Ms. Pia Dorfinger is the project director for start-ups and innovation at the German Energy Agency and has worked in the international energy transition and climate change sector for over 10 years. She is currently in charge of the Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Global Innovation Platform where every year over 400 start-ups from all around the world apply for the SET Award, a place in the SET Top 100 list or join the SET Tech Festival. Before heading dena's start-up and innovation activities she was a senior expert for renewable energies at the German Energy Agency with a focus on international and EU funded projects. Prior to dena Ms. Dorfinger has worked in the field of renewable energies and climate change in the private and NGO sector in Austria, the UK and the Philippines.