March 7 - May 7
For the first time, Endeavor partners with a leading renewable energy company, such as Atlas Renewable Energy. Sustainable sources have become an essential player in the energy matrix transition, and this industry is the most accelerated in technological development to increase efficiency and thus increase its participation. This program aims to find and select worldwide innovative technologies both Startup and Scaleup, that solve solutions to different challenges within the solar industry. The selected participants will be able to access mentorships and workshops guided by experts who will support participants in each stage of the process. The winners will have the opportunity to receive a grant to conduct a pilot project in any of Atlas’ photovoltaic plants in Latin America.
Atlas, in its mission to be one of the world's leading companies in renewable energy, joins Endeavor to catalyze, through an open call for innovation, to reach the best innovative ventures worldwide so that through collaborative work they can validate, enhance and grow solutions, solving multiple industry related challenges.
The company’s strategy is focused on helping large corporates make the energy transition to 100% clean energy. Atlas Renewable Energy is widely recognized for its high standards in the development, construction, and operation of large-scale projects; as well as a deep and long-standing track record in ESG and sustainable development.
Currently, Atlas operates one of the largest fleets of solar projects in the Americas, reaching 2.3 GW of operating projects and a total of some 3.2 GWs of contracted solar and wind projects under development, construction and operation.see more
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The organization, present in more than 40 markets and headquartered in New York City, provides the entrepreneurs in its network with services that help them grow ventures, create jobs, transform economies, and support future generations of entrepreneurs. Our mentors, who are the best in their respective fields, bring their valuable experience to support the entrepreneurs' path.see more
We are looking for high-impact entrepreneurs with innovative solutions for the solar energy industry in the following challenges:
Selection process of 10 companies3
Workshop and Mentoring4
Each stage will be focusing on different evaluation and selection criteria, which are stipulated in the bases. The main ones are:
Atlas seeks to accelerate its growth and improve its performance by incorporating innovative technology that addresses day-to-day issues and to generating partnerships with the most impactful innovators.
The prize must be used for the execution of the pilot in one of Atlas' photovoltaic plants in Brazil, Chile or Mexico. The price can be used to cover costs related to the solution, its installation, shipping from its manufacture to the entry of the plant, payment of customs and services, if necessary, payment of airfare, travel and stay of the team that will lead the pilot to be present during installation, commissioning and training.
For more information about Atlas’ plants, visit: https://www.atlasrenewableenergy.com/en/projects/
This program aims to find and select innovative technologies worldwide, both Startup and Scaleup, that provide solutions to different challenges within the renewable solar industry.
This stage is considered for the finalists, who will receive workshops from Endeavor focused on the teams and founders, enhancing their scalability, project sales, etc. Atlas will also have mentorship opportunities with experts in the final areas where the proposed solution has great impact and was the best adapted proposal.
We expect you to be able to demonstrate in a concise way that your solution can address and solve one of our problems in an innovative way. Where we can see an understanding of our business for its particularity of being immersed with flora and fauna of different locations, without forgetting the security restrictions; above all, the cost/benefit must be sufficiently attractive to learn more about your proposal.
No, the selection for Atlas’ open innovation differs from Endeavor’s entrepreneurship program.
When we talk about out-of-the-box solutions, we are referring to solutions that, with a vast knowledge of our business, manage to solve more than one problem at a time of those already mentioned in our categories or to increase our generation in such innovative ways that we have not seen in the market until now.