The fourth edition of the program is looking for projects that promote energy efficiency, low-carbon economy and smarter and more sustainable cities. The 15 selected projects will follow a training program in Barcelona, Madrid and Porto aimed at the growth and acceleration of their business.
InnoEnergy, Naturgy, Enagas, Barcelona Activa and CEiiA have opened this month a new edition of Cleantech Camp, a training program aimed at business ideas or companies in the initial phase, in the clean energy sector. The promoters of the program seek to receive ideas for a selection of a maximum of 15 projects, which are preferably focused on promoting energy efficiency, the low-carbon economy as well as smarter and more sustainable cities.
Cleantech Camp looks for digital projects with an industrial vocation aimed at energy efficiency and that promotes the energy transition, distributed generation empowering the consumer, whose application is developed from new technologies such as blockchain, the use of big data and artificial intelligence. There are new topics this year, such as biogas, biomethane, hydrogen and Smart Factory, in addition to other topics already associated with the program such as energy efficiency, sustainable mobility, smart grids, smart & sustainable cities or renewable energies.
The selected projects will follow a training program in Barcelona, Madrid and Porto for several weeks, with the participation of ESADE as a training partner and will combine training sessions, specialized workshops for the development of projects or networking meetings, led by different experts. In addition, the projects will have access to Barcelona Activa, InnovaLab de Naturgy, Engás FAB and Enagás Venture Center in Madrid and the CEiiA facilities in Porto.
Naturgy looks for solutions in the fields of artificial intelligence applied to the client and combined renewable and renewable electric gas solutions. It also seeks new business models in sustainable mobility and batteries and self-consumption.
Enagás looks for solutions for sustainable mobility in NGV, renewable gas (biogas-biomethane), Power2Gas and renewable hydrogen generation and LNG storage solutions with new materials.
In June, the three projects with the greatest potential will be selected and will receive awards of 20,000, 10,000 and 5,000 euros respectively. Likewise, they will also obtain other in-kind contributions to promote their growth and consolidation, under the responsibility of the different partners of the program. As the main novelty in this year’s edition, the selected start-ups should present a commercial pilot of their project. The Cleantech Camp jury will select two pilots that will be co-financed by the program and will be developed together with Naturgy, Enagás and CEiiA.
Cleantech Camp is promoted by InnoEnergy, Naturgy, Enagas (through its Programa de Emprendimiento Corporativo e Innovación Abierta, Enagás Emprende) and Barcelona Activa. It also has the collaboration of the Portuguese research center CEiiA and the companies Ateknea, ZBM and Osborne, who act as Knowledge Partners, contributing to the program with their knowledge in the areas of patents, legal regulations or public financing. The program has a clear vocation to promote Open Innovation among the leading companies and the participating startups, to generate an ecosystem of knowledge exchange from which both large companies and emerging projects benefit.
Registration to participate in the program can be made through www.cleantechcamp.com from January 23 to February 24.