Why Apply?

Jumpstart your technology with Free Electrons

The program includes a series of modules held across the globe (physically and digitally), where startups work closely with The Utility Partners, local accelerators and mentors to refine their company’s solution and explore options to jumpstart their solution’s growth.

Each module is structured to facilitate ongoing conversations between startups and utilities to refine value propositions, seed pilot projects, and explore investment opportunities.

Free Electrons offers the chance for startups to:

  • Test Solutions

    Test your solution and identify product market fit with experts and mentors in the energy sector

  • Gain Insight

    Receive training & support, and attend sponsored travel events throughout the program


Tackling the World’s Energy Problems

We envision a future where smart, clean and accessible energy will transform every aspect of our lives and we’d like to join forces with startups to make this happen.

Free Electrons aims to address specific key challenges in the energy sector:

  • Connectivity And Communication Solution iconConnectivity And Communication Solution
  • Energy management and efficiency iconEnergy management and efficiency
  • Facility And Asset 
Management iconFacility And Asset Management
  • Next Generation Clean Energy iconNext Generation Clean Energy
  • Smarter Grid And Energy Communities iconSmarter Grid And Energy Communities
  • Sustainable Alternative Fuels And Carbon Management  iconSustainable Alternative Fuels And Carbon Management
  • Transport & Industry Electrification iconTransport & Industry Electrification
  • Connectivity & Communication solutionsSolutions For B2b And B2c
Its quite important for our core strategy, to get in touch with The Utilities but it’s also quite important to meet with the other startups and companies to build our ecosystem.

Thorsten Heller

Greenbird Integration Technology
We think that Free Electrons is the best place for utility business development, having the opportunity to talk to 10 of the biggest utilities in the world – there is no other place that we can do that all at once so fast.

Tagg Jefferson

Talking to senior executives from the largest utilities around the world, developing close personal relationships and leveraging those to get real deals done.

Yoav Lurie

Simple Energy
We’ve connected into this amazing network of startup companies, we’ve also had the opportunity to meet some of the most innovative utilities in the world.

Sara Bell

Tempus Energy
We benefited mostly from the honesty and the candid answers that the utilities gave us.

Michael Shalyt

We have made great friends and we have developed a proposition that is now really answering a need and we understand the challenges the utilities are facing.

Louise Rogerson

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For specific questions on the application process, see our FAQs page or contact us directly.

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