Closing April 25
Palo Alto (virtual event)
Bootcamp – Pitch Event
w/c May 23rd - 3 days
Selected startups will showcase their solutions and their teams through a fast-paced pitch event. In the weeks following utilities and startups will meet one on one to discuss potential pilots and define road maps. Startups moving forward in the program will be announced in July 2022.
Preliminary discussions, Define roadmaps, Pilot and project scoping.
w/c 26th July - 3 days
The Master Module focuses on matching solutions with concrete challenges to outline a collaborative roadmap for the first pilots/projects between startup and utility. Through further one-on-one meetings, project scope commences, and solutions are being contracted. Working with mentors and learning from successful case studies, participants will be given insight into the utility piloting process, advice on pitching to corporates, and explore the inner workings of large corporations.
Post Master Module:
Refine, project scoping, Guidance and development with mentors and open innovation partner (Beta-i).
w/c 17th October - 3 days
The Final Module of the 2022 edition focuses on firming up negotiations and defining projects for scaling and growth prospects. This is not the end – opportunities will continue to be developed outside of this module. A final pitch event and an award ceremony before the Free Electrons consortium, guests and representatives of the local innovation ecosystem will take place.
The 2022 Program
Applications are now closed
Free Electrons is with you, now and into the future – come on this journey with us!
Now in its 6th edition, Free Electrons, the ultimate energy innovation program, offers a diverse range of opportunities for startups and utilities. Selected startups will work alongside major energy utilities in a series of modules held physically and digitally across the globe*. No two journeys will be alike, with partnership opportunities forming all the time – what will the Free Electrons journey look like for you?