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E4SM 2020

3rd edition

The E4SM Awards is a contest open to startups established in the last 7 years, proposing innovative energy solutions for land, sea or air mobility

18 French and foreign startups will be selected by the Forum organizers

A prestigious jury of international dimension will decide between these finalists and 4 prizes will be awarded

Why should you apply for this contest?

Make your innovation known to key players in the energy and mobility sectors: industrials, investors, local authorities …
Accelerate your development in France and abroad thanks to the international dimension of the Forum (350 participants from 12 countries in the 2019 edition).
Benefit from high visibility: free booth in the Startup Village for the 18 finalists.
Win personalized prizes from our sponsors

Pitch contest

18 startups finalists
4 minutes to present your innovation
2 minutes of exchanges with the jury

Your time is precious: applying online will take less than 15 minutes!

Apply now

3 categories - 3 winners and among them one will be awarded the E4SM 2020 Grand Prix

1 – Embedded solution related to energy and for mobility: design, equipment and use
2 – Infrastructure solution and energy management for mobility
3 – Hydrogen or Biogas solution for mobility

About the 2019 winners

For the 18 startup finalists

Be part of the Startup Village
Your free booth for 2 days
Exhibition of your innovations
Exceptional opportunities for BtoB appointments
High media exposure

Pitch session
Cocktail networking at the Startup Village
Award ceremony during the Prestige evening

Selection criteria

Innovation: competitive positioning – technological breakthrough
Feasibility: quality of the business plan and sustainability of the business model
Potential: economic relevance and market prospects
Impact: economic and social benefits
Quality of the management team: credibility, ability to carry the project

The jury of experts

Representatives of the sponsoring companies: CEA, Demeter, EDF, Enedis, HSBC, Omexom, Bpifrance, Business France and partner countries: Norway and United Kingdom.


Prizes for the 3 winners

Communication and visibility

Communication campaign + Subscription to GreenUnivers + Access to « mobility conferences » of Capenergies + Free stand in the Startup Village 

+ For the Grand Prix 2020: a special highlight by Bpifrance via an interview on their website and newsletter

Consulting services

Legal advice by Watson Farley & Williams + Export meeting with Business France + Bank financing meeting with HSBC

+ For the Grand Prix 2020: 2 days of consulting “financing an innovative project” by Axess Developpement


December 3rd 2019

Opening of call for proposals

January 25th 2020

Deadline for submission of applications

February 15th 2020

Selection of 18 startups finalists

March 15th 2020

Deadline for sending the pitch contest presentations in English

March 31st 2020

Pitch Competition and Award Ceremony

Application form

Your company*


Year of creation of your startup*


Name of the key contact of your company*

Mail address*

Phone number*

Candidate category*

Describe your concept / innovation in a few words*


Stage of development? (R&D, scale up, start of marketing…)*

Main partners ? (clusters, investors, industrialists...)*


What is your main goal in participating in this pitch contest?*


I authorize the above information to be distributed to E4SM 2020 participants and included on the website of the organizers and the website energy4smartmobility.eu* YesNo

* Required field

1 Companies can only submit one application form. Incomplete applications at the closing date of registration will not be considered.
The organizers reserve the right, without their responsibility being in any way sought, to postpone, cancel or modify the contest, in particular for reasons beyond their control or in case of force majeure or in case of postponement or E4SM 2019 Cancellation Policy.
The organizers will be able to freely modify the endowments and replace them with others of equivalent value.
The composition of the jury is given for information only. It is likely to evolve without the responsibility of the organizers being sought.
By participating in this contest, the candidates declare that they accept the organizers to proceed as a courtesy, to record sounds, images (videos, photos) and their remarks, as part of the contest. The dissemination and exploitation of these images, comments and documents can be done through the websites of the organizers, press, films, ... accessible without any restriction of access and without remuneration of the person concerned, for a duration unlimited, in full or in extracts.
Applicants must make all provisions regarding the protection of intellectual property rights related to their project, as part of their participation in the contest.