Apply by 31.01.22 The SET Award '22 is live!

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.


The SET Award ’22

The Start Up Energy Transition Award is an international competition for start-ups and young companies worldwide who are working on ideas affecting global energy transition and climate change. In the last four years, the award has received more than 2,300 applications from 102 countries. SET is powered by the German Energy Agency (dena), in cooperation with the World Energy Council.

Apply for the SET Award 2022 until 31.01.2022. Check out this years’ categories here, along with the prizes and criteria here

Check out the SET100 2021 here, along with the 15 finalists of the SET Award 2021 here.

Who are our past start-ups? Check out our database for our past SET100s


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!