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Global energy transition award for start-ups: applications accepted until 31st January
dena initiative links innovative start-ups with international investors and decision-makers
Supporters of the ‘Start Up Energy Transition’ initiative include Patricia Espinosa, General Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Jules Kortenhorst, CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute. The initiative’s patrons include the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, as well as the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
New partners and ambassadors
All in all, the project has a total of 70 collaborative partners from more than 20 countries around the world. New additions include: the Centre for Innovation and Business Creation at the TU Munich, ‘UnternehmerTUM’; the ‘Verband kommunaler Unternehmen’ or VKU (German Association of Municipal Corporations); the New Energy Nexus from California, a platform for green energy networks; the European conference for green innovations, Ecosummit; the start-up hub, Rockstart, from Amsterdam; and the aid organisation, SolarAid, which supports solar energy in Africa.
The initiative welcomes Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) and JumpStarter, as well as Dr Jeremy Leggett, founding director of Solarcentury and founder / Chief Executive of SolarAid, as new ambassadors.
For more information on the Start Up Energy Transition Award, its partners, and how to apply, visit www.startup-energy-transition.com.
More information on the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue can be found at www.energiewende2017.com.
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