Competitions & Awards


A diverse program with insights on topics such as marketing and sales and mentors from the start-up, VC or industrial world is waiting for you. And other advantages: Participation is open to all industries / The program is also open to startups outside the LMU.
Clean energy competition for the world’s most exceptional clean energy innovators, conducted by SparkLabs Clean Energy and the SparkLabs Group.
From the idea to the start-up: Science Park Graz wants to support (potential) founders in this way. It is a way to get feedback directly from experts and make contacts.
We support innovative startups in the areas of low-carbon technologies, circular economy and digitalization for the energy industry when they are at a pre-commercial stage to bring their technological solutions to market. This is an ideal program for startups that are ready for pilot trials with real customers, or startups that will reach this stage in less than 1-2 years.
Techhouse Accelerator is a 16-week accelerator program based in Graz, Austria. During the program, startups and tech teams work with industry partners to solve technical challenges and connect with venture capitalists and investors.
The greenstart accelerator programme is looking for new and innovative business models in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, mobility, agriculture/bioeconomy, climate change adaptation and their cross-cutting issues.
The Founder Institute is the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley and offshoots in over 200 cities worldwide. Until 21 March, the Founder Institute Switzerland accepts applications from prospective founders for the spring semester 2021.
Middle East Energy is calling on all energy start-ups and SMEs to apply to participate in our new, exciting feature. As the energy industry is a leader in disruptive change, this is an opportunity for SMEs to present their innovations to a panel of industry experts and an audience of potential investors. Criteria are: start-up, SME or proof of concept, the main thing is that they are innovative!
Amazon is looking for the European “Startup of the Year”: Startups from Europe that sell physical products to consumers can apply for the competition. A jury will initially shortlist 15 finalists, from which the five most innovative startups will be selected. The five finalists will each receive prize money of 10,000 euros. First place as “Startup of the Year” will receive a further 90,000 euros.
Startups work with leading energy suppliers from around the world to develop innovative solutions and help shape the future of energy. The programme focuses on cooperation on pilot projects, the commercial introduction of products, the facilitation of investment opportunities, learning and development.
We are looking for outstanding projects or products that have been incorporated into a global project in the field of renewable energies. The projects must be exemplary for global future applications, unique in their expression and implementation, and must be fully completed between March 2019 and March 2021.
The Smart Renewable Energy category of The smarter E AWARD is particularly suitable for innovative concepts, business models and products in the areas of sector coupling, power-to-X, vehicle-to-grid, digitalization, grid infrastructure and electricity trading.
The offer is aimed at start-ups and start-ups with forward-looking business ideas for the energy sector. In the multi-week program, the teams work with experts from the energy sector to develop their business models. In addition, they learn methods for efficient product development, receive pitch training as well as insights about the energy market and potential financing opportunities. The team training is carried out online.
The Berlin Startup Grant supports founders who have an initial startup concept and a first prototype and are in the process of preparing for market maturity. The aim of the support is the foundation and the market entry. As a lean incubator, we focus on founders who continuously test their ideas and develop their products in a user-centric way.
The Federal Ecodesign Award honours outstandingly designed and environmentally compatible products, services and concepts. The aim is to promote environmentally friendly changes in development and production as well as in consumer behaviour.