Category: Energy, CleanTech

Facebook, Microsoft to mobilise $50 M for renewable energy microgrids in India, Indonesia

APAC: Facebook and Microsoft have joined with investment firm Allotrope Partners to launch a finance facility to catalyze investments in renewable energy microgrids.

KPMG’s Energise accelerator program graduates 12 startups

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.

SP launches Free Electrons Global Accelerator programme

Singapore: Singapore Power (SP) has launched the Free Electrons Global Accelerator programme, which aims to bring together utilities and startups to innovate and co-create the next generation of ideas and clean energy solutions for the industry.

Lignar Labs partners TNB Ventures to grow startups that could Better our Environment

Singapore: Lignar Labs joins forces with TNB Ventures (TNB) to support startups in the areas specific to environment protection, pollution control and energy efficiency.

Law firm Allens partners KPMG’s Energise 2.0 accelerator program for energy and resources start-ups

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.

ONGC unveils Rs. 100 crore (~$15M) start-up fund

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.

Engie opens new green energy R&D lab in Singapore

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 Power in tie-up for accelerator programme in energy sector

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.