NewGen Renewable Energy Accelerator Programme

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NewGen Renewable Energy Accelerator Programme

Deadline: 13th April 2024

IRENA has launched for the second year in a row the NewGen Renewable Energy Accelerator (NewGen) programme to empower youth to be active participants in the energy transition. NewGen supports the development and implementation of youth-led solutions in the climate and sustainable energy sectors by acting as a global showcase for youth-led innovation.

NewGen Renewable Energy Accelerator ProgrammeThe goal of the programme is to provide youth with the tools, knowledge, and support needed to develop and implement their ideas. Youth-led start-ups, scale-ups, and growth businesses now can be supported by IRENA to foster their growth and business acceleration.

IRENA will collaborate closely with its partners to provide successful participants with access to funding opportunities, business networks, and other resources to help them bring their ideas to market.

Benefits 

  • Webinars, workshops, and dedicated mentorship by IRENA experts
  • Access to pitching events and investment matchmaking
  • Dedicated Climate Impact forecasting workshop
  • Tailored acceleration program in renewable energy and climate technology

Eligibility

  1. Call for applications is open to young people between 18 and 35 years old from all over the world.
  2. At least one founder of the start-up must be between 18 and 35 years old.
  3. Start-up main business line should be in the following categories:
    • Renewable Energy technologies (solar, wind, hydropower, green hydrogen, geothermal and bio energy)
    • Climate adaptation technologies (Water Security, agriculture & Irrigation, livestock, Flood safeguards, Resource efficiency)
    • Climate Mitigation technologies (transportation, decarbonization, circular economy, energy efficiency, energy transformation and smart grids)
  4. At least two of the start-up founders are committed by 16 hrs each month for attending the accelerator sessions.
  5. By entering the selection process, participants guarantee that the submitted documentation is an original work created solely by the applicants and that it does not infringe on copyrights, trademarks and the rights of privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

NewGen Renewable Energy Accelerator participants will be announced on 1 May 2024.

Please feel free to download the application form template & Startup Profile PowerPoint to be used only in drafting your answers. Only applications received via the below link will be considered.

Application Template

Startup Profile Power Point

For more information and application.

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