Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) and the Government of Alberta will announce $70.2 million in new investment and the winners of the Industrial Efficiency Challenge. Launched in March 2018, the Industrial Efficiency Challenge was an open call to Large Final Emitter (LFE) industrial facilities—Alberta’s most energy-intensive, trade-exposed industries—to bring forward new technology ideas to reduce emissions and cut operating costs. Sectors for consideration included oil and gas, chemicals and fertilizers, cement and concrete, forestry and agriculture, electricity, and manufacturing.
Looking to fuel the momentum of your venture? These investors have the knowledge and capital to propel your business to the next level. Listen in to a diverse group of bold venture capitalists as they tell you exactly what types of investments they are looking for at the 2019 PROPEL Energy Tech Forum.
This inaugural Startup Spotlight showcase gives the hottest Early Stage companies an opportunity to present in front of the entire PROPEL audience for the very first time! Following each five-minute quick pitch, a constructive feedback panel of investors and corporate leaders will provide immediate feedback to the presenters.
Following each five minute quick pitch, the inaugural Startup Spotlight showcase companies will receive constructive feedback from these esteemed panelists. Each company will be given both technical and industry related feedback pertaining to their specific company, technology, or market opportunities as they work toward commercialization.
New York Times best-selling author, energy thought leader, and industrial policy expert Alex Epstein has joined the outstanding roster of speakers for PROPEL 2019. Alex’s philosophy “antipollution but pro-development” will immerse us in his eye-opening thoughts into how fossil fuels and technology will improve the lives of people—safely, cleanly, and effectively—for years to come.
His book, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, argues that if we look at the whole picture, human flourishing requires that humanity use more fossil fuels not less. The book has been widely praised as the most persuasive argument ever made for our continuing use of fossil fuels.
Delve into the expert minds behind the first Techstars Energy Accelerator, as they share insights, successes and pitfalls from the first cohort.
Managing Director of Techstars Energy Accelerator, Audun Abelsnes, is a serial entrepreneur and master level lecturer in venture creation. And, Jens Festervoll, as the corporate liaison for Equinor knows how to spot a game-changing energy technology that is ready for corporate adoption. Together they have the first-hand knowledge required to bridge the gap between corporate energy giants and emerging technology companies. Listen in at #PROPEL2019 as these Techstars Energy Insiders share how they are leveraging their collective expertise to build energy technology businesses of the future.
Technology adoption in oil & gas is difficult, and attempting to parlay success into outside industries comes with its own challenges and opportunities. Hear from a veteran industry venture investor and entrepreneur CEOs as they share insight into their own path to success, what worked and what they might do differently next time.
This informative session will give an overview of the TCS’s Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) initiative which gives firms a head start in foreign markets. CTAs are located in major international tech hubs and support firms in a wide range of technology sectors, helping businesses take advantage of what the local market has to offer including mentorship from industry leaders, office space in technology centres, and access to investors. Hear it firsthand from two companies that have been involved and what they accomplished with the TCS.
“The CTA provided us with the some of the best mentors that we’ve ever had. Our experience there has set us on the right track towards building an incredibly valuable company in the short term and long term.” – Kevin Chen, CEO & Co-Founder of Hyasynth Biologicals Inc.
Join us in the Oval Room for cocktails, canapes, and reflections on the first day of presentations.
These O&G heavyweights discuss their respective experiences from assessing and adopting, to developing and deploying innovative technologies. These Titans of Corporate Innovation are tasked with minimizing energy inputs to maximize output, as low-cost operators in a low-carbon economy. The answers lie in tech-driven innovation. Hear it straight from these Titans of Technology as they share their new solutions, creative methods, and tangible approaches to build the energy industry of the future.
Past PROPEL Forum Presenting Companies are welcomed back to join the Alumni showcase. Alumni Companies are selected based on demonstrated growth and hitting key milestones since their first presentation at PROPEL within any of the core PROPEL technology streams.
AI is the most hyped technology in the world today, with media coverage extolling its impact across the global economy. But what does it mean for the oil & gas industry? How can industry benefit from this technology, where will those benefits be seen, and how does industry need to act in order to maximize those benefits? Join our panel with participants from E&Ps, investors, and AI technology vendors as they share their diverse perspectives
Bring on the game-changers! Given the growing potency of the low-carbon economy, this exclusive Carbon Utilization Stream provides a unique opportunity to showcase how years of hard work, from a selection of the top Carbon XPRIZE companies, is transforming a key problem into lucrative solutions.
This tech talk will provide an overview of the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a $20M global competition to convert CO2 emissions into valuable products like concrete, building materials, carbon fiber, polymers, food, liquid fuels, and more. Learn about the ten Finalists actively competing to win the XPRIZE, and the new trillion-dollar market for CO2-based products.
Presented by CapitalRoad Foundation Chairman – Adrian Banica
In 2014, Peter Tertzakian gave a thoughtful and compelling keynote address on the business of energy transitions, at the inaugural PROPEL Forum. While 2014 was a pivotal year for the energy sector as a whole, it offered a huge opportunity for technology and innovation to infiltrate and re-shape the future of the industry. Five years later, Peter returns to the PROPEL Forum stage to take a look back at this energy transition, share with us how “A New Era of Cleantech is Emerging” and what the trends, drivers, opportunities and challenges are for the next five years.
*All of the above timings and sessions are subject to change without notice*