What we believe
We believe that in the future, cleantech will be thought of in the way we view software today—not as something separate, but as an ecological mean to accomplish sustainability goals for any industry or organization. At its core, sustainability is about using resources more efficiently—a goal of any well-run business. Although cleantech companies today fall into many categories, they can be applied to any business sector. In general, we are interested in companies who work with deep technology and new science, anything from IoT sensors over blockchain to AI and advanced materials.
We are especially working in the domains of Sustainable Infrastructure, Advanced Mobility, Air and Environment, Energy Efficiency, Industrial IoT & Software, Power Infrastructure, Smart Grid, Renewable Energy, Water, Smart Building and Smart City.
Our portfolio of cleantech startups
Bin-e provides an IoT device with waste recognition based on AI and real-time data. The bin segregates and compresses the recyclables automatically while also controlling the fill level and processing data for convenient waste management. It also generates high-quality raw material that can be resold to recycling companies and turned into a new income stream.
STAC Technology is an IP consulting engineering company specialised in developing Water Based Cooling Technology. STACs technology enables making cooling by using the hot water supplied into buildings from the district heating grid and converting it to clean cooling.
MicroChange provides an environmental and sustainable solution for the global marine industry by offering a filtration unit that can be integrated into already existing systems onboard ships to clean local seawater areas or seawater used in production on land.
Go2Green is an innovative concept making it attractive for companies to buy green energy. By using an automated process that keeps an eye on the entire electricity market, Go2Green helps companies achieve lower prices on green energy.
Lokalist provides a platform that simplifies the process of price comparison when selling your old smartphone, donating it or recycling it for cash, ensuring you make the best choice for the environment and your wallet.
BlueBenu is developing a flexible and modular container size waste management system that can process unsorted, dirty and even contaminated plastic and organic waste that cannot be recycled. This will provide a reduction in CO2 footprint as the recycling of the waste will turn into a new valuable product.
PowerMarket provides global intelligence solutions using downstream satellite data and Advanced AI, technology researched and developed with the University of Oxford and European Space Agency.
What you get
Access to leading corporates
"Accelerace bootcamp and program were some of the best activities that BlueBenu has participated in. The quality and high level of the mentors and all the members involved were crucial for us to develop our startup. Also, everyone was so helpful and answered all our questions regarding legal and finance. We highly recommend Accelerace for startups who need quality guidance to develop and grow."
Co-founder & COO at BlueBenu
"Accelerace has proven that they can open doors that we cannot even find. They have connections that would take us months and months to reach. It has definitely helped us become sharper on our business model and sales strategy as well as our profile, and that really helps when you have to network and attract people”
“Driven by the growth of renewable energy sources and the rise of digital technologies, the energy landscape is in transformation. Tomorrow, the consumer will have an ever more active role to play as a ‘prosumer’. This will offer opportunities to existing but also new actors. By joining forces, Elia and Accelerace aim to provide the necessary support and technical expertise to nurture innovations and help start-ups grow in the electricity sector.”
Strategic Partnership Manager Elia
"Enel and Accelerace had the opportunity to collaborate in the implementation of the INCENSe program, a European accelerator funded by the European Commission. The collaboration was great, as the startups selected received a really valuable support and were well prepared to get in touch with Enel’s business lines to implement their solutions."
Head of Startup Initiatives Enel
"We have gained valuable experience by working with our own company during the 8 camps in the program. Working on your own company with lectures and mentoring from some of the best is a unique opportunity."