December 3rd 2019
Opening of call for proposals
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
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!
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
Be part of the Startup Village
Your free booth for 2 days
Exhibition of your innovations
Exceptional opportunities for BtoB appointments
High media exposure
Cocktail networking at the Startup Village
Award ceremony during the Prestige evening
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
Representatives of the sponsoring companies: CEA, Demeter, EDF, Enedis, HSBC, Omexom, Bpifrance, Business France and partner countries: Norway and United Kingdom.
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
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
Opening of call for proposals
Deadline for submission of applications
Selection of 18 startups finalists
Deadline for sending the pitch contest presentations in English
Pitch Competition and Award Ceremony
Bpifrance finances companies in credit, guarantee and equity, and supports them throughout their lives in their growth projects, innovation, development in France or internationally. Bpifrance also ensures their export activity through a wide range of products. Consulting, university, networking and acceleration program for startups, SMEs and midcaps are also part of the offer to entrepreneurs. Since January 1, 2019, Bpifrance, in cooperation with all entrepreneurship support networks, has been strengthening its toolbox at the service of entrepreneurs with the launch of Bpifrance Création. Its site is full of practical information to help entrepreneurs and facilitate the construction of their projects. Thanks to Bpifrance’s 48 regional offices, entrepreneurs benefit from a close, unique and efficient contact to help them face their challenges.
In 2017, HSBC France opened its first fully digital bricks and mortar branch dedicated to entrepreneurs in the Ile de France region. Business Banking Centre Live focuses first and foremost on young entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs with revenue of less than €2 million.
With over 500 lawyers and 15 offices around the world, Watson Farley & Williams’ legal team is a leading sector focused finance and corporate practice which provides specific expertise in the maritime, transport (including aviation and rail), energy (including renewable energy), natural resources, infrastructure and PPP, real estate, private equity and TMT/ICT sectors.
The firm advises French and foreign industrial and service groups, institutional investors, investment funds, banks, export credit agencies (ECAs), entrepreneurs, family offices, public bodies and governments.