The winners of the international SET Award 2019 for the most innovative and effective business models in the areas of energy transition and climate protection have been selected: Enapter (Germany) in the category Low-Carbon Energy Production; Planet Ark Power (Australia) in the category Intelligent Grids, Platforms & Cyber Security; Blixt (Sweden) in the category Energy Efficiency, Smart Devices & Storage; Bodawerk (Uganda) in the category Innovative Mobility and Divine Bamboo (Uganda) in the category Special Prize: Quality Access & SDG7.

The award-winning start-up companies prevailed in the final round of the SET Tech Festival on April 9th in Berlin, an event for start-ups, established energy companies and investors. More than 450 companies from 80 countries had applied, 15 of which made it to the final and presented their ideas. Start Up Energy Transition (SET) is an initiative of the German Energy Agency (dena) in cooperation with the World Energy Council.

Andreas Kuhlmann, dena Chief Executive: «The winners of the SET Award 2019 show, together with many applicants, how we can advance energy transition and climate protection with fresh ideas. This is the spirit we need for the future. Our global network is growing. All founders who want to make the world a better, smarter and greener place are cordially invited to join us.»

Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council: “The SET Award 2019 illustrates the depth of experience, commitment, and vision driving the innovators who will transform the future of energy. All the finalists should be proud of their achievements and the winners have a bright future to look forward to.”

Further information on the SET Award 2019 winners and finalists is available at www.startup-energy-transition.com