Get ready to create your start-up!
We support your ideas on the digitalisation of energy
We know our students have aspirations and talent. At InnoEnergy we help you develop both. Whether you are enrolled on one of our Master programmes, in PhD school or have just graduated, prepare to take the next step: create your company with our dedicated Sidewalk programme and turn your dream into reality.
What does the Sidewalk programme offer?
Who can apply?
|The Sidewalk is open to all InnoEnergy students (Master and PhD) who are currently studying or have already graduated. It doesn’t matter which Master you are enrolled on or what you are studying as the topic for your thesis. The only requirement is that you have a business idea related to the digitalisation of the energy industry. It’s also not a factor if you are working individually or already have a team: as the programme progresses, we will help you take all the steps required to become an entrepreneur with a successful company.
Become part of our start-up ecosystem
start-ups in our portfolio
partner accelerators in the US
of our start-ups work with corporates
partners in our ecosystem
How it works?
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Sidewalk first stage
If you are selected you will have two months to work on your idea. This part of the process will take place in the country where you live and will be deployed by the regional business creation team in that country.
Sidewalk second stage
In this next phase of around 6 months, we work together to consolidate your start-up. We will support you in developing a prototype, help test it with potential customers, and reinforce your IP if required.
Apply for Sidewalk!
We look forward to hearing your idea! Take a step into your future: apply for the Sidewalk today.
Applications are temporarily closed.
Some questions you might ask yourself
Yes, the programme is open to all InnoEnergy Master students (1st and 2nd year) and PhD students enrolled on a course. You will need to organise yourself to make both things compatible, so be aware that the Sidewalk includes mandatory sessions that you are required to attend.
Support services (training, coaching) are offered at InnoEnergy’s regional offices. You will need to travel to the nearest InnoEnergy office, that applicable to the university you are studying at. If there is any travel involved, please be aware that you must cover your own costs.
The Sidewalk programme is free of charge. However, InnoEnergy has a right to equity if you decide to create a company.
You can still apply, we are happy to look at all projects and then our selection committee decides on who will be accepted. The area we would like to promote, however, is digitalisation of the energy sector, because we are looking to enhance our start-up portfolio with digital solutions.
It is not obligatory, but it is the best option to grow and make your company a success.
For the first screening we will select start-ups based on the potential of the idea, for the second assessment (between the 1st and 2nd phases) the selection will be made according the market potential of the idea and the soundness of the team.
If you have any further questions that are not answered above, please get in touch with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org