EDP Open Innovation is an acceleration program for development of new business projects focused on technological innovation or business model innovation in the area of clean technologies in the energy sector.

In partnership with Expresso, this program results from the alliance between Energia de Portugal and the EDP Innovation Awards (both running in Portugal and Brazil).

Leveraging in this cross-border experience, this year it is time to open applications worldwide, with a selected jury from three EDP’s key geographies – Portugal, Spain and Brazil.


We are looking for new technologies and business models for the energy industry.
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Don’t miss any of the important moments of the new edition. Keep track of the key dates to apply and participate.
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These are the 15 finalists teams of Open Innovation 2017.
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We reward the best projects in the contest.
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About Us

The entrepreneurship program that brings together EDP and Expresso begins its fifth edition with some novelties and expands geographically including one more country.

The merge of EDP Innovation Award (since 2009) and Energia de Portugal (since 2012), results in shared experience accelerating and incubating startups. With more than 1,000 applications submitted and analyzed, both programs have already awarded more than 50,000 EUR in cash, accelerated 130 business ideas and incubated 3 startups every year at EDP Starter program.


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