E-pitching event | Best EU-backed Renewable Energy innovators  


We are pleased to present, together with the European Commission, our first e-pitching event dedicated to Renewable Energy. This event will take place on 30 April 2024 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CET) and will gather six of the most promising EU-funded startups and a panel of invited jury members. The six innovators will unveil their groundbreaking projects, involving fields such as Wind Energy, Offshore Solar Energy, Sustainable Fuels, Real Estate and Smart Cities. 

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According to the European Environment Agency, for the last twenty years, renewable energy production and consumption quickly grew in the EU due to the implementation of policies and technological advances, such as solar panels, electric cars and wind turbines, which have become part of our surroundings. Consequently, greenhouse gas emissions have been decreasing since 1990, and the EU reached its 20% renewable energy target in 2020, arriving to 22.5% in 2022. Renewable energy plays a crucial role in Europe’s capability to reach climate neutrality by 2050. 

However, fossil fuels remain the largest source of energy and must be replaced to further the reduction of greenhouse gases’ emissions and to increase Europe’s energy independence. The European Green Deal and its policy initiatives aims to fasten the needed transition, supporting its implementation in key sectors, such as transport and heating, which have been more challenging than electricity. 

The Renewable Energy Directive proposes a 32% binding minimum target for the share of renewable energy by 2030, but the prospects of achieving this goal are currently uncertain. To tackle the disruption created by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the European Commission presented the REPowerEU Plan, proposing an ambitious target of 45% by 2030 to decrease the dependency on imported fossil fuels. 


Dealflow.eu’s Renewable Energy e-pitching will feature the following startups: 

Enerkite – Renewable Energy / Wind Energy / Airborne Wind Energy 

EnerKite, founded late 2010, is a leading developer of airborne wind energy systems. They aim for ultra-high capacity factors and low cost of distributed energy generation. 

€3.6M – 5.4M sought – Germany 


Gaft – Energy / Sustainable Fuels / Alternative Proteins 

GAFT produces crucial feedstocks for Sustainable Fuels via CO2/electricity and/or 1G/2G glucose.  

Finalist Shell New Energy Challenge. Finalist Temesak Liveability Challenge. Nominee EarthPrize. 

€15M sought – Netherlands 


ICODOS – Energy / Chemistry / Process Engineering / Technology  

ICODOS patented e-methanol production technology enables lowest-cost and at-scale production of sustainable e-methanol. 

BlueInvest Award 2024. Lothar Späth Award 2023. MEXI (Mannheim Innovation Price).  

€3M sought – Germany 


Next Sense – Real Estate / Energy / ESG / AI  

Next Sense creates experience-driven and climate-neutral buildings with data insights, simulations and AI control. Their goal is to make every building Paris-proof. 

Most innovatice company by Chamber of Commerce 2019 Netherlands. The European Innovation Council has recognized them in 2023 as top 25 European DeepTech Scale-ups. Certified BCorp.  

€15M sought – Netherlands 


Oceans of Energy – Offshore Renewable Energy Generation

Oceans of Energy delivers abundant and affordable clean energy by developing offshore solar technology and projects in harmony with nature. They design, fabricate, install and operate offshore solar farms. They are leaders in their sector with their patents, certification and unique 4-year offshore track record with a full-scale system successfully enduring major storms.

€15M sought – Netherlands



 Omniflow – Cleantech / Smart City 

Omniflow’s Smart IoT Lamppost, powered by wind and solar energy, transforms a regular streetlight into a sustainable smart infrastructure capable of housing multiple added-value applications like 5G Small Cells, Edge Computing, Computer Vision and deliver high quality data from software services.  

Monaco Smart Marina. Dubai Futurism. Solar impulse. Get in the Ring Lisbon. Altran innovation. EU Excellence Seal.  

€6M sought – Portugal 


More about the Innovation Radar 

The Innovation Radar is a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. Its goal is to allow every citizen, public official, professional and businessperson to discover the outputs of EU innovation funding and give them a chance to seek out innovators who could follow in the footsteps of companies such as Skype, TomTom, ARM Holdings, all of whom received EU funding in their early days.

To learn more about the Innovation Radar,  visit https://www.innoradar.eu/


More about Dealflow.eu

Supported by the European Commission, Dealflow.eu discovers and supports the most promising EU-funded startups and connects them with relevant investors and corporates. The initiative was launched to help groundbreaking innovations secure the funding needed for their future commercialisation by offering them tailored support and matchmaking services.

To learn more about Dealflow.eu, visit https://dealflow.eu/