Source: EU-Start-ups, A.L.Escárzaga
In a major stride towards advancing clean technology, EIT InnoEnergy, in collaboration with industry leaders, has officially opened applications for the second iteration of the Hello CleanTech Startup Challenge.
The online, equity-free program, running from November 1 to December 15, 2023, seeks to not only significantly impact the global energy industry but also provides a unique platform for startups, entrepreneurs, innovators, and researchers to connect with international corporations, fostering potential collaborations and paving the way for future advancements in clean technology.
The Hello CleanTech 2.0 Startup Challenge is not a mere competition but rather a collaborative effort to connect cleantech startups with industry leaders and investors. Participants selected for the program will gain access to strategic partnerships with top corporations, expert technology support, mentoring by industry leaders, and an exclusive fast track to investment process facilitated by InnoEnergy and its partners.
The program is open to startups and entities developing environmentally friendly technological solutions in various areas, including energy storage, green hydrogen, carbon tech, heat decarbonization, renewables, battery recycling, smart grid, circular economy, bioeconomy, and digital solutions.
Key benefits for participants include integration into a global Venture Capital Community, sandbox opportunities for access to relevant infrastructure and industrial collaborations, and a chance to present at the Demo Day, pitching to top investors for selected teams.
The application deadline for the Hello CleanTech 2.0 Startup Challenge is December 15, 2023. The evaluation phase will take place from December 21, 2023, to January 31, 2024, culminating in the Demo Day on March 21, 2024.
This program is particularly well-suited for entities developing effective technological solutions poised to positively impact the European Union’s economy. It is free of charge, and presentations are expected to be conducted in English. For more detailed information and to apply, visit here.