ABOUT POWERUP!

PowerUp! is the challenge for start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs from Central and Eastern Europe whose products in the fields of energy, smart technologies, mobility are solving today's problems with tomorrow's technology.

 

We organized 14 Country Finals during April - May 2020 and  Grand Final on 25 June 2020.

 

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BECOME A PART OF OUR CHALLENGE

Pitch your solution to investors from all over Europe in front of international media and audience! 
The best entrepreneurs will be invited to InnoEnergy programmes with multi-million Euro investment and wide support including:
  • Development of team skills and competences
  • Access to invaluable expertise and R&D facilities
  • Development and commercialisation of products
  • Internationalisation, business development and market expansion
  • Access to European VCs, business angles and InnoEnergy funds
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HOW DOES POWERUP! WORK...

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STAGE 1
APPLICATION
Applications are open since
15 January, 2020
Projects will be accepted until
10 March, 2020.
The form has to be submitted in English.
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STAGE 2
BOOTCAMPS & COUNTRY FINALS
Participants qualified for the next stage are invited to the Country Final preceded by the two-days Bootcamp - a series of business coaching and pitch training workshops. The best project chosen at the Country Final moves on to the final stage of the competition.
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STAGE 3
GRAND FINAL’S BOOTCAMPS & GRAND FINAL
The best entrepreneurs chosen at the Country Finals meet in Krakow for the Grand Final of the competition. Before the Grand Final, a two-day Bootcamp lead by an international team of top-notch business mentors, pitching coaches, and public speaking experts is organized during which teams polish their business models and presentation skills.
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PowerUp! GRAND FINAL

Join us!

25 June 2020 16:00 CEST

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VERTICALS

ENERGY FOR
CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Energy for circular economy focuses on conversion processes and complete conversion routes, or process chains, from fossil, biogenic and waste resources to final energy carriers and chemicals.

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SMART
TECHNOLOGIES

The electricity grid is showing its age. Increased use, intermittent generation sources, and new regulations are threatening its ability to deliver low-cost, safe and secure power supply. Energy-efficient buildings, cities and smart technologies are key to sustainable development.

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ENERGY
STORAGE

Thanks to the increasing penetration of renewable and distributed generation, growing trade in electricity, and new demand patterns, energy storage has an important role in future energy systems. 

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ENERGY FROM RENEWABLE
SOURCES

Renewable energy plays an essential role in reducing dependence on fossil fuels, increasing energy security for Europe, and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. 

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ENERGY
EFFICENCY

Energy efficiency is the most cost-effective way to reduce emissions, improve energy security, make energy consumption more affordable, and enhance competitiveness.

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MOBILITY
AND EV

The transport and mobility sector is responsible for not less than about one third of Europe's energy consumption and about a quarter of overall greenhouse gas emissions. Hence, energy for transport and mobility plays a significant role in the transition of the energy system of the EU.

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PREVIOUS KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

ALEX HUNTER

One of the founding members of the Virgin America airlines

(Grand Final 2018)
JONAS KJELLBERG

Co-Creator of Skype and Venture Investor

(Grand Final 2017)
JASON SALTZMAN

CEO and Founder of Alley

(Grand Final 2016)
ERNŐ DUDA

A serial entrepreneur and biotechnology expert

(Grand Final 2015)
TOMASZ CZAPLIŃSKI

Expert in due diligence, business model development

(Grand Final 2015)
ROBERT STRODS

COO & Co-Founder of HYGEN

(Grand Final 2019)
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PARTNERS:

GOLD PARTNER

SILVER PARTNER

PRIZE PARTNER

PUBLIC AUTHORITY

MEDIA PARTNERS

Previous Partners

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ABOUT US:

The challenge is big, but our goal is simple: to achieve an energy future for Europe. Innovation is the answer. New ideas, products and solutions 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 customers. With our network of partners we build connections across Europe, bringing together inventors and industry, entrepreneurs and markets, graduates and employers, researchers and businesses.