ENTREPRENEURS Business Competitions

Apply: Start Up Energy Transition Award 2018

Application deadline: January 31, 2018:

Start Up Energy Transition (SET) is a leading international platform supporting innovation in energy transition. SET is implemented with the conviction that sustainable energy solutions and mitigating climate change is directly linked to a bridge between inventive business models and political will. Powered by the German Energy Agency (dena) in cooperation with the World Energy Council (WEC), our initiative connects start-ups, international venture capitalists & investors, and partners in the public sector. As a global platform, we link like-minded people from various fields to promote innovation and to make global energy transition a success.

The SET platform is comprised of the annual SET Award and SET Tech Festival. The SET Award is an international competition for start-ups and young companies worldwide who are working on ideas affecting global energy transition and climate change. There are six different categories applicants can present their projects in, all with the aim of clean energy promotion.The three most promising start-ups in each category will pitch their business ideas at our annual summit – the SET Tech Festival – which brings our impressive network together in the spring.

The Award categories are:

  • Low-Carbon Energy Production
  • Intelligent Grids, Platforms & Cyber Security
  • Energy Efficiency, Smart Devices & Storage
  • Innovative Mobility
  • Energy, Water, and Food
  • Special Prize: SDG-7

Perks and Prizes

For all Finalists: Return-flight to Berlin, and accommodation for 2 representatives of the startup or innovation project to attend the Tech Festival; Pitch coaching by innogy Innovation Hub (April 15th) ; Individual booth at Tech Festival; Live pitches at Tech Festival; Investor-matchmaking; Tickets to the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD); Branding in all communication material; opportunity to take part into the Innovation day of the World Energy Congress 2019 in Abu Dhabi.

Winners of each category: 10,000 Euros prize money, Award Ceremony hosted by the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (April 17th), participation on a panel discussion at BETD (April 18th), Profile of start-up celebrated across the World Energy Councils’ global energy network in 99 countries; opportunities to attend a World Energy Leaders’ Summit.

Read more about the perks & prizes

Visit the official homepage here to apply now.

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