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…

We are very grateful to have the opportunity to share the Wegaw story and our achievements to date with different audiences across the world from the energy industry.

From discussions about energy transition challenges to the impact of climate change on the environment and communities worldwide, as well as deep dives into geospatial data or defining optimal ways of working with new data pools and partners, our esteemed team is pleased to take part in pitching competitions, panel discussions, keynotes, round tables and live Q&A sessions.

If you would like to invite Wegaw to speak at your upcoming virtual or live event, please get in touch with our Marketing Manager. In the meantime, find out more about the beginnings of Wegaw and our CEO & Co-Founder via Ion Padilla’s profile page.

Events Timeline

With the Covid pandemic fortunately coming to an end, our team has been able to engage in a fantastic array of thought-leadership and pitching opportunities at events across the world, as well as begin our very own Webinar Series that would help to bring about the change needed to achieve a global energy transition…

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As part of our mission to empower the digital energy transition, we are proud to present a regular opportunity for clean and green energy industry stakeholders and geospatial professionals via our Energy Transition Webinar Series.

On Thursday, January 29th 2023 we look forward to welcoming our guest speakers from Alpiq and Hydrique Engineers, as well as hydropower professionals and energy trading teams to hear key findings from the BFE supported DeFROST4Hydropower project that has contributed to long-term trading optimization by up to 50% throughout the Swiss French alps.

Places are filling up fast so register today to avoid disappointment.

On December, 20th our CEO & Co-founder, Ion Padilla spoke at the “Dam Safety from Space” virtual workshop event that was organized by the World Bank and Directorate General of Water Resources, Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing of the Republic of Indonesia.

The aim was to showcase global experience in the use of modern technologies to improve the safety of dams and was set to welcome more than 100 dam safety experts as well as esteemed speakers from the likes of UNESCO and HYPOS Consortium.

Ion presented the use of radar for improved dam safety and monitoring for disaster prevention and mitigation and optimization of electricity production from a global perspective, with the objective to share insights about fully integrated water information systems that are empowered with accurate weather forecast equipped with state-of-the-art reservoir models.

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Our CEO & Co-founder, Ion Padilla participated in the “Leveraging AI to achieve Net-Zero” panel discussion on the 6th of December alongside Lubomila Jordanova, Co-Founder & CEO of Plan A; Jesse Dodge, Research Scientist of Allen Institute for AI (AI2) and Emiliya Mychasuk, Climate Editor of Financial Times.

The discussion explored the transformative impact of AI on businesses amongst policy makers, business leaders and AI experts at the inaugural AI Transformation Summit that offered attendees inspiring keynotes, thought provoking panels and sector-specific case studies.

We are very grateful to have been invited to participate in this excellent agenda that also featured thought-leaders from World Economic Forum, Citi, European Parliament, Accenture, Socos Labs and Nordea to name-drop just a few. Sincerest thanks to the organizers at FT Live and co-host TNW (The Next Web) and supporting partner Women in Tech forum for facilitating this forward thinking dialogue.

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On December, 1st at Espace Saint-Marc in Le Châble, Switzerland the Smart Water conference is set to bring together all players in the water sector to join discussions on different themes that will be covered during the day through a variety of sessions focusing on extreme rains, hydroelectricity, as well as a broader sessions on innovation and digitalization in the field of energy.

Wegaw’s CEO, Ion Padilla will presenting our frontier climate tech to the esteemed industry members during the facilities management workshop at 14:50 during which our focus will be on digitization in hydroelectricity – showing how our data can be used in an innovative way to help optimize plant efficiencies.

Tickets are now available directly and you can get 20% off with this code: HXNYRDXR

Our thanks to the organizers by BlueArk, Asters Conservatoire d’Espaces Naturels de Haute-Savoie, VSA bureau romand, the ark, UNIL (Université de Lausanne), Altis, HES-SO Valais-Wallis and crealp.

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We are very proud to join business leaders and key players focused on boosting sustainable innovation in Energy transition, Industry 4.0, and Mobility ecosystems in Biscay at this years’ South Summit Bilbao in Spain.

Join the exceptional though leading program for meaningful and actionable conversations that would bring about change whilst identifying business opportunities in industry innovation with some of the best corporations, startups, and investors from across the region.

On the 10th of November, our CEO Ion Padilla will present Wegaw to like-minded professionals seeking to accelerate the transition to sustainable and accessible energy for all.

Click to find out more about our next webinar

This year has certainly seen our team “level-up” in terms of industry engagement efforts across the world, and we are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new webinar series by Wegaw for stakeholders from the energy ecosystem.

