Canadian perspective on 3W idea_ 3W Congress_November 28

The PCCC President, Bernhard L. Otterstein presenting the Canadian prespective on 3W idea will be the panelist during 3W Congress on November 28. This two-day conference ( November, 27-28)  is the largest gathering of experts in water, hydrogen and carbon technologies. 

What is the 3W Idea?

It is a project initiated by BGK (Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego) in 2021. Its task is to support the development and build a competitive advantage of Polish economy based on innovative technologies in the area of water, hydrogen and carbon.

The 3W Congress organized by the bank is a one-of-a-kind event. Last year it brought together several hundred talented scientists, courageous entrepreneurs, ambitious students, as well as representatives of the public sector, NGOs and financial institutions.

And what’s in store this year?

The theme of this year’s event is elemental carbon and related technologies that are used in medical, IT, defense and space industries. Topics related to sustainable water resources management and their protection will be discussed as well. We will also talk about what a hydrogen-powered future might look like and look at the solutions used in other countries.

We will also present the results of analyses and reports on 3W technology and the development of the 3W sector. We will show the most interesting projects implemented by local governments and talk about what opportunities local authorities see for regional development through involvement in 3W projects.

The congress will also feature the finals of the Start-up Showdown competition – for innovative 3W start-ups from the Three Seas region.

The event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Warsaw, at 21 Skalnicowa Street. Funds from ticket sales will be allocated to one of the initiatives indicated by participants.

Register now at 3W Congress website

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Bernhard Otterstein was born and educated in Vancouver, Canada, where he graduated with honours from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He has worked with numerous corporate, governmental, and institutional entities in North America, Europe and Asia in the areas of economic analysis, strategic project and investment planning, new market development, as well as cross-cultural communications. He has been directly involved in projects in the fields of real estate, engineering, energy, biotechnology and IT/telecommunications.

Over the past 15 years, Mr. Otterstein has gained first-hand experience in identifying and promoting innovative, emerging technologies and related business opportunities, taking them from early stage to market via private equity investment and the active co-management of several start-up ventures.