Smart Grid Innovation Network Canada and Energia Ventures jointly announce a Canada-wide Energy Innovation Business Competition
Smart Grid Innovation Network Canada (SGIN) and Energia Ventures are excited to announce a national Energy Innovation Business Competition for aspiring entrepreneurs and early-stage companies looking to bring forward exciting ideas to the energy sector. SGIN wants to encourage innovative developments for utilities advancing our need for smart energy and responsive, resilient grids.
This is a national competition and will culminate annually at SGIN’s Energy Innovation Forum Canada (EIF) conference, where the winners will be announced.
The Program will be further outlined and presented in detail in the coming months. The suggested topics for the competition include the following:
- The role of AI in the future grid operations
- Optimizing grid to building energy design
- Enabling tight interoperability
- Self-healing grids
- Smart energy designs of the future
- Regulator of the future
- Utility of the future
- Any other submission that has a tie to smart energy
Energia Ventures is a business accelerator program focusing on start-ups in the verticals of smart-grid, energy, cleantech, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. Founded in 2016, EV has accelerated over 50 early-stage companies across 10 cohorts to date. These companies have collectively raised over $100 million and there has been one exit to date.
The Smart Grid Innovation Network Canada is a national non-profit organization that works to promote, identify, and enable smart energy solutions and enable energy implementation in Canada. SGIN fosters Canada’s transition to clean energy and helps to build stronger, more resilient communities and a sustainable economy.
For more information on the competition, please contact: Joe Allen at (506) 230-2231 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on SGIN, please contact: Jennifer Bowes at (506) 627-9028 or email@example.com