The Ark and CleantechAlps are looking for start-ups for smart energy use


Sion – CleantechAlps and The Ark Foundation are holding a pitch competition for young companies in the field of intelligent energy use at the Smart Energy Events. Interested parties can apply until June 7. There are three prizes, each worth 5000 francs.

CleantechAlps, the cluster of cleantech companies in French-speaking Switzerland, and The Ark, a foundation for innovation in Valais, are organizing the second pitch contest for smart energy start-ups. The competition will take place on August 30 as part of the Smart Energy Events on the Energypolis Campus in Sion, the organizers announced in a press release. Interested start-ups can still apply online for participation until June 7.

We are looking for start-ups that were founded after 2014 and are active in the energy sector. A jury is responsible for pre-selecting the young companies that will ultimately take part in the competition. At the Pitch Contest itself, the start-ups compete for the best idea, the best short presentation and the audience award. All three awards come with prize money of CHF 5,000 each. In addition, the competition offers participants “a unique opportunity to present their company in the best light and meet important players in the industry”, write the organizers. ce/hs