The Start Up Energy Transition Award is an international competition for start-ups and young companies worldwide who are working on ideas affecting global energy transition and climate change. In just three years, the award has received roughly 1300 applications from 88 countries. For 2020, they surpassed all goals and received 570 applications from 90 countries.
For 2021 – their fifth year!- they invite innovative, trailblazing start-ups to submit their applications across five different categories, all with the aim of clean energy promotion.
Categories: SET Award 2021
The energy transition is underway at an increasing pace. What will the integrated energy system of the future look like? The five categories of the fifth round of the SET Award cover the entire clean energy spectrum. How will your start-up make an impact?
• Clean Energy Generation
• Demand-side Innovation
• Energy Distribution and Storage
• Smart Mobility & Transportation
• Quality Energy Access
Perks & Prizes
No matter how far you go into the SET process, there is always a value-added for your start-up. Many of their 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 2021: 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 2021.*
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; Access to exclusive partner events globally.
Winners of each category: up to 10.000 Euros prize money; 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.
*Please Note: These prizes are subject to change or deviation depending on the implications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.