Startup|Energy is a joint initiative of the University of Freiburg and the Solar Energy Foundation (Freiburg) to promote regional and international exchanges between start-ups in the field of decentralised, renewable energy supply in Germany and East Africa.
A project for the exchange of knowledge between two continents
As different as the initial situation and the experiences of local start-ups in Germany and East Africa are, it combines a common concern: clean and secure energy supply through decentralised, renewable energies. The diversity of experiences is quite an advantage, but it is not yet sufficiently used for start-up support to creatively develop new approaches and solutions for the respective markets.
StartUp|Energy will for the first time facilitate the exchange between German and African start-ups in the renewable, decentralised energy supply sector. This is not about the one-sided transfer of knowledge, but about an equal exchange of ideas and solutions for the respective region.
The Energy Camps in Freiburg are carried out by the University of Freiburg, in Kampala by the Solar Energy Foundation. The events are related to each other in terms of content and are designed to promote the exchange of startups in both regions.