Call For Applications: IRENA NewGen Renewable Energy Accelerator 2024

IRENA is back with the NewGen Renewable Energy Accelerator (NewGen) program for its second year, aiming to empower youth to play an active role in the energy transition. NewGen serves as a platform for showcasing youth-led innovations in the climate and sustainable energy sectors.

The program’s objective is to equip young people with the tools, knowledge, and support necessary to develop and implement their ideas. IRENA is now offering support to youth-led start-ups, scale-ups, and growth businesses to foster their development and accelerate their business growth. Collaborating closely with partners, IRENA will provide successful participants with access to funding opportunities, business networks, and other resources to help bring their ideas to fruition.

Participants in the NewGen Renewable Energy Accelerator will benefit from a range of activities including webinars, workshops, mentorship by IRENA experts, access to pitching events and investment matchmaking, dedicated climate impact forecasting workshops, and a tailored acceleration program in renewable energy and climate technology.

Who is Eligible to Apply

Eligibility criteria include being between 18 and 35 years old, having at least one founder within that age range, and the start-up’s main business line falling under renewable energy technologies, climate adaptation technologies, or climate mitigation technologies. Additionally, founders must commit at least 16 hours each month to attending accelerator sessions.

The application process involves joining a four-month hybrid acceleration program, working closely with renewable energy and business experts to refine business models, expand customer bases, and enhance investment readiness. Successful participants will be announced on May 1, 2024.

The deadline for applications is April 13, 2024.

How to Apply Now

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the NewGen Renewable Energy Accelerator. Click HERE to apply now!

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