CEEP is an event partner of the PowerUp! Competition, organised by EIT InnoEnergy – the fourth edition of the largest competition for start-ups from the cleantech sector in Central Europe. The competition creates a great opportunity for business development and establishing a presence on the international market. The competition is taking place from 1st of March to 19th of June 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic (Grand Final).

In addition to financial prizes, the winners of the competition may look forward to a chance to participate in the prestigious Highway® by InnoEnergy programme which converts ideas and designs into market reality. It offers beginner entrepreneurs financing up to an amount of 150 thousand euros and wide-ranging support in the fields of product development and protection, team building, access to international customers and external financing sources.

The organizer underlines that mobility, cyber security, and energy storage solutions are particularly sought after on the energy market. The range of interest includes technologies that allow for a reduction of emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere and those which combat smog.

The winner of the previous edition was the Hungarian start-up, HeatVentors, which presented an innovative method of storing thermal energy that requires 90% less space and allows to save 20 to 40% of energy.

The grand finale of the PowerUp! competition in Prague and more than ten country-wide finals will be preceded by Bootcamps. These unique workshops with the best European business mentors provide the opportunity to verify one's business model and polish the presentation skills of the participants.

In order to participate in the competition, you need to have a product prototype, a team, and fill in a form which is available at the competition website, www.powerup.innoenergy.com, until April 19th.

EIT InnoEnergy is supported by the EIT, a body of the European Union.

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