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:
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€.
VentureWell is seeking science and engineering startups in the cleantech and sustainability sector to participate in an intensive 5-day workshop to prepare for the investments and partnerships that are necessary to launch.
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.
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.
“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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.