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Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator

To reach the goal of net zero by 2050, we need technologies and solutions that do not yet exist. Equinor and Techstars Energy Accelerator is a mentor-led programme that supports startups and companies on their journeys to reduce emissions and shape the energy transition.

The climate crisis and the energy transition are global challenges. Managing this transition is the biggest test for humanity — and also the biggest test for Norway and companies like Equinor. Technology and innovation will play an important role in achieving the goal of net zero in 2050.

Searching for better solutions

Nine companies from around the world receive mentoring to develop their solutions with the goal of contributing to the energy transition. Follow their journey over 13 weeks as they work towards Demo Day – the grand presentation at the end of the programme where they will showcase their solutions for the energy industry to potential investors and truly put their companies to the test. Watch the series below!


Nine startups searching for better solutions


We're building civilisation in a box


The big presentation

A sneak peek into life as an entrepreneur

They come from all around the globe and want to change the world with their innovations. Get a sneak peek of life as an entrepreneur behind the scenes of the Techstars programme:










Curious about this year’s startup companies?

Andy Zhu and Erhan Eren from Enki.
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Kibby Pollack and Christopher Valdivia from Enurgen.
2 / 9
Conor Cowell from Liquidstar.
3 / 9
Leroy T. Nyangani and Desire Masunda from NeedEnergy.
4 / 9
Toril Leite and David Hemingway from Neomare.
5 / 9
Kennet Karlsen, Amalie Eilertsen and Jarle Haugereid from Norsjor.
6 / 9
Jesper Thomas Siljeäng and Per Magnus Iron from OE Systems.
7 / 9
Monika Dave from Solavio.
8 / 9
Rune Birger Kroken, Linda Krog Ødegaard, Jan Helge Strøm and Dan Ove Skaalerud from WeMe.
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Check out their profiles and websites:

Enki, United States:

AI-Powered Market Intelligence Platform for Climate Tech Companies.

Enurgen, Canada:

Enurgen is a deep, clean-tech sustainable energy software solution composed of highly specialised software modelling engines.

Liquidstar, United States:

Liquidstar is a company that provides infrastructure in a box through its Solar Powered Waypoint charging stations.

NeedEnergy, South-Africa/Australia:

The missing platform for trading renewable & clean energy at the edge of the grid.

Neomare, Norway:

Neomare is a Norwegian seismic imaging company creating containerised modular seismic acquisition systems.

Norsjór, Norway:

Advanced laser technology to perform sustainable biofouling removal of maritime surfaces.

OE Systems, Sweden:

OE Systems has developed a wave energy converter available in sizes up to 15MW/turbine that is designed to work in parallel to offshore wind turbines to increase grid utilisation.

Solavio, India:

Solavio design solar panel dry cleaning robots to reduce soiling, increase plant generation and save water.

WeMe, Norway:

WeMe is a Nordic well-being tech startup offering products and services that effectively strengthens dialogue between employees and managers to reduce stress and burnout.

Take your idea to the next level



Collaboration as a factor for success

They were part of the previous Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator programmes. This is where they are today.









The Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator programme is an opportunity for world-class energy founders to accelerate the growth of their startups, and rapidly develop their technologies

  • By taking part of this 13-week mentorship-driven programme the founders and their teams are hosted at Equinor's office in Oslo for 3 months and get support from Equinor, and our partners, Techstars and Capgemini.
  • Equinor helps the startups with expert advice, mentoring and networking opportunities.
  • A pool of more than 100 mentors from different industries and companies, including Equinor, is available for the startups during the programme period.
  • The programme ends with Demo Day — an exciting day where startups get to pitch to a large audience in Oslo and showcase their progress and achievements.
  • In 2023 The Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator programme was kicked off for the fifth time with selected 9 startups, from 6 different countries, all working in exciting technologies.

Why do we do it and why is tech development important for Equinor?

  • In Equinor we support innovation and technology development because we need those to create solutions for the future, and especially to accelerate our transition into a fair net zero future. We value the different perspectives that founders bring with them.

Accelerator Demo Day 2022

Watch Equinor and Techstars Energy Accelerator Demo Day 16 June 2022