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An Interview with Jules Besnainou - Cleantech for Europe

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What a year it has been for Cleantech in Europe, whilst investment wasn’t quite at the record level of 2021, it came in second, we saw tremendous policy and government acceptance of Cleantech as a strategically important sector for Europe and the EU. Jules Besnainou and his team at Cleantech for Europe have made a huge impact on both fronts. Here we discuss some of those highlights, and look at what we can expect, or hope for, in 2023. It’s Europe’s ‘man on the moon’ moment to be a global leader in the sector. Enjoy the episode.

About Jules Besnainou: 

Jules Besnainou is the Executive Director of Cleantech for Europe, the initiative bridging the gap between cleantech leaders and policymakers. He was previously a director at Cleantech Group, where he advised the world’s foremost cleantech investors, corporates and governments, helping them assess and invest in new innovations. After starting his career in San Francisco and London, he moved back to France to head the group’s EU presence and clients. Jules graduated summa cum laude from Sciences Po Paris

About Cleantech for Europe:

Cleantech for Europe represents the trailblazers developing, deploying and investing in clean technologies across the EU. Our mission is to bridge the gap between cleantech and policy leaders, to chart a common path to decarbonisation, energy resilience and industrial leadership. Cleantech for Europe supports coalitions of cleantech investors, scale-ups and Members of the European Parliament. The initiative is supported by Breakthrough Energy, an organisation founded by Bill Gates.

About Hyperion Executive Search:

Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy.



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