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Sponsored by H-FARM

This year we are introducing the Smart Energy Startup Challenge, in partnership with H-FARM, to provide the opportunity for startups focused on Smart Energy and renewables innovation and technology to give a 5-minute pitch to delegates at the event. If you want a platform to tell your story to industry specialists – from TSO’s, operators and technology companies to policy makers and service providers then sign up for this unmissable opportunity. Tell your story and network with industry specialists and decision makers.

Challenge Details

The Smart Energy World Summit is the meeting place for technology and power companies, grid operators, and research and industry organisations from the field of smart energy. Come and learn, and share your views and knowledge, on Smart Grid Technologies, Smart Energy and Biomass. This Conference provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the latest perspectives from leading scientists, as well as industry business leaders, current and future producers of bioenergy and bio-based products, waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, policy makers, and investors in this exciting field.

The Smart Energy World Summit is an event that focuses on the transformational technologies and business models that are currently revolutionising the energy industry.

The Smart Energy Startup Challenge allows startups to pitch, engage and receive feedback from industry decision makers and thought leaders in this event.

To participate in the Startup Challenge the startups interested have to send their pitch deck to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the reason why they should be chosen to pitch and exhibit. The eight startups that will be selected will win a free entrance to Smart Energy World Summit; five minutes pitch to delegates at the event; the possibility to work with a coach to refine their pitch.

Startups can pitch in a Q&A session with a judge panel. The final 4 submissions for the B2B and B2C categories will do this pitch with five minutes. Furthermore, each finalist will be assigned a pitch coach who will help refine and prepare their presentation on Pitch Day. As well, the eight selected startups will be offered the additional opportunity to exhibit at the Smart Energy World Summit 2018 exhibition and to receive one additional conference pass, valid for both days of the summit for €300 plus VAT.

Sponsored by
Founded in 2005, H-FARM is the innovation platform that supports the creation of new business models and the digital transformation and education of young people and companies.
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