TITLE: Initiate: State of Innovation Virginia

Content: Interview
Date: 9 September 2020

Three energy experts from Virginia, US discuss the ecosystem in their state and how goals, such as reaching carbon neutrality by 2050, impact start-ups in this region.


EIT InnoEnergy Career Impact Challenges: Winners Showcase

Content: Webinar
Date: 29 OCtober 2020
Overview: In this special session, the winning innovative and sustainable solutions developed by teams of students to real-life challenges in the energy industry today were showcased.


Hub Series S2 E1: "Decarbonisation of Commercial & Public Transportation

Content: Webinar
Date: 17 September 2020
Overview: In this episode, ground-breaking ideas, technologies and projects were presented, giving the audience a clear appreciation of hydrogen’s true potential for decarbonisation of transport.



Initiate: State of Innovation Virginia

Content: Interview
Date: 9 September 2020
Overview: Three energy experts from Virginia, US discuss the ecosystem in their state and how goals, such as reaching carbon neutrality by 2050, impact start-ups in this region.



Initiate Interview 9-9-20



Initiate Africa Meets Russia Exchange Program

Content: Interview
Date: 29 July 2020
Overview: Take a look as we talk Fredrick Amariati about the impact of collaboration with the Africa and Russia exchange program and touch on the topic of “Is Africa Ready For Nuclear"?




Initiate Talks: Interview with ARC Capital 

Content: Interview
Date: 23 July 2020
Overview: Gayrajan Kohli, Director, Energy & Infrastructure at ARC Capital tells us why innovation plays such an important role in the energy transition, and his views on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, plus more.


Initiate Talks: Young Talent Challenge Winners 

Content: Interview
Date: 22 July 2020
Overview: Part two of a catch-up with Fredrick Amariati and Alex Osunga who were part of the winning team of the 2019 Initiate! Young Talent Challenge.


Talk 2


Initiate Talks: Interview with Seaborg Technologies

Content: Interview
Date: 22 July 2020
Overview: Dr Ask Jensen, Co-founder & COO of start-up Seaborg Technologies and Rune Kirt, CEO & Partner of Kirt x Thomsen, discuss their partnership on a project to develop a long-duration energy storage system.


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Initiate Talks: Young Talent Challenge Winners

Content: Interview
Date:  21 July 2020
Overview: We sat down with 2 members of the winning team of the 2019 Initiate! Young Talent Challenge to talk about their latest ventures and success.  Here's what they had to say.



Initiate Talks: Interview with Enel Innovation

Content: Interview
Date: 13 July 2020
Overview: Fabio Tentori, Enel Innovation Hubs, discusses their recently launched global call-out to start-ups and SMEs, as well as how sustainability and more.


Fabio Enel

Initiate: Investing in Energy Startups

Content: Webinar 
Date:  7 July 2020
Overview: We explore sourcing top startups, understanding investment opportunities, valuations and key metrics and types of investment structures.



investing in start ups


Initiate Episode: Clean Hydrogen Hub Series

Content: Episode 1
Date: 2 July 2020
Overview: In this first episode our expert panel unpacked hydrogen within the context of the EU Climate-Neutral 2050 Goal.


Clean Hyrdrogen

Initiate Talks: with Energy Investment Management

Content: Interview
Date: 23 June 2020
Overview: Noortje discusses a report about the decision-making process between 3 different investor types into renewable energy start-ups.



Initiate Talks: Energy & Environmental Investment

Content: Interview
Date: 23 June 2020
Overview: Hiro Yamaguchi shares views on the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to the Japanese energy industry.


Initiate Hiro


Initiate Talks: Interview with ekWateur

Content: Interview
Date: 1 June 2020
Overview: We heard some amazing things about start-up ekWateur in the news these past few months, so we went and spoke with CEO Julien Tchernia.



Initiate Talks: Interview with SET Ventures

Content: Interview
Date: 24 May 2020
Overview: Julia Padberg, Principle at SET Ventures, talks about the current challenges facing the VC investment community.

julia padberg

Initiate: First steps to achieve investment

Content: Webinar
Date: 13 May 2020
Overview: This webinar addressed the current landscape for South African SMMEs as well as the first steps to achieve investment.


Initiate Talks: Interview with Nijhuis

Content: Interview
Date: 8 May 2020
Overview: Menno Holterman discusses Nijhuis policy to Reduce, reuse and recover with Initiate Europe.


Initiate Talks: with 98 Sparks

Content: Interview
Date: 22 April 2020
Overview: Gijs de Bruin chats with Sietske Jacobs & Paddy Young to offer advice for start-ups during tough times.




Initiate: Interview with SEI

Content: Interview
Date: 22 April 2020
Overview: Claire Volkwyn spoke with inaugural Initiate programme participants about developing African energy market.



Initiate: Interview with ESI Africa

Content: Interview
Date: 27 May 2019
Overview: We sat down with ESI Africa’s editor, Nicolette Pompo van Zyl, who spoke to Initiate!’s Sietske Jacobs and Rachel Aron to learn more about the purpose of the Initiate! programme.


Sietkse Interview

Initiate Talks: Interview with Pinsent Masons

Content: Interview
Date: 4 September 2019
Overview: Dr. Thorsten Volz, Partner, Head of the German Energy Practice at Pinsent Masons spoke about the 3 D's whilst speaking to SEI


Pinsent mason