Innovation Booster

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Milan Enlit Europe 2020

An exciting programme development is the introduction of an Innovation Booster, which each year will focus on a particularly promising area of the energy transition, with the aim to raise awareness, promote innovation and encourage investment.

Clean Hydrogen

This year, the focus is on Clean Hydrogen, which is widely recognised as a key enabler of the energy transition, not least as a potential game-changer in our efforts to decarbonise sectors, such as heating, manufacturing and transportation.

However, before we can properly realise hydrogen’s potential, there are plenty of challenges that need addressing, not least scalability and putting the necessary infrastructure in place. Central to those challenges being overcome are blue-sky thinking, innovative ideas and pioneering solutions.

The Hydrogen Innovation Booster will be woven throughout the whole Initiate Programme, which will feature specific hydrogen-related innovation sessions showcasing ground-breaking clean hydrogen developments and projects from start-ups, research organisations and universities, many working in collaboration with the industry, that could take us a step forward to making it a reality.

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Start-ups & Young Talent

As part of the Innovation Booster, we are also running a number of hydrogen-related Innovation Booster Challenges for our students and young professionals participating in the Young Talent Programme.

We are currently seeking Corporate sponsors for these challenges. Get in touch if you're interested!


Finally, as part of this exciting initiative, we are also offering a number of selected start-ups active in the hydrogen space the opportunity to have a presence in the Start-up Community Hub for FREE!

Interested parties can apply here.

Initiate at Enlit Europe Start-ups and Young Talent

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