PowerUp! 2018 Start-up Competition


PowerUp! 2018 Start-up Competition

On March 1st 2018, the application period for PowerUp! by InnoEnergy – the fourth edition of the largest competition for start-ups from the cleantech sector in Central and Eastern Europe – begins.

Start-ups from Greece and Cyprus are welcome to apply!

Areas where solutions are particularly important and sought after: energy, mobility, cleantech & cybersecurity.

The competition creates a great opportunity for business development and establishing a presence on the international market.

In addition to financial prizes, the winners of the competition may look forward to a chance to participate in Highway®, the prestigious programme by InnoEnergy which converts ideas and designs into market reality. Highway® offers beginner entrepreneurs financing up to an amount of 150 thousand euros and wide-ranging support in the fields of product development and protection, team building, access to international customers and external financing sources.

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The grand finale of the PowerUp! competition in Prague and more than ten country-wide finals will be preceded by Bootcamps. These unique workshops with the best European business mentors provide the opportunity to verify one's business model and polish the presentation skills of the participants.

In order to participate in the competition, you need to have a product prototype, a team, and fill in a form which is available at the competition website, www.powerup.innoenergy.com, until April 15th.

The competition is supported by KiNNO Consultants Ltd, the HUB of InnoEnergy in Greece and Cyprus. 

For more information about the PowerUp competition you can contact Yiannis Geragotellis and Paris Rallis by phone or by email.

Tel: 210 68 38 950

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To see what happened in the final of last’s years edition of PowerUp! in Budapest (PowerUp! 2017) click the link below:


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Funding Opportunities

Available funding opportunities:

ERC - Proof of Concept

Horizon2020 - SME Instrument

Innovation Highway®

For more information about deadlines visit the Calendar.

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