SET Award 2020: Call for applications for top innovators in the energy transition

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The award is an initiative of the German Energy Agency (dena) in cooperation with the World Energy Council. The event in Stockholm was organised in cooperation with the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten). In the current round, the award is supported by the partner country Sweden and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Andreas Kuhlmann, Chief Executive of dena, said: “We are looking for the best business ideas for climate protection and energy transition worldwide. All participants can benefit from our large and inspiring SET network. I am looking forward to the new applicants. Every start-up dedicated to promoting clean energy is most welcome to join our initiative.”

Applications can be submitted in five different categories: 1. Renewable Energies & Materials, 2. Digital Energy Systems, 3. Energy Efficiency Solutions, 4. Smart Mobility, 5. Special Prize: Quality Access & SDG-7. In each category, the three most promising applicants will be invited to pitch their ideas at the annual summit of the SET Global Innovation Platform, the SET Tech Festival, in Berlin on 24 March 2020.


The international ‘Start Up Energy Transition’ (SET) initiative invites young and innovative companies around the world to apply for the SET Award 2020. The fourth round of the award for business ideas in the energy transition and climate protection was launched at a kickoff event in Stockholm, Sweden. Applications are welcome until to 15 January 2020 at Over the past three years, over 1300 start-ups from 88 countries have taken part.