In the Netherlands many startup companies are active in energy transition and other sustainable areas. The Dutch StartupDelta recently published a bid book Startup Solutions for the Energy Transition, containing the profiles of 285 energy transition startups, in partnership with the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge.
Forward-thinking solutions by energy transition startups
The book contains a wide variety of startups working on all kinds of forward-thinking solutions. Like harvesting energy with high altitude kites, self-charging solar vehicles or blockchain based energy sharing and green energy provenance solutions. The book also presents the experiences of startups in terms of the barriers that they face, and the governmental support they needed to help them succeed.
In 2014, energy transition startups raised 10.8 million euros in venture capital. In 2017 that figure rose to 113 million euros. This figure is backed by the annual number of investment rounds. That has risen in the six years from 2 in 2012 to 39 last year. The figure is expected to reach 52 in 2018.
According to Special Envoy of StartupDelta, Constantijn van Oranje, the figures make clear that the ‘green’ startups listed in the bid book are playing an increasingly prominent role in developing and promoting the energy transition:
“To achieve the climate targets and reduce the Netherlands’ CO2 emissions by 49% by 2030, we will need more radical innovations. Startups make that possible,” says Constantijn van Oranje.
At TOBLOCKCHAIN, we couldn’t agree more. We feel honored to be listed in the bidbook among all these other beautiful, ambitious and innovative companies.
Download your own copy of the startup Bidbook
The book was presented during the ‘Green challenge(s), startup solutions’ meeting at September 12 to Mr. Diederik Samsom, Chairman of the Build environment Sector table (of the Climate Council). Download a free copy of the bidbook yourself.