We’re looking for European and Israeli start-ups and scale-ups to join the 2021 New Energy Challenge.

Is your start-up or scale-up ready to innovate and grow? Can its product or service make a lasting impact on the energy system and help find more affordable ways to reduce emissions? Well then, let’s bring it to the market quicker!

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“Tomorrow’s energy system needs new thinking, new technologies and new approaches.”

Start-ups and scale-ups have, and will continue to have, a vital role in developing technologies for the energy system of the future. NEC’s mission to support young, innovative companies is more important than ever to enable a sustainable recovery from the impact of COVID-19 on our societies. We believe start-ups and scale-ups will play an essential role in the recovery by offering new, integrated solutions to industry – from biofuels to hydrogen, solar and wind – and by using nature and technology to capture emissions from sectors where emissions are hard to abate.


Register for the New Energy Challenge Finals Broadcast

Want to find out firsthand who wins? Register here and tune in to the New Energy Challenge Finals Broadcast on November 19, at 15.30 UTC +1, when we ...

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Find out all there is to know about our finalists at the Sprout website

Curious about our finalists’ ground breaking new technologies in the field of hydrogen, sustainable chemicals and future fuels? Excited to learn more about ...

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Working with a start-up isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. By Lene Hviid, General Manager Shell Gamechanger

By Lene Hviid General Manager Shell GameChanger The New Energy Challenge is one of the programs that I’m involved in as part of my role at Shell that ...

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New Energy Challenge 2020

Shell names German company EcoG ‘Best Scale-up’ in New Energy Challenge 2019

German company EcoG has been named ‘Best Scale-up’ in the fourth edition of the New Energy Challenge, winning the opportunity to further develop a pilot ...

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Shell names NanoSUN from the UK as ‘best start-up’ in New Energy Challenge 2019

NanoSUN from the United Kingdom has been named ‘best start-up’ in the fourth edition of the New Energy Challenge. As the winning start-up the company will ...

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NanoSUN and EcoG named winners of New Energy Challenge 2019

NanoSUN and EcoG have been named the winners of the fourth edition of the New Energy Challenge. The two were chosen by an expert jury from a field of more ...

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The finalists are selected! Meet the 12 most promising new energy start-ups in Europe and Israel

The New Energy Challenge has announced the names of the 12 finalists for its fourth edition.  Earlier this week it was announced that the winner of the ...

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Who made it to the shortlist?

Shell, Rockstart, YES!Delft and Get in the Ring are thrilled to announce the 27 companies shortlisted in the 2019 edition of the New Energy Challenge. The ...

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