New Energy Challenge 2024

The New Energy Challenge (NEC) helps technology-focused startups and scale-ups develop emerging technologies that will promote sustainability and shape the future of the energy sector.

NEC Winners

This year YES!Delft is again one of the organising partners for NEC 2024, together with Rockstart, Unknown and Shell we are seeking innovative proposals in the following two key areas: 

  • industrial energy and 
  • battery storage for stationary applications. 

Topic 1: Industrial energy 

The energy industry is changing and there is a growing focus on the challenges and opportunities of industrial electrification and power demand flexibility. NEC 2024 is looking for solutions that are designed for industrial processes to enhance industrial demand-side flexibility and energy forecasting. This involves understanding the unique energy requirements of factories, manufacturing plants and other industrial facilities.  


Topic 2: Innovation in battery storage for stationary applications  

We are interested in differentiating electrochemical, thermal, mechanical and battery storage solutions for stationary applications.  


Take the next step 

The NEC 2024 competition aims to encourage and foster a positive, collaborative environment for rapid and effective development and deployment of new energy technologies. By connecting energy-sector startups and scale-ups with industry stakeholders, our aim is to accelerate decarbonisation of global energy systems. 

The finalists will join a variety of workshops and training sessions during an exciting accelerator programme. They will work with investors and experts during this final phase of the challenge, unlocking knowledge, contacts and support needed to develop their company and product. The winning companies may be awarded a collaboration or funding to further scale their businesses. 

More details can be found on the New Energy Challenge webpage: New Energy Challenge | The competition for startups and scaleups in renewable energy

We look forward to seeing your submissions.

The initial deadline for registration is May 10th, the first selection will take place beginning of June 2024.


Event info

Online & Final event location will be announced later
Start date
4 June 2024
End date
21 November 2024
Final registration date
10 May 2024
Free of charge

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