The largest Ukrainian power generation and distribution company, DTEK and InnoEnergy signed a Gold Membership agreement, along with innovation scouting in Krakow. The agreement has been signed by Emanuele Volpe, chief innovation officer at DTEK and Jakub Miler, CEO of InnoEnergy Central Europe.
“DTEK provides European rules and values in Ukrainian energy markets. Together with the PowerUp! project, we would like to embrace European innovation as well. Innovation is changing the world and we are ready to become part of these changes. We are looking for solutions in gas and coal production, thermal generation, renewable energy, grids, e-mobility, energy efficiency and customer services” – said Emanuele Volpe, Chief Innovation Officer of DTEK.
As a Gold Partner, DTEK has already been part of the PowerUp! Competition and Emanuele Volpe was among the judges of PowerUp’s Grand Final that selected the best start-ups in the field of energy in Central and Eastern Europe in Krakow on 21 May.
Further elements of the cooperation include:
- Innovation scouting in the European energy landscape,
- Initiatives of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and InnoEnergy – European Battery Alliance,
- Cooperation with over 400 international partners from the industry and the academic community, business and public sector – during The Business Booster conference and exhibition of innovations.
“InnoEnergy’s job is to shorten the transition time to a sustainable energy system in Europe. We are glad to welcome Ukraine’s flagship energy company to our platform. We will work together to find the best solutions and share the best practices from all over Europe, so we both get closer to our goals” – said Jakub Miler, the CEO of InnoEnergy Central Europe.
DTEK is Ukraine’s largest energy group with assets in coal mining, electricity generation and distribution, alternative energy and gas production. The synergy of coal producing and electricity generating companies, advanced technologies, professional management and high social standards help DTEK maintain its leading positions in the fuel and energy market of Ukraine.