About the New Energy Challenge

The New Energy Challenge is a competition for start-ups and scale-ups, jointly organized by Get in the Ring, Rockstart, Shell and YES!Delft. The competition is designed for entrepreneurs in Europe and Israel who are developing advanced technologies and disruptive solutions that could be vital in accelerating the energy transition.

The world will need an increasing amount of energy in the coming decade to ensure a decent standard of living for a growing global population. At the same time, we need to lower our CO2 emissions to tackle climate change.

NEC’s mission to support young, innovative companies is more important than ever. After all, they can help stimulate the economic recovery from the global COVID-19 recession by growing businesses based on affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy. Start-ups and scale-ups have, and will continue to have, a vital role in developing technologies for the energy system of the future.

Since it was launched, dozens of innovative entrepreneurs have received expert coaching and guidance and had the opportunity to bring their ideas to the next level. Winners such as Asperitas in 2018 have successfully attracted large-scale investment, begun building long-term partnerships, and brought us a step closer to making the energy transition a reality.