Shell GameChanger Innovation Challenge
May
1
Jun 30

Shell GameChanger Innovation Challenge

Shell GameChanger is soliciting early-stage innovative technology solutions and proposals in the following categories for potential funding and partnership opportunities. Proposals are due June 30th, applicants will be notified of interest by July 31st.

GLG Social Impact Fellowship
May
1
Jul 17

GLG Social Impact Fellowship

The GLG Social Impact Fellowship leverages GLG’s learning platform to help top social entrepreneurs answer their organization’s critical strategic and operational questions, at no cost. Through the two-year Fellowship, ambitious and visionary nonprofit and social enterprise leaders learn in tailored interactions with experts across GLG’s membership and with each other.

EnergyLab Accelerator Program
May
15
Jul 9

EnergyLab Accelerator Program

The EnergyLab Accelerator is a 12 month program to supercharge clean energy startups. If accepted, entrepreneurs receive cash investment, free office space, connections to our network of investors and introductions to the country's top industry leaders.

Nordic Cleantech Accelerator Program
Jun
1
Jun 30

Nordic Cleantech Accelerator Program

The Nordic Cleantech Accelerator creates vital partnerships and affiliations with high-level industry actors and investors on the international market to facilitate growth for the accelerator companies.

DENA Energy Efficiency Award 2017
Jun
1
Jul 15

DENA Energy Efficiency Award 2017

International competition for energy efficiency in the industrial, trade, and commercial sectors. 

Visionary businessmen and pragmatic engineers are the center of attention of the 2017 Energy Efficiency Award. The competition is a national or international level. The prize money for the different categories of the award is worth 30,000 euros in total. The competition takes place under the patronage of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Brigitte Zypries.

VERGE 17 ACCELERATE PROGRAM
Jun
7
Jul 7

VERGE 17 ACCELERATE PROGRAM

Are you developing an innovative technology or service in energy, transportation, buildings, infrastructure, urban resilience or the circular economy? VERGE is seeking early-stage companies and entrepreneurs addressing market opportunities in these areas to feature in VERGE Accelerate — a fast-pitch competition that takes place in front of an audience of 2,000 business leaders, government officials and investors at VERGE 17 (Sept. 19-21 in Santa Clara). Applications will be accepted through July 7. 

New Energy Challenge
Jun
7
Jul 19

New Energy Challenge

“New Energy Challenge calls for future energy solutions.”

The second edition of the European-wide New Energy Challenge is a tough competition that raises the bar and calls for the best, possibly game-changing solutions of early stage startups active in energy transition.

Climathon 2017
Oct
27
Oct 28

Climathon 2017

Climathon brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. Climathon attracts innovators, entrepreneurs, students and professionals to create innovative solutions to cities climate challenges.


Accelerate 2030 Program
May
3
Jun 18

Accelerate 2030 Program

Through the Accelerate2030 platform, UNDP and Impact Hub are joining forces to

support and promote the most promising impact-driven ventures across the globe who

focus on tackling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are ready to scale.

E-Qube Startup Challenge
May
1
Jun 18

E-Qube Startup Challenge

E-QUBE is the initiative to connect Estra Spa with innovative startups: a pilot acceleration program through which Estra wants to support the growth of new business initiatives, while getting closer to new forms of innovation and diversification in the fields of energy & telecommunications.

African Entrepreneurship Award
Apr
28
4:00 pm16:00

African Entrepreneurship Award

Are you looking for mentoring to launch or grow your business idea in Africa? Submit a brief summary of your idea now to start your entrepreneurship journey.

The BMCE Bank of Africa is inviting young African entrepreneurs for its 2017 African Entrepreneurship Award with an aim to improve business idea and achieve goals of building something awesome in Africa.

Award Categories                                                                   

Education: positively impact education in Africa

Environment: positively impact the environment in Africa

Uncharted: a high-impact business venturing into unexplored territory or untested markets

    Elemental Excelerator
    Apr
    10
    May 25

    Elemental Excelerator

    We help startups change the world, one community at a time.

    Each year, we find 12-15 companies that best fit our mission and fund each company up to $1 million to improve systems that impact people’s lives: energy, water, agriculture, and transportation.

    We fund companies at two key stages of development: companies with technology in search of a scalable business model, and companies with customers in search of scale.

    ClimateLaunchpad Competition
    Apr
    9
    Jun 22

    ClimateLaunchpad Competition

    Our competition is your ticket to European and global success. Provided you have a green business idea and have what it takes to become an entrepreneur.

    Your idea can be an innovation in renewable energy, a sustainable transition in the food chain, a mind shift in urban mobility or any other way to tackle climate change.

