Transforming the Energy System in Southeast Asia

A support initiative that brings together ideas, startups, funders, implementation partners to facilitate the creation of smart energy startups.

New Energy Nexus Southeast Asia (Nexus SEA) is a smart energy startup support initiative jointly established by CalCEF and GIZ in 2017. We are on a mission to accelerate the smart energy startup ecosystem in SEA, support hundreds of new smart energy startups and transform the energy system in Southeast Asia.

 

The New Energy Nexus Southeast Asia website is operated and managed by CalCEF.

By 2020, we will put the best of Southeast Asia’s smart energy teams incubated in action…

Entrepreneurs engaged
Smart energy teams incubated
Incubators involved
Region for the world to follow

SMART ENERGY IS THE FUTURE

Technology and the cost of renewables are no longer the main limitation to fostering new energy; rather it is the absence of innovative business, software, finance and service models that are holding back its deployment.

Smart Energy is defined as an intelligent integration of:

  • Renewable energy sources with low to no carbon emission (solar, wind, sustainable biomass, hydro etc.)
  • Efficient distribution and transmission (smart and cross-border grids, energy markets, infrastructure etc.)
  • Optimised consumption (demand side management, storage, smart meters, prosumers etc.)

HOW WE GROW THE ECOSYSTEM

ACCELERATORS / INCUBATORS

  • Financial support
  • Smart energy expertise: mentors, energy experts, key stakeholders
  • Local accelerator partners support
  • Regional capacity building
  • Knowledge sharing

STARTUPS

  • Huge business development opportunities in early-stage market
  • World-class support from local partners
  • Regional and international masterclasses to gain knowledge and build connections

FUNDERS

Organizations/Development Agencies
  • Funding to high-impact activities
  • Innovative development approach
  • Qualified and diverse implementation team
  • No first mover risk
  • A rich network of relationships and local partners in cleantech field
Corporate Funders
  • Access to innovative cleantech startups
  • Funding to high-impact activities
  • Innovative development approach

Our international team works closely with local partners to help build our community of entrepreneurs who share the same mission and can help smart energy startups grow.

Thailand

KX Knowledge Exchange for Innovation is South East Asia’s largest Innovation Center for facilitating the exchanges of knowledge, technology, and innovation capability between academic allies, startups, investors, SMEs, and public organizations, in order to elevate Thailand’s technological and innovation competency.

ismade.org

 

Indonesia

Digitaraya is a hub that connects people, place, and program with a mission to bring Indonesia to become the leading player in the global tech ecosystem.

www.digitaraya.com

We like making friends
If you’re interested in joining us,
say hello

CONTACT US AT
hello@nexusea.co

FUNDERS

PARTNERS

MEET OUR TEAM

Andrew Chang

Incubator Advisor

Shanghai

Danny Kennedy

President

Oakland

Hendrik Tiesinga

Program Director

Oakland

Krittanai Achariyasilp

Program Assistant

Bangkok

Lily Lu

Program Assistant

Shanghai

Stanley Ng

Program Manager

Singapore

Thomas Chrometzka

Program Director

Bangkok