Start Up Energy Transition Award 2020 – Call for applications for top innovators in the energy transition


Start Up Energy Transition Award 2020 The international ‘Start Up Energy Transition’ (SET) initiative invites young and innovative companies around the world to apply for the SET Award 2020. The fourth round of the award for business ideas in the energy transition and climate protection was launched at a kickoff event in Stockholm, Sweden.  Applications are welcome until to 15 January 2020 at

The award is an initiative of the German Energy Agency (dena) in cooperation with the World Energy Council. The event in Stockholm was organised in cooperation with the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten). In the current round, the award is supported by the partner country Sweden and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Applications can be submitted in five different categories:

1. Renewable Energies & Materials,

2. Digital Energy Systems,

3. Energy Efficiency Solutions,

4. Smart Mobility,

5. Special Prize: Quality Access & SDG-7.

In each category, the three most promising applicants will be invited to pitch their ideas at the annual summit of the SET Global Innovation Platform, the SET Tech Festival, in Berlin on 24 March 2020.



  • Up to EUR 10.000 per winner
  • Panel participation at the BETD
  • Intimate meet-and-greet with the Jury
  • Flights & accommodation to Berlin
  • Pitch coaching by innogy Ventures
  • Finalist pitches at SET Tech Festival

More information about the SET Award 2020, the application process, the winners of the previous rounds, and the SET Global Innovation Platform with all its supporters from the public, academic, non-government and corporate sectors can be found at


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