12-14 November 2019
Paris, France

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Initiate! Young Talent Programme

The Initiate! Young Talent Programme welcomes students and young professionals about to graduate and ready to work in the industry or you under 35 and working for a utility

The industry needs new talent and new ideas to encourage the development of solutions and strategies to bring about change.

You will network with your peers, share your knowledge and work with other utility professionals to put your ideas into practice. By joining the programme you have access to the EUW Summit programme where you will additionally be able to schmoose with the policymakers, thought leaders and utility giants.

We grant 300 tickets to students with the ambition to make an impact and innovate the industry. What’s the catch? You need to be pro-active, motivated and engaged and that’s it! 


- applications are now closed - 


Young Talent Programme

Young Talent Programme

Game Changing Impact Challenges

The 2018 Game Changing Impact Challenges are designed to support the leverage and experiences for InnoEnergy Master School students in undertaking typical and real challenges within the energy sector.

Partners: InnoEnergy, working in partnership with The GC Index® and Enterprise Lab®, deliver the challenge during Initiate! - European Utility Week 2018

Goal: The aim of the challenge is to provide real life experiences to InnoEnergy students on typical challenges the industry faces and combine this with innovation and design thinking processes for the participants to deliver a response.

  • There will be 100 students participating, spread across 5 challenges and each challenge has approximately 4 teams.
  • This will be an intense, fast-paced programme that puts pressure on the teams to work fluidly and methodically.
  • At the end of the challenge each team presents their solution/ response to a panel which will consist of representation from the 5 mentoring companies.

Site Visit

A guided tour of Vienna's award winning smart city


Site Visit – November 5, afternoon

Students will join a complimentary hosted tour on the Aspern Smart City Research Centre.
This is a unique opportunity to get a real-time insight into how technical solutions required for future energy environments in new urban districts are being developed.

  • Vienna Convention Bureau sponsors the metro tickets from Messe Wien to Aspern Smart City Research Centre
  • The tickets will be offered on a first come, first serve basis; if you want more information about this, please e-mail initiate@clarionevents.com

University Partnerships

We are constantly looking for universities dedicated to working with students who can make a difference in accelerating the energy transition.

Join the Initiate! community and we will make sure we work with you to promote your cause, your university, your students.

By becoming one of our partners we will connect your selected students to those industry professionals who can truly accelerate their careers and their opportunities. 



Become a Partner University!

Become a Partner University!

Initiate! Lead Partners

Initiate! Partners

Ambassador University

Initiate! Endorsers


  • 12000
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  • 2000
  • 650



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Platinum Partner


Gold Partner

Silver Partner


Global Knowledge Partner

Knowledge Partner

Utility Partners



All Partners & Sponsors

European Utility Week 2018 Sponsors