SET Award 2018

Get to know the brightest and the best energy and mobility start-ups of 2018!

Start Up Energy Transition Award 2018

The SET Award 2018 welcomed hundreds of applications from over 68 countries, after being launched at the COP23 in Bonn, Germany. The start-ups proved that they have powerful ideas with solutions in blockchain, renewable energy, the IoT, energy access and much more.

Low-Carbon Energy Production

Explore game changing innovations a to move us further away from carbon-emitting energy by focusing on solar, wind, alternative fuel technologies, storage technologies, among others.

Winner
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Ionomr Innovations Inc.

Ionomr designs, adapts, and manufactures advanced ion-exchange membranes to enable costeffective clean energy generation and storage, wastewater treatment, and industrial processes.

Finalist
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Meva Energy

Meva Energy develops and offers biomass gasification technology for renewable energy production based on small fraction fuels.

Finalist
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Volex

Volex allows for real-time control of voltages in the distribution grid.

  • Winner
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    Ionomr Innovations Inc.

    Ionomr designs, adapts, and manufactures advanced ion-exchange membranes to enable costeffective clean energy generation and storage, wastewater treatment, and industrial processes.

  • Finalist
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    Meva Energy

    Meva Energy develops and offers biomass gasification technology for renewable energy production based on small fraction fuels.

  • Finalist
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    Volex

    Volex allows for real-time control of voltages in the distribution grid.

Intelligent Grids, Platforms & Cyber Security

View groundbreaking technologies that are bringing our energy systems closer together by innovating areas such as smart grid, decentralized energy access, peer-to-peer, AI and blockchain.

Winner
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ForCity

ForCity provides urban decision-makers in various sectors with a groundbreaking Software-as-a-Service Twin City.

Finalist

LO3 Energy

LO3 Energy manages cloud-based marketplace infrastructure for retail energy providers and distribution utilities.

Finalist
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RatedPower

RatedPower offers PV-design, the leading cloud-based software to design & engineer utility-scale solar photovoltaic plants in seconds.

  • Winner
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    ForCity

    ForCity provides urban decision-makers in various sectors with a groundbreaking Software-as-a-Service Twin City.

  • Finalist

    LO3 Energy

    LO3 Energy manages cloud-based marketplace infrastructure for retail energy providers and distribution utilities.

  • Finalist
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    RatedPower

    RatedPower offers PV-design, the leading cloud-based software to design & engineer utility-scale solar photovoltaic plants in seconds.

Energy Efficiency, Smart Devices & Storage

Check out the most creative solutions that helps us to manage and reduce our energy consumption for a better future.

Winner
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Coolar UG

Coolar envisions a world in which energy poverty is eradicated and clean energy is available to everyone.

Finalist
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Danfoss (Leanheat Building, Acquired by BB Electronics)

Danfoss is the smartest solution for energy-efficient building management.

Finalist
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SparkMeter, Inc.

SparkMeter offers comprehensive low-cost metering solutions for everything from rural micro-grids to existing urban central grid utilities.

  • Winner
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    Coolar UG

    Coolar envisions a world in which energy poverty is eradicated and clean energy is available to everyone.

  • Finalist
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    Danfoss (Leanheat Building, Acquired by BB Electronics)

    Danfoss is the smartest solution for energy-efficient building management.

  • Finalist
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    SparkMeter, Inc.

    SparkMeter offers comprehensive low-cost metering solutions for everything from rural micro-grids to existing urban central grid utilities.

Transport and Smart Mobility

Get to know the most inspiring start-ups making the transport and mobility sector smarter, cleaner and more efficient

Finalist
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MOTIONTAG GmbH

MOTIONTAG provides a single data source for all modes of transportation across all mobility providers.

Winner

Skeleton Technologies

Skeleton Technologies is the global leader in graphene-based ultra capacitors and energy-storage systems.

Finalist
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Xcharge

XCharge is a high-tech innovative company providing integrated services of hardware and software solutions that enable charging capacity improvements for energy companies, fleet operators, and parking lot operators worldwide.

  • Finalist
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    MOTIONTAG GmbH

    MOTIONTAG provides a single data source for all modes of transportation across all mobility providers.

  • Winner

    Skeleton Technologies

    Skeleton Technologies is the global leader in graphene-based ultra capacitors and energy-storage systems.

  • Finalist
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    Xcharge

    XCharge is a high-tech innovative company providing integrated services of hardware and software solutions that enable charging capacity improvements for energy companies, fleet operators, and parking lot operators worldwide.

Special Prize: Energy, Water, and Food

Finalist
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AgriProtein Holdings

AgriProtein helps provide sustainable protein to the world, while reducing waste-to-landfill, and mitigating greenhouse gases.

Finalist
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Brinergy Tech., S.L.

Their Capacitive Desionisation (CDI) technology removes salt ions from brackish water upon applying an electrical voltage difference between two porous electrodes, in which the ions are temporarily immobilised.

Winner
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SOLHO B.V.

SOLHO develops off-grid renewable energy systems to power horticultural projects, enabling unparalleled growth opportunities for greenhouse manufacturers.

  • Finalist
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    AgriProtein Holdings

    AgriProtein helps provide sustainable protein to the world, while reducing waste-to-landfill, and mitigating greenhouse gases.

  • Finalist
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    Brinergy Tech., S.L.

    Their Capacitive Desionisation (CDI) technology removes salt ions from brackish water upon applying an electrical voltage difference between two porous electrodes, in which the ions are temporarily immobilised.

  • Winner
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    SOLHO B.V.

    SOLHO develops off-grid renewable energy systems to power horticultural projects, enabling unparalleled growth opportunities for greenhouse manufacturers.

Special Prize: Quality Access and SDG-7

Explore the most promising start-ups making the biggest dent in ensuring access to accessible, sustainable and affordable energy for all.

Winner
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Acacia Innovations Ltd.

Acacia Innovations makes modern clean cooking affordable for schools in Kenya.

Finalist
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BioLite

BioLite is a clean energy company that designs and manufactures products that transform the way off grid households cook, charge devices, and light their homes.

Finalist
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Pollinate Group Ltd

Pollinate Group empowers women as leaders of change to distribute products, such as solar lights and cooking appliances, that improve health, save time and save money for the world’s most neglected communities.

  • Winner
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    Acacia Innovations Ltd.

    Acacia Innovations makes modern clean cooking affordable for schools in Kenya.

  • Finalist
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    BioLite

    BioLite is a clean energy company that designs and manufactures products that transform the way off grid households cook, charge devices, and light their homes.

  • Finalist
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    Pollinate Group Ltd

    Pollinate Group empowers women as leaders of change to distribute products, such as solar lights and cooking appliances, that improve health, save time and save money for the world’s most neglected communities.