We are pleased to announce that Solarworx has been awarded the top prize in the Galp Startup the Future Global Open Innovation Program. Out of a pool of over 200 applications spanning 47 countries across six continents, Solarworx emerged as the winner in the competition track dedicated to “Bringing Energy to Everyone: Fighting energy poverty and facilitating access to energy in underdeveloped communities.”
As the winner, Solarworx is set to engage in a collaborative partnership with Galp’s business units and innovation teams, embarking on the co-development of a fully funded MESH grid pilot project in Mozambique. Additionally, Solarworx will forge connections with Galp’s Corporate Venture Capital team and showcase its MESH grid solution at the renowned Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.
About Web Summit 2023
The Web Summit is the largest tech conference in the world, gathering more than 900 speakers, 2300 startups, 1200 investors, 2500 global journalists and 70000 attendees. The stages cover topics ranging from deep tech and data science to design and environmental sustainability.
Galp is a global energy company operating in 10 countries that actively partners with startups and already invested more than 100M euros in innovation projects.
Startup the Future by Upcoming Energies is the open innovation platform where transformation agents gather to co-create the net-zero future that Galp envisions. Upcoming Energies has launched a total of 31 open calls, through which Galp has engaged with 426 startups/projects and a total of 4,118 participants.
Solarworx is a German manufacturer of a new generation of solar home systems for off-grid households and businesses. Our goal is to foster the global energy transition and connect the 1.2 billion people living without access to electricity around the world. With our productive use bundles we aim to create local value and circular economy within the rural areas.