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EIT InnoEnergy is joining Vestbee to launch a new programme for cleantech start-ups in Central Europe

Vestbee, together with industry partners and leading investors, has recently launched Hello CleanTech. The programme aims to support start-ups that develop impactful tech solutions, accelerate the clean tech sector and make a real impact on the world’s energy industry.

Start-ups selected to join the programme will benefit from a range of invaluable opportunities, including commercial collaboration with industry leaders, professional business, technology, and fundraising support from experienced market experts, and access to the leading venture capital (VC) funds.

Hello Cleantech

The programme partners include EIT InnoEnergy and leading energy corporations, such as Tauron Polska Energia and Ciech; but also European cloud provider, OVHcloud; as well as early-stage investors, Neste Corporation, E44, Tangent Line, Doral Group Renewable Energy Resources, who are willing to establish cooperation with the innovators of the most interesting solutions.

Our role is to de-risk and accelerate the transition to clean industry. We support new technologies that reduce energy costs, increase efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create jobs and increase competitiveness.

Marcin Wasilewski, CEO of EIT InnoEnergy Central Europe

Unique opportunity to join a network of experienced industry leaders

Hello CleanTech is a unique opportunity to join a network of experienced industry leaders, access a wide pool of resources from the EIT InnoEnergy and Vestbee innovation ecosystems and benefit from a range of special offers. This includes a fast track to investment from EIT InnoEnergy, commercial collaboration opportunities with programme partners, and an introduction to a range of VC funds, like Impact Ventures, Oxo, WEG, Iron Wolf Capital, Satus Ventures, Level2 Ventures, 212 and more.

We are thrilled to launch Hello CleanTech and support start-ups developing innovative clean energy solutions, thereby contributing to a greener and healthier planet. Our mission is to drive the growth of the clean energy industry and pave the way for a sustainable future.

Ewa Chronowska, CEO of Vestbee

On top of that, selected start-ups will be provided with technological support to strengthen their business foundations and the right infrastructure to develop, test, and enhance their solutions. Additionally, applicants will have access to other financial prizes and valuable start-up perks from the programme’s partners worth over EUR 200 000. 

Which start-ups can apply?

Hello CleanTech is dedicated to supporting emerging impact companies developing environmentally-friendly solutions. The applications are open for all innovative companies working in the following green tech verticals:

  • digital solutions 
  • bioenergy, renewable fuels and biochemical feedstocks for heat, energy-intensive sectors and hard-to-abate transport 
  • solutions for green hydrogen and power-to-X concepts 
  • decarbonisation of the food value chain 
  • recycling for the circular economy

How to apply?

Candidates should apply to Hello CleanTech via the Vestbee platform HERE before 14 April 2023

For more information about Hello CleanTech visit their programme website.