EIT InnoEnergy and Rockstart launch second edition of EnergyXL

EIT InnoEnergy and Rockstart, the two top-rated energy-focused start-up incubation and acceleration programmes in the Netherlands have teamed up again for a joint initiative with the goal to provide the most relevant support to the best start-ups out there. Start-ups can apply for programmes by EIT InnoEnergy and Rockstart at the same time and receive tailor-made offers according to their needs and growth stage.

“We continue our mission to get the best start-ups in energy and cleantech to join one of the strongest acceleration ecosystems in Europe,” said Raymond Meeuwsen, InnoEnergy Business Creation Manager “Like last year, we are looking for ambitious entrepreneurs in the fields of energy transition and sustainability.” The programmes that comprise EnergyXL cater for start-ups that are in different growth stages. The main goal of the initiative,  is to provide more value for the best teams working in the energy sector by matching their needs with respective partner offerings.

“We’ve been running our Smart Energy programme since 2014,” said Freerk Bisschop, Smart Energy Programme Director at Rockstart. “Every year, we receive a number of applications from very promising start-ups, for which the time isn’t right to join our programme. EnergyXL is there to solve this mismatch and make sure each team gets the support, guidance, and empowerment they require.”

Start-ups interested in participating can apply until 3 June for any of the programmes offered by EnergyXL. EIT InnoEnergy and Rockstart will review the applications against their own criteria. Once the shortlists have been created, the best start-ups will be invited to the Selection Days for EIT InnoEnergy before summer (and for Rockstart later this year).

“We, at EIT InnoEnergy, are excited to be part of this initiative. We work intensively with our start-ups and support them in bringing their products and services to the market. With our tailored programmes, years of experience, focus on energy and European network we offer all the ingredients for success.” Says Michael Samra, Scouting Associate at EIT InnoEnergy .

For more information on the timeline and how to apply go to: energyxl.io