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EIT open call for sustainable energy solutions with EIT InnoEnergy

About the call

Demand for sustainable energy solutions is rapidly increasing. As a trusted partner and the biggest cleantech investor, EIT InnoEnergy plays a pivotal role in accelerating sustainable energy innovations and wants to help make your company a global success! That’s why we are looking for and support the most innovative ideas in sustainable energy from around the globe.

EIT InnoEnergy is looking for companies that aim for impact with scalable business models and/or disruptive technologies to:

  • Reduce costs in the energy value chain
  • Reduce CO2 emissions
  • Secure operability of the energy system
  • Create sustainable growth
  • Improve competitiveness
  • Reduce costs in the energy value chain
  • Create jobs

EIT InnoEnergy aims to have a positive impact on the planet (environment) and on the people (society) as we continually solve problems that really matter. Therefore, profits (economic) can be re-invested in new innovations, for this reason we will continue to help you to measure your impact.

Who can apply?

Call is Open to all start-ups and companies from Horizon Europe countries. Entity not coming from the EU, or the Third countries (not associated to Horizon Europe) can be awarded the financial support, if approved by the EIT.

We are looking for startups that:

  • Have a business idea, proven prototype, proof of concept or product/service already in the market in one of the seven thematic areas mentioned below and cover a market need.
  • Have devoted full time team to the project.
  • Average time to market – and first revenues – of two years.
  • Are looking for added value services and financing, including equity partners.
  • Are easy to work with and willing to commit to stable, long-term relationship with EIT InnoEnergy.
  • The company does not need to be legally established at the time of apply.

Applications in any of the following thematic areas:

Energy for
transport and
Smart and
efficient buildings
and cities
Smart electric grid
Any other
sustainable energy

Sustainable development goals (SDGs):

Your company’s operations, products/services contribute positively to at least one of the EIT InnoEnergy’s Core Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and clean energy
Decent work and economic growth
Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
Sustainable cities and communities
Responsible consumption and production
Climate action
For more details about UN SDGs please go to:

The start-ups will receive

Partnering with EIT InnoEnergy represents an incredible opportunity for innovative sustainable energy start-ups and companies to grow their business to a global success.
Expand your network
Tap into our global network of partners and high-level experts as mentors or as members of your Board of Directors.
Increase your sales
With the support of our dedicated sales force, we can connect you with potential customers from our network and beyond.
From the lab to the market, identification of clear target market, definition of solid business case; definition of marketing, sales, and financing strategy.
Our tailor-made services will support you in different phases.
Capital investment
EIT InnoEnergy provides capital investment and works with you in the go-to-market and growth phases.

Terms and Conditions

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