Co-innovating the Energy Transition
Energy Starter is an open innovation program created by EDP to accelerate the Energy Transition worldwide by co-innovating impactful solutions with startups and scaleups.
A fast and global energy transition is critical to reverse climate change and pave the way to a sustainable future. With Energy Starter, EDP looks to create the conditions to accelerate the development and adoption of innovative technologies and businesses that will change tomorrow now. For that, the program connects startups and scaleups to EDP experts across the globe and fast-tracks the development of pilot-projects, commercial deployments and investment opportunities.
In its 7th edition, the program was redesigned to maximize the productivity between the startups and the EDP business units, with the implementation of three specialized tracks that will deep-dive into key areas of the energy sector – Future Grids, Renewable Energy & Green Hydrogen, and Client Solutions & Mobility.
Working on the future of energy networks and distribution, from production to consumers. Through this track, EDP is leveraging the existing infrastructure with innovative solutions, while looking for new growth adjacent opportunities.
Renewable Energy & Green Hydrogen
Client Solutions & Mobility
Applications from worldwide Startups that answers the program’s challenges.
Selected startups will showcase their solutions and their teams to assess the fit for the collaboration.
Selected Startups and program partners will conduct work meetings to discuss potential pilots/projects between Startup and edp.
The selected startups will co-develop pilot projects with edp.
A chance to test your solution in the energy sector in partnership with EDP (Portugal, Spain, Brazil, USA).
Access to a wider pool of mentors and experts matched to your unique requirements.
Going global: the opportunity to grow your network within the global energy sector and the potential to be invested from the partners.
Input, feedback, and insight into your product/ service and business.
Time to develop a relevant proof of concept with senior stakeholders.
Be evaluated by EDP Ventures to receive financial support and/or know-how for your startup.