2nd Edition European-wide New Energy Challenge 2017 – Calls until 19 Jul

“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.

The New Energy Challenge 2017 calls for entry from 7 June 2017.
Application is easy — but not simple — at the take part section on this
site.


Deadline for completed entries is 19 July 2017. The top-20
finalists will be invited to join the finals week from 24-28 September
in Amsterdam, The Netherlands — as an integral part of StartupFest 2017.


On Finals Day — 28 September — the top-10
finalists will be doing their final pitch before the jury — who will
then select the Winner of the New Energy Challenge 2017.



Why


Over the coming decades, the world will need much more energy
to meet growing demand to enable a decent quality of life for people
across the world. But this is only one part of the story. We also need
to produce all that energy while emitting much less CO2. That is the
challenge we have to meet — as a society. As science. As companies and
as consumers. This is the key driver behind the energy transition.


The question is:
how will this transition unfold?


Our industry could play a crucial role in powering this
progress. What we need to do in this century — and sooner rather than
later — is to accelerate new business models and enable new innovative
technologies. Integrated energy solutions that are effective. That are profitable. And that are scalable, preferably globally.

Who

The second edition of the European-wide New Energy Challenge
is a tough competition that measures and pushes the boundaries of the
promise and the proof of early stage startups active in the energy
transition. Especially startups working at the crossroad of integrated
energy solutions, and Smart Energies, reducing the climate impact in a
future energy system.

The New Energy Challenge 2017 raises the bar
and calls for the best, possibly game-changing solutions of startups to
come forward and work with us. We are strong believers of cooperation
when aiming for a fully functioning zero-carbon energy system over time,
because we can only succeed when working together.


When

The New Energy Challenge 2017 calls for entry from 7 June 2017. Application is easy — but not simple — at http://ift.tt/2rIosLz. Deadline for completed entries is 19 July 2017. Then a selection of the top-20 finalists will be invited to join the finals week from 24-28 September in Amsterdam, The Netherlands — as an integral part of StartupFest 2017.

During this ‘Raise The Bar Week’ the 20 finalists are given
inspirational coaching and valuable advice from world-leading experts
for a validation of their business proposals from different
perspectives. Furthermore, the finalists get the unique opportunity to
meet with other inspiring startups and scale-ups, and experience
intensive training from the partners involved in the New Energy
Challenge. 

On Finals Day — 28 September — the top-10
finalists will be doing their final pitch before the jury — who will
then decide the Winner o the New Energy Challenge 2017.


The winners

The winning startup will receive an €100,000
convertible loan and business advice from Shell for at least a year.
From the two runner-ups one will enter the Rockstart accelerator program
to move their business forward and a cash prize. The other will enter
the YES!Delft accelerator program and a cash prize.

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