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Early applications for 2023 are now open

Apply now!

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CONGRATULATIONS

to the 2022 winners!

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1st Place: Brenmiller Energy

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2nd Place: Sowillo

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3rd Place: Galooli

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ABOUT

Net Zero Energy Competition is a unique opportunity for Israeli Start-Ups to scale up and prove their innovative solutions in face of the future of the global energy challenges.


Start-ups that reach the semi-finals will win a 3-month beta site in leading industrial firms in Israel, and deep mentoring by ESCO Israel experts. The best company will win a $1M technology order from ESCO Israel, International ESCO Market exposure, $5,000 from Reinhold Cohn, and more. 

ESCO Israel established 16 years ago is an energy efficiency leader company in Israel, with more than 150 customers ESCO builds and operates more than 1,000 ESCO projects in over 3000 buildings across Israel. With the progress of smart grid solutions, ESCO Israel provides complete solutions, from generation through distribution and managing. ESCO provides a complete working microgrid that studies and interacts with all systems (generation, distribution, HVAC, lighting, etc.) to understand how they interact with each other and how they could generate, distribute and use energy at peak efficiency. 

 

The Prizes

Start-ups that reach the semi-final stage will have a unique opportunity to develop showcase their technology for 3 months in a beta-site chosen specifically for the start-up’s solution.

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1st Prize

$1,000,000 Technology Order from ESCO Israel, International ESCO Exposure & $5,000 Funded Patent Application and Support from Reinhold Cohn

 
 
 

The Challenges

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Energy Efficiency

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Micro Grid

Energy Management

Renewable Enhancements

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Energy Storage

 

The Judges

ISRAEL'S INDUSTRY EXPERTS

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Dan Bar Mashiah

ESCO Israel CEO

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Elad Coriat

ESCO Israel CTO

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Dr. Gideon Freidman

Chief Scientist, Israel Ministry of Energy

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Dr. Yael Barash Harman

Head of Technology & Renewable Energy, Israel Ministry of Energy

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Dr. Malka Nir

Head of the Advanced Manufacturing Division, Innovation Authority

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Dr. Moshe Tshuva

Afeka Engineering College

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Dr. Eli Abramov

Chairman Manufacturers Association Israel

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DEA GERSH ADLER

Vice President Marketing Reinhold Cohn Group

 
 

Our Partners

LEADING IN THE INDUSTRY

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Eligibility

Israeli Startups developing innovative technologies addressing one or more of the challenges detailed below in the post-beta-site phase or are currently in Seed A round (if the company has sales this is a benefit).

Timeline

JANUARY 16

Appications Open

MARCH 1

Appications Close

MARCH 15

Kick off Event

Semi Finalists Annouced

JULY

Final Event

Winners Announced

MARCH 20

Beta Site Implementation & Judging Commences

The Team

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ESCO Israel Innovation Manager

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ESCO Israel Head of Business Development

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ESCO Israel Investment Manager