Inventing New Decarbonization Pathways

400+

Challengers

5

Tracks

50

Finalists

1

Winner

Startup applications are open!

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Accelerate your business with Energy Tech Challengers

Energy Tech Challengers is an annual event that brings together innovative companies working on solutions to decarbonize the planet and connects them with leading venture capitalists, corporations, and media voices. This is a fantastic opportunity for companies to present their ideas to a global audience and make valuable connections that can help them expand their business.

This year, Energy Tech Challengers is inviting companies to apply if they are working on technology solutions in the areas of decarbonizing long-haul freight, innovating building materials, improving carbon markets, or making breakthroughs in battery technologies. Additionally, we are also offering a wild card category, so startups tackling any other decarbonization challenge can apply.

In 2023, the focus will be on the most pressing net zero challenges and recognizing innovators with scalable and equitable solutions that have the potential to reach gigaton impact. If you are a company with innovative solutions to decarbonize the planet and are ready to take on the challenge, we encourage you to apply to Energy Tech Challengers today and showcase your ideas to the world!

Decarbonising Long-haul Freight
Decarbonizing Long-haul Freight
Decarbonising Construction Materials
Decarbonizing Construction Materials
Battery Value Chain
Battery Value Chain
Enabling Voluntary Carbon Markets
Enabling Voluntary Carbon Markets
Decarbonising of X (wild card)
Decarbonization of X (wild card)

50 FINALISTS. 1 WINNER

10 companies are chosen in each of the five tracks by a distinguished panel of industry-leading experts from leading corporations, venture capital, ecosystem builders and green media partners.

The Top 50 startups are invited to pitch live at Energy Tech Summit (April 26-27, 2023), the leading industry conference of the year, offering valuable media and PR attention, as well as vast networking opportunities.

One single company will be announced as the ultimate winner of Energy Tech Challengers 2023 award.

APPLICATION CRITERIA

TIMELINE

1

Application deadline

March 1
2

Top 50 announced

March 10
3

Top 50 pitches

April 26 @ Energy Tech Summit conference
4

Top 5 pitches & Winner announced

April 27 @ Energy Tech Summit conference

Applications are open!

Application to the ETC is entirely free and each of the 50 finalist Companies (10 per each track) are granted 1 free VIP ticket to Energy Tech Summit 2023. May the odds be in your favor!

Apply now!

ENERGY TECH CHALLENGERS 2022 HIGHLIGHTS

WINNERS OF 2022

ULTIMATE WINNER

Nuventura develops unique patented and sustainable gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) which replaces SF6 with dry air, offering a completely sustainable grid technology that contributes to the energy transition.

TOP 7 CHALLENGERS

Circulor offers a managed software solution that tracks the raw materials used within manufacturing and recycling supply chains to demonstrate responsible sourcing and sustainability.

Develops smart, innovative and retrofittable sensors for surface monitoring. This versatile technology can be applied in a variety of areas, such as wind energy, railway, aviation, robotics, sports and more.

Brill Power develops intelligent battery management and control technology to increase the lifetime and reliability of energy storage systems for stationary energy storage and electric vehicles.

HyPoint pioneers hydrogen-powered zero-emission aviation, aeronautics, and urban air mobility. The company is building next-generation hydrogen fuel cell system that can deliver both high specific power > 2 000 W/kg and high energy density > 1 500 Wh/kg.

EH Group is focused on the design and production of its innovative hydrogen fuel cell technology. It offers market-leading power density, higher system efficiencies and a design for the manufacturing process which radically reduces costs.

LiveEO utilizes satellite technology to monitor large infrastructure networks globally and empowers the operators to save operational expenses by observing dangers from external threats.

Nuventura develops unique patented and sustainable gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) which replaces SF6 with dry air, offering a completely sustainable grid technology that contributes to the energy transition.

