The programme adapted its format to the new reality and will be carried out through an online platform.
The 5th edition of Cleantech Camp, the programme aimed at business ideas or companies in the initial phase with the aim of accelerating the energy transition in Europe, selected the 15 projects that until next November will be part of its training program. The projects were chosen from more than 70 applications made in January, of which 50 passed the first selection phase. The finalist start-ups are now fighting for the final prize, which can reach the value of 150,000 euros, intended for the acceleration of the companies and the possible financing of up to four pilots.
The selected projects are from several countries such as Spain, Portugal, France and the United Kingdom. Among the solutions presented, there are projects related to the areas of biogas and hydrogen, smart cities, smart grids, IoT and IA, energy efficiency and energy storage.
The Cleantech Camp, promoted by EIT InnoEnergy, Lisbon City Council, PRIO, Naturgy, Enagás Emprende, CRH and Barcelona Activa was postponed in March and resumed in September, with the final selection of projects. The 2020 edition will be held remotely. During the past few months, Cleantech Camp promoters have worked on the development of a platform capable of fulfilling all the necessary features so that the programme could continue with the same conditions as in previous editions. Cleantech Camp will maintain the essence of previous years, with the organisation of virtual training weeks in the cities of Lisbon, Barcelona and Madrid, combining training sessions with specialized workshops in the development of projects and networking meetings, in which entrepreneurs will be in contact with local experts.
After completing the training program, prizes will be delivered on November 26, in which the winning projects of this year’s edition will be announced.