Initiate is the essence of POWERGEN International

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An interactive co-working and networking space that takes you on an entrepreneurial journey, and is the center of gravity for all cutting-edge technology, new talent and co-creation.

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What To Expect

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The overall Initiate program will be more exciting than ever before and is being designed to encourage maximum interaction between all stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem. 


For start-ups, we have a dedicated area where you can have one-to-one meetings, present your ideas, products and service solutions, and work and relax - with coffee on tap.

Young Talent

The fostering and nurturing of young talent is a central pillar of Initiate, whether an undergraduate or post-graduate student, or a young professional at the beginning of their career.


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How do I apply for Initiate?

Fill out the application here. You must create an account or login to an existing account to access the POWERGEN Initiate application. Make sure to fill out all required fields or your application could be disqualified from grading.

When should my company apply?

Now! The deadline to submit applications has been extended to September 30.

What is the selection process like?

Our committee of industry experts will grade the applications based on team, traction, product, and market. Up to 20 startups will be selected out of the pool of applicants to participate in POWERGEN Initiate. All startup companies will be notified of their acceptance status on August 12th.

What is the cost?

It is free to apply. If your company is selected, the cost to participate is $300.

What does my company receive if we are selected?

Your company will receive 1 full summit pass, 2 exhibition passes, a kiosk in the Initiate hub, networking opportunities, and most importantly, the opportunity to pitch your product or solution to a panel of judges and 12,000 attendees from around the world.

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Initiate believes in the ability of humans to deliver clean energy for all through research, invention and innovation, supported by collaboration between all industry stakeholders.

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