Co-Lead | Climate Tech at Fifth Wall

    Energy & Cleantech
    Healthtech
    Startup
    Holly Wu

    Holly Wu

    Head of North America Tech M&A | Venture & Partnerships | Mercedes Benz

    Connectivity Computing
    Investor
    Rebecca Wolkoff

    Rebecca Wolkoff

    Co-Founder & CTO | ChargeNet Solutions

    Mobility
    Startup

    Hybrid

    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-02T15:00

    Spotlight Interviews
    Future of Mining and Battery Supply Chain

    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-02T15:00
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-02T16:00

    Spotlight Interview

    How to Accelerate the Global Electrification and Decarbonization

    Jigar Shah

    Jigar Shah

    Director Loan Programs​ Office | U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)​

    Energy & Cleantech
    Government
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-02T16:00
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-02T17:00

    Spotlight Interview

    How Will the Inflation Reduction Act Supercharge Climate Tech in the U.S.

    Shayle Kann

    Shayle Kann

    Partner | Energy Impact Partners

    Energy & Cleantech
    Industrial
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-02T17:00
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-02T18:00

    Power of the Community

    The Battery Report: A Comprehensive Overview of the Battery Landscape

    Yen Yeh

    Yen Yeh

    Executive Director | Volta Foundation

    Energy & Cleantech
    Startup
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-03T00:00
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-03T01:00

    Fireside Chat with Joe Lowry

    Joe Lowry

    Joe Lowry

    President at Global Lithium LLC

    Next Gen
    Startup
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-03T01:00
    • 00:00 AM 2022-11-03T02:00

    Panel Discussion: Future of Mining and Battery Supply Chain

    The rapidly growing popularity of electric vehicles will cause the demand for lithium-ion batteries to soar over the next decade. One serious challenge we are facing is: 90% of the battery supply chain does not exist in the U.S. With the limited access to critical minerals, how do we manage the supply-chain risk for lithium-ion batteries? With technologies being explored in lithium extraction and battery recycling, how do we capture battery value-chain opportunities?

    Haixia Deng

    Haixia Deng

    VP of Cathode | Ascend Elements

    Next Gen
    Startup
    Tem Tumurbat

    Tem Tumurbat

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner | Nomadic Venture Partners

    Energy & Cleantech
    Investor
    Steven Vassiloudis

    Steven Vassiloudis

    Founder & CEO | Novalith Technologies

    Energy & Cleantech
    Startup
    Emilie Bodoin

    Emilie Bodoin

    Founder & CEO | Pure Lithium

    Next Gen
    Startup