The deadline for the second call of the Cleantech start-up programme, INCENSe (INternet Cleantech ENablers Spark),has been extended to September 30th. The project is the result of a collaboration between Enel, Endesa and the incubators Accelerace (Denmark) and Funding Box (Spain), and is promoted by the European Union with an overall budget of eight million Euros, which will be awarded to the most interesting projects proposed by young companies.
Through the INCENSe programme, the multinational company Enel is seeking opportunities to create synergy with start-up companies, with the common goal of developing a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services for customers. The first call to action ended in December 2014, with results well above initial expectations: over 230 start-ups from 31 countries have presented their projects, a significant number, considering that clean technology is a relatively new industry.
The objective of the second call, which was launched on June 18th, is to select 28 "ideas" from the same number of small and medium-sized companies who offer solutions for a more efficient and smarter energy use.
Companies have until September 30th to submit their prototypes on energy efficiency and home automation, renewable energy, smart grids, energy storage, Advanced Diagnostic & Automation Solutions, e-Mobility, IT security or Digitalisation of Energy through ICT. The start-ups that are selected will receive a grant of up to 150 thousand Euros and will have the opportunity to work with Enel on the product development.
Further details on how to apply are available on www.incense-accelerator.com.