    SunCode Hackathon
    Apr
    7
    Apr 8

    SunCode Hackathon

    Want to build an intelligent energy startup in less than 24 hours with a chance at $10,000 in cash prizes? There's nothing stopping you. Powerhouse is hosting the fifth annual SunCode Hackathon on Friday, April 7th through Saturday, April 8th at the Citizen Engagement Lab in downtown Oakland. SunCode is your opportunity create solutions that will accelerate solar growth around the world. Your ideas are the foundation for the energy revolution. Show us your skills and win some cash at #SunCode.

    Ameren Accelerator
    Mar
    31
    May 12

    Ameren Accelerator

    Ameren Accelerator is a program that partners a leading energy corporation, a top-10 Accelerator, and a state university system to help advance the traditional corporate Accelerator model to the next level.

    Climate CoLab Fellowship Program
    Mar
    15
    Apr 30

    Climate CoLab Fellowship Program

    Climate CoLab is an online platform where thousands of people from around the world work with experts and each other to create, analyze, and select detailed proposals for what to do about climate change.  In 2017, the Climate CoLab is running a suite of contests on topics such as energy supply, transportation, adaptation, shifting attitudes and behavior, as well as on specific regions around the world. 

    Silicon Climate Accelerator Application
    Mar
    15
    May 1

    Silicon Climate Accelerator Application

    Silicon Climate supports entrepreneurs working on technologies to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. We tailor our accelerator program to the specific needs of each company, working closely to help them tackle their unique set of challenges.

    If accepted, entrepreneurs received tailored mentorship, connections to our network of advisors, investors, and technology partners, and immersion in a peer community of climate innovators working on some of the world's toughest and most consequential problems. 

    Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator
    Mar
    15
    May 1

    Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator

    Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator is a business accelerator program powered by the CleanTech Alliance and Oregon BEST. The 12-week program delivers mentorship, curriculum, connections and funding opportunities designed specifically for early-stage cleantech startups.

    The Emerging India Acceleration Program
    Mar
    15
    May 15

    The Emerging India Acceleration Program

    A 6-month intensive field based accelerator to support Cleantech startups solving access to energy and agriculture challenges

    Selected entrepreneurs will benefit from immersive venture support, cash investment and connections to our global network

    VERGE Hawaii Accelerate
    Mar
    13
    Apr 10

    VERGE Hawaii Accelerate

    Are you developing an innovative solution in energy, transportation, agriculture, water or infrastructure resilience? VERGE is seeking early-stage companies and entrepreneurs addressing market opportunities in these areas to participate in the VERGE Accelerate fast-pitch competition at VERGE Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit (June 20-22 in Honolulu).

    Innovation Gateway
    Mar
    1
    Mar 28

    Innovation Gateway

    The Innovation Gateway is back, and looking for innovators able to reduce the use of electrical energy in commercial buildings. Our unique partnership of UK’s largest estate owners is once again on the hunt for the next big ideas that could help to lower their environmental and social footprint, and put an end to resource waste.

    Postcode Lottery Green Challenge
    Mar
    1
    Jun 1

    Postcode Lottery Green Challenge

    The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is one of the world's largest competitions in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship. Green start-ups from all over the world can submit promising sustainable business plans from the 1 March 2017 until the 1 June 2017 for the 11th edition. The winner will receive €500,000 to further develop their product or service, and to bring it to market. The runner-up will receive €200,000. The winner will chosen by an international jury.

    Climate-KIC Accelerator
    Mar
    1
    Apr 13

    Climate-KIC Accelerator

    Climate-KIC Accelerator

    A three-stage process to get low carbon start-ups investment-ready. The first stage, Accelerator stage 1, gives fledgling companies access to up to €10,000 and a programme of expert support and events to help them translate inventions into business plans. Successful businesses can be moved through the three stages, accessing support and funding at each stage.

    Applications are now open and the deadline for submissions is Thursday 13 April 2017 

    Accelerace Cleantech Program
    Mar
    1
    Apr 15

    Accelerace Cleantech Program

    Accelerace Cleantech is an international accelerator for startups working in the field of clean technology.  Our program lasts six months and takes you through an intensive business development program worth more than EUR 100,000. The program will be individually designed to help transform and mature your startup to unleash its full business potential and connect you with some of our leading corporate industry partners.

    Forge 2017
    Mar
    1
    Apr 14

    Forge 2017

    Forge 2017 is seeking applications from non-profits, utilities, community-based organizations, local and state government, and entrepreneurs who seek to advance business models that will connect low-income customers in NY to clean energy benefits.

    E-Capital Investment Forum & Innovation Expo
    Feb
    16
    Mar 3

    E-Capital Investment Forum & Innovation Expo

    Earth Day Texas is proud to present E-Capital, the conference and exposition for mission-driven investment in early-stage clean technology.

