Challenges & Solutions

New Grid Solutions

including microgrids, extreme weather, events prediction and management

Grid Management and Operation

including interaction with DER and new technologies to maximize overall performance of the power grid

Market Interaction

including Smart Cities and fraud identification

Customer Experience

including consumer data for new Energy services, automation of
call center operations and predicting consumer behavior

Asset Management

including DER/DRES penetration, grid resilience and IoT sensors with a focus on low-voltage assets

Smart Cities

EV charging points, public lighting

Benefits

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.

Timeline

Applications

May 3 – June 1, 2022

Bootcamp

July 5 – 7, 2022

Piloting Phase

July – December, 2022

Innovation Day

Q1 – 2023

In a nutshell

1. What is the deadline for applying?

The Future Grids Track will be open until 1 June 2022.

2. What information do I need to provide in my application?

We ask for information about you, your idea, your team and your company. Don’t hold back, let us know how great you are.

3. What does the Energy Starter consist of?

The Energy Starter will happen in a cyclic approach, looping 3 different Tracks that cover key themes on the Energy Transition landscape, every 4 months. The top selected startups for each Track will develop their product/service use case in a 3-day intensive program with the help of workshops, talks and mentoring sessions that will provide you with useful learnings about EDP and enhance your skills. The participating teams will also be invited to join the Innovation Showcase Day event in a knowledge-sharing gathering for the community

4. What type of solutions are you looking for?

For the Future Grids Track we are looking for:

  • New Grid Solutions: including microgrids, extreme weather, events prediction and management;
  • Grid Management and Operation: including interaction with DER and new technologies to maximize overall performance of the power grid;
  • Market Interaction: including Smart Cities and fraud identification;
  • Customer Experience: including consumer data for new Energy services, automation of call center operations and predicting consumer behavior;
  • Asset Management: including DER/DRES penetration, grid resilience and IoT sensors with a focus on low-voltage assets:
  • Smart Cities: EV charging points, public lighting.

5. What do I need to attend in person?

The Energy Starter program was designed to be a physical experience during the 3-day Bootcamp and the Innovation Showcase Day.

6. Do I need to give away equity to participate?

No, we do not ask for equity for participating in this program. However, we may ask you to keep us notified about future funding rounds.

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