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Maja Jerala, ABC Accelerator: Innovative Energy Startups Have Very Specific NeedsPhoto: Katja Kodba

Maja Jerala, ABC Accelerator: Innovative Energy Startups Have Very Specific Needs

December 23, 2019 | Alenka Lena Klopčič
New technologies | Startup

“Slovenian startups are clearly recognising the need for sustainable innovation, whereas innovative business models are proving to be a problem. This is because sustainability, in principle, calls for a different perspective in terms of business models and generating profit, since we need to ensure that they are convincing not only to potential investors, but especially to the users. It is the...


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ABC Accelerator’s Open Day Unveils New Startup OpportunitiesPhoto: Katja Kodba

ABC Accelerator’s Open Day Unveils New Startup Opportunities

December 20, 2019 | Energetika.NET
New technologies | Economy | Startup

Under the recently launched European Green Deal, the EU aims to become the first climate neutral continent by 2050, and cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 to 55% by 2030, said Gorazd Ažman of ELES, Slovenia's TSO for electricity, yesterday at ABC Accelerator's open day event called 'Mingle & Jingle'. In his talk, Ažman also emphasised the importance of the EU’s Clean Energy package, saying...


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EIT Digital Supports 27 Entrepreneurial Teams With Over EUR 400,000Photo: Roman Peklaj

EIT Digital Supports 27 Entrepreneurial Teams With Over EUR 400,000

October 9, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Economy | Startup

Twenty-seven entrepreneurial teams from 12 countries have successfully completed the EIT Digital Venture Programme, jointly organised by ABC Accelerator, Building Global Innovators, Found.ation and Startup Wise Guys. The teams each received a total of EUR 15,000 to build their minimum viable products (MVPs), said EIT Digital, a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education...


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Czech ČEZ to Acquire Minority Stake in German Solar Solution Provider ZolatPhoto: Gorenje Solar

Czech ČEZ to Acquire Minority Stake in German Solar Solution Provider Zolat

September 12, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Electricity | RES and EE | Startup

The Czech power utility ČEZ has decided to acquire a minority stake in Zolar, a German startup provider of digital solutions for rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panels, together with the company BayWa Energy Ventures, reported Pv-magazine.com. Thus, ČEZ and BayWa Energy Ventures will invest EUR 10 million in Zolar....


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Croatian INA Launches Its First Startup ProgrammePhoto: INA

Croatian INA Launches Its First Startup Programme

August 30, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Natural gas | Oil and oil derivates | New technologies | Startup

The Croatian oil and gas company INA has launched its first startup programme called Accelerating New Ideas (ANI). Thus, INA has signed an agreement with three other companies - Algebra LAB, Step RI and ZICER, reported Novilist.hr....


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Croatian Students Receive Award for Fighting Energy Poverty in ZagrebPhoto: FER

Croatian Students Receive Award for Fighting Energy Poverty in Zagreb

July 22, 2019 | Peter Palčec
RES and EE

A group of students from the Croatian Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) in Zagreb have been awarded the rector prize of the University of Zagreb for their contribution to fighting energy poverty in Zagreb. With the cooperation of FER, the City of Zagreb, and the Society for Sustainable Development Design (DOOR), the students visited around 90 poor energy households in Zagreb....


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EUR 800m for Innovative SMEs in SEEPhoto: Roman Peklaj

EUR 800m for Innovative SMEs in SEE

July 16, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
New technologies | Economy

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and ProCredit Group are providing EUR 800 million to innovative small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and the InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility. The financing will target companies using new technologies and producing new products in one of the eleven countries where the facility is available (Albania,...


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EIB and Breakthrough Energy Ventures Launch EUR 100m Clean Energy FundPhoto: www.pixabay.com

EIB and Breakthrough Energy Ventures Launch EUR 100m Clean Energy Fund

May 31, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Energy policy | New technologies

Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe (BEV-E), a new EUR 100 million investment fund was established by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Breakthrough Energy Ventures during the Fourth Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting in Vancouver, Canada, states a press release from the Commission....


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Danubia NanoTech Declared Best Startup in CEE RegionPhoto: InnoEnergy

Danubia NanoTech Declared Best Startup in CEE Region

May 22, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Electricity | RES and EE | CO2 emissions | New technologies | Ecology | Startup

The results from the fifth edition of InnoEnergy’s PowerUp! competition – which saw participation from over 300 startups from 24 countries across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) – have now been announced. At the grand final, which was held in Krakow, Danubia NanoTech from Slovakia was named the overall winner by the judges following a close battle with its rivals for the top prize. The...


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Romanian Green Spots Start-Up Winner of Romanian InnoEnergy CompetitionPhoto: Pixabay

Romanian Green Spots Start-Up Winner of Romanian InnoEnergy Competition

May 6, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Electricity | RES and EE | Startup

Green Spots, a multi-functional smart city solution consisting of an urban solar charger and platform, has been chosen as Romania’s country finalist of the EIT InnoEnergy Competition PowerUp!, which took place in Bucharest on 18 April. The best 10 start-ups working on energy and cleantech solutions participated in the final pitching session out of the 23 applications submitted in Romania,...


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