New Energy Challengers (NEC) identifies and brings the world’s top energy, transport and sustainability startups together on one stage to compete for equity free money prize, and the attention of global media and 75+ VC’s and CVC’s.
Companies compete in six main tracks contributing to the sustainable energy transition – Batteries, Hydrogen, E-mobility, Digitalization, Automation & AI, Future Grid.
60 finalists, 10 per each track, are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry leading experts from leading corporations, Venture Capital, ecosystem builders and green media partners. 60 finalists will be pitching virtually during the New Energy Challengers week (June 29 – July 3) at Energy Tech Network.
In the finals, 30 top companies, 5 per each track, will be pitching virtually over 5 day event at the Energy Tech Summit 2020, offering valuable press attention and networking opportunities.
It is a competition, where winner takes it all. One single company will be announced as the ultimate winner of New Energy Challenger 2020 award.
There is no geographical limitation for application, companies from all around the world are encouraged to apply if they meet the below minimum criteria:
Automation & AI
Applications are now closed
The NEC list of 30 finalists was announced.
Soteria Battery Innovation Group aims to reduce risk of battery fires by eliminating self- ignition with new battery architecture and materials.
Sterblue offers a platform for automatic inspection of industrial assets using drones and artificial intelligence.
Autofleet provides a “Vehicle as a service” platform to automate and optimise existing fleet operations and enable new mobility businesses.
Ionomr Innovations Inc. offers technology to greatly increase efficiency and scalability of green hydrogen production and carbon utilization technology.
Kayrros uses satellite, sensor, geolocation, social media and web data to deliver data for use cases ranging from risk management to asset monitoring.
IGNACIO GIMENEZ (NACHO)
MD Europe & Middle East @ BP Ventures
Founding & Managing Partner @ Contrarian Ventures
Investment Manager @ Inven Capital
Chief Technology Officer @ Total Ventures
Managing Partner @ Demeter
FLORIAN ANDREAS KOLB
Chief Commercial Officer & General Manager Energy @ Intertrust Technologies Corporation
Senior Partner @ Cycle Capital Management
Managing Partner @ ETF Partners
DR. GREGOR BRODT
Vice President Technology Scouting & Innovation @ BASF
Managing Director @ BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures
Enel Innovation Hub Europe @ Enel
Application to the NEC is entirely free and grants 1 free VIP ticket to Energy Tech Summit 2020 and 1 free Energy Tech Network membership for 2020 to each NEC30 finalist. The NEC list of 30 finalists was announced in July and August, 2020. May the odds be in your favor!
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