We are proud to announce that we have been chosen to be among the 15 finalists for the SET award 2020. The 15 start-ups from eleven countries will present their business models for energy transition and climate protection at the “Start Up Energy Transition Tech Festival” taking place on the 24th of March in Berlin.
15 start-ups from eleven countries across five continents have been nominated as finalists of the “Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Award“ 2020. With submissions including portable battery systems; cross-industry storage systems; software for inspecting power lines; cleaning methods for air conditioning systems or retrofit solutions for buildings: the finalists impress with outstanding ideas that help reduce the ecological footprint of modern societies, advance climate protection and make an active contribution to accelerate energy transition.
The award is presented by the German Energy-Agency (dena) in cooperation with the World Energy Council. From almost 600 applications, an international jury selected the companies whose business ideas were most convincing in terms of energy system transformation and climate protection. The finalists will present their innovations at the SET Tech Festival in Berlin – an international event for start-ups, the energy industry and investors.
The ceremony for the SET Award winners will take place on the 24th of March at an evening reception of the “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue”. There, the most innovative strategies and solutions will be awarded in five categories: Renewable Energies and Materials; Digital Energy Systems; Energy Efficiency Solutions; Smart Mobility; Special Prize: Quality Access & Sustainable Development Goal-7.
In the current round, the award is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the partner countries Canada and Sweden, BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures, Berlin Partner, Elia Group, E.ON, GTAI, InnoEnergy, Inven Capital, Shell and other sponsors. In the past three years, a total of over 1300 start-ups from 90 countries have participated.
Instagrid is nominated in the category for Renewables Energies & Materials, together with VoltStorage Germany and EnergyNest, Norway.