June 15th 2021
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
15 French and foreign startups will be selected by the Forum organizers
A prestigious jury of international dimension will decide between these finalists and 5 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 thanks to the international dimension of the Forum (300 participants from 13 countries in 2020)
Benefit from high visibility: free booth in the Startup Village for the 15 finalists
Win personalized prizes from our sponsors
Pitch contest – in Marseille or online
15 startups finalists
5 minutes to present in english your innovation
+ 2 minutes of exchanges with the jury
Your time is precious: applying online will take less than 15 minutes!
1 – Electric solutions: all types of mobility accepted (land, martime, air) – Innovation already commercialised
2 – Hydrogen and biogas solutions: all types of mobility accepted (land, maritime, air) – Innovation already commercialised
3 – All green energy solutions: all types of mobility accepted (land, maritime, air) – Innovation in progress, not yet commercialised
Be part of the Startup Village
Your free booth for 1 day
Exhibition of your innovations
Exceptional opportunities for BtoB appointments
High media exposure
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/Attractiveness for VC
Representatives of Business France, CEA, Demeter, EDF, Enedis, HSBC, SMEG, partner countries…
Communication and visibility
Communication campaign + Subscription to GreenUnivers 1 year + 1 Access to « mobility conferences » of Capenergies 1 year + Free stand in the Startup Village
+ Special for the Grand Prix 2021: an interview on E4SM website
Legal advice by Watson Farley & Williams (0,5 day) + Export meeting with Business France + Bank financing meeting with HSBC
+ Special for the Grand Prix 2021: 2 days of consulting “financing an innovative project” by Axess Developpement
Participants to the E4SM 2021 Forum will nominate, by electronic vote, the winner of the “Public Award”. There is no dotation for this prize, except communication.
Opening of call for proposals
Deadline for submission of applications
Selection of 15 startups finalists
Deadline for sending the pitch contest presentations in English
Pitch Competition and Award Ceremony
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