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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

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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