Start Up Energy Transition (SET) is the premier international platform supporting innovation in energy transition, and is powered by the German Energy Agency (Deutsche Energie-Agentur, dena). SET is implemented with the conviction that sustainable energy solutions and mitigating climate change is directly linked to a bridge between inventive business models and political will.

SET is comprised of the annual SET Award, which is an international competition for start-ups and young companies worldwide, who are working on ideas affecting  global energy transition and climate change. There are five different categories applicants can present their projects in, all with the aim of clean energy promotion. SET 2018 will be launched at COP23 in Bonn. The application portal will open mid-November until January 31st, 2018. The Award will be given as part of the “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue” (BETD) in the spring of 2018. Over 1000 delegates from 70 countries will take part in this Federal Government conference.

The three most promising start-ups in each category will pitch their business ideas at our annual summit – the SET Tech Festival – which brings our impressive network together. This event takes places alongside the BETD, and welcomes participants from the private and public energy scene. Watch last year’s Tech Festival recap here:

 The initiative is supported by the World Energy Council as a strategic partner, and by the Government of Canada as a country partner. 

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