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PowerUp Competition 2019

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Who can apply?

PowerUp! is a competition for energy, cleantech, mobility, cybersecurity and smart city start-ups with financial awards up to 50 000€ and an opportunity of 150 000€ investment!

PowerUp! is open to start-ups from 24 countries:
Bulgaria, Albania, Croatia, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Czechia, Estonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of 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 with maximum time to market of 2 years
  • A dedicated team
  • A secured IP

...and an ambitious plan to become a global company –

If your project contributes to the reduction of air pollution, you can compete for a special prize – the Clean Air Challenge Awards – mark it in the application form.

If you are a start-up or SME (small and mid-size enterprise) which:

  • Is in the growing phase
  • Has been in operation for at least 18 months following their first sale
  • Has annual revenues above 100 000€ and a multi-customer portfolio
  • Has a full-time, devoted and consolidated team

Apply to Boostway® accelerator. Find out more here.

how does PowerUp! work...

If you have an innovative project related to energy, mobility, cleantech, smart city, tackling smog or any other area where new sustainable solutions are needed, apply to the competition.

If you are not sure whether your project matches our requirements – contact us by sending an e-mail to

stage iApplications

On 11 February, 2019, applications to the next edition of the competition are open on

Projects will be accepted until March 18, 2019.

The form has to be submitted in English.

stage iibootcamps & 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.

stage iiigrand final’s bootcamps & grand final

The best start-ups 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.

To take part in the competition, you have to submit a project via the application form.

about innoenergy

At InnoEnergy we support and invest in innovation at every step of the journey – from the classroom through to the lab and start-ups working with end-customers. With our network of partners, we have built connections across Europe and are bringing together inventors and industry, graduates and employers, researchers and entrepreneurs, businesses and markets.

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