Prizes & Criteria

Prizes & Criteria

No matter how far you go into the SET process, you always benefit! From the possibility of showcasing your innovation at the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi, to joining energy leaders, partners and investors in Berlin, to connecting with the global platform of innovation leaders and the wider World Energy Council network and community of influencers, you won’t want to miss this opportunity.

For all Participants: join the global platform of innovation leaders; see your views represented in the Energy Innovators Issues Monitor; Inform and influence policies that will boost innovation.

For the #SET100 2019 (includes Finalist & Winners): the Top 100-ranked applicants will be offered the opportunity to participate and showcase at the 24th World Energy Congress 2019 in Abu Dhabi. Sponsored by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, this incredible opportunity includes travel and accommodation expenses, and a showcase space for invitees.

For all Finalists: return-flight to Berlin, and accommodation for 2 representatives of the start-up or innovation project to attend the Tech Festival; Pitch coaching; Meet-and-greet with high-level jury, Individual booth at Tech Festival; Live pitches at Tech Festival; Investor-matchmaking; Tickets to the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD); Content creation: interviews and branding in all communication material. In addition, start-ups will have the opportunity to attend the World Energy Leaders’ Summits.

Winners of each category: up to 10.000 Euros prize money; Participation on the winners’ panel at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD); Profile of start-up celebrated across the World Energy Council’ s global energy network in 99 countries.

Participation Guidelines

Applicants may only apply to one category. All subsequent applications to other categories will be disqualified. This also applies to the Special Prize: Quality Access & SDG-7.

1. The start-up or innovation project must not have been founded longer than ten years ago. In other words, the date of foundation cannot exceed 2008.

2. The application, including any attached documents, must be in English.

3. The start-up or innovation project must be able to present a functioning prototype. In addition, the applicant must be able to present a legal framework, proof of concept or a client, and/or an industrial/corporate/institutional partner.

4. The applicant must fill out the entire form. Partially completed applications will not be accepted.

The application portal will close Jan 31st, 2019 11:59pm (GMT-10)

Terms & Conditions

Download the official conditions and legal terms for taking part in the competition.