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Help Boost Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability

We’re looking for startups that work on ways to help businesses become more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable.

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Help Make Businesses More Environmentally Friendly with MIT EF CEE Startup Accelerator Program

Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are two critical areas every business should strive to increase. 


Help our corporate partners solve their sustainability challenges and reach energy efficiency goals. 


Network with industry experts, get access to R&D resources and work on your proof of concept in a real business environment. 


When you join our Energy Efficiency & Environmental Sustainability Startup Accelerator Program, you get access to expertise and know-how collected over 270+ success stories. 


Apply now to get the help and partnership you need to scale your innovation.

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Why join our Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability Accelerator Program?

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Access R&D Resources

Speed up the development process with R&D resources, feedback, and the opportunity to test at scale provided by your corporate partner. 

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Understand Your Audience with Data

Work with a corporate partner and get access to unique industry and business data. Use that data to better understand your audience’s needs and enhance your product.

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Take Your Innovation Global

Compete during our startup demo day for a chance to win free tickets to our London or Berlin Startup Expansion Week. Meet local investors, expand your network, and scale your startup globally.

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Meet Future Customers

Commercialize your idea together with the help of your corporate partner. Tap into their network for a chance to find even more high-value corporate clients.

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Build a Brand from Day One

Grow your startup together with an established corporate partner and an MIT-affiliated Startup Accelerator. Build brand visibility and credibility, and establish trust from day one.

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Access Unique Mentoring Opportunities

Meet & network with industry experts and business professionals. Access mentoring opportunities that can help you take your startup to new heights.

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Get Up to $100K in Amazon Cloud Credits

Top-performing startups in each cohort can win up to $100.000 in Amazon Cloud credits which can be used towards digital infrastructure.

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Join MIT EF CEE Alumni Club

Become a member of an exclusive startup ecosystem that connects tech startup entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers. Access alumni-only offers and networking events. 

Our Corporate Partners

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Żabka Group

Environmental sustainability and energy efficiency are among Żabka Group’s core principles. With responsibility being a part of their DNA, they aspire to create a positive impact on stakeholders, local communities, and the planet. Żabka Group’s comprehensive ESG strategy revolves around four essential pillars: sustainable lifestyle, positive impact on the environment, responsible organization, and green planet. These guiding principles enable Żabka Group to offer convenient, sustainable choices for customers while fostering a greener future. By prioritizing long-term value creation, they uphold economic, social, and environmental sustainability throughout their business operations.

Challenge: Find innovative ways to make the operations of the Żabka Group more energy efficient. At scale, a small improvement can lead to a huge change for the entire company, as well as the environment.

Who should apply?

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Your Idea Is Truly Innovative

Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are some of the fastest-growing verticals. What makes your idea different to those of your competitors?

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You Can Address Our Partner’s Real Challenge

To get admitted to the Program, you need to have an innovation that can address a key business challenge faced by one of our corporate partners.

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Have a Prototype or Market Traction

Every startup applying to work with one of our corporate partners needs at least a prototype or market traction of their idea.

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You’re Open to Commercialization

You should be willing to enter commercialization with their corporate partners should they offer an agreement.

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    Leverage Technology and Make Businesses More Sustainable

    Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are among the most important areas for any business.


    At MIT EF CEE, we work with startups developing innovations that can help businesses solve their energy and environmental challenges. 


    If you believe you have a solution to one of our corporate partner’s challenges – we’re looking for you!


    Begin your application today, get connected with an established business partner, and let them help you scale your innovation.

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    Application Guide

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    Are you or one of your key team members under 30 years old? Apply to our Startup Accelerator and get a chance to win an extra €25,000 CVC Young Innovator Award for startups with the biggest social impact.

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    Get Your Innovation to Life and Help Others Become More Efficient and Sustainable

    With over 270 success stories and counting, we know how to help startups succeed. Apply now and become our next success story.

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