Start Up Energy Transition



Start Up Energy Transition (SET) is a leading international platform supporting innovation in energy
transition. SET is implemented with the conviction that sustainable energy solutions and mitigating
climate change is directly linked to a bridge between inventive business models and political will.

SET is comprised of the annual SET Award and SET Tech Festival. The SET Award is an international
competition for start-ups and young companies worldwide, who are working on ideas affecting global
energy transition and climate change. There are five different categories applicants can present their
projects in, all with the aim of clean energy promotion. SET 2018 will be launched at COP23 in Bonn at
Climate Planet. The application portal will open mid-November until January 31st, 2018. The Award will
be given as part of the “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue” (BETD) in the spring of 2018. Over 1000
delegates from 70 countries will take part in this Federal Government conference.

The three most promising start-ups in each category will pitch their business ideas at our annual
summit – the SET Tech Festival – which brings our impressive network together. This event takes
places alongside the BETD, and welcomes participants from the private and public energy scene. Watch
last year’s Tech Festival recap here:

The initiative is supported by the World Energy Council as a strategic partner, and by the Government of
Canada as a country partner. Start Up Energy Transition is an initiative by the German Energy Agency
(Deutsche Energie-Agentur, dena) launched on November 22, 2016.

They will launch SET2018 and open the SET Award application portal at the incredible Climate Planet
venue at COP23 in Bonn on November 14th. Follow their launch on FB, Twitter and Instagram!







Ethel Gosset

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