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SET Award 2020: Call for Applications for Top Innovators

The application portal will close Jan 15th, 2020 11:59 pm (GMT-10)

Start-Up Energy Transition

Start-Up Energy Transition (SET) is a global innovation platform supporting innovation in energy transition. Going into its fourth year, SET is implemented with the conviction that a sustainable future is directly linked to innovative business models and political will. The SET platform is powered by the German Energy Agency (dena), in cooperation with the World Energy Council.



At the core, the SET platform is comprised of the SET Award, the SET Tech Festival and a growing global network. In addition, each year we publish a #SET100 list – a list of the top 100 most innovative, saavy and promising start-ups.


The Tech Festival gives you access to the best start-ups and outstanding entrepreneurs in the field of energy solutions, in addition to innovation-driven corporates, investors, and public organizations leading the energy transition. They are proud to bring policymakers together with investors and start-ups for the fourth year.



Categories


Category 1: Renewable Energies & Materials


Category 2: Digital Energy Systems


Category 3: Energy Efficiency Solutions


Category 4: Smart Mobility


Category 5: Special Prize: Quality Access & SDG-7




Perks & Prizes

No matter how far you go into the SET process, there is always a value-added for your start-up. Many of our start-ups have gone on to gain new investors, mentors and customers, received invitations to energy events around the world and won even more awards and recognition for their inspiring work.


For all Participants: join the global platform of innovation leaders; see your views represented in the Energy Innovators Issues Monitor; Inform and influence policies that will boost innovation.


For the #SET100 2020: the Top 100-ranked applicants will be featured in our annual publication which is circulated to investors, corporates and political stakeholders across the globe. The Top 100 also receive a free ticket to the SET Tech Festival 2020.


For all Finalists: return-flight to Berlin, and accommodation for 2 representatives of the start-up to attend the Tech Festival; Pitch coaching; Meet-and-greet with high-level jury, Individual booth at Tech Festival; Live pitches at Tech Festival; Investor-matchmaking; Tickets to the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD); Content creation: interviews and branding in all communication material.


Winners of each category: up to 10.000 Euros prize money; Participation on the winners’ panel at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD); Profile of start-up celebrated across the World Energy Council’ s global energy network in 99 countries. In addition, start-ups will have the opportunity to attend the World Energy Leaders’ Summits.


Participation Criteria

Applicants may only apply to one category. All subsequent applications to other categories will be disqualified. This also applies to the Special Prize: Quality Access & SDG-7.


1. The start-up must not have been founded longer than ten years ago. In other words, the date of the foundation cannot exceed 2009.


2. The application, including any attached documents, must be in English.


3. The start-up must be able to present a functioning prototype. In addition, the company must be registered or be in the process of becoming registered and the applicant must be able to present a proof of concept or a client, and/or an industrial/corporate/institutional partner.


4. The applicant must fill out the entire form. Partially completed applications will not be accepted.


The application portal will close Jan 15th, 2020 11:59 pm (GMT-10)


Selection Process & Timeline

September 30th, 2019 – January 15th, 2020: Application phase


January 15th – mid-February, 2020: Analysts of our partner EarlyMetrics, to rank and evaluate applications; high-level jury evaluations


Mid-February, 2020: Top 15 announced and invited to Berlin; SET 100 announced


Week of March 24th, 2020: pitch coaching, high-level jury meeting & finalist pitching in Berlin at Tech Festival. Announcement of winners at BETD-hosted Award Ceremony


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