EIT InnoEnergy Global Call for start-ups
New dates announced!
Assessment Committee – Online, 2-3 September | Global Call Finals – Berlin, The Business Booster, 4 November
About the call
Demand for sustainable energy solutions is rapidly increasing. As a trusted partner and smart investor, EIT InnoEnergy plays a pivotal role in accelerating sustainable energy innovations and wants to help make your company a global success! That’s why we find, reward and develop the most innovative ideas in sustainable energy from around the globe.
An overwhelming response from start-ups around the world!
|The results from the Global Call 2019/2020 are in! Five hundred applications were received from 84 countries, including the USA, UK, Germany and France.
Following an overwhelming response from the previous call, which focused on electrical storage and saw two winners receive €100,000, we have since opened the call to several areas within sustainable energy.
We wish everyone who made it to this year’s first round of pitching all the very best, and look forward to seeing the finalists on 4-5 November at our flagship event The Business Booster 2020 in Berlin!
What is in it for you?
EIT InnoEnergy is a trusted innovation ecosystem and offers value added services and investment opportunities, ranging from seed to growth capital. Partnering with EIT InnoEnergy represents an incredible opportunity for innovative sustainable energy start-ups to grow their company to a global success. We’ll support the 15 best start-ups with a tailored programme, which could include technology development; market access and development; team creation or funding access. Plus, the best start-up will win €100,000!
Anyone with a great idea can enter: established start-ups or those ready to get going. We use the following evaluation criteria:
The global call for sustainable energy is looking for start-ups that
Your idea should have applications in any of the following thematic areas:
Applications closed on 19 December 2019.
End of first assessment round
24 January 2020
Global Call webinar
Global Call webinar was held on 18 August 2020, online
2-3 September 2020, online
Pitching finals event
Finalists will pitch on 4 November at The Business Booster 2020 in Berlin
Check out the highlights from last year's global call for electrical storage start-ups!
Get your questions answered!
Anyone with a great idea and the drive to carry it forward. We’d love to hear from you if you’re an established start-up, or if you’re ready to get going.
That’s not a problem. EIT InnoEnergy will support you with the creation of a subsidiary in Europe which will give you access to the European market.
We want to have the best people looking at your ideas. That’s why we’ve assembled a prestigious and world-renowned team of internal and external experts in sustainable energy.
Applications for 2019 are closed. Please stay tuned for our next Global Call for start-ups.
The best idea will win €100,000. The top 15 ideas will win a place on our business creation programmes, to help you bring your innovation to market or to scale up. Find out more about our programmes here.
Yes, you can. We want as many great ideas as possible.