Start Up Energy Transition Award 2024 for Startups (€10K prize)

Competition Conference Grant / Award in Business and Law , in Natural Science
  • Germany, Germany
  • Apply Before : November 29, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 100204
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

German Energy Agency (DENA).accepts applications for 2024 Start Up Energy Transition Award (SET Award) from international startups. The The Start Up Energy Transition Award (SET) is an international competition for start-ups from all over the world that are working on concepts that will impact the global energy transition and climate change. The award has received over 3,100 applications from over 100 countries over the last seven years.

It is the eighth round of the SET Award launched for 2024 and will run until the 29 November 2023. After this date, no application will be accepted.

Quick Details

Organized by: German Energy Agency (DENA) plus some partners

Application Deadline:29 November, 2023 (23:59:59 CET)

Winner Announced: 19 March, 2024

Awarding Place: Berlin, Germany

SET Award Ceremony: March 2024

Type: Award/Prize

Prize: €10,000

Eligible Countries: International

SET Award Categories

In order to promote renewable energy in 2024, the organizer is inviting creative, trailblazing start-ups to submit applications in the following five categories.

  • Industry, Buildings & Construction
  • Clean Energy & Storage
  • Mobility & Transportation
  • Quality Energy Access
  • SDG-7

SET Awards Amount 

Winner of category:

  • Prize money of €10,000 winner of each category
  • A startup profile was honored across the 99-nation global energy network of the World Energy Council.
  • Possibility of participating in the World Energy Leaders’ Summit.
  • Additional PR and visibility.
  • speaking opporutnity at the 2024 Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue
  • Include in the series “Energy Frontrunners”.
  • Access to worldwide exclusive partner events.
  • Flights back and forth from and to Berlin, as well as lodging for 2 start-up representatives to attend the SET Tech Festival and Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue.
  • Reach out to a C-level jury.
  • SET Tech Festival live pitches.
  • At a SET Tech Festival booth.
  • Become a featured list in their SET100 magazine, which is distributed to investors, corporations, and political stakeholders worldwide.
  • Free entrance to the 2024 SET Tech Festival.
  • Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) 2024 free tickets.
  • Interviews and articles are created as content.
  • Access to worldwide exclusive partner events.
All participants:
  • Inform and influence legislation to encourage innovation
  • Participate in the World Energy Survey to have your say.

Eligibility for the Start Up Energy Transition International Award

All startups should meet the following criteria:

  • Year of establishment: The company must have been established no more than ten years ago. In other words, the foundation date cannot be later than 2013.
  • Language of application: Because SET is a global competition with an international jury, the application, including any attachments, must be written in English.
  • Company formation: The applying startup must be registered or in the process of becoming registered.
  • Level of technological readiness: A working prototype and proof of concept must be presented by the startup to a client or an industrial/corporate/institutional partner.
  • Form completed: The applicant must complete the entire application. Applications that are just partially completed will not be accepted.
  • Organizations from all across the world are eligible to enter the tournament.
  • Companies and startups from around the world that are making a positive impact on the energy transition with their products are eligible to apply for the SET Award.

Application Requirements

  • Completely completed application form
  • A pitch deck in the form of a.pdf file with no more than 15 slides
  • High-resolution company logo (300 dpi) in.jpg or.png format for use on the SET website and in competition materials.
  • All attachments and pitch decks must be written in English.

Application Procedure

  • The application must be sent in English, together with any supplemental materials and pitch decks.
  • The application must be able to demonstrate a proof of concept, a client, an industrial/business/institutional partner, and the start-up must be able to produce a working prototype, legal framework, and status.
  • The application must be fully completed by the applicant. Applications that are just partially completed will not be accepted.


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Email for more details about the competition.
Visit the Start-Up Energy Transition’s website to learn the further details about the contest’s rules and previous winners.

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