Startup|Energy News

In a celebration of engineering innovation in Africa, two Fellows of Startup|Energy – Christopher Maara and Léandre Berwa – are among 16 African engineering innovators shortlisted for the $60,000 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. The prize will be shared among four finalists to emerge from the longlist. Read more…

The Startup|Energy initiative is offering a unique boot camp for clean energy innovators from selected universities in Uganda, Kenya and Germany: In April 2024, up to 12 innovators will meet in Nairobi to spend a week developing their CleanTech innovations in workshops. These three universities are involved in the boot camp: Germany: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg Kenya: …

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The two-day bootcamp is part of the Freelance Incubator Program in Uganda with the aim of taking the practical experiences of freelancers, discussing them with each other and developing solutions. In addition, there is a targeted transfer of information that expands the knowledge of the participants. The bootcamp consists of interactive sessions and discussions on …

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The program aims to train and provide ongoing support to small and micro enterprises specializing in solar clean energy products and services. Led by Gathu Kirubi, director of the Kenyan Solar Energy Foundation and an experienced solar entrepreneur, 43 participants (17 of whom are women) receive basic entrepreneurial training at two training sites. They then …

Kenyan Solar Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Program (SEEP) launched Read More »

The Co-Creation Lab brings together (post-)docs and master’s 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 …

Pre-Announcement: Co-Creation Lab in 2024 Read More »