What’s it all about?
I first met Jules through his work at Cleantech Group, but was delighted when I saw, via a number of VC contacts, that he was leading the Cleantech for Europe initiative. I’ve worked for and with many of the VC’s involved, and their portfolio companies. This is a great initiative, with the mission to help the EU lead the race to net zero by putting innovation at the center of the public policy debate, and building bridges between the EU’s cleantech community and policymakers. In President Von der Leyen’s words, we are here to seize the EU’s man on the moon moment. No small ambition or challenge. I talk to Jules about the state of play in Europe, how it compares to the US and how the EU can seize its moment.
About Jules Besnainou:
Jules Besnainou leads Cleantech for Europe, an initiative supported by Breakthrough Energy and 12 EU cleantech VCs, aiming to help the EU lead the race to net zero by building bridges between cleantech and policy leaders. Jules is a director at Cleantech Group, the global authority on clean technology innovation. In his decade at the company, Jules has advised the world’s leading cleantech investors and corporates, helping them assess new innovations and deploy capital. After starting his career in San Francisco and London, he moved back to France to focus on European clients and strategy. Jules graduated summa cum laude from Sciences Po Paris.
About Cleantech for Europe:
Cleantech for Europe’s mission is to help the EU lead the race to net zero by putting innovation at the center of the public policy debate, and building bridges between the EU’s cleantech community and policymakers. In President Von der Leyen’s words, we are here to seize the EU’s man on the moon moment. The initiative is powered by Cleantech Group, supported by Breakthrough Energy and gathers 12 leading EU cleantech venture capital firms.
Cleantech for Europe Twitter: https://twitter.com/cleantechforeu
Cleantech for Europe Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/74494891
Cleantech for Europe Website: https://www.cleantechforeurope.com/
Jules Besnainau LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jules-besnainou-26a51b41/
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