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Events that Wegaw is participating in

by Feb 1, 2022Events News, Thought Leadership

Over the past couple of years, Wegaw has been involved in a variety of ways at international industry focused and entrepreneurial driven events.

With the Covid pandemic seemingly coming to an end, 2022 has enabled our team to engage in numerous fantastic speaking and panel discussion opportunities…

SPARK 2022 event details

SPARK will bring together 350 senior speakers and thousands of innovators and leaders from across Europe to shape the future of the energy transition.

Our CEO, Ion Padilla will be joining a fantastic range of entrepreneurs from across the world’s elitist energy industry to present Wegaw’s latest updates in its’ innovative journey to empower a carbon-neutral future.

Through the power of satellite data, Wegaw monitors renewable energy sources like water and snow and utilises cutting-edge machine learning skills, to provide companies around the world with datasets that would help them to reduce renewable energy imbalances, increase trading efficiencies and move away from fossil fuel dependencies.

Find out more about this exciting live event set to take place at The Excel Centre in London this summer via this link.


Our team is really excited to network with international energy and water professionals at the exciting e-world conference and exhibition which is set to take place between the 21st and 23rd of June in the historic city of Essen in Germany.

This years’ event offers a stupendous amount of open discussion opportunities, including at the Leadership Meeting Energy, Customer Solutions Forum and Trading Forum. There will also be numerous presentations, enriched with world-class speakers and industry-relevant topics, such as climate neutrality, digitisation and market trends. Additionally, energy professionals and enthusiasts can participate in one of the many virtual events taking place within the E-world Community in the run up to the physical conference and exhibition.

If you’d like to meet with us at this important industry event for aspirational energy leaders, get in touch with us today!

On Friday, the 10th of June, our CEO, Ion Padilla presented Wegaw at the Smart Tech virtual pitch session which was hosted by the open innovation platform – Plug and Play Tech Centre.

This exclusive event was streamed to a select number of venture capitalists, successful entrepreneurs, fellow startups and selected corporate partners based all over the world. We’ll keep you posted!

As one of the 100 innovative SMEs and start-ups selected by the esteemed jury members of Swiss Innovation Challenge, our CEO – Ion Padilla – virtually joined the eighth edition of the pitching competition on the 9th of June.

This 8 month contest comprises of 3 stages of pitches, starting with 100 entrepreneurs in the first round, to 50 in the 2nd round, to 25 in the 3rd round and then finally, the top 3 finalists. The Award Ceremony will be presented to an audience of more than 3,000 spectators on the “Tag der Wirtschaft” which is set to place at St. Jakobshalle Basel in Switzerland.

We are exceptionally proud to have qualified to go through to the second stage as one of the 50 semi-finalists. Ultimately, we may have the chance to be in the top 3 final pitch round this October!

south summit madrid 2022

We are immensely proud to have joined in with the South Summit’s 10th anniversary celebration alongside key players of the Spanish Startup ecosystem at the exceptionally innovative industry gathering that was hosted between the 8th and 10th of June in Spain’s capital, Madrid.

This years’ theme navigated and unleashed an exceptional amount of opportunities by “decoding a complex world focusing on the intersections of industries and technology“. According to the organisers, “Sustainable and inclusive products and services that help us navigate this complexity and harness its power will thrive, exposing the tools and solutions we have to hand that will help us construct this next chapter.“, naturally we couldn’t agree more!

We were very pleased to pitch in the Startup Competition as well as participate in a very pertinent panel discussion titled “Making Smarter Decision for Planet Earth” alongside innovative tech leaders as well as the esteemed Teresa Ribera – Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister for Ecological Transition. Watch the panel discussion via the South Summit YouTube channel here.

Our thanks to Banco Sabadell #BStartup #BStartupGreen for involving Wegaw at this exciting event, we are truly grateful.

Our CTO, Daria Lüdtke represented Wegaw at this years’ hybrid European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2022 which brought together geoscientists in Earth, planetary, and space sciences from all over the world between the 23rd and 27th of May in the historic city of Vienna, Austria and online.

At this years’ academic conference, Daria introduced the international Women+ In Geospatial network in the Changing the Faces of Leadership within the Geosciences and beyond session on Thursday, 26th of May, and participated in a round table discussion about the evolving leadership and community developments across the industry.

For this years’ DemoDay BStartup our CEO, Ion Padilla very proudly pitched as a member of the BStartup Green 1st Edition.

Laurent Arens Van de Perre of BStartup10 presented the 12 innovative companies invested in by BStartup throughout 2021 at the DemoDay BStartup which comprise of three groups of pitches featuring startups of the BStartup Green 1st Edition, ICT and BStartup Health 4th Edition.

