New Energy Challenge 2023

In this year's eighth edition, the NEC is seeking global emerging technologies that promote regenerative agriculture, have a positive impact on nature, and support sustainable use of land and resources.

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Finals Phase


Announcement of the NEC 2023 winners

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The competition for startups and scaleups in renewable energy

Jointly organized by RockstartShellUnknown Group and YES!Delft, the New Energy Challenge offers a platform for cutting-edge innovators to develop emerging technologies that promote sustainability and shape the future of the energy sector at scale. The finalists will join a variety of workshops and training sessions during an exciting accelerator programme. They will work with investors and experts during this final phase of the challenge, unlocking knowledge, contacts, and support needed to develop their company and product. The winning companies may be awarded a collaboration or funding to further scale their business.

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The intense preparation week was even better than we had expected, especially to meeting the other participants. Some of the others also had many years of experience and this provided meaningful insights.
EcoG, Germany
the top-class premium nature of the event really blew me away. Everything was arranged for us and organized better than anything else we had ever seen at other events.
JPM Silicon, Germany
After winning the NEC, Shell became both an investor and a client. This relationship is still strong, and that started with winning the challenge.
Asperitas, The Netherlands
The challenge gave us the opportunity to meet investors and really build our story.
NanoSUN, Great Britain
We have made much more progress than expected. This success is something we can give back to our investors.
RFC Power, Great Britain

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