EDP Starter Acceleration Program has been launched in Spain aiming to provide start-ups with the possibility of developing a pilot within EDP infrastructure. EDP’s final goal is to identify innovative projects with a broad development potential to speed up their scalability towards the commercial phase.

The Program

  • Run a Pilot with EDP
  • Accelerate your business experience
  • Gain accessibility to big players within the energy industry
  • Transform yourself into a potential partner
  • Develop your pilot in close collaboration with EDP experts
  • Get spotted on the map
  • Benefit from EDP’s innovation experience
  • Get supported by one of the main European energy company

What we are looking for

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Clean Energy

Renewable Energy Thermal, Bio Hydro Generation

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Smart Grids

Smart Grids, Energy Management

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Energy Storage

Storage Technologies, Storage Management and Control

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Client Focused Solutions

Smart Pricing and Bundling, Energy Efficiency, Increase Electrification, Business Model, E-Mobility

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Digital Innovation

Cloud Computing, Big Data, AI, IoT / Industry 4.0, Cybersecurity, Automation


20th Mar 2018 – 30th Apr 2018

During a 2-month period, start-ups having a scalable MVP with high potential for real implementation, are invited to apply and demonstrate EDP what they are capable of.


30th Apr 2018 – 10th May 2018

An intensive selection period will take place in which experts from EDP, with the support of everis, will analyse each application received to finally come out with a list of 10 start-ups.

Matching Day

23th May 2018

The 10 selected start-ups participate in the Matching Day, a one day event organized to connect the selected start-ups with EDP’s experts.


28th May 2018 – 15th Jun 2018

Based on the outcome derived from the matching event, start-ups will work in close collaboration with the corresponding experts from EDP and everis in the development of a pilot to be implemented in EDP’s infrastructure.

Pilot Pitch

19th Jun 2018

After a 3-week intensive mentorship program, start-ups will present their pilots to the audience which will be composed by EDP experts and the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Our Mentors

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Hilario Sánchez Roces

Director de Cogeneración y Residuos

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Cesar Campo Rodriguez

Jefe de Asesoria Juridica Procesal

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Ivan Nieto Ruiz

Dir Dpto GE, Precios y Coord Com. B2B

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Juan Vicente Quintanal Perez

Resp. de Gestion de Energia Domestica

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Pablo Cañete Chalver

Responsable Control Información

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José Negueruela Ramón

Director Desarrollo Negocio Comercial

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Carlos Luengos Alvarez

Director Transformación Digital

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David Diaz Gonzalez

Director CIDE hc energia

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Miguel Vallina

Energy Systems & Smart Grids en EDP

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Jesús Fernandez

Director Inovgrid

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Program Managers

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