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EnerKite and our proposal „AWESOME“ is one of the winners of H2020 SME instrument call. The Grant agreement with the EU Commission was signed a few days ago.  Awesome stands for: "Airborne Wind Energy and Storage system for Off-grid and Mobile Electricity“ 

With a funding rate of 70%, EnerKíte will receive a € 2.3 Mio grant for our innovation and product development. This will allow to boost our performance from early 2019 on during the next years and to secure new ressources for a long-lasting success.

EnerKíte’s score was 14.62 out of 15. The Jury members - recruited out of VCs and Experts - wrote in their evaluation:

  • The team has the motivation and technical capacity. Raising private funding has also been demonstrated as well as the ability to integrate senior executives into the team.
  • The commercialization strategy is sound, with proven early pilots financed by the customers. The financial projections and planning are realistic.
  • Due to the high demand of the off-grid market, the time is right for this innovation. The application of the technology will be disruptive and create a new market category.
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Left: Claus and Alexander after pitching EnerKite in Brussels    ---  Right:  Our team in full excitement after reception of the EU letter.

We think its well done!
 
The Feature of #DW Deutschen Welle gives space for the actors: The #EnerKite team and our supporters and allies.
Developing, prototyping and testing towards the proof of concept comes along with our customer dialogues and winning investors. 
 
Thanks to the filming team of #DW for your persistence and the joint shifts day and night in the test field. 
 
 
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EnerKíte on the Husum Wind 2017 12.09.-15.09.2017 Visit us from the 12th till the 15th of September on the Husum Wind and get informed about the latest development at EnerKíte. You will find us in hall 1, at the joint booth D01a of the IHK Cottbus. We are looking forward to a vivid exchange of ideas.

At the start of this year, EnerKíte submitted a proposal for Small and Medium Enterprises under the H2020 SME instrument phase 2 framework. With a budget of 3.2 EURm, the project outlined the path to bringing our first product EK200 close to market. Work packages focused on technology maturation, pilot projects, market preparation and commercialisation. Year by year, the EU Commission has been progressively increasing the criteria – from 12, now 13 out of 15 points are required to be preselected out of thousands of applications. EnerKíte and its project AWESOME was one of the few companies to hit these thresholds. Unfortunately, 13,1 points - our highest score so far - was not good enough to be amongst one of around a dozen winners. The "Seal of Excellence" that was award to EnerKíte and the proposal, is however a win and success on its own - paving the path to local funding. The valuation of the international jury of experts was: "This proposal was scored as a high-quality project proposal in a highly competitive evaluation process." The federal state government recently issued a new funding scheme which offers even more attractive funding rates than the EU. We are drafting the winning proposal now. We are prepared.

EnerKite SealofExcellence 2018

Visit EnerKíte in Hall A1, Booth 231/3 and design your own self-sufficient island project. Learn first-hand how the current challenges are mastered and how EnerKíte enables the entry into the dynamic market of renewables.

On Wednesday 28/09/2016 from 10:00 to 12:30 you can experience EnerKíte 1st Airborne Wind Energy Forum and our partners and industry experts are invited to an Expert Café from 13:30 to 15:00. In the frame of a panel discussion current works and expert contributions are presented and discussed in the field of legal classification, the regulation and the implementation of fail-safe and maintenance-friendly concepts. Location: Space 3.1, "Copenhagen", Hall B3. Registration requested.

Limited number of free visitor tickets are available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Subject HH WindEnergy Ticket.

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