2018 Cohort

The clean energy revolution is here, but for countries most in need of clean energy, the transition is far too slow. Decentralized renewable energy generation represents the fastest and most cost-efficient way to bridge the north-south power gap, fight climate change and promote sustainable development. Empower New Energy seeks to bring reliable clean energy at affordable prices to customers in developing countries, starting with Sub-Saharan Africa.

Akipeo will support businesses and projects that enable climate smart and socially inclusive agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. Akipeo will be focus on: (a) Making More with Less – production models incorporating input efficient use of agricultural technology, fertilizer, water; (b) Making More in New Ways – sustainable aquaculture to meet local and global protein demand; (c) Keeping More of What’s Made – addressing food spoilage via handling and storage assets between production and markets; and (d) Recycling Land for Future Use – projects and platforms enabling the restoration of productivity of agricultural land.

Serimus will develop and construct new hydro power plants as well as the modernise and operate existing plants in Europe and Latin America, a geographical zone where the International Energy Agency considers that 72% of the technical potential of hydro power is not exploited to date. Current main projects focus on Austria and Chile.

To address this need and to securely access satisfying deal-flow, Serimus includes a team of specialised German engineers with a cumulated hydro record of more than 40 years.

Uberis assists the next generation of exceptional entrepreneurs who design and execute innovative business models to profitably serve People & Planet in Southeast Asia.

We back entrepreneurs in Smart Agriculture, Access to Energy & Clean Water, Waste Recycling, Women Empowerment and Climate Change, who use smart technologies to break traditional market boundaries and disrupt established supply chains models.

2018 Honorary Cohort Member

The Lightsmith Group will expand the availability of technologies and solutions for climate adaptation and resilience by supporting companies in countries already experiencing substantial economic losses from climate change. The intentional inclusion of technology transfer from developed to developing countries will help build capacity in developing countries and, as demand builds, in lower income countries.