SOLUTIONS 2030 Challenge
Jul
1
to Sep 22

SOLUTIONS 2030 Challenge

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.

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Climathon 2017
Oct
27
to 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.

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EnergySpin Accelerator Program
Jul
18
to Aug 15

EnergySpin Accelerator Program

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.

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MICROGRID TECHNOLOGIES COMPETITION
Jul
1
to Aug 2

MICROGRID TECHNOLOGIES COMPETITION

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.

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New Energy Challenge
Jun
7
to 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.

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VERGE 17 ACCELERATE PROGRAM
Jun
7
to 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. 

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Innovation Hub IPRIZE Challenge
Jun
4
to Aug 4

Innovation Hub IPRIZE Challenge

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€.

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ProspectSV - Microgrid & DER Innovation Call
Jun
2
to Jul 31

ProspectSV - Microgrid & DER Innovation Call

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:

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DENA Energy Efficiency Award 2017
Jun
1
to 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.

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GLG Social Impact Fellowship
May
1
to 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.

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E-Qube Startup Challenge
May
1
to 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.

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African Entrepreneurship Award
Apr
28
4:00pm 4:00pm

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

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    Elemental Excelerator
    Apr
    10
    to 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.

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    ClimateLaunchpad Competition
    Apr
    9
    to 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.

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    SunCode Hackathon
    Apr
    7
    to 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.

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    Ameren Accelerator
    Mar
    31
    to 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.

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    Climate CoLab Fellowship Program
    Mar
    15
    to 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. 

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    Silicon Climate Accelerator Application
    Mar
    15
    to 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. 

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    Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator
    Mar
    15
    to 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.

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    VERGE Hawaii Accelerate
    Mar
    13
    to 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).

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    Innovation Gateway
    Mar
    1
    to 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.

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    Postcode Lottery Green Challenge
    Mar
    1
    to 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.

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    Climate-KIC Accelerator
    Mar
    1
    to 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 

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    Accelerace Cleantech Program
    Mar
    1
    to 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.

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    Forge 2017
    Mar
    1
    to 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.

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