Start Up Energy Transition Initiative

09 - 12 September 2019   |   ADNEC
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of The United Arab Emirates
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of The United Arab Emirates

About the ‘Start-Up Energy Transition’ initiative (SET)

A celebration of innovation, of tenacity, and of companies revolutionizing the energy world

Start Up Energy Transition

While other lists purely stress innovation or business success, the Start Up Energy Transition (SET) celebrates innovative start-ups that the international community of cross-sectoral experts has acknowledged to have the largest impact in energy and in the fight against climate change. Powered by the German energy agency (dena) in cooperation with the World Energy Council, the initiative connects start-ups, international venture capitalists, investors and partners in the public sector. Across the globe, more than 100 partners from politics, industry, science and non-government organisations get involved. Read more

SET 100 Crowd


Climate change and the energy transition are some of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced, and those named in the SET-100 work specifically to overcome them. As part of the SET Award 2019, the top 100-ranked global start-ups shortlisted for the SET Awards are rewarded the opportunity to participate and showcase their ingenious solutions as part of the Innovation Hub at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi.

Download the SET100 list 


For the 24th World Energy Congress, we will bring together the top 100 SET recognized international start-ups. Get up close and personal and find out how they're changing the world.

View & track the schedule of the pitching sessions here

Innovation hub:
Sponsored by DEWA, SET-100 will be located in an innovation hub dedicated to showing their products and services, and the business models behind them.
If you are interested in exploring more, please send an email to Ben Bladon, Deputy Director, Project Management Office at

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