ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Challenge

PROBLEM STATEMENT

The buildings sector accounts for more than 75% of electricity use and 40% of primary energy use and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. This poses a critical need to reduce energy consumption in buildings to meet energy and environmental challenges and to reduce costs to building owners and tenants.

Bright Room

TARGET SOLUTIONS

Upward Enterprise Partners are looking for advanced technologies that minimize energy consumption and reduce carbon footprint in buildings in one or more of the following categories:

HEATING AND COOLING

LIGHTING

ENERGY STORAGE

REUSABLE ENERGY

ENERGY GENERATION

ENERGY OPTIMIZATION

ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND USE
WATER QUALITY AND CONTROL

Relationship Facilitation

Upward Startups gain access to structured sessions with Challenge Partners, designed to identify and explore the most viable use cases and/ or proofs of concept as a basis for commercialization.

THE OFFER

End-To-End

Support

Upward provides guidance, templates, and trainings for use case/POC creation, i.e. overall design, key outcomes, installation planning, and measurement of Partner KPIs. We coordinate partner feedback and key issue resolution.

Physical

Location

Upon coming to a city to launch challenge partnerships, startups are provided with inspiring workspace and living accommodations in a prime location for accessing localized POC locations, clients, and co-development partners.

Network

Access

After the first successful challenge with an Enterprise Partner, Upward continues to foster new relationships between our Network Startups and a vast roster of Enterprise and Advisory Partners across the U.S.

THE CRITERIA

  • Maturity

    Companies with a working product and significant IP that are ready to scale in partnership with large organizations.

  • Validation

    A product that has already been tested and validated in the market.

  • Investment

    Companies that received investments of at least $500,000.

    EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY

  • Ambition

    Ambitious teams that are eager to learn, work hard, and expand fast within the U.S.

THE PROCESS

UPWARD DUE DILIGENCE

ENTERPRISE PARTNER DUE DILIGENCE

COMMERCIALIZATION

BEGINS

APPLY TO THE CHALLENGE

ENTERPRISE PARTNER PRESENTATIONS

LAUNCH TECHNOLOGY PILOTS

ACCESS NETWORK OF

ENTERPRISE CLIENTS

OUR PARTNERS

READY TO MOVE THE ENERGY INDUSTRY UPWARD?