Energyspin is a growth program for startup companies which are seeking for international growth. The ten-week-long Accelerator programme includes company-specific training for business growth planning, product development, commercialization, marketing and communications, and especially financing.
Microgrids are everywhere from airports to military bases to remote communities, and the microgrid market is predicted to rise to $35.1 billion by 2020 (Transparency Market Research, 2016). Alaska is home to more than 200 small community microgrids and approximately 12% of the developed microgrids in the world. These remote communities, specifically the local utilities, are very interested in the integration of new technologies so that the contributions of renewable energies in their systems can be increased and the use of expensive diesel fuel decreased. Private companies and other solution developers have an interest in confirming that their technology can operate efficiently in remote areas, cold weather, and harsh conditions.
To address these needs, the Alaska Center for Microgrid Technologies Commercialization has launched a competition for companies who want to improve their technology for use in remote and/or austere microgrid environments.
Through this competition, ACEP will provide services valued up to $308,000 to companies who are interested in R&D support to accelerate commercialization for products intended to improve operation and technical efficiency of microgrids.
Ontario’s Solutions 2030 Challenge is a global call for innovators to propose their solutions to help Ontario industry reduce GHG emissions. With up to $7 million in funding, including up to $3 million in support for the winning team to bring their transformative technology to market, the challenge asks teams and industry to collaborate and envision a path forward to tackle climate change in Ontario and around the world.
“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.
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.
The innogy Innovation Hub is calling for entrepreneurs to lay a strong foundation for sustainable business in the machine economy. Blockchain, machine learning, self-organizing systems, and artificial intelligence are well underway to change our lives in every aspect. That's why we invite start-ups and innovators to build something great with us - on all stages of development. If you're an individual researching, exploring, testing ideas, you're invited to apply for one half-year, 2,000€ per month scholarships in our ecosystem in Berlin. If you're a start-up with market traction in the field, apply for seed investment of up to 250,000€.
For developers of microgrid solutions or distributed energy resources (DERs), here is a great opportunity to have your solution considered for deployment in a Whole Foods Market product distribution center in the San Francisco Bay Area. This will be a highly visible demonstration project with potential follow-on deployment opportunities. ProspectSV is seeking innovative energy solutions for microgrid infrastructure technologies, software platforms, DERs and building-level systems. These include the following categories:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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