Energy Innovators

The World Energy Council and dena, the German Energy Agency, created the premier global platform to celebrate and promote innovation. The fast-paced development of new technologies, digital revolution and the global environmental challenges present innovation opportunities for companies and start-ups all over the world. Building on the Council’s unique network and capacity, the aim of this strategic partnership is to identify the best innovators from around the world who can drive change and bring solutions to key energy system challenges through the annual Start Up Energy Transition Award and support those entrepreneurs to succeed, creating key connection opportunities offered by global platforms.

CALLING FOR ALL INNOVATORS: is your innovation game-changing when it comes to achieving the sustainable energy transformation the world needs? Ready to join the global platform of innovation leaders and community of influencers to boost innovative technologies and policies for the future? 

APPLY  from 10 October 2018 until 31 January 2019 to the Start Up Energy Transition Award for your chance to pitch in Berlin, get featured as a top global start-up with the World Energy Council, win price money, and more! 

The cooperation aims to build: platform for global visibility:

  • To  identify the most promising innovation ventures from around the world, based on the categories that reflect critical innovation areas driving the energy transition (as recognised by the World Energy Issues Monitor )
  • To bring innovation into the spotlight at the most important global energy event: the 24th World Energy Congress to be held in Abu Dhabi in 2019, where Day 4 will be entirely dedicated to  innovation offering opportunities for pitches, meetups and ways to celebrate the work of innovators.

A platform to connect innovators with opportunities for development, investment, and research:

  • To create a network of likeminded innovators & start-ups from around the world who are leading the energy transition
  • To link up the innovators’ network with energy leaders, financiers, and sectoral experts from the Council’s existing network  including over 3000 organisations in almost 100 countries

A platform to bring innovation at the heart of the energy dialogue and influence regulation:

  • To engage tech entrepreneurs and ensure their insights, experience and cutting-edge developments in the energy space are incorporated into the Council’s neutral and fact-based analysis work. This includes a World Energy Issues Monitor – special Innovators
  • To support dialogue between innovators and policymakers to build regulation that encourages innovative processes and business models and help countries address the challenges of the energy trilemma and climate change

Christoph Frei, CEO & Secretary General. World Energy Council says: “The energy world is undergoing a Grand Transition driven by a combination of factors. The fast-paced development of new technologies and an unstoppable digital revolution, as well as global environmental challenges, present innovation opportunities for companies and start-ups all over the world. That is why we need to empower the entrepreneurs of tomorrow and support the entrepreneurs of today. The council and dena pursue a systematic identification of most promising innovation ventures around the world and make sure we work with leading innovators to understand scope, time frame and success factors of key innovation areas.”

Download the Start Up Energy Transition brochure here For further information, contact: Francisco Galtieri, Senior Manager Platforms & Academy Email Francisco Galtieri