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The 21 Best Renewable Energy Accelerators and Incubators

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The Renewable Energy industry has seen an increasing number of accelerators, incubators and entrepreneurship programs emerge for startups and entrepreneurs to gain exposure, become more productive, or make connections.

It is still hard for Renewable Energy startups to get noticed by VCs, but these programs are proving to be extremely useful for startups looking for capital and other help.

That's why we've compiled a list of the 21 best accelerators and incubators in the Renewable Energy industry.


21 Renewable Energy Accelerators and Incubators

1) Carbon Trust

1) Carbon Trust

Carbon Trust aims to hasten the transition to a low-carbon economy by collaborating with businesses to minimize carbon emissions now and in the future.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2001
  • Number of investments: 22
  • Number of exits: 5

You can find their website here.

2) Clean Energy Trust

2) Clean Energy Trust

Early-stage startups working on clean energy, decarbonization, and environmental sustainability are supported by the Clean Energy Trust.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Chicago
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Amy Francetic, Michael Polsky, Nick Pritzker
  • Number of investments: 37
  • Number of exits: 3

You can find their website here.

3) Rockstart

3) Rockstart

Rockstart is an early-stage investor that supports innovators with a social mission in the energy, agrifood, and emerging technology sectors.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: Amsterdam
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Bjorn Brekel, Don Ritzen, James Digby, Koen Wagemakers, Oscar Kneppers, Rune Theill, Susana Arévalo
  • Number of investments: 175
  • Number of exits: 12
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

4) Fledge

4) Fledge

Fledge is a global network of business accelerators focused on for-profit enterprises with a social goal.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Seattle
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Francesco Persivale, Luni Libes, Roberto Persivale
  • Number of investments: 36
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 7

You can find their website here.

5) NextEnergy

5) NextEnergy

NextEnergy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Detroit
  • Started in: 2002

You can find their website here.

6) Third Derivative

6) Third Derivative

Third Derivative is a renewable energy and climate technology accelerator.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Bryan Hassin, Elaine Hsieh, Jon Creyts, Josh Agenbroad
  • Number of investments: 6

You can find their website here.

7) Paris Ventures

7) Paris Ventures

Gerdau's Corporate Venture Capital Program, Paris Ventures, invests in and supports entrepreneurs who are changing the built world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Brazil
  • City: São Paulo
  • Started in: 2020
  • Number of investments: 6

You can find their website here.

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8) Walerud Ventures

8) Walerud Ventures

As investors, advisors, and part-time workers, Walerud Ventures joins pre-seed and seed stage enterprises. Deep technology that is good for the environment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • City: Stockholm
  • Started in: 2002
  • Founders: Bengt Walerud, Caroline Walerud, Jane Walerud
  • Number of investments: 23
  • Number of exits: 8

You can find their website here.

9) Commercialization Reactor

9) Commercialization Reactor

We help deep-tech startups by creating, accelerating, and investing in them.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Latvia
  • City: Riga
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Nikolai Adamovitch, Voldemars Bredikis
  • Number of investments: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

10) The Business Collective Pte Ltd

10) The Business Collective Pte Ltd

Holding of Private Investments

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Rajesh Nair
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 8

You can find their website here.

11) ACCIONA I'MNOVATION

11) ACCIONA I'MNOVATION

Acciona's innovation platform, ACCIONA I'MNOVATION, aims to improve the company's technological capabilities and that of its R&D centers.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Alcobendas
  • Number of investments: 6

You can find their website here.

12) Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Equinor

12) Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Equinor

The Techstars Energy Accelerator, in collaboration with Equinor, works on disruptive energy solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Norway
  • City: Oslo
  • Number of investments: 10
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 13

You can find their website here.

13) EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator Spain

13) EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator Spain

The EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator Spain is a global warming acceleration program.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Valencia
  • Started in: 2014
  • Number of investments: 3

You can find their website here.

14) E2Tech

14) E2Tech

E2Tech serves as a catalyst for this sector's growth by offering networking possibilities.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Portland

You can find their website here.

15) Richi Entrepreneurs

15) Richi Entrepreneurs

A three-week program in Boston that will link your firm with unique business and funding opportunities in the health and cleantech sectors.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Boston
  • Started in: 2015
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 8

You can find their website here.

16) The European Startup Prize

16) The European Startup Prize

The European Startup Prize is Europe's largest award and accelerator program for sustainable mobility.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Jean-François Dhinaux, Karima Delli, Sophie Bailly
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 20

You can find their website here.

17) Energy Hub Ventures

17) Energy Hub Ventures

EHV was formed with the goal of accelerating the implementation of smart energy in Indonesia.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Jakarta
  • Started in: 2020

You can find their website here.

18) www.fiziks.gq

18) www.fiziks.gq

Sustainable Energy Generation with Zero Carbon Emissions

Details of the startup:

  • Country: New Zealand
  • City: Auckland
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Dean Drever
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 104

You can find their website here.

19) EnergySpin

19) EnergySpin

They propel energy corporations to new heights.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Finland
  • City: Vaasa
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 8

You can find their website here.

20) Smart Impact

20) Smart Impact

Hardware Accelerator With Impact

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Mexico
  • City: Mexico City
  • Started in: 2015
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 96

You can find their website here.

21) EnergyLab Scaleup Program

21) EnergyLab Scaleup Program

The EnergyLab Scaleup Program is an accelerator program for promising renewable energy startups in their late stages.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Sydney
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 26

You can find their website here.

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