Sustainable energy accelerator EIT InnoEnergy has issued its first-ever global call for start-ups across the entire sustainability value chain.
Elena Bou, Innovation Director at EIT InnoEnergy comments: “We are at an environmental crossroads. Action needs to be taken today to ensure we reach our global carbon reduction targets – which is why we’ve expanded our call beyond Europe. Delhi has just declared an air pollution emergency and in the US, the number of polluting motor vehicles on the roads has grown steadily to more than 270,000. We are reaching a tipping point – we need to tackle climate change together, and through our trusted ecosystem of more than 460 partners, we can do just that.”
EIT InnoEnergy’s current call for start-ups will offer innovators worldwide the potential to improve conditions not only in Europe but in their home countries too. The process will see the top 20 innovators receiving business support to accelerate commercialisation, with the winner receiving €100K,000 (equivalent to $110,000). Start-ups from Asia and the US are of particular interest, where clean air and vast internal combustion engine vehicle uptake are causing a noticeable impact on society.
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Source: Smart Energy International