SET100 List: What Are the Most Promising Energy Start-ups of 2023?

Without a doubt, climate tech is witnessing a surge of innovations and solutions aimed at addressing the urgent need for sustainable and clean technologies.

The multiple crises of the past years have deeply challenged the energy sector and made its transformation one of the most pressing issues of our time. Start-ups have the potential to provide the industry with innovative clean solutions to turn into sustainable and resilient systems. The SET100 List provides a welcome snapshot into the latest trends and the 100 most promising technologies that can help shape a clean future for all.

The SET100 List

The SET100 List of 2023 is the 7th edition of the annual compilation profiling the best SET Award applications. The initiative was launched in 2017 in collaboration with the World Energy Council with the aim of offering young companies a platform to showcase their forward-thinking solutions.

The SET Award 2023 received +400 applications from 63 countries, which were then reviewed by our international jury of experts. After careful rating, they selected the 100 start-ups compiled in the SET100 List of 2023.

The 15 finalists of the SET Award 2023 are drawn from 11 countries including Sweden, India, Germany, Kenya, and the United States of America.

New Categories for 2023

To better reflect the industry, the SET Award introduced two new categories for 2023, which sit alongside three other industry-relevant themes:

  • Clean Energy & Storage
  • Mobility & Transportation
  • Industry (new!)
  • Buildings & Construction (new!)
  • Quality Energy Access & SDG-7

What is next?

The final round of the competition took place on 28 March 2023 as part of SET Tech Festival 2023 at the WECC in Berlin. There, 15 finalists pitched their solutions in front of a jury of experts and a global audience. The winners were announced at a special joint SET Award Ceremony and Evening Reception of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue. Read our official press release here.

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