Module 3 - Singapore

The Global Energy Startup Program

The Free Electrons program connects the most disruptive startups with 10 of the largest energy utilities in the world.  Participants get together for 4 one week long modules held accross the globe to work closely and collaboratively over the course of one year.

During each module the Free Electrons community of experts and mentors support the startups to jump start their business through one-on-one meetings and structured group sessions. Startups refine their value proposition, trial and test technology and gain access to invaluable resources, advice and support from around the globe.

Startups are in the running for the prize of $200,000USD – no strings attached.


Want to see who is the winner of the Free Electrons 2020 edition?

Watch the grand finale broadcast here:

Free Electrons Module 3: connecting the Energy Ecosystem

The digital Free Electrons journey began 10 months ago. The final event of this edition, Module 3 – digital Singapore marks an important milestone, proving the program has risen above all adversities. In what has been a difficult year of navigating the unknown, we are proud to bring everyone together to celebrate a triumphant year of learning & innovation, fostering knowledge, accomplishing results, making progress and above all of moving forward in the face of uncertainty.

So let’s take advantage of this new digital format to unite the Energy Ecosystem through a global networking event across time zones and across industries – lets connect  Utilities, FE2020 Startups, Alumni, VC’s, Experts, Governmental Institutions, Academia, Journalists, & Corporates alike to do something great.

This is the beginning of something new and bold, lets connect the energy ecosystem to create new possibilities, new business and new learnings. The future starts now!

This is the beginning of joining together the energy ecosystem to create new possibilities, new business and new contacts.


The final event of the Free Electrons 2020 edition focuses on “Ecosystem”. The agenda has been developed to facilitate the coming together of the  Energy Ecosystem in a way that will bring new perspectives, insights and connections. See below for session details. Please register to receive updates and to access the #FEdigitalSGP virtual platform – where all the magic will happen – soon.

DAY 01
12 October

1:30-2:00 PM


2:00-2:30 PM


Free Electrons wishes to recognise the value of the individuals who strive to foster and cultivate new ideas through encouraging and inspiring those around them (more info here)

2:30-3:00 PM


FE is all about impact and this will be a session for FE Alumni startups to showcase how collaboration and its learnings can lead to success.

3:00-3:30 PM


This day will be exclusive for Utilities and FE20 Finalist Startups

All sessions take place in the Auditorium, for Networking please check the Singapore Garden City and click on the name of the session

DAY 02
13 October



2:15-2:30 PM


2:30-3:00 PM


Michael Liebreich is the Founder of BloombergNEF (BNEF) the leading provider of primary research on clean energy, advanced transport, digital industry, innovative materials, and commodities.

With Michael’s incredible expertise in clean energy, gas, energy technology, and advanced transportation we can expect the best insights on financial, economic and policy implications of industry-transforming trends and technologies! Stay tuned!

3:00-4:00 PM


After 7 months of this digital FE Journey we’ll bring the 15 Startups of the 2020 cohort to stage so that they can pitch their technology, their journey and their long term vision under three main topics: SENSING THE GRID, SMART CITIES and SMART TOOLS & RENEWABLES & EFFICIENCY. Check the finalists here and make sure you put this session in your agenda to get to know who is changing the course of the Energy sector.

4:30-6:00 PM


Let’s take advantage of the digital format. This a call to action to the Energy Ecosystem! We invite different perspectives, experiences, and knowledge to join what will be a hands-on workshop. There will be four main topics from which you are invited to choose:

  • Data in Energy – “How can data be used to bring new value in the energy market” // moderated by Mafalda Freitas
  • Energy in Cities – “How will cities generate & manage energy in the future” // moderated by Assunção Cruz
  • Paths Towards Green Energy and Carbon Neutrality – “What possible paths are there for carbon neutrality and green only energy in our sector?” // moderated by Cláudia Ferreira
  • Energy in mobility – “What are the opportunities for the energy industry in the mobility sector? // moderated by Manuel Tânger

The greatest minds in the energy sector can collectively look into what may seem the same old challenges with different perspectives, think outside the box, go beyond what is apparent and come up with futuristic solutions. Together we can design better energetic ways – for all!

Open to all Guests

All sessions take place in the Auditorium

DAY 03
14 October



2:15-2:30 PM


2:30-3:00 PM

STARTUPS PANEL (Parallel Sessions)

From more than 800 applications from all over the world, this cohort of FE2020 represents the best of the best in the energy sector. They are experts in their field and we want to put them in the Spotlight. This session will run in 3 parallel panels: Data in the Energy Industry, Future of Renewable Energy, and Sustainability in Business: myth, madness, or must?. These sessions will be moderated by the Utilities. Not a David vs Golias, but more of we are all in this together! You don’t want to miss it!

3:00-3:40 PM


Energy Investment opportunities through the lens of covid-19 pandemic

Synopsis: 2020 is said to have been a challenging year for businesses. The spread of covid-19 dealt a severe, unexpected shock that impacted people and markets around the globe. Many businesses are wondering how to navigate the demand and supply shocks, and thinking, what’s next? Hear from top VCs in the energy sector on their Global and Asia insights on navigating such periods of uncertainty and volatility, and how innovation remains key for a green and sustainable recovery.

In the Startup Ecosystem, the venture capitalists have the knowledge, the money and the power to fuel innovation. These are the experts who have eyes on startups and in the future. Under the topic: “Energy Investment opportunities through the lens of covid-19 pandemic” we will have four incredible experts who will take us on this journey:

Moderator will be May Liew, Head of Sustainability and Open Innovation at SP Group

3:45-4:30 PM


The most awaited moment! The C-level of the biggest Utilities in the world will participate in this talk to discuss the topic: “The Energy Transition in the New Normal – Navigation or Acceleration?”. This will be an exclusive opportunity with the participation of:

  • António Vidigal, CEO Innovation at EDP
  • Chuah Kee Heng, CEO Sustainable Energy Solutions at SP Group
  • Jerry O’Sullivan, Deputy Chief Executive at ESB

and Moderation of Kristen Panerali, Head of Electricity at World Economic Forum.

4:30-5:00 PM


What a better way to end this Ecosystem day than to get to know who is behind the camera? We will have meaningful conversations in small groups for business speed dating. Do show up, we promise it will be worth it!

Open to all Guests

All sessions take place in the Auditorium, for Networking please check the Singapore Garden City and click on the name of the session

DAY 04
15 October



1:15-1:30 PM


1:30-1:45 PM


An opportunity for the FE Utilities to do a sincere overview of this edition, from the challenges to the conquests – FE2020 deserves a true and inspired celebration!.

2:00-2:15 PM

FE Prize Announcement: no strings attached!

This is the motto for the most awaited award! The big prize of $200.000USD will be given to the best Startup who has proven itself along the way.

2:15-2:30 PM


We know! We can’t believe it either – but you know that by now! Dear Startups, you are now part of the “FE Family” and you are welcomed as Alumni! Dear Utilities, take some rest, we will soon re-start! What a ride! It was an honor to share this journey by your side! You know that there are no goodbyes, so let’s just celebrate, with you! See you soon!

This day will be exclusive for Utilities and FE20 Finalist Startups

All sessions take place in the Auditorium

Disclaimer: this agenda reflects the time zone of the Host – Singapore (GMT +8:00).

If you need help to convert the hours to your timezone, you can use a free service like:

Register for Module 3

Please complete the form below:

The COVID-19 pandemic is a call to pivot, adapt, and evolve. Free Electrons taps on great minds and innovators to catalyse the transition to a cleaner and greener environment for all.

May Liew

Head of Sustainability and Open Innovation,
SP Group

We will be seeing you soon!



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