We are looking for startups to lead Cleantech Challenges in StartupCity València

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The Challenges

Take part now answering challenges posed by large companies!

Energy Transition (Decarbonization and Circular Economy)

We prefer projects or technology to be tested from TRL > = 7 We do not have any kind of geographical restriction, as far as we are already collaboration with startups from all over the world (including Japan, Australia, etc.). However, this is much easier in the case of fully digital projects.

Sustainability Comparative Software solution for equipment and materials classification in studies.

We need solutions in TRL 6-7 so the technology can be validated in an operating environment. There’s no geographical restriction.

Innovative zero emission power supply solution for isolated works.

We need solutions in TRL 6-7 so the technology can be validated in an operating environment. There’s no geographical restriction.

Real-time visualization alert system for meteorological prediction

TRL 6-9 European geographical restriction.

Energy efficiency simulator for vehicle fleet

We don´t mind the geographical origin but we need an experienced working team (at least 2 years with similar tasks)

Analysis Software of images applied to Maintenance of High Voltage Overhead Lines and/or Photovoltaic Plants

We are looking for companies with developments in the market, not in development.

EIOS – Energy Investments Optimization System

We are looking for companies with developments in the market, not in development.

The program

Who can participate?

You can submit your solution until 18th July 2022 if

What we expect from you

Benefits of participation

1. Acceptance of applications from June 7th to July 10th, 2022
2. Evaluation of Startups. Until July 18th
3. CleanConnect inauguration in València Activa offices
4. Training València Ports
5. Reception by the corporate. During the month of October
6. VLC Startup Market on October 15th and 16th
7. Connection Day. Pitch before investors, corporations, and cities
8. Attendance at the 3rd Global StartupCities Summit in Braga (Portugal) on November 28 – 30th

Benefits of participation

Possibility of being selected as the best collaboration between startup and corporate with the co-funding of a pilot project.

5 startups hosting for a period of 6 days at the València Activa offices.

Startups presentation to corporates, public administration and investors at the Greenovators Connection Day event

Visibility in social networks and communication channels of València Activa and Avaesen.

Attendance at the VLC Startup Market event on October 15 and 16.

Possibility to work with big corporations and visit their amenities.

Free attendance at the 3nd Global StartupCities Summit in Braga on November 28-30.

The best scoring startups will have the chance to attend one of the most important investment events in the city of Ostrava in the Czech Republic.

DISCLAIMER: The project will offer a travel grant for startups as part of the Clean Connect VLC 2022 activities.

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About CleanConnect VLC

A new way to face cleantech challenges

CleanConnectVLC is part of the public-private initiative Global StartupCities within the bottom-up #EiA – European innovation Area. The bottom-up #EiA is a geo-economimovement to support global entrepreneurs and innovators in the EU with the largest Global-EU public-private consortium and the Innovation Agenda driven by local innovation ecosystems from among others: cities, towns and remote areas.

The aim of this initiative is focused on the creation of synergies between corporates and startups, which will co-create solutions to the challenges presented and raise awareness of StartupCity València as a European city of Cleantech entrepreneurship.

CleanConnectVLC is the new initiative of the City Council of València that, through València Activa and AVAESEN, aims to promote Cleantech entrepreneurship in StartupCity València. The main corporations of the Valencian business network present the challenges that both they and the sector are facing in order to find an innovative solution in which technology will have a differentiating character.

València Activa is an instrument of the València City Council that has the participation of the most representative economic and social agents and whose mission is to promote and coordinate the policies of employment and local economic development in the city of València, with a capacity for rapid and effective action that guarantees a quality service to citizens and companies. València Activa manages the areas of employment, training, entrepreneurship and economic innovation.

AVAESEN is the link between business, R&D, government and financing, covering the entire value chain of the clean technologies sector.

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