This virtual event was broadcast on Thursday the 26th of May 2022 in Spanish to investors, as well as the entrepreneurial ecosystem and directors of Banco Sabadell. Watch the recording here (if you just want to see Ion’s pitch, simply fast forward to 18 minutes and 20 seconds).

Gracious thanks to #BStartupGreen for this enriching opportunity!


Thanks to a cooperation between the ZHAW School of Management and Law and Messe Schweiz, the Energy Startup Day will take place during the Powertage trade fair between the 17 and 19 of May 2022 at Messe Zürich.

As a pioneer within the Swiss energy industry, we are thrilled to be participating in the third Pitching and Poster networking session starting at 3.50pm

If all goes well then we may be in for a chance to win The Public Choice Award, which is determined by event participants, or even The Experts Choice Award which is determined by a jury of innovation and energy experts involved with the event.

If we do win an award then we may be featured on Switzerland’s number one podcast for entrepreneurs – the Swisspreneur podcast, so we’re keeping all our fingers crossed!


Our CTO, Daria Lüdtke (and Women in Geospatial+ Ambassador) attended the next SHE conference along with our CEO – Ion Padilla who pitched to hundreds of global entrepreneurs and change-makers and was amongst the top three pitch winners!

This years’ Social Sustainability & Equality Conference in Oslo was an excellent opportunity to engage with leaders and professionals within the Norwegian energy industry as well as across a number of innovative sectors.

Click here to find out more about this brilliant live conference and awards, featuring EY, Microsoft, Nordea, Deloitte, that took place at Oslo Spektrum Arena on Thursday, 17th March 2022.

Our thanks to the brilliant Katapult Climate team for inviting us to participate!

We are very proud that our CEO, Ion Padilla was invited to discuss solutions to the climate crisis and for transforming energy systems at the virtual 2022 Global Climate Summit & Expo which took place on Wednesday, 16th of March.

Together with the United Nations’ Climate Change Climate Action Commission, Go.Blue.Now. and Prime Computer – the EU Tech Chamber (EUTECH) hosted an inspired speaker line-up including:

  • Oliver Warweg, Group Leader at Fraunhofer IOSB
  • Dimitris Karamitsos, Senior Energy Efficiency Business Developer Specialist at BASE – Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy
  • Michaela Meier, Finance Alliance Director at EU Tech Chamber (EUTECH)
  • Ingmar Rentzhog, CEO & Founder at We Don’t Have Time
  • Michael Mathres, Director at Fund Nature and Climate Positive
  • Daniela Herrmann, Founder of Topan Ecosystem
  • Petter Gulli, Founder of 12YEARS and
  • Martin Hiller, Founding Partner and Director at Millwater Partners

This free event promoted practical cooperation and exchange that would boost impactful action as well as encourage open discussion and communication amongst industry leaders, stakeholders and innovators. In addition to insightful keynotes, expert panel discussions and empowering Q&A sessions, participants expanded their network, benefit from invaluable networking opportunities and tapped into excellent resources in the virtual expo.

Our thanks to Marcin Kiełt for involving Wegaw in the fantastic world-class agenda.

women in geospatial event

As part of our commitment to diversity and equal opportunities for all to thrive, and to celebrate International Women’s Day on Tuesday, the 8th of March 2022, our CTO – Daria Lüdtke joined the panel discussion at the Women+ in Geospatial free online event to represent an invaluable mentorship programme.

With a formidable global network of 3700+ professional women+ working in the geospatial domain – Women+ in Geospatial curated a brilliant speaker line-up including:


As a Spanish / Swiss climate tech start-up, we are exceptionally proud to have joined startup experts, thought leaders and pioneers at the MWC Barcelona 4YFN – 4 Years from Now that took place between 28th of February and the 3rd of March 2022.

We had a great time sharing our updates of our latest developments and sustainability insights for the hydropower and renewable energy sector.

  • We welcomed inspiring individuals at our booth at the BStartup stand 6A50 in the 4YFN Hall 6
  • Our CEO Ion Padilla pitched to an enthralled audience on Tuesday, 1st of March at 17:15 CET on the 4YFN Discovery Stage alongside BStartup
  • We participated in virtual networking via the Mobile World Congress online attendee platform

Thank you to the Banco Sabadell #BStartup #BStartupGreen team for involving our team at this world-leading event, we are very grateful.

We will add more events throughout the year here, however if you’d like to invite any of our team members to speak at your event or take part in a roundtable session, pitching competition or panel discussion, please get in touch with Becky.

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Events that Wegaw is participating in

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Over the past couple of years, Wegaw has been involved in a variety of ways at international industry focused and entrepreneurial driven events. With the Covid pandemic...