The challenges of the energy transition are manifold – and so are the solutions. With digitalization and storage being the backbone of a New Energy World, SolarPower Europe is looking for the brightest business ideas in this field. At the Digital Solar & Storage 2018 Conference, SolarPower Europe will present the first Digital Solar & Storage 2018 Start-up Award.
The competition will be open to early start-ups active in the field of digitalization and solar storage. The companies applying need to fit the following requirements:
less than 10 employees;
VC-backed/Pre-profit (not yet making revenues from product sales).
The competition will open on 18 September and close on 31 October. A longlist with 8 companies will be published on 7 November and a shortlist of 4 companies will be published on 15 November. The voting will take place at the Digital Solar & Storage conference on 4 December, followed by the award ceremony. The prize money is 5000 euros.
Stefan Müeller, COO, Enerparc
Diego Pavia, CEO, InnoEnergy
Guido Agostinelli, Senior Industry Specialist, IFC
Vincenzo Costanzelli, Director, Trina Solar (invited)
Interested early start-ups have to send a 3-page presentation explaining their business idea. The jury will evaluate the incoming presentations, select 8 companies for a longlist, which will all receive a free entry ticket to the 2-day event. Of these, the jury will shortlist 4 companies that will be offered the opportunity to present their business idea to the audience of the Digital Solar & Storage 2018 Conference. The winner will be selected through a vote by the audience.
Please send your presentation to Charlotte at firstname.lastname@example.org before 31 October.