Clean Energy Bootcamp

For innovators at/from universities

In Europe and Africa, startups and innovators are working on new ideas to limit the effects of climate change. Due to their different starting points, startups in Africa and Germany may have different focuses, but they are working towards the same goal: a decentralised renewable energy supply that will also change our economic and social lives.

The Clean Energy Bootcamp brings together (post-)docs and students from four universities in Uganda, Kenya and Germany to collaborate in workshops to further develop their CleanTech innovations.

The aim is not a one-sided transfer of knowledge, but an equal exchange of ideas and solutions for the respective region. The goal: to learn from other local contexts for one’s own startup idea.

Read what participants say about the Bootcamp:

  • “The Bootcamp was a game changer for me. It was a great step forward in this innovation-to-business journey.”
  • “I liked the way people from different countries and cultures worked in harmony.”
  • “The event was a success. A revolution has started with this cohorts.”
  • “I met very impressive people and learnt a lot with regard to customers and the market.”

Participating Universities


– Kenyatta University, Nairobi, 
– Mount Kenya University, Thika

Makerere University Business School, Kampala

Participation Requirements

  • Participants: Students or (post-)docs studying at the participating universities or participating in projects or programs there as well as staff of faculties. Most important is the quality and level of your innovation, not your status at the university.
  • Innovation: The idea must be innovative and new and offer a solution in the CleanTech sector.
  • State of the innovation: It is not just an initial idea, but there is already a Minimum Viable Product and/or initial experience with users/customers.

Clean Energy Bootcamp 2024

Three innovative ideas from each university will participate in the Clean Energy Bootcamp:

10. – 16. April 2024
in Nairobi

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