Our first webinar showcased satellite data escapades for the hydropower industry with our esteemed R&D team:

  • comparing our Snow Height datasets against Ultracam data from the Swiss Institute for Snow & Avalanche Research (SLF)
  • evaluating our Snow Water Equivalent datasets against values from Canada, Norway and the United States of America
  • exploring the finer details of our methodologies and visualizations from our official technical reports

We offered thought-leading insights during Space and Sustainability World Space Week 2022 from our CEO and R&D team who answered an exceptional array of questions from attendees in the live Q&A session.

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Wegaw is one of four international finalists of the Oslo Innovation Week 100 Pitches Competition! Powered by DNB, the purpose of #100pitches is to connect corporates, investors, VC’s and partners with impactful startup teams that are working towards the United Nations sustainable development goals.

The finale event will take place on 29th September 2022 between 3.30pm-5pm at DNB Bank Headquarters in Oslo and the winner will be announced at the end of the program. We cannot wait to meet an astounding entrepreneurial group of individuals in Oslo – Norway’s vibrant capital – at the end of this month!

Oslo Innovation Week represents an ideal opportunity for thousands of startup founders, scaleup professionals, researchers, and investors to grow international professional networks whilst garnering invaluable advice. A huge thank you to the #OIW2022 Jury Members and to #DNB for this fantastic opportunity!

It is with great pride that we may confirm that Wegaw is to participate in the Net-Zero Rising Stars Competition at the 3rd Business Summit for Go Net Zero Energy. Taking place at the elegant 5-star Le Plaza Brussels hotel between the 20th and 22nd of September, this event is set to welcome a spectacular line-up from across the energy sector to discuss how to scale up the energy transition whilst securing a stable supply.

The competition element will be judged by senior figures from the Net Zero Technology Centre, Wintershall DEA Technology Ventures GmbH, IMIEU (Institute for Infrastructure, Environment and Innovation) and Equinor. The thought-leading agenda features executives from organizations such as the European Commission, TotalEnergies, Schneider Electric, the Energy Network Association and CEPSA.

To find out more about this exciting event and to secure your place, visit the event website. Don’t forget to use discount code HXNYRDXR to receive 20% off your ticket!

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Our CEO & Co-founder – Ion Padilla – joined more than 60.000 industry thought leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs alongside innovators, digital frontrunners and VC’s to explore the technologies and business models needed to bring about a sustainable energy transition.

“ONS is where the international leading voices meet to discuss the trends influencing the energy industry.” Conference delegates will have the opportunity to hear from world-class executives such as Jonas Gahr Støre, Ann Mettler, Seamus O’Regan Jr., Hilde Merethe Aaasheim, Dr. Fatih Birol, Elon Musk, Alexander de Croo, Nina Jenson and Lord Browne of Madingley.

As well as joining a panel discussion alongside fellow innovative energy professionals from Katapult, Gazelle Wind Power Limited, OSEG, Evoy, GCE Ocean Technology and Beyonder, Ion met with numerous stakeholders from the energy ecosystem at ONS 2022 in the brand new ONS Scale-Ups arena.

We are sincerely proud that our very own CEO, Co-Founder and Chairman – Ion Padilla – was invited to take to the stage at the Campus Repsol in Madrid, Spain on the 11th of July 2022 as a guest Keynote Speaker at the 11th Repsol Foundation annual call for the Entrepreneurs Fund to share the story about his and Wegaw’s entrepreneurial journey so far.

The event was opened by Antonio Brufau the Chairman of Repsol and Carme Artigas, Spain’s Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence, and incorporated a presentation of the startups chosen for the 11th call, followed by networking with cocktails.

You can watch the event in full via YouTube, or just watch Ion’s presentation here and you may visit the Fundación Repsol website to find out more.

SPARK 2022 event details

SPARK brought together 350 senior speakers and thousands of innovators and leaders from across Europe to lead discussions on how to shape the future of the energy transition at The Excel Centre in London (UK).

Our CEO, Ion Padilla joined 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.


Our team had a terrific time networking with international energy and water professionals at the exciting e-world conference and exhibition which took place between the 21st and 23rd of June in the historic city of Essen in Germany.

This years’ event offered a stupendous amount of open discussion opportunities, including at the Leadership Meeting Energy, Customer Solutions Forum and Trading Forum. There were numerous presentations, enriched with world-class speakers and industry-relevant topics, such as climate neutrality, digitisation and market trends.

Additionally, energy professionals and enthusiasts participated in the many virtual events taking place within the E-world Community in the run up to the physical conference and exhibition.

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 are very thankful to have been invited by the event team at Plug and Play to this brilliant entrepreneurial line-up and look forward to seeing what may come next for what we hope to be a equally pleasing relationship.

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!

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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 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 enormous 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 take part 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.

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 attendees, 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.

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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 tremendously 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.

For any other questions, please contact our team directly at, fill out the Contact Form or subscribe for updates via our News page.

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