28 - 29 September 2021
Formerly POWERGEN Asia & Asian Utility Week

Initiate ‘Future of Energy’ Startup Challenge

Calling all start-ups that are developing new solutions for the energy system of the future!

This year we are introducing the ‘Future of Energy’ Challenge to provide a platform for startups in the sustainable energy field to share their innovation and new technology through a 10-minute pitching to our judges.

The biggest challenge today is the transition to renewable energy that will substitute the dependency on fossil fuels, which generate such an environment impact we cannot ignore it anymore. Start-ups have and will continue to have a vital role in developing technologies for the energy system of the future. Initiate Asia’s mission is to support our new generation of energy innovators who will help shape our energy future.

How to Participate? [for ASEAN Participants]

Stage 1
Applications are open from 1nd August 2021. Applications will be accepted until 7th September 2021. The form has to be submitted in English.

Stage 2
From 7th September to 15th September, the judges will review all the applications and select 5 finalists with the most innovative solution to take part in the pitching competition.

Stage 3
The Top 5 finalists to pitch to the judges virtually. The three winners will be announced after all the pitching have completed.

How to Participate? [for Indonesian Participants]

Please join the Indonesian Energy Challenge here.

The Indonesian Energy Innovation Challenge is founded by Energy Investment Management BV. With energy transition expertise and investment management activities, Energy Investment Management BV will join forces with Initiate’s profiling program to stimulate innovation for Indonesian energy transition. The event provides entrepreneurs and students with a platform to share their ideas and solutions, realize new connections and allows the start of new collaborations.

Criteria for the Start-Up Programme

  • A newly-launched product or solution – start-up or from a university
  • Product/solution should not be in the market for more than 3 years
  • Focus is on Energy Innovation

Topics/Fields include:

  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Cleantech
  • Energy Efficiency/ Smart Cities / Green Buildings
  • Digitalisation/ IoT/ Big DATA
  • Smart Grids/ Microgrids / Electrification/
  • Electric Vehicles and E-Mobility
  • Energy Storage
  • Solar and Wind Technology
  • Hydrogen
  • Biomass/WTE


Prizes include:

  • Winners of Indonesian Energy Challenge will get to participate in an Exclusive Webinar which will be featured in Enlit Asia Digital Festival Day 1.
  • Winners of Initiate ‘Future of Energy’ Startup Challenge will get to participate in an Exclusive Webinar which will be featured in Enlit Asia Digital Festival Day 2.
  • Network connections and access to target clients
  • A complimentary interview/written article to be featured on Enlit Asia’s website and social media platforms.
  • Complimentary Speaking Opportunity at Enlit Asia