PowerUp! 2017 applications deadline 11th of September!


Europe’s biggest energy start-up competition PowerUp! 2017 Estonian Final will take place on the 31st of October in Tallinn. To participate with your sustainable energy project, the project needs to be in the prototype phase and there needs to be a dedicated team behind the idea. Applications deadline is 11th of September! Register at www.powerup.innoenergy.com.

The winner of the Estonian Final will get the invitation to the Final Gala in Budapest in November, where start-ups and energy industry entrepreneurs from 23 countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are invited to take part. Winners will receive financial prizes (up to €20 000 in cash) as well access to a prestigious accelerator called Highway® by InnoEnergy (investment up to €150 000), transforming ideas and projects into a market reality.

The aim of the third edition of the competition is to select and accelerate the best CEE start-ups working on sustainable energy. The focus areas are: Clean Coal and Gas Tehnology, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency, Nuclear Instrumentation, Renewable energies, Smart and Efficient Buildings and Cities, Smart Electric Grid, Energy from Chemical Fuels.

The competition offers young entrepreneurs access to knowledge and large support in the area of developing and protecting a product, entry on the market, team-building or access to seed funding. It also enables permanent access to 150 biggest partners operating in the power industry, simplifying fast entry onto the global market.

The Estonian Final will be preceded by intense 2-day workshop in October, where the teams will have an opportunity to work on their projects with mentors help, get business coaching and pitching feedback.

InnoEnergy is the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe and is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, who is organizing the Estonian Final, is the partner of InnoEnergy since 2015. The common goals are supporting development, sustainability and seed funding of innovative companies in Estonian energy sector.


Get more information and register by 11th of September at powerup.innoenergy.com

Find the PowerUp! 2017 Estonian Final event at https://www.facebook.com/events/109329303112816/ 

If any questions, contact heleri.holm@tehnopol.ee