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Why participate?

You are a startup or VSE (Very Small Enterprise) French or foreign less than 10 years of existence, already marketing an offer or having a prototype about to be put on the market ?

Take the opportunity to become known and accelerate your development:

  • Meet the main actors of the Energy and Mobility ecosystem,
  • Present your innovation to a prestigious jury of international dimension,
  • Earn personalized accompaniments.


Promote your innovations and know-how in the energy and e-mobility sector.

Allow you to meet the investors and decision-makers of the public authorities

Pitch contest

18 start-ups finalist

4 minutes to present your innovation and convince!

2 minutes of exchanges with a prestigious jury

3 Categories – 4 Awards

  • On-board and vehicle-related solution
  • Infrastructure solution and energy management
  • Hydrogen solution


For each finalist startup

Integrate the Start-up Village

Your free stand for 2 days

The exhibition of your innovations

BtoB appointment opportunities

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Pitch session

Cocktail networking at Start-up Village

Prestige evening and awards ceremony

You are booking for : Highlights

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The promotion

Press release

Communication campaign web and social networks

You are booking for : The promotion

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For the startup laureates

GreenUnivers subscription & free invitations to conferences (1 year)

Free participation to the Capenergies Business Meetings (1 year)

HSBC Accompaniment

Communication campaign

Legal and tax advice (1/2 day) by Watson Farley & Williams

Export Advisory offered by Business France

Public financing council (1/2 day) by the AREAD Cabinet

Sponsors & Partners

Sponsor ES4M Awards 2019

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.

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Partners ES4M Awards 2019

With more than 800 government grants, it can be difficult to match your investment plan to available funding. For more than 15 years, AREAD identify and secure grant funding for all business projects (innovation, export, investments…) in France. Our team of dedicated experts complete all necessary paperwork to optimize and maximize funding. With expertise in many different sectors, we work with a variety of companies, from start-ups to multi-nationals.

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Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. 
It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.
Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 64 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.

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With almost 500 layers and 14 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.

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Conditions of participation


Until 31 January 2019 0h: Receipt of applications

February 10, 2019: Selection of the 18 startups finalists by the organizers and experts

March 14, 2019: Pitch Competition and Awards Ceremony


Apply exclusively via the online form below. 

You will be informed of the follow-up of your application by e-mail.


The Jury

Presidency by the Academy of Technologies
Vice Presidency by HSBC
Premium Partner Representative: CEA, EDF, ENEDIS, OMEXOM
Representative of an investment fund : Demeter Partners
Actor of startup support
Representatives of partner countries

5 evaluation 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


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 accept that information about my startup is posted on the website energy4smartmobility.eu*

* 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.