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New investment and opportunities from Japan lead headlines in Q1 2019

It’s been a busy few weeks for the UK energy sector with a flood of news related to deals from Japanese sources being announced. Here’s our roundup: 14th February: Japan introduces new rules intended to make offshore wind farms a more viable investment. Orix, TEPCO and Germany’s E.ON lead entry into untapped sector.     …

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JEC co-hosts Innovate UK event in Tokyo

TOKYO, 5th February 2019 – Japan Energy Challenge and Enechange hosted the Global Business Innovation Programme on the 29th January 2019, to match UK innovators with Japanese energy companies. The event was a collaboration with the UK Government’s innovation agency Innovate UK. It was aimed at providing a match-making and networking platform for 14 hand-picked, innovative …

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Japan Energy Challenge names British startups Brill Power, Powervault as 2018 winners

After 6 months of screening and proposal preparation, the inaugural run of Japan Energy Challenge took place on 4-6 July in London. Highlighted by dozens of meetings between the executives of Japan’s largest and most innovative energy sector companies and Europe’s best startups, all participants left with a greater understanding of their respective markets and …

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Meet our invited startups for Japan Energy Challenge 2018

After a rigorous selection process involving reviews of over 600 startups, we proudly announce the inaugural class for Japan Energy Challenge 2018. Startups were selected on the basis of strategic fit within the sponsors’ goals & Japanese market, market traction, and technology demonstration. Over 600 startups were evaluated during the selection process to find promising …

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Japan Energy Challenge opens seats for strategic energy sector partners

What do you get when you combine 10 of Europe’s most innovative energy sector startups and match them with 6 of Japan’s most forward-thinking corporates coming to the table with 1M-2M GBP in funds for pilot projects? A fast-paced event where the future of the energy sector is launched! “We’ve had a great initial response from …

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Japan Energy Challenge sponsor list finalised and it covers the largest players in Japanese energy retail, oil & gas, digital services, solar generation

With less than 2 weeks remaining in the call for applications, we are happy to announce our final list of corporate sponsors for Japan Energy Challenge 2018. The sponsors cover a broad array of the energy sector – from energy resource exploration through retail and consumer services. SUMMIT ENERGY is a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, one …

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