APAC: Facebook and Microsoft have joined with investment firm Allotrope Partners to launch a finance facility to catalyze investments in renewable energy microgrids.
Australia: Three of Australia’s most promising energy, mining and natural resources startups have taken home awards at KPMG Australia’s Energise accelerator program graduation night.
Singapore: Lignar Labs joins forces with TNB Ventures (TNB) to support startups in the areas specific to environment protection, pollution control and energy efficiency.
Australia: Allens will give a legal leg-up to energy and natural resources start-ups in Perth and Brisbane as legal partners for KPMG’s Energise 2.0 accelerator program.
India: Government-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation has launched a Rs 100-crore start-up fund on its diamond jubilee year “to foster, nurture and incubate new ideas related to the oil & gas sector”. The initiative, christened ‘ONGC Start-up’, is in line with the government’s Startup India initiative.
Singapore: Engie Lab Singapore will focus on three areas it identified as key challenges for the South-east Asian region: decentralised energy systems, including micro-grids, industrial energy efficiency and gas technologies.
Singapore: SINGAPORE has established what is believed to be Asia’s first utility-led accelerator programme.
Singapore Power (SP) and Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL) on Thursday introduced Spark Accelerator Pte Ltd, a joint venture to discover and accelerate startups in the energy sector.