    Participating companies, incubators and national labs will engage with foundations and family offices, network with Earth Day Texas VIPs and reach a massive general audience.

    Cleantech Open Northeast Accelerator
    Feb
    15
    May 1

    Cleantech Open Northeast Accelerator

    Receive intensive, tailored mentoring from experienced business experts and gain access to one of the world's only cleantech-specific expert networks. The U.S. Cleantech Open plans to award over $500,000 in cash, investment and in-kind services to the winners of its showcasing events.

    CLT Joules Catalyst Program
    Feb
    15
    Apr 15
    USA

    CLT Joules Catalyst Program

    CLT Joules works with some of the largest energy companies in the US to catalyze business development opportunities for exceptional energy entrepreneurs. 

    The energy sector of the Southeast presents unique opportunities and unique challenges for innovation. Clustered together within this region are five of the largest utilities in the nation; Duke Energy, Southern Company, TVA, Dominion Resources, and NextEra Energy. When considered in aggregate, these companies have a market cap in excess of $200 billion, and provide services to more than 35 million customers. 

    The SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II
    Feb
    15
    Apr 2

    The SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II

    The SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II to Realize Innovation in Solar Energy is seeking innovative solutions that will reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for photovoltaic (PV) systems. Awards for successful applications are third-party validation with Fraunhofer CSE and/or acceleration with Greentown Labs and/or partnership, funding from DSM. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2017.

    Renewable Transformation Challenge
    Feb
    6
    Apr 30

    Renewable Transformation Challenge

    Elsevier and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), are proud to announce the launch of the Renewable Transformation Challenge. The award has been launched to encourage the progress to a world powered by renewable energy and accessible energy for all.

    EDP Acceleration Program
    Feb
    3
    Mar 12

    EDP Acceleration Program

    • Spain

    EDP acceleration program is the moment to get your prototype off the ground and run the pilot of your recently developed products and services. edp, one of Europe's main key players within the energy sector, is the partner backing you up on this challenge and the ideal one to reach out to major clients and create synergies with the other industry key players.

    Climate Ventures 2.0 Program
    Feb
    1
    Mar 31

    Climate Ventures 2.0 Program

    Climate Ventures 2.0 is an innovation engine designed to focus private sector resources committed by the White House's Climate Data Initiative on entrepreneurs with innovations that can enhance climate adaptation and resilience efforts.

    InnoEnergy - Investment Round for Innovation Projects
    Feb
    1
    Apr 7

    InnoEnergy - Investment Round for Innovation Projects

    A sustainable energy sector needs new products, new solutions and new services. But transforming the spark of an idea into a successful and marketable product can be a long and complex journey. Technical expertise, commercial awareness and access to a variety of skills and resources are critical.

    We are looking for businesses with the next big innovation in sustainable energy.

    Powerhouse Accelerator Program
    Feb
    1
    May 16

    Powerhouse Accelerator Program

    The Powerhouse Accelerator is a 6 month program to supercharge software startups tackling challenges around the storage, integration, and uptake of solar. Accelerator startups receive 24/7 access to our incubator all amenities included, $10,000 cash, pro-bono legal and advisory services, introductions to our extensive angel and VC network, and 1:1 sessions with the nation's top solar+ industry executives and thought leaders.

    Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund
    Feb
    1
    Apr 17

    Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund

    The M4D Utilities Innovation Fund aims to test and scale the use of mobile to improve or increase access to energy, water and sanitation services.

    The Innovation Fund, supported by the UK Government, was launched in June 2013. In two phases of funding, grants have been competitively awarded to 34 organisations across four continents, amounting to GBP 5.6 million.

    EnergyLab Acceleration Program
    Jan
    31
    Feb 19

    EnergyLab Acceleration Program

    • 4-12 Buckland Street, Sydney, NSW 2008 Australia

     Australia’s first startup Acceleration Program dedicated to renewable and advanced energy companies launches in Sydney In a first for Australia, EnergyLab and Climate-KIC Australia have launched an Acceleration Program focussed entirely on helping startups working on renewable energy, energy productivity, enabling technologies, electric vehicles, and other innovations integral to achieving a 100% clean energy future.

    Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator
    Jan
    31
    Feb 17

    Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator

    Join our Smart Energy Accelerator program where we help you build, validate and scale your business and find the best international product/market fit. We help you better understand product design, market fit and business models by enabling you to directly work with relevant suppliers, users, professionals and other stakeholders in energy.

    CalSEED: Funding and Professional Development Program
    Jan
    16
    Feb 12

    CalSEED: Funding and Professional Development Program

    • California

    CalSEED is an innovation program that supports our state’s most promising energy entrepreneurs. We invest in early-stage concepts that will usher in a new era of sustainability for California’s energy future. If you’re developing novel solutions for transforming the energy grid we want to hear from you.