E.DIS Startup-Challenge
E.DIS Startup-Challenge

We are looking for startups with innovative technologies and new business models to rethink the future of the energy sector together with E.DIS.

The Startup Challenge 2019 is your chance to get expert feedback and insights on your business model, make important contacts to industry players and network with them. But this is only the beginning. If your idea fits the E.DIS strategy and is selected, the Startup Challenge 2019 opens the door to joint pilot projects, knowledge transfer, possible financial support and an energy boost!

Join in and apply by 23.10.2019 - 23:59

The partners of the Startup Challenge 2019

The Startup Challenge 2019 will be hosted by E.DIS AG, one of the largest regional energy service providers in Germany. E.DIS offers much more than just classical energy supply. We are a leader in the secure integration of renewable energies, are driving the expansion of broadband and electric mobility and are thus shaping the energy world of tomorrow.

As an accelerator and seed investor for E.ON, :agile scouts energy-related start-ups throughout Europe and Israel. :agile offers the startups long-term cooperation opportunities. The aim of the cooperation is to set up pilots together and thus support the startups in scaling. Also on board are E.ON's corporate VC colleagues, who focus on mid-bis-late-stage start-ups.

Founded 1999

1.600 employees

Located in Fürstenwalde/Spree and Potsdam

In Kooperation mit:

Founded 2013

10 employees

Located in Essen, Berlin, Tel Aviv

Impressions of Startups Challenge 2018

The Startup Challenge 2019 by E.DIS and :agile

Profile of requirements

As part of its digitisation strategy, E.DIS is investing in new, innovative solutions. This is exactly why we would like to be your partner! We are looking for start-ups whose innovative technology and business models pave the way for the energy future, especially solutions in the areas of grid operation and neighbourhood supply.

Age

Max. 10 years

PHASE

Any

HEADQUARTERS

DACH region

Intelligent low & medium voltage networks

  • Equipment and applications for intelligent local network stations, automation of the testing of intelligent local network stations, solutions for the rapid identification of low-voltage network failures.

Green Hydrogen

  • New technologies for conversion (Power2Gas), storage and use of hydrogen

VR / AR Technology

  • Remote support (e.g. via data glasses) for technicians in the field service, use of VR for training technicians

Smart neighbourhood applications

  • New technologies for measuring and reducing building emissions (digital building control, e.g. heat, climate, electricity), innovative lighting systems with additional functions (WLAN, sensor technology, etc.)

Topics you will surprise us with

  • New technologies and business models that fit a sustainable energy service provider such as E.DIS.

Application Process

Via Innoloft, please send us a few details about your company, but above all a cooperation idea. If you are among the Top 10 ideas, you will be invited to take part at the Pitch Day in Berlin. During the pitch, managers from E.DIS and its subsidiaries will form the jury. Prior to the Challenge, our experts will meet with the finalist start-ups to discuss cooperation potentials.

Application

The application deadline is 23.10.2019 - 23:59.

Selection

The Startup Challenge Finalists will be announced on 30.10.2019.

Pitching-Day

On 28.11.2019 the Pitching Day will take place in Berlin. Three winners will be announced. The winners will receive a paid pilot project.

Cooperation Phase

In Q1 2020 the cooperation phase starts for the winning Startups together with E.DIS.

Application

The application deadline is 23.10.2019 - 23:59.

Selection

The Startup Challenge Finalists will be announced on 30.10.2019.

Pitching-Day

On 28.11.2019 the Pitching Day will take place in Berlin. Three winners will be announced. The winners will receive a paid pilot project.

Cooperation Phase

In Q1 2020 the cooperation phase starts for the winning Startups together with E.DIS.

This is why you should take part

For the winners and other participants the Challenge opens up a number of possibilities:

The chance to start a paid pilot project with us. This means: E.DIS becomes your customer! If the pilot is successful, you discuss together with E.DIS a long-term cooperation.

The chance to join the :agile accelerator - with all the advantages of the program: mentoring and training, investment opportunity, possible pilot projects in the E.ON company.

Contact with relevant experts in the E.ON Business Units and other industry players.

Point of contact to E.ON's Corporate VC division.

Visibility as a finalist of the E.DIS and :agile Startup Challenge 2019 in cooperation with Innoloft.

Any questions?

Feel free to talk to us about the process or the other topics.

Innoloft
Sven Pietsch
Geschäftführung
s.pietsch@innoloft.com

E.DIS AG
Andreas Quester-Riebeling
Unternehmensentwicklung
Andreas.Riebeling@e-dis.de

Startup Challenge 2018 success stories

During the first E.DIS Startup Challenge in 2018, three winners were chosen who subsequently implemented pilot projects. A year later, two of them told us how the Challenge had driven their startups forward.

Dennis Metz von Othermo

What did you do with E.DIS directly after the SUC 2018?

Already two weeks after the win there was an appointment with a site inspection. Commission at the end of 2018, installation phase 1 in February 2019!

How would you describe your experience of the Startup Challenge 2018?

Very recommendable! The Challenge is a reality check for startups, even without coming into direct contact with the problem and end user in the sales process: Do I have everything I need to deliver? You also get direct, in-depth feedback from people who really know their stuff.

Christopher Gumppenberg from KUGU

What did you do with E.DIS directly after the SUC 2018?

Directly after the Challenge the colleagues from E.DIS visited us for a workshop in our office. In the workshop we introduced ourselves again in detail and clarified the basic conditions and requirements of the pilot. A few weeks later, we carried out an installation in Potsdam, accompanied it for several months and prepared corresponding management presentations.

How would you describe your experience of the Startup Challenge 2018?

The Challenge was a great experience in which we already worked closely with the E.DIS colleagues during the selection day. The positive cooperation and willingness to cooperate with startups is still a lot of fun.

Your startup fits?

Enter, register and off you go!