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Hitachi Energy Startup Challenge 2024

March 4 - April 7, 2024 | Online

Montag, 04.03.2024, 08:00 - Sonntag, 07.04.2024, 17:00 GMT

We are advancing the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure. As the pioneering technology leader, we collaborate with customers and partners to enable a sustainable energy future – for today’s generations and those to come.

We are very honored to launch the Hitachi Energy Startup Challenge, a great opportunity for any promising startup company aiming to make a significant impact to accelerate the energy transition with the highest sustainability standards.

Select one of our business challenges according to your startup vision and expertise, and submit your idea to become our strategic partner in this inspiring mission.

Submission process is now open.

Join us!

The Hitachi Energy Startup Challenge 2024

Watch the launch video to learn more about the Hitachi Energy Startup Challenge proposal and how your solution will add value

We have two challenges and two collaboration awards:

Innovation is at the core of our business and sustainability, at the heart of our purpose.

Transformers Business Unit

As a global leader in transformer manufacturing and installed base, we are looking for a promising startup to join us in our mission to meet the urgency toward the energy transition and drive our products and busi-nesses in a sustainable way. Do you share that vision? Join us!

Grid Integration Business Unit

We help customers and partners plan, build, operate, and maintain critical grid systems and now we are looking for new and innovative ways to improve the sustainability in for example product material or supply chain to reduce the environmental footprint. Do you have the X-factor?

Join us on the Innovation Journey for Sustainability.

Final event in Zurich, Switzerland, June 13-14.

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Our 5 step journey

1. Apply now: April 7 Our application period is now open for startups and scaleups, and we are continuously evaluating applications as they are submitted.
2. Collaboration time: May 13 - 24 Onboarding and pre-coaching webinars to get ready for the collaboration with Hitachi Energy experts over 10 days.
3. Solution pitch: May 29 Online event where you present the collaboration result to a Hitachi Energy panel. 3 challengers in each track will earn a spot in the final event in Zurich, Switzerland.
4. Final event in Zurich: June 13 - 14 Networking, workshops, final presentation and award ceremony.
5. Way forward: Q3 and Q4 2024 Further collaboration and development of your solution for a joint approach to the Hitachi Energy customer base worldwide.

Sustainable energy future

At Hitachi Energy, we believe that delivering a sustainable energy future requires the evolution of a sustainable, flexible and secure energy system.

As more renewable power sources join to gradually replace carbon-based energy, we need to ensure our energy systems remain resilient, and become more flexible as they adapt to fast-changing demands and increasing decentralization.


Grid Integration and Transformers

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