EDP Starter mission is to connect the innovation power of startups and SMEs with EDP, to create new business and growth opportunities for both parties. With innovation hubs in Lisbon, Madrid, São Paulo and Houston, we run several programs across the globe to source the best solutions to help EDP in accelerating the energy transition. Over the last 5 years, we have built relationships with over 200 companies and generated €40M in deals.
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PROGRAMS & SUCCESS CASES
Free Electrons connects energy utilities and startups to work together on cutting-edge energy solutions that are being developed around the globe. At Free Electrons you will find a hugely impactful program, where innovative business case solutions are constantly being accelerated and developed with the biggest energy players in the world. For that, we promote a validation journey within a real environment provided by the world’s leading utilities. The utility partners in Free Electrons are leaders in the clean energy transition, delivering cutting edge solutions across 40 countries, to over 82M customers, resulting in 173B USD in revenue.
Starter Business Acceleration is one the main open innovation programs created by EDP for startups and SMEs working in the energy industry or with solutions that can be applied to it. With pilot-projects development as the main focus, the program connects participants with different business units and technology experts from EDP and EDP Renewables in Portugal, Spain, Brazil and USA.
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