Initiate at Enlit Europe

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Milan Enlit Europe 2020

Initiate is the essence of Enlit Europe.

An interactive co-working and networking space that takes you on an entrepreneurial journey, and is the centre of gravity for all cutting-edge technology, new talent and co-creation.

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What To Expect

Initiate Programme at Enlit Europe


The overall Initiate programme will be more exciting than ever before and is being designed to encourage maximum interaction between all stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem. 

Initiate Start-up Programme at Enlit Europe


For start-ups, we have a dedicated area where you can have one-to-one meetings, present your ideas, products and service solutions, and work and relax – with coffee on tap. 

Initiate Young Talent Programme at Enlit Europe

Young Talent

The fostering and nurturing of young talent is a central pillar of Initiate, whether an undergraduate or post-graduate student, or a young professional at the beginning of their career.

Initiate Innovation Booster at Enlit Europe

Innovation Booster: Hydrogen

Includes hydrogen-related Young Talent Challenges, innovation sessions showcasing ground-breaking projects that take us a step forward to making it a reality, and more!

Initiate News

  • Watch the interview with Noortje van Heijst, Investment Advisor at Energy Investment Management.
  • We have been hearing quite some amazing things about start-up ekWateur in the news these past few months, so we went and spoke with CEO Julien Tchernia to hear all about it first-hand.
  • “I have seen a paradigm shift in the way the energy sector approaches innovation,” says Enlit Europe director Paddy Young.
  • Watch the interview with Julia Padberg, Principal, SET Ventures.
  • Watch the interview with Goran Šnajdar, Business Development Specialist, Holosys.
  • Watch the interview with Jo-Jo Hubbard, co-founder of Electron and winner of the 2017 Initiate Start-up Award.
  • The chief executive of Nijhuis Industries and founder and chairman of Naesta Holding highlights how the water industry is adapting to the "dynamic new reality" of climate change. 
  • Watch the interview between Paddy Young, Director Enlit Europe, Sietske Jacobs, Initiate Global Director, and Gijs de Bruin, Partner and Co-Founder PureTerra Ventures.

Initiate Partners


Initiate Sponsor TU Berlin Enlit Europe


Initiate Endorser Startup Energy Transition Enlit Europe

Diamond Partner

  • Siemens


Sustainable Power Partner

  • Enel


Gold Partner

  • Italgas


Silver Partners

  • LoRa Alliance
  • Meters & More
  • Nodes
  • Prime Alliance
  • Solar turbines


Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation



  • Bureau Veritas
  • Critical Software
  • Inea
  • Minsait, an Indra Company
  • N-Side
  • NXP
  • Pietro Fiorentini
  • Schneider Electric
  • Sféra
  • Uniper
  • Valmet Technologies


Utility Partners

  • GRDF
  • RTE


Initiate Sponsors

  • EIT InnoEnergy
  • Enel Innovation Hubs
  • McKinsey Energy Insights
  • Smart Innovation Norway
  • The GC Index
  • TU Berlin