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€100K global startup challenge

The leading clean power accelerator – EIT InnoEnergy – is searching for startups pioneering solutions that can contribute to ‘global carbon reduction targets’. A total of 20 innovators will receive support to accelerate commercialisation, with the overall winner given €100,000.

Who should apply? The ‘call is open to start-ups worldwide in areas including but not limited to: renewable energy, energy efficiency, heat and transport, to solve the decarbonisation challenge.

“We are at an environmental crossroads. Action needs to be taken today to ensure we reach our global carbon reduction targets – which is why we’ve expanded our call beyond Europe. Delhi has just declared an air pollution emergency and in the US, the number of polluting motor vehicles on the roads has grown steadily to more than 270,000. We are reaching a tipping point – we need to tackle climate change together, and through our trusted ecosystem of more than 460 partners, we can do just that,” said Elena Bou, Innovation Director at EIT InnoEnergy, who singled out Asian and American startups as being of particular interest. “The US and Asia are facing their own climate challenges, but they are also hot beds of innovation. We want to access these great minds to accelerate the energy transition across the globe. From clean tech hubs like San Francisco and Boston in the US, to leaders in renewable energy like Singapore, we know their start-ups are on the cusp of monumental break throughs. We are ready to partner with these innovators to lead the charge to change our energy landscape for the better.”

The application deadline is 19 December. Discover more.

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