Startup program

Clean Energy Program

In this Clean Energy program European startups and scaleups are matched with corporate partners to explore business opportunities and strategic partnerships. The program also offers exposure to the investors in the network of DeepTech Alliance. 

Read more and apply to Clean Energy 2024

In numbers

Our 2023 Clean Energy program in numbers:

Expected collaborations
Corporate partners in the Clean Energy program 2023
Nove Nordisk
TechEnergy Ventures
SHV Energy

About the Clean Energy program

In This eight-week program, running from April to June 2023, we match European startups with corporate partners internationally. The program is light enough to allow participants to focus on their own business development during the process. The Kick-off event and the concluding Summit are physical events, allowing for participants to connect with peers and other program participants, while other activities are managed online.

A top-ranked program feature is the matchmaking opportunities arranged during the program, with 1-to-1 meetings based on participants’ offerings and interests.

The program also provides one online sessions per week on relevant topics, such as pricing and B2B Sales conversion. Participation in these is optional, and sessions are recorded to allow for catching up on relevant sessions afterwards.

In the eight-week program startups get:

  • Handheld matchmaking with corporate partners across Europe.
  • Investor pitch and matchmaking with preferred investors.
  • Workshops with experts that will help you understand, approach, and engage with corporates.
  • Peer-to-peer network with best-in-class startups from all over Europe
  • Physical kick-off event in Naples, Italy on the 19th and 20th of April and
  • Concluding Summit in Stockholm, Sweden on the 7th and 8th of June

Participation requirements

  • Company registered in a European Country (including non-EU countries like the UK, Norway, Switzerland, Ukraine, etc.)
  • Ready to engage with big industrial clients (min. TRL 4 ready for TRL 5 validation)
  • Program participation fee €1.000. The participation fee covers all program content including lunches and networking dinners during the events.
  • Participatns are to cover travel to and lodging related to kick-off event and concluding Summit.

Who is the program for?

The Clean Energy program is for:

Startups and scaleups working with technological solutions to an industrial problem within Energy storage, Batteries & LAES, Power-to-X & Hydrogen, Carbon Capture & Storage, Bio fuel, Geothermal, Ocean (Tidal & Wave), Solar, Wind, Bioenergy, Energy optimization, Advanced materials for energy optimization or similar.

Corporates or utility companies within the energy sector or corporates for whom green transition is a strategic priority and who believe in the potential of exploring innovation and business opportunities in collaboration with startups and scaleups.

Investors investing in deep tech solutions within Clean Energy.


Clean Energy Summit 2022

DeepTech Alliance Clean Energy Summit in Milan 23-24 May

Statements from previous program participants

“Through DeepTech Alliance we have gained significant and relevant contacts with potential customers and future investors. This was absolutely worthwhile!”

— Camilla Nilsson
CEO Kyoto Group (Norway)
Statements from previous program participants

“For us as a B2B startup, the matchmaking and experience exchange with startups, corporates, investors, and incubators from different European countries has been a critical stepping-stone on our go-to-market and scaling journey.”

— Florian Turk
CEO, Microwave Solutions (Germany)
Statements from previous program participants

“Intense and effective program through which we initiated commercial dialogue with potential customers”.

— Lars Willums
CFO, Nordic Batteries (Norway)
Statements from previous program participants

“DeepTech Alliance brought together the triangle of startups, corporates, and investors in this eight-week program. This opportunity to engage with corporates paved the way for actual pilot project collaborations and brought our company significantly forward”.

— Stuart Bronson
CEO, Nanom (Iceland)
Statements from previous program participants

“DeepTech Alliance does not only provide the usual program content, but it does it to a very deep level and European-wide. In my perspective, it’s the leading program in Europe”.

— Martin Rugfelt
CEO, at Sentian.AI (Sweden)

DeepTech Alliance corporate partner panel on open innovation

“The program has given us valuable insights on how to fuel our company into international business opportunities. The introduction to business partners has opened business opportunities all over Europe for us!”

— Kristian Hovet
CEO at Tunable (Norway)

Thomas Klem Andersen

Executive Director
DeepTech Alliance
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Apply by March 2nd, 2023

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