12-14 November 2019
Paris, France

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Initiate! is the perfect platform for startups, students, young professionals and established professionals to share ideas and innovations.

The need for innovation and change in the industry is apparent and happening. Adopting new technologies, acquiring new talents or forming new partnerships will create positive change. The Initiate! programme stimulates this change by including all players in the eco-system – all with the intention to catapult the industry forward.

In 2018, Initiate! has relaunched its Manifesto, the industry’s shout out to collectively achieve a fair and sustainable energy transition.

Click here to read it

Besides the manifesto, Initiate! will be diving into the latest tech and developments in the startup & young talent space. Read all about it on the pages below and join the club!


The Initiate! Programme is a platform where all players in the eco-system join forces in making sure that the energy transition will be completed 

Click here to read more about the Programme. 


Young Talent Programme

Are you about to graduate and ready to work in the industry? Or are you under 35 and working for a utility?

Then come and join the Initiate! Young Talent Programme

Startup Programme

Showcase your solutions to the entire EUW audience on the Initiate! Hub, connect and brainstorm with the incumbents in the industry and venture unites within utilities and meet with VCs.

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Initiate! Lead Partners

Initiate! Partners

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Initiate! Endorsers

The Initiate! topics were covered before the event in the form of blog posts, expert articles and interviews. Read on:
  • Kevin O´Donovan and Andrew Reynolds, E.ON Graduate Engineer, speak about current state of the Energy Industry in relation to diversity & attracting the next generation of workers into the industry.
  • Kevin O´Donovan had a chat with Pirjo about the current state of the Energy Industry in relation to diversity & attracting the next generation of workers into the industry.
  • Read the article by der brutkasten with Lorena Sklijan, Partner at Blue Minds Company, and Sietske Jacobs, project manager at Initiate!
  • Your dream job, or a bore? Love Mondays, or rather be working for Google? We want to hear what millennials really think about careers in the utility industry.
  • How do tomorrow’s energy leaders see the future of the market?

    31 May 2018 Mette Jessen Schultz & Henrik Tønder Aabjerg Friis
    Mette Jessen Schultz and Henrik Tønder Aabjerg Friis, MSc students in Energy Technology - University of Southern Denmark, speak about their personal vision about the future of the energy market.
  • The Blue Minds Company and Initiate! are collaborating to introduce an exclusive matchmaking programme for corporates and startups during European Utility Week 2018, in Vienna.
  • Initiate! Manifesto: "The next step might prove to be the bigger challenge"

    19 Mar 2018 Michiel Dorresteijn, Senior Consultant, Energy21
    After reading the Initiate! Manifesto, Michiel Dorresteijn, from Energy21, elaborates on what could be added to it.
  • Fearless Transition: A New Energy Economy

    14 Dec 2017 Sietske Jacobs, Project Manager, Initiate!
    Key takeaways from the Initiate! Taskforce Meeting held on the 30th of November 2017 in Amsterdam with key industry experts.
  • Decentralized Power

    08 Nov 2017 Lexie M. Ryan, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, USA
    Initiate! Brand Ambassador Lexie Ryan talks you through her views on a topic she witnessed while at the Initiate! Hub at European Utility Week 2017.

These were the best moments of Initiate! in 2017



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