November 30, 2021

Green Energy Champion 2021 Back In Spotlight After Getting Off to a Spectacular Start

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Amid renewed interest among various stakeholders, the Green Energy Champion (GEC) 2021 which was launched earlier this year got off to a spectacular start, to discover the next set of green energy champions, who has the potential to lead Sri Lanka’s sustainability initiatives in mobility, energy efficiency, and renewable energies to new breakthroughs.


An invitation to all energy innovators was disseminated island-wide in April and continues to remain open until the 22nd of May for all startups and SMEs in the country that possesses creative and innovative products, activities, and projects which promote energy efficiency and the use of
renewable energy solutions in Sri Lanka.


Green Energy Champion was initiated in 2016 with the aim of ncouraging the innovation and implementation of Green Energy solutions in Sri Lanka, particularly to serve the day-to-day needs of the public. The first three editions witnessed excellent receptivity, with participants
ranging from private households and universities to municipalities, public authorities, and small and medium-sized enterprises. The GEC campaign has also played a significant role in creating awareness and educating the general public on energy efficiency via print and online media over the years.


Green Energy Champion is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office, in association with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Power – State Ministry of Solar, Wind and Hydro Power Generation Projects Development.


The past competitions have unveiled several successful initiatives over the years – efficiently leveraging solar, biomass, and hydro energies to establish a shared vision where renewables form the basis of energy for the future. The previous winning entries succeeded tremendously in
showcasing best-practice models for sustainable energy in the country while also paving the way for similar projects to be implemented in the future.


This year, the Green Energy Champion offers applicants the chance to gain exclusive access to an advanced business accelerator program – the Green Energy Champion Accelerator 2021, implemented by Hatch and Good Life X – which will help fine-tune and develop their business
ideas while also preparing them for exciting local and international partnerships in the Green Energy ecosystem. Green Energy Champion is also offering up to Rs. 1.5 million in product development support.


The six-month-long accelerator program will be followed by a formal Partner Matchmaking Event aimed at facilitating networking amongst key green energy stakeholders. The final phase of Green Energy Champion 2021 will be marked by a ‘Demo Day’ where shortlisted candidates, having completed their training and networking requirements, will showcase their renewed ideas and solutions.

If you are in the business of energy sustainability, then there is no doubt that the Green Energy Champion is for you! The accelerator will actively support you with business and market intelligence to establish and grow your business, while also enabling you to identify potential opportunities and take calculated risks for smooth market entry. Furthermore, it will offer visibility among key political stakeholders while also extending potential penetration opportunities in global markets.


So, head on over to www.greenenergychampion.lk to apply or get more details on what is undoubtedly going to be a great opportunity for you and your business!

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