At the end of June, the “Energy Challenge Chile: Chilean Startups for Energy Transition in Germany” took place. The event was organized by AHK Chile, GIZ in Chile and the Bavarian representative office in South America.

Chilean Start-Ups support Germany with innovative concepts regarding renewable energy.

The energy transition in Germany gets co-designers from the South American Country Chile. As part of the challenge, the finalists presented themselves in front of almost 100,000 spectators and the expert jury via video stream. All start-ups promised great potential to advance the energy transition in Germany.

Ultimately, three founding teams prevailed: the start-ups Dhemax, Ecometric and Splight. Dhemax specializes in electric vehicles, Ecometric uses, among other things, artificial intelligence to use renewable energy sources in a particularly gentle way for people and the environment. The start-up Splight is working on generating artificial energy.

In September, the three winners will once again present their visions at the “Bits &

Pretzels” entrepreneurship festival in Munich.

The background to the Energy Challenge is the German-Chilean energy partnership. German start-ups have also visited Chile. The country has great photovoltaic potential and, like Germany, wants to phase out coal. This resulted in close cooperation in the field of renewable energies. In addition, Germany maintains 24 other partnerships of this type. These include Jordan, Japan and South Korea.

You can read more about Germany’s energy partnerships on the website of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection.

Source: AHK Chile (german version only)