New Energy Challenge 2022

In this year’s seventh edition, the NEC will search for start-ups and scale-ups that are developing emerging technologies and digital solutions in the fields of energy-efficiency and carbon capture, storage, and utilisation.

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A Digital and Carbon-Neutral Future

At a critical time for the energy transition, The New Energy Challenge (NEC) is bringing together cutting-edge innovators to make energy systems not just carbon-neutral but also “carbon-useful” – and at scale.

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Drive Change in the Energy System

The winning companies will be given the opportunity to connect with investors and experts, unlocking the knowledge, contacts, funding, and support needed to scale their business.

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1MAR

Start New Energy Challange sign up phase 2022

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Milestones

THISMNTH

Sign up phase closes

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JUNJUL

Selection and announcement of the top 20 entries

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The competition for European start-ups in renewable energy

Jointly organized by Rockstart, Shell, Unknown Group and YES!Delft, the New Energy Challenge is open to European and Israeli start-ups and scale-ups. The winning companies will be given the opportunity to connect with investors and experts, unlocking the knowledge, contacts, funding, and support needed to scale their business and help them to drive change in the energy system.

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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
The challenge gave us the opportunity to meet investors and really build our story.
NanoSUN, Great Britain
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
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
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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