The New Energy Challenge edition 2022 has started! The timeline below provides insight into the milestones to be achieved along the way.

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  • MAR

    Recruitment phase

  • MAR'22

    Start New Energy Challenge (signup phase)

    This year's challenge has begun! Will you be joining the competition? The registration phase runs until May 1, 2022. Make sure you register during that period to participate. After registration is closed, the process of selecting the top 20 candidates will begin.

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  • MAY

    Selection phase


    Selection of the participants

    During this period, the best entries will be selected on the basis of the quality and potential of their business model, innovative technologies and digital solutions. These will be the participants of the New Energy Challenge 2022 edition.


    Deep-dive interviews

    All 20 participants will be invited for deep-dive interviews. The interviews will be conducted by Rockstart, Shell and YES!Delft experts in June to select 10 finalists.


    Announcement of the finalists

    The 10 finalists will be announced in June and invited for Finals Week, taking place late September and first weeks of October.

  • SEP

    Finals phase


    Coaching & Expert sessions

    An extensive network of experts will coach the finalists for multiple days to validate their business proposal, find their product-market fit, and prepare to pitch for an expert jury during the Finals Day event. The coaching and expert sessions will be provided by Rockstart, YES!Delft and/or Shell.

  • LATE'22

    Finals Day

    All 10 finalists will pitch in front of a jury of experts who will select the winners of the New Energy Challenge 2022. The winning start-up will be admitted to the Shell GameChanger programme. The winning scale-up will further develop and potentially execute a pilot, together with Shell Ventures.


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