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Do you have an innovative idea and want to start a company? Do you have a company and you want to grow but don't know how? VentureLab North is the place for you! VentureLab is an acceleration programme for entrepreneurial minded people to develop their personal and team business competencies and simultaneously explore and develop their ambitious business ideas. In 12 months you receive weekly training sessions, coaching, and access to a wide network of experts.
A family business in the fight against climate change. Father and sons merged their ideals for a sustainable future into a business plan and founded ENIE.NL. During the Energy VentureClass last Thursday, brothers Milan and Patrick van der Meulen talked about how ideals can become a business model and materialize into a bright, sustainable future for the company and its customers.
Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp, Eneco and Groningen Seaports opened a newly converted Eneco plant on Tuesday, which will supply steam from biomass to the chemical park at Delfzijl in the Netherlands, primarily for AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals site. The converted plant delivers twice as much sustainable energy for the same amount of biomass, resulting in a reduction of a whopping 100,000 tons of CO2 per year. AkzoNobel, Eneco and Groningen Seaports have jointly invested around €40 million in the project, with Eneco entering into a 12-year contract with AkzoNobel for the supply of bio-steam.
The Energy Barn at the Zernike Campus was the place to be for hackers throughout Europe on October 14 to 16, during the Hacked for Energy Hackathon. About 40 enthusiasts worked on innovative and creative solutions for sustainable energy transition last weekend, in a tireless 48 hour marathon. Four teams went home with cash prizes, with Ecocoin as the biggest winner, receiving €5000 for the Best Overall Hack. The hackathon was organized by Hackitarians, IBM, Engie, Energy Academy Europe and the Groningen provincial and municipal governments. In this pressure cooker for ideas, IT developers, programmers and graphic designers collaborated in teams on complex energy challenges during the weekend.
As part of the 2016 Hacked in Groningen Hackathon league, Hackenergy 2016 is set to run from October 14-16 at the Energy Barn (Zernike Campus) in Groningen. The event welcomes hackers from across Europe to attend and compete for cash prizes awarded by an very diverse jury, including venture capitalists, energy industry top brass, academics and government leaders.
Clean Tech Aviation, Energie Company, Envitron, GRIDCORN en Synext have been elected winners of the Startup Fast Track 2016, the business accelerating program for energy startups. The winning entrepreneurs will receive a EUR 10,000 investment funding each. Startup Fast Track is initiated by Energy Academy Europe in collaboration with energy multinational ENGIE, Groningen University/VentureLab North, Hanze UAS and the Province of Groningen.
Last weekend, the Startup Fast Track Weekend took place in Groningen. After the first selection, fifteen energy startups received intense training and coaching, giving their energy ideas an enormous boost. The weekend also functioned as a selection for the Startup Fast Track program. Seven energy startups were selected and will receive personal customized coaching, networking possibilities and a chance to receive €10.000 in funding.