Start-up Energy Transition Award 2019 Winners
Winners come from Australia, Germany, Sweden and Uganda / Innovations from hydrogen electrolysis to bamboo briquette / Over 450 applications received from 80 countries
The winners of the international SET Award 2019 for the most innovative and effective business models in the areas of energy transition and climate protection have been selected: Enapter (Germany) in the category Low-Carbon Energy Production; Planet Ark Power (Australia) in the category Intelligent Grids, Platforms & Cyber Security; Blixt (Sweden) in the category Energy Efficiency, Smart Devices & Storage; Bodawerk (Uganda) in the category Innovative Mobility and Divine Bamboo (Uganda) in the category Special Prize: Quality Access & SDG7.
The award-winning start-up companies prevailed in the final round of the SET Tech Festival on April 9th in Berlin, an event for start-ups, established energy companies and investors. More than 450 companies from 80 countries had applied, 15 of which made it to the final and presented their ideas. Start Up Energy Transition (SET) is an initiative of the German Energy Agency (dena) in cooperation with the World Energy Council.
Andreas Kuhlmann, dena Chief Executive: “The winners of the SET Award 2019 show, together with many applicants, how we can advance energy transition and climate protection with fresh ideas. This is the spirit we need for the future. Our global network is growing. All founders who want to make the world a better, smarter and greener place are cordially invited to join us.”
Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council: “The SET Award 2019 illustrates the depth of experience, commitment, and vision driving the innovators who will transform the future of energy. All the finalists should be proud of their achievements and the winners have a bright future to look forward to.”
Further information on the SET Award 2019 winners and finalists is available at www.startup-energy-transition.com
About Start Up Energy Transition
SET is a global initiative that identifies leading start-ups in the fields of energy transition and climate protection and brings them together with companies, investors and other start-ups. It includes the SET Award, the SET Tech Festival and the SET Network. Across the globe, more than 100 partners from politics, industry, science and non-government organisations are getting involved. The present round of the competition is being supported by partner countries Canada and Sweden, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, plus many other partners and sponsors.
More information on the SET initiative can be found at www.startup-energy-transition.com.
The 100 best start-ups from the SET Award 2019 (#SET100) will have the opportunity to present themselves in September in Abu Dhabi at the 24th World Energy Congress, the flagship triennial event of the World Energy Council.
More information on the 24th World Energy Congress can be found at: www.wec24.org