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    E4SM 2020

    Discover 20 international startups selected for E4SM 2020!
    Attend the pitch contest on October 13 at 3:45 pm, meet them on their virtual stands and vote for the Public Special Prize!


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

    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

    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.


    First category

    Embedded solution related to energy and for mobility: design, equipment and use

    AI-powered startup, to analyze customer feedback, sourced everywhere. Better World has been elected as the most innovative start-up in Europe in the automotive / connected car field in 2019 (EU – Horizon 2020 program).

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    Its DNA? Decarbonising mobility through circular economy. The company allows the conversion of industrial and transport vehicles from combustion to electric.

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    City Mobility Crew has created City Rabbit, a three-wheels electric scooter designed for the “last-mile” transport between home/workplace and public transit stations.

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    Corsican Blue Project is developing a ship running on renewable energies to participate in monitoring and assistance missions along the Corsican coast.

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    Teebike is a connected front wheel that turns any bicycle into an electric bike in minutes.

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    Transition-One converts an internal-combustion vehicle into an electric one in just 4 hours.

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    Verkor, an industrial company, is set to amplify battery cell production in Europe, with the support of EIT InnoEnergy, Schneider Electric and the Groupe Idec.

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    Wavegyre develops two systems of inductive charging for electric vehicles.

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    Zeway  is a new player in electric mobility offering a service of personal electric mopeds with swappable batteries in a network of stations deployed throughout the city.

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    Second category

    Infrastructure and energy management

    Mob Energy created an autonomous mobile charging robot to recharge electric vehicles.

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    Nielsen Concept developed the Mobilipod, a shelter for bicycles and scooters, supplied by solar panels.

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    Rossini Energy offers a smart charging cable for electric cars, which adapts its consumption to the network.

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    Simob develops a platform to optimize a self-service micro-mobility fleet (scooters, bicycles, hoverboards).

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    Zaptec provides charging installations for housing cooperatives and companies. In 2019, the startup introduced a EV charger for private houses.

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    Zeplug provides charging solutions for electric and hybride vehicles. The company takes care of everything: technical surveys, tracking installation progress, financing the infrastructure, maintenance…

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    Provides services and softwares to optimize the use of new mobilities, especially electric vehicles.

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    Third category

    Hydrogen and biogas solutions

    Atawey designs and manufactures turnkey autonomous green hydrogen refueling stations for sustainable mobility: for hydrogen bikes, fuel cell vehicles, heavyload fuel cell trucks and buses…

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    e-Néo aims to electrify all vehicles with electric batteries or fuel cells (hydrogen).

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    After the world’s first hydrogen catamaran, Energy Observer Developments aims to develop carbon-free hydrogen solutions for maritime and land uses

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    NepTech offers boats powered by internal combustion engine (hydrogen or electric batteries).

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    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

    February 15th 2020

    Extended deadline for submission of applications

    February 28th 2020

    Selection of 18 startups finalists

    March 15th 2020

    Deadline for sending the pitch contest presentations in English

    October 13th 2020

    Pitch Competition and Award Ceremony

    Application form

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