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Who can apply?

PowerUp! is the competition for energy start-ups, where you can win prizes up to €20.000 in cash and €150.000 investment!


Bulgaria, Albania, Croatia, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Estonia, Macedonia, Greece, Georgia, Hungary, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Latvia, Serbia, Lithuania, Turkey, Ukraine, Poland, Cyprus, Slovakia, Slovenia and Romania

If you:

  • Have a new product or service
  • Time to market max. 2 years
  • Dedicated team
  • Secured IP

... and you have an ambitious plan to become a global company – apply to PowerUp!

How does it work?

To take part in the competition, you have to submit a project that regards sustainable energy, create a team, have the prototype and fill out the form on the competition site.

Stage I

Complete the form on the Comeptition website till the 11st of September. Please note - the form and any information submitted are required to be in English.

Stage II

Participants qualified for the second stage of the Contest take part in workshops. Get skills to boost your business during workshops and business coaching! The Jury selects Participants who present their skills and business creations during National Finals.

Stage III

Workshops and presentation according to similar rules as the previous stage. Improve your skills during Final Gala in Budapest! Meet inspiring coaches and mentors from leading energy companies! Meet others startups from over CEE: together we can change the future of sustainable energy.

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About InnoEnergy

The challenge is big, but our goal is simple: to achieve an energy future for Europe. Innovation is the solution. New ideas, products and services that make a real difference, new businesses and new people to deliver them to market.

At InnoEnergy we support and invest in innovation at every stage of the journey – from classroom to end-customer. With our network of partners we build connections across Europe, bringing together inventors and industry, graduates and employers, researchers and entrepreneurs, businesses and markets.

Would you like to know more? Visit our site: innoenergy.com