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.

Structured into three parallel tracks, the program deep-dives into key areas of the energy sector: Future Grids, Renewable Energy & Green Hydrogen, and Client Solutions & Mobility. Join us in this journey and apply for the upcoming edition!

Future grids

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.
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Renewable energy & Green hydrogen

This track focuses on innovative projects in renewables & green hydrogen, with the aim to reach EDP’s targets on renewables adoption and enable the transition in sectors with higher carbon intensity.
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Client Solutions & Mobility

New solutions that support the consumers in their decarbonization path, facilitate the global transition to electric mobility and boost the development of distributed generation solutions.
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Program structure

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Applications

Applications from worldwide Startups that answers the program’s challenges.
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Online pitch

Selected startups will showcase their solutions and their teams to assess the fit for the collaboration.
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Bootcamp

Selected Startups and program partners will conduct work meetings to discuss potential pilots/projects between Startup and EDP.
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Pilot development

The selected startups will co-develop pilot projects with EDP.

What the alumni say

Camille Cruz Emrgy

“Energy Starter presented as a big opportunity to launch Emrgy on the global scale by partnering with a global utility”

Klaus Ola Safegrid

“The Energy Starter is a chance to study the market and check how our product and solution complies with the market needs.”

Mario Alfonso Alteria Automation

“It’s an innovative way to work with a big company like EDP, but also a great way to work with other startups. Not competing with each other, but working all together.”

Watch a sneak peek of the last edition:

Program structure

Applications

Applications from worldwide Startups that answers the program’s challenges.

Online Pitch

Selected startups will showcase their solutions and their teams to assess the fit for the collaboration.

Bootcamp

Selected Startups and program partners will conduct work meetings to discuss potential pilots/projects between Startup and EDP.

Pilot development

The selected startups will co-develop pilot projects with EDP.

What’s in it for startups:

Develop your solution

An opportunity to test and develop your solution in partnership with EDP, with access to resources, infrastructure, expertise, and a global market.

Scale your business globally

Unique opportunity to showcase your solution to EDP’s business units and innovation teams across over 28 markets globally.

Feedback & Mentorship

Access to feedback and insights from a wide pool of mentors and energy experts matched to your unique requirements.

Ecosystem & Networking

Access to networking opportunities in EDP’s energy and innovation ecosystem of partners and stakeholders.

Funding opportunities

Connect with EDP Ventures, the venture capital arm of EDP, for funding prospects.