With more than 500 applications from 66 different countries worldwide for the Start Up Energy Transition Award, Dena (the German Energy Agency) has coupled the attention of the main entrepreneurs worldwide that are pushing for what Dena itself qualifies as “one of the biggest challenges in human history”; the energy transition.
Smartive, as a start up in the wind power sector that tries to apply a disruptive idea in preventive maintenance of wind turbines, also applied for the award. It was not selected as winner, but it has been included in the top100 applicants over more than 400 sustainable energy start ups. As a company that pushes for this energy transition, it is a great honour and privilege to be identified among these 100 top start ups that push for this global goal.
Moreover, Andreas Kuhlmann, Chief Executive of Dena, has announced that they have included this top100 list in the preparatory material for the meeting of energy ministers and sent out a hard copy to each of the G20 leaders. “The list will make the leaders of the largest 20 economies aware that energy transition can only be achieved through innovation – and many start-ups are already developing the solutions that can make it happen”, he stated.