27 - 29 October 2020

Initiate! Startup Programme


Initiate! Startup Programme

The programme for all startups positively impacting the acceleration of the smart energy transition!


Startups were able to showcase their solutions to the entire European Utility Week & POWERGEN Europe network, exhibit their solution on the Initiate! Hub on the exhibition floor, connect and brainstorm with the incumbents in the industry, meet with VCs, as well as gain access to those professionals from the venture unities within utilities.

This is their way in and up! 

Startup Pavilion

Where startups with innovative solutions helping to accelerate the smart energy transition showcased their products and services.

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Accelerate 2 Initiate!

Exclusive matchmaking programme for Initiate! startups

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Startup Speed Dating

To find exactly the right contacts for the next innovative project or investment

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Investor Drinks

All startups attending the event in Paris were able to participate!

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Legal & Regulatory Advice

Exciting news for startups attending Initiate! this year in Paris: Pinsent Masons was the official Legal & Regulatory Partner of Initiate! and offered legal & regulatory advice throughout the event.

Pinsent Masons


Pinsent Masons is absolutely delighted to be confirmed as the official Legal & Regulatory Partner of Initiate! at European Utility Week 2019. As a law firm at the heart of the energy transition, we understand the requirement to embrace change and look forward to meeting and supporting emerging talent in order to help drive the industry forward.


Thorsten Volz, Head of the German Energy Practice, Pinsent Masons


2019 Sponsors


2019 EUW Partners & Sponsors

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