AP Ventures hosted its Innovation Conference in Oxford on July 9th and 10th.
The event attracted good interest with over 45 attendees from portfolio companies, corporates, investors and industry experts. The group reflected on the future trends in the fields of plastic waste, sustainable energy transition, urbanisation, energy storage and mobility and what those could look like in the next 5 years.
AP Ventures also welcomed clean tech entrepreneurs Jack Cheng, founder of EV manufacturer Nio, and Adrian Pike, founder of Anesco, who shared their experiences of building a company and their advice to making a venture succesful. Then, the group discussed in details the journey of a product from idea origination to execution as well as the implications of impact investing.
The event concluded on a workshop adressing a sector many AP Ventures portoflio companies work in - the hydrogen industry. The workshop gathered both start-ups and industrials in the field of hydrogen and discussed challenges and opportunities in this space. Takeaways included the importance of partnerhsips and access to capital.