Berytech has announced that applications for batch two of the Cleanergy Accelerator Program are now open with a deadline of July 30, 2021. The yearly three-phase program allows cleantech entrepreneurs to grow their startup from an idea into a scalable business. It has succeeded to attract innovative startups developing clean technologies to create smarter and more sustainable ways of living in the face of quick evolving environmental challenges.
Through the program, Berytech walks these entrepreneurs through the journey of validating their product, building an MVP and testing it, establishing their business on different levels, scaling and fundraising by offering them the resources, knowledge, support and funding that they need.
The top eight startups from batch one have reaped multiple awards as they advanced through the program, receiving cash grants and support to scale and grow. Their solutions set brilliant examples on the multitude of opportunities that this sector presents to entrepreneurs willing to dive into building green solutions.
The Cleanergy Accelerator Program is jointly funded by Berytech and The Kingdom of the Netherlands.
From an idea to a growing business in less than one year
Berytech is looking for innovations which have a disruptive scientific or technological focus in the cleantech sector. The startups must have the capability to scale beyond the Lebanese market but with the potential to create sustainable job opportunities locally.
Berytech will support the startups with innovations across the cleantech sector through the yearly 3-phase Cleanergy Accelerator by helping them grow their idea into a successful business with global impact. The program offers the necessary resources, knowledge, support, and funding worth around one hundred thousand US dollars – $100,000.
Why join the Cleanergy Accelerator Program?
Cleantech innovators and startups who qualify for the program will receive funding – up to $37K cash injection, will have access to Berytech’s electronics and hardware Fabrication Lab with technical support to prototype, will receive Business Coaching during bootcamps, training sessions and master classes to develop their entrepreneurial competencies, will be promoted in local and international markets as well as have the opportunity to link with the Cleantech community and a pool of dedicated Lebanese and European experts.
Who Can Apply?
The clean technology solution should include an innovative process, product, or service that reduces negative environmental impact. The entrepreneur needs to be part of a startup or SME at an idea or early stage.
Berytech is sourcing solutions that fall under these five sectors:
- Cleantech in energy (generation, storage, infrastructure, efficiency), energy creation solutions (wind, solar, water, biomass), energy efficiency and optimization, resource management systems, etc.
- Cleantech in solid waste management, source reduction and recycling, disposal capacity and second material market, waste management, and transportation, using the energy content of waste, etc.
- Cleantech in water and wastewater management, in monitoring forecasts and process controls, wastewater treatment, metals removal, etc.
- Cleantech in agriculture, in incorporating innovative hardware and software, in introducing AI, and IOT to agriculture, etc.
- Cleantech in transportation, innovations in public transportation, solutions to energy-efficient vehicles, the use of big data in transport management, smart car-sharing solutions, improving infrastructures, etc.
Cleanergy Accelerator Program Activities
During the period of the open call for applications for the Cleanergy Accelerator Program, Berytech organizes a series of activities to allow innovators, professionals and entrepreneurs to further explore the cleantech sector and validate any potential idea they might have.
The Cleantech Learning Series is a set of three informative webinars hosting guest experts and entrepreneurs presenting the different challenges and opportunities in the cleantech sector.
The Berytech e-hackathon is a 5-day event that gathers engineers, developers, coders, makers, data scientists, creatives and innovators to innovate cleantech solutions and develop software or hardware prototypes while receiving online mentorship and support.
Read more about the Cleanergy Accelerator Program here.