JURY MEMBERS

Inagcio Gimenez

Inagcio Gimenez

Managing partner @ BP Ventures

Miriam Eaves

Miriam Eaves

Origination Practice Lead @ BP Launchpad

Anjali Bansal

Anjali Bansal

Founder @ Avaana Capital

Gordon Thompson

Gordon Thompson

Senior Strategic Partnership Manager @ E.ON Group Innovation

Veronique Hoerdemann

Veronique Hoerdemann

Investment Partner @ Future Energy Ventures

Matthias Dill

Matthias Dill

CEO & Managing Partner @ Energy Impact Partners

Mariana Costa

Mariana Costa

Principal @ EDP Ventures

Thuy Bui

Thuy-Nga BUI

Investment Principal @ TotalEnergies Ventures

Ulrich Seitz

Ulrich Seitz

Managing Director @ BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures

Steve Hoy

Steve Hoy

CEO @ Enosi Australia

Margus Vals

Margus Vals

Member of the Management Board, Projects, Technology and New Business @ Enefit

Filip Kowalski

Filip Kowalski

General Manager for Energy & Natural Resources, Middle & Eastern Europe @ SAP

Sophia Nadur

Sophia Nadur

Managing Partner @ bp ventures

Aziz S. Rahim

Aziz S. Rahim

Principal @ Siemens Energy Ventures

Marcin Hejka

Marcin Hejka

Co-Founder & General Partner @ OTB Ventures

Greg Zavorotniy

Greg Zavorotniy

Senior Investment Manager @ BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures

Patrick Sagisi

Patrick Sagisi

Investment Partner @ Acario Innovation

Paul Howdle

Paul Howdle

Managing Consultant, Directional @ Enosi Australia

Benjamin Kafri

Benjamin Kafri

Global head of client relations & commercial Strategy @ BloombergNEF

Maciej Kowalski

Maciej Kowalski

Managing Director, Board Member @ Enefit

Loïc de Schaetzen

Loïc de Schaetzen

Investment Director @ Korys

Shruti Srivastava

Shruti Srivastava

Principal @ Avaana Capital

Ohad Mamann

Ohad Mamann

Investment Principal @ Future Energy Ventures

Carsten Kaefert

Carsten Kaefert

Product and Category Owner for Energy related data products @ Daimler/Mercedes-Benz AG

Hermien Bijker

Hermien Bijker

Solution Engineer - Infrastructure @ Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.)

Daniel Feldman

Daniel Feldman

VP Product Marketing and Product Management, B2B and B2G @ Enel X Way

Lari Temonen

Lari Temonen

Director, Forecasting & Analysis @ Sumitomo SHI FW

Till Stenzel

Till Stenzel

Venture Partner @ SET ventures

Yasmina Moufarrej

Yasmina Moufarrej

Venture Capital Partner @ Siemens Energy Ventures

Mikko Huumo

Mikko Huumo

Director @ Helen Ventures

Florian A. Kolb

Florian A. Kolb

Chief Commercial Officer & General Manager Energy @ Intertrust Technologies Corporation

Karel Van Cleemput

Karel Van Cleemput

Investment Manager @ Korys

Matt Piper

Matt Piper

Director Industry Solutions: Utilities, Infrastructure and AEC @ Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.)

Aymeric Weyland

Aymeric Weyland

CEO @ Mobility Makers

Mark Daly

Mark Daly

Senior Associate, Technology & Innovation @ BloombergNEF

Henri Isohanni

Henri Isohanni

Associate @ Helen Ventures

Shai Albaranes

Shai Albaranes

Corporate VP, Innovation & Ventures @ Orbia

Brieuc de Hults

Brieuc de Hults

Investment Director @ Korys

Vincent Brillault

Vincent Brillault

Managing Director @ ALIAD - Air Liquide Venture Capital

Olga Jensen

Olga Jensen

Associate @ BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures

Jakub Zajdel

Jakub Zajdel

Head of the Smart Solutions Incubator @ E.ON Polska

Freerk Bisschop

Freerk Bisschop

Venture Partner @ Inven Capital

Roee Furman

Roee Furman

Managing Director @ Doral Energy

Paulius Kozlovas

Paulius Kozlovas

Head of Innovation at Ignitis group @ Ignitis

Petra Sokolová

Petra Sokolová

Investment Manager @ Inven Capital

Illai Gescheit

Illai Gescheit

Venture Capital Partner @ Siemens Energy Ventures

Markus Laubscher

Markus Laubscher

Global Director of Circular Economy & Regeneration @ Orbia

Marc von Keitz

Marc von Keitz

Director, Oceans @ Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment

Karolis Mirinavičius

Karolis Mirinavičius

Innovation expert @ Ignitis group

Jim McNiel

Jim McNiel

Chief Marketing Officer @ TAE Technologies

Patrikas Feiferas

Patrikas Feiferas

Investment Analyst @ Contrarian Ventures

Vytautas Keršiulis

Vytautas Keršiulis

Innovation Expert @ Ignitis Innovation Hub

Armin Greinöcker

Armin Greinöcker

Investment Analyst @ SET ventures

Žilvinas Giedraitis

Žilvinas Giedraitis

Investment Analyst @ Contrarian Ventures

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