Reduce, Reuse, Re-energize! SET Tech Festival 2021

A global innovation platform supporting innovation in energy transition

Start-ups and innovation are playing a crucial role in our net zero future. That is why we want to give a voice to the innovators of tomorrow to ensure that decision makers place innovation in energy at the top of their agendas, while industry leaders employ innovation as the clear path to their decarbonisation goals.

Start Up Energy Transition (SET) is implemented with the conviction that a sustainable future is directly linked to innovative business models and political will. The SET platform is powered by the German Energy Agency (dena), in cooperation with the World Energy Council (WEC).

At its core, the SET platform is built on three pillars: the SET Award, the SET Tech Festival, and the SET Newsroom.

SET Award

The SET Award is an international competition for start-ups and young companies worldwide innovating for the global energy transition. In the last five years, the award has received more than 2,300 applications from 102 countries. The fifteen finalists of the SET Award 21 have been released and winners will be announced on 20 October, 2021 at the SET Tech Festival. Stay tuned!

SET Tech Festival 2021

SET Tech Festival is a one-day event bringing together innovators shaping the future of energy.

The SET Tech Festival is back on 20 October, 2021 under this year’s motto: Reduce, Reuse, Re-energize! Get to meet the brightest entrepreneurs, innovation-driven corporates, investors, and public organizations shaping the future of energy, and find out who are the five winning start-ups of the SET Award 2021.


SET Newsroom

SET produces unique content featuring news from the energy world, the successes and challenges of SET start-ups and other trending topics valuable to our network.

We have partnered up with StartupTV to provide you with a one-stop-shop for energy transition videos and interviews. Check them out and follow us on social media to stay tuned!