Archives for April 2019

3rd April 2019 - No Comments!

19 EIT Community Innovators listed on the #SET100

Each year the Start up Energy Transition Network, list their top 100 Start-ups in the field of Energy Transition.

Almost 450 start-ups from 80 countries competed in one of five categories to showcase their solutions to climate change, the energy transition and the future of our
very world! The 100 start-ups come from 31 countries, 18 different sectors and cover all regions of the world.

Energy generation, energy use, and everything in between – The SET100
Climate change and the energy transition are some of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced and those named in the SET100 work specifically to overcome them. While other lists purely stress innovation or business success, SET celebrates innovative start-ups that the international community of cross-sectoral experts has acknowledged to have the largest impact in energy and in the fight against climate change. Furthermore, the SET100 is uniquely focused on start-ups. This is a celebration of Innovation, of tenacity, and of companies revolutionizing the energy world.

As the graph below indicates, you can see that European startups have dominated almost every category, which is extremely positive for the future of European innovation.

What is even more pleasing to see is that 19 out of the 100 startups listed globally are alumni of the EIT's Accelerator programmes. A great achievement for our community!

Of the 19 listed, 13 are alumni of EIT Climate-KIC, five of EIT InnoEnergy and one from EIT Digital.

We would like to give special mention to Envelio, Epishine, Flexidao, and Roofit Solar Energy, all of whom have been selected as finalists for the 2019 awards taking place on 9 April 2019.

Good luck!

Congratulations to the following startups listed:

EIT Climate-KIC
Adaptricity (Switzerland),  Coolar (Germany), Envelio (Germany), Epishine (Sweden), Fuelsave (Portugal), , Go To-U (Ukraine), Heliac (Denmark), Zeleros (Spain), SorayTec (Norway), Roofit Solar Energy (Estonia), Nuventura (Germany), Motiontag (Germany), Leaftech (Germany).

EIT InnoEnergy

Glowee (France), Flexidao (Spain), RatedPower (Spain), One Watt Solution (The Netherlands), Instagrid (Germany).

EIT Digital

Enerbrain (Italy)

Read the full list, including an overview of the methodology and selection criteria in the pdf below.

1st April 2019 - No Comments!

Call for applications – EIT Alumni CONNECT 2019

It is already time for us to begin preparations for our favourite event of the year - EIT Alumni CONNECT!

Today we open applications to all members of the EIT Alumni Community who would like to take a leading role in organising EIT Alumni CONNECT 2019!

As usual this event will be organised by the community, for the community, so we are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic alumni to help with the facilitation and organisation of EIT Alumni CONNECT 2019!

Based on the feedback from last year we have decided to host the event once again at the Brody Studios, an entirely unique venue, located in the heart of Budapest.
Other than that? The event is completely in your hands.

This is your opportunity to take the reins of our community, design a memorable event, and steer the future of the EIT Alumni!

We are looking for:

  1. Moderators for EIT Alumni CONNECT 2019
  2. A working group for the organisation of EIT Alumni CONNECT 2019

** Deadline for Applications is 1 May 2019 **

What's in it for you?

  • The chance to meet and work with a cross-community working group
  • The opportunity to shape the event and directly contribute to the future of our community
  • Free travel to and from Budapest for the event and kick off meeting
  • A certificate recognising your involvement in the leadership team.
  • An unforgettable experience!

For those of you who took part in EIT CONNECT 2018, we're sure you will remember what a great opportunity this is to network with alumni outside of your sector. For those who couldn't make it, check out our photo album from last year!