YES!Delft

YES!Delft is a partner of the New Energy Challenge.

In the New Energy Challenge, YES!DELFT will be training the participants that are chosen after a curated selection. With our perfected methodology on customer validation, in less than a week, we bring the startups in the challenge to the next level to compete in the Final Day of the New Energy Challenge.

Since 2005, the tech incubator YES!Delft supports tech startups to bring their ideas to the market, validate their business assumptions, and grow teams. More than 170 active tech startups have access to the unique YES!Delft ecosystem which includes customized programmes, services such as YES!Funded and YES!Talents, over 170 mentors, and more than 50 corporate partners. The tech incubator achieved second place in the world ranking of UBI Global. The ecosystem of YES!Delft is leading innovation in nine established focus areas: aviation, medtech, socialtech, robotics, cleantech, biotech, deep tech, artificial intelligence, and blockchain. In 2019, a new location opened – YES!Delft The Hague – to become the home of software-related startups, in particular, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. A new hub focusing on social technologies opened in Rotterdam in 2021 by YES!Delft in partnership with Erasmus University Rotterdam.

A program at its 6th edition, developed by Shell, Rockstart, and YES!Delft, will support and accelerate the journey of promising solutions in the energy transition. From alternative fuels solutions to hydrogen-related innovations, and even digital solutions that will disrupt the market, the challenge can act as a key program in their entrepreneurial journey.

“We’ve seen impressive cleantech innovations since the beginning of our tech incubator, back in 2005. Together with partners like Shell, Rockstart and Get in the Ring we can find the next best innovations in the field and support them,” said EJ Lugt, Managing Director at YES!Delft. “Now, perhaps more than ever, it’s the time to support the next innovators that will disrupt how we’re currently going in this energy transition. Considering the startups I’ve seen in the previous editions of this program, I’m super eager to meet the next game changers.”

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