The finalists will pitch their ideas in front of an audience at the Tech Festival in Berlin on 16 April.
The annual SET award is part of The Start Up Energy Transition (SET), a global initiative of the German Energy Agency. The award is an international competition for start-ups and young companies who have solutions for global energy transition and climate change. It's the second time EIT InnoEnergy is a partner of the award.
After the application round ended in January, the jury of 96 energy experts had to identify the best 100 from over 400 companies who entered the competition. Applications came from 68 countries and were able to present their projects in six different categories. The best three applicants per category were announced 9 March of which two are EIT InnoEnergy supported companies.
EIT InnoEnergy innovation project Meva Energy is the only Swedish finalist and also the only bioenergy technology developer. They have created small, circular energy systems which do not depend on environmental factors. Meva Energy is competing in the category “Low-Carbon Energy Production”.
EIT InnoEnergy supported start-up Skeleton Technologies, the global leader in graphene-based ultra-capacitors and energy-storage systems is a finalist in the category “Innovative Mobility”. Their high power and energy long-life storage solutions are currently being delivered across the industry and impressed the judges.
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