29/10/20 – Energy / Batteries / Renewables / Storage / Innovation / instagrid / SET / Germany

German battery firm instagrid wins Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Award
German battery firm instagrid wins Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Award

instagrid GmbH – a specialist for high-power portable battery systems – has been selected from 570 international applicants to win the Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Award 2020 in the ‘Renewable Energies and Materials’ category.


Judges afforded particular praise to the Germany-based start-up due to the firm’s highly progressive and environmentally friendly innovation, and honoured instagrid as a visionary business.

SET: A global innovation platform

A global innovation platform supporting innovation in energy transition, Start Up Energy Transition (SET) is implemented with the conviction that a sustainable future is directly linked to innovative business models and political will. The SET Award is presented in five different categories, in order to cover the entire clean energy spectrum.

During the SET week online, instagrid GmbH was presented with the Award in the ‘Renewable Energies and Materials’ category. With its portable power solution, which provides simple, flexible and emission-free access to mobile electricity for professionals such as craftsmen, the start-up impressed the jury, which is selected from the global networks of energy leaders of the World Energy Council.

Recognition from the best in the business

"We are very excited about the award, especially since the jury represents some of the best international expertise in the energy business,” enthused Dr Sebastian Berning, co-founder and CEO of instagrid. “This gives us confidence that our solution is, indeed, highly relevant for the energy transition – and that our vision of providing access to emission-free energy anywhere in the world is very well received." 

The SET challenged start-ups to showcase solutions for harnessing the use of renewables and steering away from carbon-reliant energy. Instagrid presented a highly innovative solution with the potential to empower and enable citizens globally to utilise renewable energy for their professional needs, even in the most remote off-grid locations.

Dr Andreas Sedlmayr, likewise co-founder and CEO of instagrid, was equally proud of the award: "It's a great feeling to have successfully proved ourselves against strong competitors from around the world,” he remarked. “It's fantastic to receive awards such as the Start Up Energy Transition award – or the InnoEnergy Award last year – confirming once again that we are on the right track with our product, which is not only in line with the pulse of time, but also addressing the everyday needs of many people across diverse industries and geographies very well.”

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