The best moments of Initiate! 2017

What is Initiate! and why did it co-locate with European Utility Week 2017?

In the complex environment in which the smart energy industry finds itself, the need for innovation and change is apparent and happening. Adopting new technologies, acquiring new talents or forming new partnerships can empower the industry to create positive change. The Initiate! community, by including all players in the eco-system - startups, students, young professionals and established professionals - intends to support and stimulate this change and drive the industry forward!

The Initiate! Programme connects all levels of the smart energy community and encourages discussion, challenges ideas and helps the industry visualise what the future could look like!

Initiate! is where you need to be if you want to be among the bright minds of the future gathering to discuss, share and pilot their ideas and innovations with the more established professionals from the industry.




Download the 2017 Initiate! Brochure here


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  • Initiate! Highlights
    Initiate! Highlights 9/12/2017

    Check out this page to see all the highlights of Initiate! 2017.

  • Initiate! Programme & Manifesto
    Initiate! Programme & Manifesto

    Welcome to a new reality: a reality where all the players in the utility landscape have joined forces to make sure that the energy transition will be completed.

    Have a look at the Initiate! Programme grid for more details about what took place at European Utility Week 2017 in Amsterdam.

  • Initiate! Hub
    Initiate! Hub

    Curious how the 2017 Initiate! Hub looked? Check it out here.

  • Initiate! Taskforce
    Initiate! Taskforce

    For the very first time, Initiate! created the Initiate! Taskforce in 2017, with experts passionate about the industry who actively contributed to discuss the trends and ideas that would shape the Initiate! Programme.

  • Initiate! Startup Programme
    Initiate! Startup Programme

    Initiate! wants to involve all players of the startup ecosystem - are you a startup, accelerator, innovation manager, corporate VC? Be sure to get in touch and see how you can make a difference!

  • Accelerator Hangout
    Accelerator Hangout

    Nurturing our community of startups, Initiate! has launched the Accelerator Hangout.

  • Initiate! Young Talent Programme
    Initiate! Young Talent Programme

    Initiate! offers Young Talent the opportunity to connect with the smart energy professionals.

    The industry is transitioning and so too are the students graduating university and chomping at the bit to work in the industry. Involving them at an early stage eases their transition from an academic to a business environment. It also helps the more established utility workforce to pull from new talent and new ideas in a collective effort to encourage the development of solutions and strategies.

  • Initiate! Stories
    Initiate! Stories

    Let's hear it from the Initiate! alumni and contributors - their stories are the Initiate! story and we are really proud of them! 

  • Initiate! Partners
    Initiate! Partners

    The Initiate! programme is co-created with the sector and we are therefore very proud to announce our partners. With their dedication, knowledge and inspiration we can truly develop and deliver a programme relevant for the sector!