Powergen Europe 2019

12 - 14 November 2019

Initiate! Young Talent Programme

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Initiate! Young Talent Programme

Presenting your vision for tomorrow to the energy leaders of today


The Initiate! Young Talent Programme welcomes students and young professionals about to graduate and ready to work in the industry or under 35 and working for a utility - join us!

The industry needs new talent and new ideas to encourage the development of solutions and strategies to bring about change.

You will network with your peers, share your knowledge and work with other utility professionals to put your ideas into practice. By joining the programme you have access to the  PGE/ EUW Summit programme where you will additionally be able to schmooze with the policymakers, thought leaders and utility giants.

We will grant 200 FREE tickets for POWERGEN Europe / European Utility Week 2019 to students with the ambition to make an impact and innovate the industry. We just ask you to be pro-active, motivated and engaged!



A maximum number of passes per university applies – check out the University Partnerships section below for more information

Game Changing Impact Challenges

For the third time already, InnoEnergy will organize the Game Changing Impact Challenges (GCIC) during European Utility Week & POWERGEN Europe 2019.

100 master and PhD students from all over Europe will be divided into teams and use their skills, creativity and knowledge to solve real industry challenges the energy industry is facing today.

Challenges this year are offered by Vattenfall, McKinsey Energy Insights and E.ON, amongst others.

The InnoEnergy students will be divided into teams and use design thinking and innovation practices to identify and build a campaign response which will be pitched back to the industry.

If you would like to be inspired and see their innovative and sustainable solutions, join us during the Closing Keynote, on Thursday 14th November, 13h30, where the overall winning team of the Game Changing Impact Challenges will present their solutions.

To know more about InnoEnergy, visit them at stand R50.I9 on the Initiate! Hub.

TU Berlin Challenge - Energy Management MBA

The Technical University of Berlin, University Ambassador of Initiate! and Sponsor of the Young Talents Programme, launched an internal pre-event challenge for the Energy Management MBA Students, where the winner of the challenge gets to pitch his idea on the Initiate! Stage during POWERGEN Europe & European Utility Week 2019.

The challenge consisted in students having to develop a business idea, write a business plan, and then present this business plan in a pitch and with a poster.

Stay tuned for the winner! 

PGE EUW 2019 Initiate! TU Berlin challenge poster

University Partnerships

We are constantly looking for universities dedicated to working with students who can make a difference in accelerating the energy transition.

Join the Initiate! community and we will make sure we work with you to promote your cause, your university, your students.

By becoming one of our partners we will connect your selected students to those industry professionals who can truly accelerate their careers and their opportunities. 





EUW Partners & Sponsors

EUW partners and sponsors