EPRI Incubatenergy Labs Challenge for Startups

Incubatenergy Labs is built for startups to engage EPRI and electric power energy providers in paid demonstration projects.

An energy providers summit and collaborative demonstrations program in one, the program links startup companies leading the advancement of electrification, decarbonization and grid modernization with energy providers from around the world that have the capacity and desire to demonstrate and scale those innovations.

We structured the program to give you maximum exposure to energy providers and ensure that the results of a successful demonstration with one energy provider turns into opportunities with many.

Challenge Categories

Incubatenergy Labs seeks technologies for 2024’s cohort in the following innovation challenge categories:

  • Customer and community engagement
  • Decarbonization and Sustainability
  • Electric mobility
  • Electrification
  • Nuclear assists
  • Predictive and perspective operations
  • Resilience and adaptation
  • Robotics
  • Waste-derived renewable fuels
  • Workforce of the future

Why Incubatenergy Labs?

  • Utility Exposure
  • Paid Demonstrations
  • Rapid Execution
  • Demonstrate with one, get traction with many
  • Successful candidates will access data, gather insights, scope demonstration trials, and test their products/services in live customer environments

Criteria for participation

  • In general, they’re seeking demonstration-ready solutions, typically at TRL 6-8.
  • They are seeking companies whose innovations have progressed beyond the cash prizes phase of development and are ready for real-world demonstration, nearing the point of market scale. While they don’t offer cash prizes, EPRI, and the member energy providers are eager to collaborate with you on paid demonstrations. After all, revenue is the best reward.
  • Great innovations come from all corners of the world.

Benefits of participation

  • Direct engagement with major utility business leaders and subject matter experts
  • Demonstration of your tech on-site with some of the largest energy providers in North & South America and Europe
  • The opportunity to grow your catalog of contacts through EPRI’s Incubatenergy Network
  • Engage utility and industry investment groups
  • Time to develop a relevant use case with senior stakeholders before Pitch Day
  • Accelerated, paid demonstrations on-site between startups and utilities

Deadline: December 1, 2023

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